Cultivating Independence and Compassion at Midland Care PACE

Meet Trishelle Alexander, the Assistant Clinical Nursing Director at Midland Care. Her unwavering dedication and passion for helping others resonate through her commitment to supporting elderly and chronically ill participants in maintaining their independence and well-being within their homes.

Trishelle Alexander’s colleagues describe her as always encouraging, supportive, and passionate about helping others.

Her position as the Assistant Clinical Nursing Director at Midland Care enables her to assist individuals who require support to remain safely in their homes and age comfortably.

Trishelle Alexander, Assistant Nursing Director, Midland Care PACE

For Midland, she oversees nursing for all the PACE sites: Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, and Emporia. She manages and supervises all direct care provided to PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) participants, assisting in triaging for acute needs. In addition, she maintains and updates policies and procedures and monitors facility placement and coordination of care for respite and permanent admissions to facilities.

“It feels really special to be a part of something that can
truly offer [participants] the ability to remain in their homes.”

Trishelle alexander

Alexander enjoys numerous things about working for Midland Care, including working together as a team to ensure that the participants receive the care they need to maintain their independence in the home. In addition, she enjoys helping participants have as much control over their living situation as possible.

“I enjoy providing quality care and showing compassion for others, but overall, I see we have and continue to make a difference for the participants we care for. Without us providing services for them, most of these participants would be in the hospital or nursing homes living out the remainder of their lives,” Alexander said. “By keeping them independent in their homes, we can help them maintain their independence and overall health.”

She enjoys her co-workers, as well.

“I enjoy the people that I work with. We all have the same goals: to provide the best care possible for participants so that they maintain their independence in the home,” she said. “It feels really special to be a part of something that can truly offer elderly and chronically ill participants the ability to remain in their homes.”

Her colleagues enjoy working with Alexander, too. Ashley Baker, PACE Clinical Practice Director, spoke very highly of Alexander.

“Trishelle is a tremendous asset to the PACE nursing team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skill set and is a great resource and support to all,” said Baker. “In her day-to-day work, you know that her priority is the participants we care for, and she is dedicated to ensuring they receive quality care. It’s a privilege to work alongside Trishelle.”

She grew up in the countryside in Soldier, Kansas.

Alexander attended college at Washburn for her LPN and Manhattan Community College for her RN. Before working at Midland Care, she worked for Stormont Vail doing cardiac care for 14 years and in Diabetes Education for five years. She also served as the Director of Nursing with Recover Care.

Outside work, she enjoys repurposing items and collecting a specific ceramic animal.

“I love to take old objects and make a new life for them. I have refinished furniture and love to work with my hands doing these types of projects,” she said. “And, I also collect small ceramic frogs. It’s weird, but they are cute.”

She feels joyful spending time with her family, including her youngest daughter, who is almost a teenager, and her three grandkids. She is excited because her oldest daughter was married last October, and her son is getting married in September 2024.

She also loves watching the KC Chiefs win.

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