Dana West LPN

Director of Health and Wellness

With over 25 years of experience in nursing, care management, dementia care, specialty and skilled nursing, Dana brings versed leadership to our Quail Park Memory care team. Family dynamics played a huge part in her career transitions. She grew up as an “Army kid” and inspired by her father, later became an OT2 with the Navy working on Anti-Sub Warfare. Dana spent a majority of her time in East Norwalk, Connecticut raising her children and steering her career path in a different direction. This time the influence came from her Mother, who was a nurse.

Before making her way across the country to Seattle in 2015, Dana worked at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville, CT. It was there she learned about holistic approaches and therapeutic touch as part of dementia care. When her husband John, an Aerospace Welder, mentioned the idea of coming to Seattle, Dana jumped. Their 4 children, now between the ages of 23-36 were on their own and it was time for a change.

Her first stop on the West Coast, Seattle Medical Post-Acute Care, where she managed specialized care with patients who had tracheotomies and gastrostomy tubes (G-tubes). Feeling the pull back into Memory Care, Dana accepted a position with another skilled nursing community in West Seattle, overseeing their Memory Care unit.

For Dana and her husband John, Seattle was the perfect place to enjoy camping, hiking and taking care of their 2 rescue dogs, Roxy a blind Boxer and Millie a French Bulldog who is partially blind.

Quail Park Memory Care of West Seattle is thrilled to have Dana leading our team in specialty dementia care. She adds a perfect blend of nursing experience, management and therapeutic approaches to our community residents and care team.

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- Dave B.

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