2012-12-07 - Meet our Management Team
Our resident's have stated that Field Crest Care Center's smaller size makes it feel more like home. Let us introduce you to some of our staff: Cheryl Gustason.....Administrator; Nicole Spargur.....RN, Director of Nursing, Field Crest Assisted Living and Home Care; Crystal Anderson.....Social Service Designee; Janice Rasmussen.....Activity Director; LaVonne Boullion.....Housekeeping and Laundry Supervisor and Housing Manager; Judy Bowman.....Business Office Manager; Richard Whipple.....Dietary Manager; Kevin Breault.....Maintenance; Michelle Towey.....Aegis Therapy.
2012-02-21 - Resident satisfaction is our Goal!
When people discharge from Field Crest Care Center, they have an opportunity to complete a "Resident Satisfaction" survey. All survey's that have been sent back have a 97% or higher rating. Below are some comments former residents have said: "The staff was friendly...They were the besta nd I was in several rest homes for care...The staff were all first rated...People complained that FCCC was too far away but I won't go anyplace else...I met a large number of friends there..I would go there again, if needed...Thank you for my care" From M.S. "I found the staff to be very professional. Everyone was very helpful and pleasant to work with...I have nothing but good comments to make about my stay at Field Crest...The staff, everyone from aides to nurses were "top shelf". Thank you for the care and concerns expressed by everyone. Good job by everyone". From D.E. "We were very satisfied with his care and the staff was always good to him. Thank you for taking care of him". From K.T. "I came here for therapy after surgery on my hip. I didn't think I needed it and didn't really want to come. But I learned the value of the therapy and all the caring people. I appreciate the convenience for us, of having a caring group of people to give such good care close to home. The food was so great I gained weight. I would recommend this facility to anyone." From A.C. "Field Crest was absolutely wonderful. Dad loved the staff and has made the comment that he misses it sometimes. He is doing well in his apartment. He also made the comment that he never had such good care. Your kindness and compassion at Field Crest was outstanding. Thank you to all of you!!!" From R.W. "All of the staff couldn't have been more careing or took better care of me, then any place I've ever been. You are all like Angels of Mercy from God. Thank you so much." From S.M "you done good. Possibly even better than (another nursing home)." From D.J. "Angels from Heaven." From R.G.'s family "...Is doing well at home. She misses the friendly staff and resident. Thank you for taking care of her." "Field Crest has a great therapy program & the therapists are great. They made me laugh when the therapy really hurt. Really loved those people. Raynae, I will always remember. She made me sweat, also tempered it with a laugh. She is such a loveable person. The nursing staff were good, kind and considerate. Cheryl was so good to me when staples were removed from my knee. She held my hand. I will never forget her kindness to me. I also met other residents I will not forget. They were so kind. Loved playing cards with them. From B.B. "My stay at Field Crest could not have been better. Nurses were great - staff great. Thank you for everything" From B.S. "I personally cannot tell you enough about how pleased my family was with the care of my mother and father". From D.R.
2012-02-21 - How to Choose a Nursing Home
Choosing a nursing home is a difficult yet necessary decision many caregivers must help make on behalf of aging parents and other loved ones. Choosing a nursing home is a very important decision. To begin with, determine what level of care is needed. Would they benefit from having home health services in the home. Do they need to move into an apartment and receive supplemental services, or do they need an assisted living apartment. If they need a skilled nursing facility, your public health nurse will come to their house and complete an assessment for the best possible placement. When choosing a nursing home, find out about the nursing homes in your area. Call the Social Worker and schedule an appointment to tour the nursing home. Maybe you could come during social hour or a special event and observe staff and resident interactions. A visit allows you to talk with nursing home staff, with the residents who live and get care at the nursing home and their family members. Trust your intuition. Remember the appearance of a nursing home is not as important as the quality of care and life provided there, and a friendly, caring atmosphere. Consider the following when selecting a nursing home: Is there a variety of activities going on? Does there appear to be enough staff? Do residents look neat and well groomed? Is the nursing home close to family and friends so they can visit often? Is there a bed available now or can you add your name to the waiting list? Are there therapy services? Does the nursing home have the services you need? Does the nursing home make sure that residents get preventive care to help keep them healthy? Is the nursing home Medicare and Medicaid certified? Your support can help make the change from living at home to living in a nursing home easier for your loved one. Be your loved one's advocate by observing their care and living conditions and discussing concerns with the staff. Choosing a nursing home can be an emotional experience. When selecting a nursing home, plan ahead, visit and shop around to compare various nursing homes. Finding the right nursing home is important because it may be "home" for a short or long period of time.