Akia Blandon, vice president of clinical services at Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center in the Bronx, NY, shares when she knew eldercare was right for her, the advice she has for those interested in entering the field, what it means to her to be named a McKnight’s Women of Distinction honoree, what her biggest accomplishment is, and how mentors have shaped her career.

The Diamond sponsor of the 2020 Women of Distinction program is PointClickCare. See a list of all honorees here.