GSC & Dacier Employee of the Month
Herman was originally part of the construction crew that completed a whole-house renovation at GSC over a three-year period ending in 2015. When that project was over, he filled an opening in GSC's maintenance department and has since been promoted to Director of Plant Operations.
His knowledge of how to maintain and repair things grew out of a career in the Public Works Department of Hollywood, Florida, from which he retired in his 40s.
Herman was nominated for this award by a co-worker who is grateful for his promptness and efficiency and the happy spirit he shows while meeting a multitude of needs every day.
Herman enjoys working, but he enjoys working at GSC even more because of his personal contact with residents. Busy as he always is, he still makes time for a friendly chat and takes an interest in each person he serves.close
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
The staff of this specialized wing provides the best and most currently accepted standards of care for persons needing memory support. The interior design and adjoining outdoor courtyard permit members to move about the wing in protected freedom.
Our daily rate is an all-inclusive fee, with no additional charges for medical supplies and other items commonly charged separately. At Good Samaritan Center, one rate pays for room, meals, nursing care, and supplies.
Restorative & Rehabilitative Services
For persons requiring intensive rehabilitative services following a stroke or surgery, our aim is to return each resident to his or her highest level of function.
In order to be admitted to Good Samaritan Center, a person must be at least 60 years of age and meet the state of Florida nursing home admission guidelines, as ordered by a physician.
Artists of Dementia Care
The state of Florida requires that Advent Christian Village employees working directly with members at Good Samaritan Center obtain a certain number of hours of training relating to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. ACV gladly fulfills that obligation, but also invests quite a bit of time in additional training. A number of years ago, GSC's Director of Nursing Judy Crager developed a 12-week program that all GSC staff members are required to complete based on the book The Art of Dementia Care
. It's a very intensive training program on dementia and Alzheimer's care. Once an employee goes through that program and graduates, they become an Artist of Dementia Care. Going through the program changes how employees think about people with Alzheimer's disease and what they go through. It also teaches each staff member how to better help the families of those suffering with memory loss. Even though the time the training takes is a strain, the investment is absolutely worth it.
Myrtis & Sandra, Artist of Dementia Care
Art of Dementia Care Program
VP of Health Services Keri Hilliard Explains the Art of Dementia Care Program