Our Passionate Leader

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I have been working in senior living communities for thirty (30) years. Before working at Elan Spanish Springs, I had served here in the Villages area as Executive Director in Assisted Living  and also had served at the Hospital as a Nurse for a few years.  I have been a Nurse since 1990.  My first Administrator position in Assisted Living was in 1996 in Pennsylvania.   It did not take me long to realize that Senior Living was my passion and calling.  I find it especially rewarding to work with Memory Care Residents.  As a Certified Dementia Practitioner, I’m always reading about new medical discoveries and learning new concepts and approaches in the care of those with cognitive impairment.  Since I came to Elan Spanish Springs, I immediately fell in love with the residents and the warm caring atmosphere of the community. Our residents give me purpose.  Every day, I strive to understand how I can better serve our residents, their families, and how I can make a difference in the lives of everyone that I cross paths with within our Assisted Living and Memory Care community.  I am a servant-leader and I look for areas to serve and better the community through conversations and  meaningful interactions with both Staff and Residents.

I am so thankful that I have been given the opportunity to serve with a team of passionate professionals that are fully committed to the happiness and service of our residents. I feel truly honored to work with people that are motivated by the same mission and purpose. We strive to bring joy to our residents through exciting and new fun-filled activities. I love when families are involved in our community and the residents do too. We know our residents feel at home when we hear the laughter and joy that is shared throughout the community. I am honored to provide passionate service, passionate cleanliness, and passionate care for our residents and for each other.  I am available to you and will welcome your phone calls and visits for any reason at any time.  My cell phone number is 352-702-6673.  Do not ever hesitate to call with any question or concern. I am here is to promote the safety and satisfaction of our residents.  


Karen Burch
Executive Director of Elan Spanish Springs