Las Vegas, Nevada
“I created my own path and walk it with joy.”
What is something about you that would surprise most people?
Some people find it surprising that I like opera.
What is one thing you can’t live without?
I couldn’t live without music.
Where is your hometown?
I was born and raised in Las Vegas.
Where is your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
I visited many places when my daughter did competitive cheer. My favorite place was Pier 39 in San Francisco.
If you could spend a day with any person, living or deceased, who would it be?
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be my mom, who I lost in 2003 at the age of 48.
Tell us about your family, friends, pets, hobbies, and passion projects:
I am a proud mother of two kids: a handsome son, Heabu-Sheabeon McKinney, 22; and a beautiful daughter, DeRajanique-TyJana McKinney, 20.
I love animals. I have six fur babies of my own––five dogs named Lola, Lacey, Lucky, Leo, and Minnie, and one cat named Alley. I also volunteer at A Home 4 Spot and am a foster mom to many cats and dogs in need of a home. I mostly work with the hard-to-adopt dogs, which I like to call my “sour patches.” I have fostered and found homes for more than 50 dogs!
In my free time, I like to skate, bike ride, do yoga, and draw.
“Tanenichian is a true glow-getter! She is so thoughtful and compassionate. We have gotten multiple word-of-mouth referrals based on Tanenichian’s amazing care. She is so attentive to detail, and takes her time to make sure each of her patients look and feel their best! Families request her by name! She remembers and spotlights her patients on their birthdays, and she makes all of her patients a valentine every year. Tanenichian is one of a kind and we are so lucky to have her on our Brighton team!
– Tanenichian’s Brighton Team Leaders
Team Member Spotlights
Our mission at Brighton Hospice is to provide the best physical, emotional, and spiritual care for our patients and their families.
Achieving this important mission would be impossible without our Brighton team members. We take pride in hiring the most compassionate and skilled people in the industry who deliver clinical expertise and exceed our patients’ expectations.
Our Team Member Spotlight series is our way of highlighting those dedicated individuals who go above and beyond in their commitment to excellence.
Tanenichian Hayes, Brighton Hospice CNA in Las Vegas, Nevada
Tanenichian with her foster fur baby, JoJo
Tanenichian with her son, daughter, and fur babies
Tanenichian fosters dogs and kittens through A Home 4 Spot. To date, she has fostered and found furever homes for 50 dogs!
What inspired you to pursue a career in hospice care?
The thing that inspired me to pursue a career in hospice is I think I have a natural gift to help people who need a great deal of companionship, care and support.
What are the challenges of working in hospice care that you’ve faced or would like to shed light on?
Hospice has its challenges, including that of getting attached. Sadness fills your heart when a patient you’ve been caring for passes on.
How did you first learn about Brighton Hospice?
I learned about Brighton from a coworker and friend, Alma.
How long have you been a Brighton Hospice team member?
I’ve been with Brighton for two years and hope to grow with the company!
Are you ready to join a team of passionate and compassionate individuals?
Joining Brighton means spending each day surrounded by the most passionate, compassionate, and committed teammates, who are driven by a common mission—to provide patients and their families with the best physical, spiritual, and emotional care possible.