Like every family, we all make a difference in many unique ways…
… from a hug to celebrate a grandbaby
… to the best birthday cake
… to helping others in a time of need
… because love knows no limits.
Laurie Dorough is the Executive Director at Daisy Hill Senior Living. Laurie brings her extensive sales experience and passion for aging services to Daisy Hill as a local community member. She grew up in Versailles and is a 1994 Woodford County graduate. Laurie attended Eastern Kentucky University and graduated with a B.A. in Park and Recreation Therapy where she received her certificate in Therapeutic Recreation. She began her career out of college with The Alzheimer’s Association leading a dementia specific adult day program and working 1:1 in direct care and the volunteers that supported the program’s activities. Laurie quickly realized Senior Care using the Best Friends Approach ™ was her passion and continued to build upon her professional experience by learning so much from those individuals who maybe didn’t remember what day it was or what they had for breakfast, but had a wealth of lifelong knowledge and experience to share with others around them. Laurie shifted gears and began establishing family support groups and dementia care training in community care settings for the Association.
Making these meaningful connections are what makes each moment count for our friends and family members as we continue to age and go through occasional struggles in life. Seeing the big picture and lifting away any existing challenges such a diagnosis of dementia or any physical disability to find the person underneath is what Laurie always recognizes and encourages all caregivers to do daily. Meeting people more than half way is our goal and helping them accomplish daily tasks is our gift.
Laurie chose to be a “stay at home mom” after 8 years working full-time and now has Abby, 11, Jake, 8, and Anna, 6. She knew she wanted to maintain contacts and some sort of professional flexibility while raising her children. Laurie became a founding consultant with a successful direct sales company and quickly turned a start-up cost into a full time thriving business from home. This provided Laurie with the experience to manage a business while also juggling the demands from home as “mom”, but also enjoy contact with newly founded friends and members in the community. All the while, she always knew at some point, returning to aging services in some capacity would be her ultimate goal when the time was right.
Most recently, Laurie comes from a local community care setting where she was able to play a vital role in opening the doors and carrying out a successful marketing plan to occupy the rooms and establish relationships within the community setting.
“Landing in Daisy, “on the hill”, of my own hometown, is truly a gift and an opportunity I am blessed to receive.” “Being able to share my passion and experience the opportunity to touch others lives on a daily basis is nothing more than a God wink for the big picture I always knew I wanted to pursue.”- Laurie Dorough
Danielle St. Amant, LPN
Resident Services Director
Danielle St. Amant is the Resident Services Director at Daisy Hill Senior Living. Danielle has always worked with the geriatric population and grew up helping in a nursing home where her mother was the nurse. She became a nursing assistant in high school and started working at the nursing home part-time. After high school, Danielle became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and has worked in geriatrics since. Her exposure to many different positions and settings has allowed her to have a deeper understanding of the bigger picture and how everything works together.
“I enjoy what I do. I get to be there to share the happy times with the residents; I get to encourage them when they are down; I get to listen to their stories. Sometimes I am lucky enough to be there with them at their low points, to hug them, cry with them, and love them. This is more than a job, it’s family.”- Danielle St. Amant, LPN
Mobility Coordinator, Activities Department
Dustin Down is the Mobility Coordinator at Daisy Hill Senior Living. Born in the hills of Eastern, KY and raised in the Sunshine state of Florida, Dustin has been in the senior care industry for over 10 years.
Prior to joining the Daisy Hill family, Dustin worked in Ashland and Lexington with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients and was also a high school sports broadcaster @PrepZone.com.
Dustin works with The Alzheimer’s Association and is very active in the Children’s Ministry at his church. In his spare time, he enjoys vacationing to Myrtle Beach with his family and cheering on his Florida Gators.
Dustin is newly married to Natasha Downs of Paris, KY and has two daughters, Hannah (19) & Haylie (9).
“I feel so blessed to be a part of Daisy Hill.
I look forward to each and every day building and creating MOMENTS that we can share for a lifetime.
I’m so excited to see what God has in store for me at Daisy Hill.” – Dustin Down
Pat Fleming is Director of Activity at Daisy Hill Senior Living. Born and raised in our own Versailles, KY. Pat has been in the medical field for over thirty years. Prior to joining our Daisy Hill family pat worked as an Administrative Assistant at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington KY.
Pat is very activity in the community of Versailles, and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Pat has traveled and lived in lots of different places as she traveled with her husband which was in the Military, US Army. She has two daughters Jennifer was born in Germany and Stephanie born in Michigan. She has four grandchildren. In Pat spare time, she likes read, cook, watch movies, and shopping.
Pat has been with our Daisy Hill family for three years and she enjoys everyday she spends with our family.
“I feel blessed each day that I am able to spend time in such a loving and caring community such as Daisy Hill. The residents in our community are such a big part of my life.” I can always count on the residents in our community that when I come to work to greet me with a big smile and say, “How is your day going? This is what family is all about!” -Pat Fleming
Dining Services Manager