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The Atrium’s Kristyn Palmer Achieves PCA Administrator Certification

Kristyn Palmer of The Atrium, A Senior Choice Community, achieved Personal Care Home Administrator certification on May 6, 2023, through Penn State University.

The achievement is the latest educational accomplishment in her career.

“I started my as a CNA in 1997 and I fell in love with heath care from the start,” she says. “I worked as a CNA for five years and, while working as a CNA, I went back to school for practical nursing.”

Palmer received her LPN license in March of 2002.

“I have hospital, skilled nursing, personal care, and doctor’s office experience, but my heart has always been in the long-term care setting with the elderly,” she says.

The Atrium, located in downtown Johnstown, has been providing personal care services since 1985.

“I am a true believer in if you love your job you will never work a day in your life,” adds Palmer. “I learn something new every day and all the residents I have taken care of over the years have taught me something."


The Atrium, a Choice Community, is a not-for-profit, personal care community located in the heart of historic Johnstown, PA, for more than 35 years. Our community of care strives to meet the diverse and changing needs of the residents who call The Atrium home. We offer a wide range of personalized services accompanied by a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Our dedicated staff strives to provide a unique blend of personalized support service and care.

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