I have a decade of experience working within the Health Maintenance field for the Pacific Northwest region. In this time, I’ve provided quality customer service for my patients, while focusing on their needs as clients. Working within for seniors and disabled individuals has been the most rewarding experience of my life. More personally I hail from Paris, France, where I learned to appreciate the diversity of people. This has also granted me the unique privilege to have staffed around the world. I'm also the proud father of four and am an avid dog lover. While working in Health Maintenance, I’ve made many connections with local businesses. These include but aren’t limited to local healthcare facilities and hospitals, Veterans Office, Aloha Business Association, Washington County, Yamhill County, and Marion County. These connections have expanded my reach within the community, allowing me to provide the care individuals need. If I had to say, my staff are why people choose Atlantis Caregiving. We have a unique matching process for both clients and caregivers to ensure satisfaction. Our staff is reliable, efficient, and has the caregiver spirit! I couldn’t be prouder of my employees.
In conclusion, the goal of Atlantis Caregiving is to help the community one individual at a time.
Chief Executive Officer
Kimerie Larmanger, MBA
I started my career back at Tigard High School when I worked in the community at St Vincent’s for two years in the Infant Nursery and Tigard Nursing Home. I worked 20 years for Kaiser Permanente in various positions to include Materials Coordinator, Hospice Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Unit Secretary, Scheduler, Staffing, Payroll, Patient Care Manager. I went on to complete my Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters in Healthcare Administration and Law School. I worked two companies during this time in caregiving and that is where I found the enjoyment of working with people that are disabled or seniors bringing joy to their lives. My husband and I married in 2005 and enjoy spending time at the coast, or trips to California. I have four beautiful children I spend time with ranging from 9 years to 35 years, and 3 amazing grandchildren that are such a joy to spend time with. Helping individuals in the community is rewarding for any individual, the best are the story tellers describing times from the past, truly the greatest moments of time.
Director of Nursing
Vikki Blanchard, RN
I was born in Portland, Oregon and I have lived in Oregon my whole life. My Career in Healthcare began at the age of 15 with my first job. I started as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Long Term Care while working my way through school. Through school I progressed from a Certified Nursing Assistant to a Licensed Practical Nurse, then to a Registered Nurse. In 1980 I left Long Term Care to work at OHSU. Working on 9C I supported Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Trauma, and ENT. I was very proficient at vent weaning and getting patients back to normalcy. I rejoice in positive outcomes and seeing patients regain their health. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and riding my Mustang Horses.
Laura Ensign, RN
I have worked in the health and technical field for several years. Working firsthand with clients and direct care providers I was inspired to help others better their education and assist the community in a better light. I believe that with the proper training and determination, everyone can leave the world better than they found it. One of my favorite quotes is ‘Change is the essential process of all existence’ by Spock. In my free time, I enjoy camping, spending time with my son exploring and rescuing/rehabbing various reptiles.
I have been in the healthcare field for twenty-five years and for me it has been a very rewarding career. It's one of the few jobs where you can actually make a difference in someones life. Atlantis has given me the opportunity to grow and learn about the administrative side of a business. It gets hectic sometimes, but its still rewarding. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my children, grandchildren, and walking on the beach.
I started in the Care Field a little over 8 1/2 years ago. I worked in a Care Facility for 7 1/2 years. I enjoy helping others making people smile and just simply making a difference in someone's life. I enjoy being a Caregiver. Working with Atlantis Caregiving and being a part of ARK Foundation has given me more knowledge about care and how to be a better Caregiver. I still have lots of room to grow and learn new things about both companies. I do enjoy helping the students and working with the Instructor David.
I am a Southern Californian transplant and have been given the opportunity to grow and be apart of the Atlantis Caregiving team. I enjoy making a positive impact on people’s lives, whether it be caring for our clients to all the office work and everything in between. When I am not busy at work, I like to go hiking with my dog and trying different foods around the Portland Metro area.
I have been in Healthcare for twelve years which the majority was working for Kaiser Permanente Clinical Pharmacy Services. During my ten year tenure in Clinical I supported a number of Teams including the Formulary Application Services Team (FAST), The International Travel Clinic, Medication Management Program (MMP), and Drug Use Management (DrUM). I have served in many roles in Clinical including Unit Based Team Colead, Union Steward, Mentors Committee Member, Process Improvement Committee Member, Safety Committee Member, and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Committee Member. When not working my family and I like to spend our free time going to the beach, camping, and having Barbecues.
In-home care services are a popular option for seniors and families with a wide range of in-home healthcare needs.
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