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Fields named admin of Pulaski Retirement

After several years of working in real estate, Joyce Fields was looking for a job that was “a little more steady.”
Her grandmother was in a nursing home at the time and the idea of being able to work with older people was attractive to her. But with no experience in the healthcare field, she figured nursing homes were out of the question.
Fortunately, that wasn’t the case if she chose to be an administrator.
After a few AIT (Administrator in Training) classes, Fields now finds herself as Pulaski Retirement Center’s new administrator.
Fields took over the reigns at the local retirement center the first of May.
Although the center has been through several administrators over the past few years, she said, “I hope to stay here for a long time and end the turnover – if I can land a house.”
She said the job has been a “good fit” for her so far and the center’s employees and the “home office” seem to be pleased with the job she is doing.
Although it may seem far-fetched, Fields says her background in real estate is actually fitting in nicely with her new job because she is overseeing a revamping of the facilities.
“Right now we’re repainting and redoing the rooms to give (the center) and overall facelift and spruce it up a bit,” she said.
Since she was involved in building and remodeling houses, as well as renting houses and apartments, in her former profession, the remodeling is right up her alley.
The facility has 33 apartments available to residents who can still get around, but need a little assistance from time to time. “We provide meals, clean their rooms and do the upkeep for them,” she said. “They have their own stuff and they can do what they want to their apartments, but they still have (medical or other) assistance if they need it.
“It gives them some freedom. We have activities for them and take them shopping. It’s better than going straight into a nursing home,” she added.
A native of Bluefield, W.Va., Fields was working in Weber City as director of a nursing home for over two years before moving to Pulaski County.
She said she was familiar with this area because she usually comes to the Lions Club Flea Markets in Dublin.
“There’s not a lot of difference (between Pulaski County and Bluefield), but it is warmer here,” she said.
She’s hoping to be able to find a home soon so she can get back to raising Boer goats. The ones she had in Bluefield had to be sold.
Her other hobbies include travel and riding her Honda 750 Shadow motorcycle.

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Fields named admin of Pulaski Retirement

After several years of working in real estate, Joyce Fields was looking for a job that was “a little more steady.”
Her grandmother was in a nursing home at the time and the idea of being able to work with older people was attractive to her. But with no experience in the healthcare field, she figured nursing homes were out of the question.
Fortunately, that wasn’t the case if she chose to be an administrator.
After a few AIT (Administrator in Training) classes, Fields now finds herself as Pulaski Retirement Center’s new administrator.
Fields took over the reigns at the local retirement center the first of May.
Although the center has been through several administrators over the past few years, she said, “I hope to stay here for a long time and end the turnover – if I can land a house.”
She said the job has been a “good fit” for her so far and the center’s employees and the “home office” seem to be pleased with the job she is doing.
Although it may seem far-fetched, Fields says her background in real estate is actually fitting in nicely with her new job because she is overseeing a revamping of the facilities.
“Right now we’re repainting and redoing the rooms to give (the center) and overall facelift and spruce it up a bit,” she said.
Since she was involved in building and remodeling houses, as well as renting houses and apartments, in her former profession, the remodeling is right up her alley.
The facility has 33 apartments available to residents who can still get around, but need a little assistance from time to time. “We provide meals, clean their rooms and do the upkeep for them,” she said. “They have their own stuff and they can do what they want to their apartments, but they still have (medical or other) assistance if they need it.
“It gives them some freedom. We have activities for them and take them shopping. It’s better than going straight into a nursing home,” she added.
A native of Bluefield, W.Va., Fields was working in Weber City as director of a nursing home for over two years before moving to Pulaski County.
She said she was familiar with this area because she usually comes to the Lions Club Flea Markets in Dublin.
“There’s not a lot of difference (between Pulaski County and Bluefield), but it is warmer here,” she said.
She’s hoping to be able to find a home soon so she can get back to raising Boer goats. The ones she had in Bluefield had to be sold.
Her other hobbies include travel and riding her Honda 750 Shadow motorcycle.

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