Meet our Care Givers
My career in Assisted Living began in 2006 when I moved to Florida from New Jersey. My first job here was at a larger Assisted Living Facility in Palm Bay as the Business Office Manager. After seven years in that position I was promoted to Administrator in 2014 and remained in that position until 2017. It was time to move on and find a new Assisted Living to call home. I have realized over the years that this position is more than a job; it is a calling that requires heart. I was fortunate enough to land at Pelican Garden this summer. It truly is a great place to be. There is always a warm inviting feeling when I walk through the door and I can see visitors get that same feeling. I intend on giving Pelican Garden my all and know that it will be reciprocated by both staff and residents.
Dalia Portugal, Manager at Pelican Garden and proud mother of Ethan, my gorgeous 10 year old son.
The first time I walked into Pelican Garden back in January 2013, my first impression was so warming. I felt as if I was being welcomed home. The staff and residents were so pleasant, all with smiling faces.
I began my career as a CNA at Pelican. One year later I became a Med Tech.
Working with the staff and residents has taught me so much and I’ve grown both professionally and personally. Pelican is not only my work place… it has become my second home and the residents are my second family. I am so thankful to be part of Pelican Garden Assisted Living.