Baker helps make improvements in first year as Chateau director

Posted May 24, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Tina Baker, director/coordinator, has overseen changes at Golden Living Community Maryville Chateau since taking the position in August 2015.

Baker is responsible for everything from payroll and the budget to admissions and discharges. Improvements include new carpet, painting and bathroom remodels in every apartment. Each apartment has a patio which is being cleaned and spruced up.

The Chateau has 16 two-room apartments with a kitchenette and bath. Currently, there are 14 tenants, an increase from five when Baker was hired. The state requirements for residential care facilities, pathway to safety, states in case of an emergency, tenants must be able to exit the building safely and independently, said Baker.

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