Loretta Bruckler, LPN
GSC & Dacier Employee of the Month
During her nine years of service at Good Samaritan Center, Loretta has usually worked the night shift. She says, “I am not a morning person.” What a blessing it is to residents and fellow staff to know there is an “evening and night person” who can stay alert and do what needs to be done well and with a good attitude!
One of the things she enjoys most about her job is the opportunity to interact with the residents. Learning their likes and preferences enables her to perform the technical parts of nursing — such as orders, doses, and schedules — while keeping in mind what the resident enjoys or prefers.
Attention to the importance of person-centered care and dedication to an exemplary work ethic even when challenged with personal health concerns encouraged the person who nominated Loretta for this award to describe her as an example for fellow employees.close
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
Looking for memory care in north Florida? A secure, specialized wing of Advent Christian Village senior living community’s skilled nursing facility, Good Samaritan Center (GSC), 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. Advent Christian Village believes that an Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia diagnosis doesn’t mean that person’s life will be bleak. Our professional, compassionate staff works to provide to each of its residents the meaningful and vibrant life everyone deserves.
One Rate for Memory Support
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
If a loved one requires intensive rehabilitative services following a stroke or surgery, ACV provides the right amount of care needed to return each resident to his or her highest level of function.
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. 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
Good Samaritan Center is rated a four-star (above average) nursing home by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
. The overall rating is based on individual ratings in health inspection results, an evaluation of staffing hours, and quality metrics. Quality metrics, the area where Good Samaritan Center truly shines, is a rating of resident assessment data that shows how well the nursing home cares for residents' needs. At Good Samaritan Center, you'll receive the best care.
For more information on how Advent Christian Village senior living community can help your loved one suffering from dementia, call 1-800-647-3353
. Or contact us