Once we come to the realization that our residents do not live in our work place, but that we work in their home, we have truly come to the realization of our purpose as care providers here at Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation. We love and care for our residents knowing that sometimes, due to their illness and disease process, it has become difficult for family and loved ones to do so and carry the burden alone. The staff at Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation is unique in their field because caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia is an innate skill that only the staff here have.
“You cannot teach compassion and empathy, but you can witness it every day at Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation.” – Denise Iwertz, Executive Director
Denise has been with Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation since September 2014. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology at Utah State University and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration/Organizational Management from University of Phoenix. Previously, Denise went through the Administrator in Training program in Arizona and is a Licensed Administrator in Arizona as well. Denise has been and continues to be a licensed Social Worker in Nevada. She practiced Social Work in Las Vegas Nevada for 16 years and has been licensed since 1992. She enjoys working as the Executive Director at Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation because she loves the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Program and is very involved with her residents. Her main style of management is to “Lead by Walking Around.” She knows her residents, their families, and her staff. The biggest reason she enjoys working at Mountain View is because of the caring team she works with. In her spare time Denise enjoys wood turning, kayaking, and ATVing. She enjoys the beautiful area she lives in. Denise was raised in Northern California close to Tahoe and feels she would always return to the area and is thrilled to here. She enjoys working with a wonderful company, EmpRes. Where you find Denise you will also find her best friend and the facility mascot Stella, her beloved Pap ion dog. Though Denise may be known as the Executive Director, it is Stella and her unconditional love that truly lights up the residents and staff. Please come and visit any time. Laughter and hugs are all around.
Mary Linn has been with Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation since September 2014. She earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Western Nevada College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Western Governors University. Previously, Mary Linn was with Ormsby Post-Acute Rehabilitation. She enjoys working at Mountain View because she is passionate about caring for dementia residents. In her spare time Mary Linn enjoys crocheting and spending time with her family.
Lindsay Jackson graduated with a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Nevada Reno in 2012 and started working at a local Skilled Nursing Facility. Lindsay was initially inspired to work with the aging population after watching her grandmother suffer with Lewy Body Dementia several years before. Over the last 2 years she began specializing in dysphagia diagnosis and treatment and has attended several conferences and courses on the subject. In 2015 Lindsay began working at Mountain View as a full-time SLP and knew immediately that it would be a great fit. After a year and a half she was promoted to Rehab Manager and has enjoyed being a part of the management team. Lindsay’s passion for helping others coupled with her enthusiasm for working with the elderly serve as the foundation for her career, and she takes great pride in ensuring the best quality of life for all the residents.