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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Now under the umbrella of Americare, Victorian Place of Washington is announcing a leadership change at the residential care facility.

Victorian Place was built two years ago and previously operated as Victorian Manor. It was bought by Americare earlier this year.

As a residential care facility, staff at Victorian Place help with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation and medication monitoring.

Caroline Cattinari was named the facility’s new administrator.

Other new facility leaders include Toni Finders, director of nursing; Lydia Couliette, programs manager; and Sam Duncil, lead certified medical transcriptionist (CMT).

All four began with Victorian Place in November.

Caroline Cattinari

Cattinari has a bachelor’s degree in social work and previous experience with Americare.

It will be her responsibility to make sure residents are cared for and that staff is properly trained.

Cattinari said she’s looking forward to getting to know residents and their families, as well as to helping the facilities grow.

She will oversee the residential care facility, as well as the Arbors memory care facility, which also is located on the site.

Toni Finders

Finders, a Marthasville resident, has been a nurse for 2 1/2 years. She graduated from the Four Rivers Career Center in Washington in 2011.

After graduation, she moved to Pennsylvania where she worked in memory care for two years.

Now, Finders will oversee the nursing department at Victorian Place.

Finders said she looks forward to “building an incredible team” to care for residents.

“I hope we become a close-knit family, not just the employees, but with residents and their families as well,” she said.

Lydia Couliette

Couliette is a CMA, a certified nursing assistant (CNA), and has been with Americare for six years.

She has previous experience as a restorative aide and working with medical records. She also spent three years working in pharmaceutical research in Kansas City, Kan.

At Victorian Place, Couliette will be responsible for helping improve the quality of life for residents and helping the facilities run smoothly.

Sam Duncil

Sam Duncil, of Krakow, is the facilities new lead CMT.

Duncil has been a CNA for nine years and a CMT for the past two years.

She said she’s excited to be working for Americare which has high standards of care.

“We are organized. We have a system for everything and we follow up on everything,” she said.

Duncil added that residents can receive a doctor’s care directly at the facility, including getting X-rays and labs.

Duncil will spend her time at the Arbors. She will be responsible for medications and making sure charts are in order.

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