The Buckingham, Houston’s premier life care senior living community, is pleased to announce Lauren Jung has been named director of therapy. Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham, made the announcement. The Buckingham is now able to bring therapy services in-house to better serve the residents’ needs.
“We are beyond excited to have Lauren join our team at The Buckingham,” said Fenske. “Over the last three years, we partnered with Lauren to provide therapy for the residents. She has helped the residents overcome physical challenges, and she has consistently taught them how to incorporate therapeutic techniques into their daily routines. Her proven track record and her determination to positively impact the residents’ lives make her a tremendous asset.”
Jung, who previously served as rehab director for Therapy Management Corporation, worked in conjunction with The Buckingham to assess and improve residents’ functional independence. She consistently educated the residents and their families through wellness events and balance fairs, and she created care plans by communicating with residents to ensure they received the appropriate therapy services.
“I have always loved working with older adults,” said Jung. “They possess such wisdom, wit and character. Working at The Buckingham feels like home, which only makes sense because the residents don’t treat you like staff, they treat you like family.”
Jung added that the most rewarding part of her job is witnessing the residents recover and gain back their sense of independence.