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Allure Of Prophetstown Celebrates Nurses Week (pt.1)


This week the Allure Care facility in Prophetstown is honoring its nursing staff by recognizing each of them with a short profile and photo during Nurses Week.

Mandie Kusk

I graduated from Sauk Valley Community College in 2018. 

I wanted to become a nurse because I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. I needed something in my life that was challenging yet rewarding. Going back to school and finishing my degree was the best decision I have ever made!

My favorite memory at Allure was when we began opening everything back up (due to COVID-19) and the residents got to go out to the dining room again for the first time in almost a year. The looks on their faces were priceless. It felt like Christmas morning to them and was so nice seeing them so happy again. Sometimes it’s the little things we take for granted and seeing them be able to have a “normal” environment again was great. 

Shelly DeShane

I graduated in 1987 from Moline Public Hospital School of Nursing.

 I really don’t know why I wanted to be a nurse, but its the only thing I ever wanted to be. I was a nurse for Halloween when I was 4. That’s my earliest memory of wanting to be a nurse.

Favorite memory: I have lots of great memories in that building, I started there in 2009. My favorite memory was just before Allure bought the facility in February 2019. I had been off since July 2018. I looked a lot different, thinner, paler and bald. I was walking down the hall and a resident (GB) looked up at me and said “Shelley, where the hell have you been.” That’s the day I knew I made a difference!

Melissa Bohm

My favorite memory at Allure is the day our residents were able to come off of Covid isolation. The looks on all their happy faces was priceless!

Audrey Cain

I graduated from Sauk in 2018. I have wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember.. I enjoy taking care of people and always try to make a positive difference in their life. I enjoy getting to know my residents and their stories and families.

My favorite memory at Allure has simply been getting to know all of my coworkers and residents and becoming like family. Even on the most stressful days everyone has each others back and I am so thankful for that!

Leora Williams

My mom was a CNA when I was a kid and I loved going to the nursing home and helping with activities and being with the residents. I always wanted to specifically be a nursing home nurse. I went to nursing school in Akron Ohio.

I have so many favorite memories from Ptown! My very favorite I think was Glady’s 100th birthday. She was so excited. Her and Claudia and Shirley D. were plotting escape after her family left. They were so cute. 


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