Brittney Tyler’s passion for the elderly shines through in her work. Her role as Senior Executive Director at Apopka Health and Rehabilitation Center enables her to instill a sense of community among her residents and staff. She considers her position as part of the long term care workforce an honor, looking out for the interests of the ‘grandparents’ of today’s generation by providing care to those who shared decades of love.
Tyler has a clear passion for mentoring, which is demonstrated by her current role of training another rising team member at the facility. Leading by serving others is a pillar of her career, and she keeps that as her focus point while making rounds on the floor. She is always there to provide a listening ear to the people who often need support the most.
Each of Tyler’s team members share a driving purpose – why they continue to show up each day for the ones who need them most. ”For some, I am the family that they don’t have. It’s just very rewarding listening to the stories of my residents and what they did in their earlier lives. You really get to know them. At the end of the day, my goal is to make sure that our facility is able to provide the best quality of care and make these moments that they’re spending with us the most enjoyable as possible.”
One of the many unique ways in which Tyler exhibits her passion for the long term care profession is her dedicated support of staff members. She continuously refers to herself as the “least important part” of her team, as she goes out of her way to serve others selflessly. She is always looking for ways to recognize her team members with thank-you cards, monthly events, and daily expressions of gratitude.
In each and every way, Brittney Tyler exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism in the long term care profession through her interactions as part of her team and her dedication to the profession. Tyler is an active member of the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), volunteering her time as a member of the Board of Directors as the District II President and as an FHCA Florida Leader. Tyler was also recently appointed by Governor DeSantis to serve on the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators, which is responsible for licensing, monitoring, disciplining and educating nursing home administrators to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida.
Brittney Tyler is a prime example of what excellence looks like in the field, and her nurturing attitude and standard of care have made her invaluable and an inspiration to not only her peers in the profession, but to those who are choosing long term care as a future career.
“I’m a servant leader, I feel like it’s a calling for me. I have a passion for taking care of our long term care residents, which is why I tell my staff that one day this will be us. This is my way of giving back to the elderly population.”