‘Everything that an employee of Good Samaritan should be’

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Joe Berg isn’t your traditional caregiver at the Good Samaritan Society in Moscow, Idaho. He’s not a nurse or CNA. He doesn’t work with residents in therapy and rehabilitation. Still, he’s upgrading the quality of life for those he serves every day.

“Joe is wonderful. He’s like family,” Fairview Village Estates resident Fauna Allen says. “He does incredible amounts of things, but he’ll stop and talk to you if you step outside and ask him questions. He’s just a good person.”

Neighbor Howard Beloit adds, “Our campus is beautiful, and he works so diligently keeping it that way.”

A lead groundskeeper for the Society, Joe maintains more than 12 pristine acres of land at Fairview. The independent living location features 32 twin homes and 28 apartments and is the sister campus of Good Samaritan Society – Moscow Village.

“Taking care of things is kind of in my blood. I enjoy it. Not so much at home but out here it works out pretty well,” Joe jokes.

‘His work ethic is hard to come by’

He’s been “taking care of things” for residents for eight years in Moscow. Before that, Joe spent five years at a different Society location and 25 years in the construction industry.