Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation awards scholarships to local nursing facility caregivers

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation (LLTCF) is pleased to award nursing scholarships to 15 outstanding recipients employed in long-term care facilities across the state. The Foundation was created to provide annual scholarships to outstanding nursing facility staff who are enrolled in nursing school to further their professional development in long-term care.

“The need for quality nursing staff in Louisiana’s long-term care facilities is more critical than ever due to the ongoing nationwide nursing shortage,” said Karen Miller, Director of the Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation. “These nursing scholarships help encourage and support healthcare workers of high-academic and caregiving caliber to continue their education and pursue a rewarding, lasting nursing career.”

“Each long-term care professional selected for this nursing scholarship is passionate about providing the highest quality care to Louisiana’s most vulnerable,” said Mark Berger, Executive Director of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association. “It is an honor to play a role in providing financial support to empower and advance a new generation of leaders in the long-term care profession.”

The following 2019 Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation scholarship recipients from NWLA are:

  • Kristle Cary, Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Natchitoches
  • Tracey Gosey, Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Natchitoches
  • Tammy King, Southern Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Shreveport
  • Sarah Meshell, Garden Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Shreveport

This program is funded through the generosity of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association members and related organizations, supporting the Foundation’s mission of promoting the development of a skilled and quality-centered workforce.