Kani Burgos Joins Lutheran Senior LIFE as Director of Enrollment
JERSEY CITY, NJ – Kaniuska (Kani) Burgos has been appointed Director of Enrollment at Lutheran Senior LIFE, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) based out of Jersey City, NJ. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in serving the aging and special needs population in account management, business development, sales management, customer service, home-health, and hospice/palliative services. In her capacity as Director of Enrollment, Kani will be responsible for overseeing professional outreach efforts and connecting with the greater Jersey City community.
Lutheran Senior LIFE is a federally-recognized Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) that provides management of individualized health needs and personal care services for seniors, enabling them to remain independent and living in their homes and communities. The program provides nursing home care in their homes, plus door-to-door transportation to our facility, where seniors have access to outpatient services and family/caregiver support services. Participants must be 55 years of age or older and live in select zip codes within Hudson County. They must be certified by the state at a nursing home level of care and able to live safely at home at the time of enrollment.
“I have a passion for anything innovative especially in the delivery of healthcare,” says Kani, who grew up in a multi-generational community in New York City. “It was instilled in me that helping our elders was not only the expectation but a way of life. I grew very close with my grandparents and also great grandparents. I will forever cherish their wisdom and their stories. It has instilled in me the importance to serve and give back to a community that has paved the ways for many of us.”
“As we all age, we cycle through so many changes and encounter new challenges,” continues Kani. “I like the opportunities that my career has given me to engage and assist seniors in their many stages of life. Every senior I encounter lives in my heart.”
Prior to assuming her new role at LIFE, Ms. Burgos served as Director of Sales and Marketing for The Villa at Florham Park, a senior living community in Morris county.
“We are incredibly excited to have Kani join the team,” said Christine Lesicko, RN, BSN, MBA, Vice President & Executive Director, Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City. “Her experience in healthcare and passion for serving seniors makes her the perfect fit for this dynamic program.”
To learn more about Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City, please call (877) 543-3188 or visit http://www.lifelsmnj.org/.