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James Waters, CNA
GSC & Dacier Employee of the Month
June 2017

    James has worked at Good Samaritan for less than a year, but he came to us with many years of experience as a CNA. He has quickly won appreciation here from residents and fellow staff members.
    One of his nominations for this award came from a resident who wrote, "Best CNA I have had while here, does anything he is asked."
    A co-worker started her nomination with "James Waters, what a wonderful CNA. We are so blessed to have him here and part of our Good Samaritan family."
    A total of four nominations included among other compliments, "Always respectful ... works with a smile ... patient ... kind ... gentle ... wonderful with my granny ... I always look forward to working with him."     Congratulations, James, and thank you for adding so much to the happiness of our home and place of work.close

Skilled Nursing Care

Good Samaritan Center

Good Samaritan Center - Skilled nursing care

Excellence & Compassion in Skilled Nursing Health Care

Are you looking for skilled nursing health care in Live Oak, Florida? Good Samaritan Center (GSC) is a 161-bed Medicare/Medicaid skilled nursing facility offering both short-term rehabilitative stays and long-term nursing care, as well as long-term memory support. Regardless of length of stay, Good Samaritan Center becomes home to the members and residents who live there. Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation center has an outstanding reputation for providing quality care — with compassion — in a pleasant, comforting atmosphere.

Good Samaritan Center has been awarded a five-star rating by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). GSC is one of only three 5-star-rated nursing homes in an eight-county radius (within 50 miles of Live Oak). 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.

Good Samaritan Center specializes in individualized skilled nursing care through:
  • Stimulating Physical Environment 
  • Social Engagement 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Speech Therapy 
  • Short-term Rehabilitation 
  • Well-balanced Meals 
  • Family Support and Involvement 
  • On-staff Geriatricians 
  • On-staff Chaplain  
Our emphasis on rehabilitation restores each person to their highest level of functionality. ACV’s skilled professionals work diligently with residents to ease the transition of returning home, providing the opportunity to live the meaningful life they want and deserve. We strive to enhance quality of life by providing engaging activities, exercise classes, special events, and occasional dine-outs. A faith-based senior living community, ACV has an on-staff chaplain who ministers to residents and staff, and varied religious services are offered regularly. Artist series performances enrich lives with drama and musical presentations. Each member is treated with dignity and respect. 

Physician Services

Our medical staff consists of two physicians specializing in geriatrics, two nurse practitioners, and our excellent team of nurses. A medical doctor or nurse practitioner is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can be sure the high standards of physician services are provided under the watchful eye of Advent Christian Village’s medical staff. Under the direction of the individual’s physician, a specialized team develops an individual plan of care for each person. The needs of the individual are the focal point of all planning, with input from both the resident and the family.

To learn more about ACV’s skilled nursing community and Good Samaritan Center, call (386) 658-5550. Or contact us today.