Thyoris Ball, LPN, has been an A.G. Rhodes Wesley Woods care partner for 16 years, bringing positivity and a bright smile to a community that benefits from both.
Thyoris loves what he does, and when explaining why he chose his profession, he said, “To see other people happy always brightens my day,”
Thyoris explains that he is deeply rooted in A.G. Rhodes, often being the person others turn to in a time of need.
“I’m one of the go-to guys. I get things done and know everyone in every department. If I don’t know something, I know someone who does.”
Thyoris is an incredibly personable care partner and likes getting to know his residents and their families.
“Before the pandemic, even loved ones and certain residents would ask to see me. Some of that has changed due to visitation restrictions, but I still make my rounds to see residents who would notice if they didn’t see me during my shift.”
Thyoris’ favorite aunt, an RN, inspired his career in healthcare and pushed him to be the best that he can be. He also shows gratitude towards other A.G. Rhodes staff, “I have great appreciation and admiration for Crystal Price and Regina Peavy for inspiring me to be the best leader I can be. They are one of the reasons I fell in love with A.G. Rhodes.”
Dedicated to furthering his education, Thyoris is pursuing his Nursing degree at South College. His advice to his younger self would be, “Don’t give up on furthering education. You can have fun later.”
Thyoris contracted COVID-19, and he also experienced the nightmare of losing a loved one to the virus. He says he knew he had to get vaccinated.
“Everyone should get vaccinated,” he said, “Since vaccinations, we have noticed the decline of cases. We know that this is protecting people.”
Thyoris says he is more appreciative because of COVID-19.
“The pandemic has taught me not to take anything for granted. Everyone should share a few more laughs and memories.”
More about Thyoris:
Thyoris is a social butterfly who loves to spend time with his loved ones when he has free time. He also loves to travel to anywhere with good weather and a body of water.