Rhonda Carlton, LPN
GSC & Dacier Employee of the Month
From the time she began her employment at GSC last May, Rhonda has been appreciated by her co-workers. Here are a few quotations from her nomination:
This nurse goes above and beyond her daily duties to assist the CNAs to aid in their work load. As shes given extra tasks, she takes them head on and NEVER complains. She has a calm and caring demeanor, and is great in challenging situations. She is very approachable and always willing to lend a helping hand unbegrudgingly. She shows exemplary work ethics and is very caring and patient.
Thank you, Rhonda, for good work done with the attitude that helps make Good Samaritan Center a happy place to live and to work.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