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Fernley Estates’ Amanda Daig awarded “Caregiver of the Year” by Nevada Caregivers Coalition

Amanda Daig_a caregiver at Fernley Estates (third from left) was named Caregiver of the Year by the Nevada Caregivers Coalition.

The Fernley Reporter

Amanda Daig cares for residents living in the memory care neighborhood “as if each and every one of them were her grandmother,” says Tara Alto, administrator at Fernley Estates Senior Living and Memory Care in Fernley. The Nevada Caregivers Coalition honored Daig for her outstanding care by selecting her as “Caregiver of the Year” at the 2018 Caregiver Recognition Luncheon last month at the Atlantis Hotel Casino in Reno.

“Amanda strives to understand the wants, needs and behaviors of each resident to provide personalized care,” said Alto. “Many of our residents cannot communicate well, yet she learns details about each of them to help us all carry out care.”

Parkinson’s disease makes it difficult for one particular resident to speak so others can understand. By listening patiently, Amanda learned the resident disliked wearing the shorts his daughter had purchased for him. His mood and behavior improved after the team explained this to his daughter and she replaced his shorts with pants.  


“She’s passionate about improving the lives of our residents and through her daily example and problem-solving skills, she inspires her colleagues to do the same. We’re proud and thankful she is part of our team,” Alto said.

The Caregivers Coalition serves northern Nevada by providing caregivers with resources, information and support. Members include agencies, businesses and individuals that provide care to individuals and loved ones across the life span, according to the organization.

About Fernley Estates Senior Living

Fernley Estates Senior Living, located at 1130 Chisholm Trl, Fernley, Nev., is operated by Carson City, Nev.-based Mission Senior Living (MSL), a senior living and memory care organization with locations in Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. MSL’s mission, Caring People, Serving People, Improving Lives, is fulfilled by a team of compassionate professionals who provide care, services and customized programming and activities to enrich the lives of residents and their families. For more information about Fernley Estates, call (775) 372-8625 or visit

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