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Golfcrest Healthcare Center has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.

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Golfcrest places the utmost importance on safety during hurricane season. Training, emergency drills, and public safety are all important this time of year! 
Please feel free to share this article on hurricane preparedness presented by SHARE-A-PET for you and your pet!!
 
Good Morning Share-A-Pet friends, 
Along with your family members, your ”furry family member” is also a very important member of your household. The likelihood that your pet will survive a natural (or man made) disaster is increased when you do your emergency planning ahead of time.
 
What does this mean for you? 
 You can do this NOW:

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prayer dayGolfcrest HealthCare Center will host an event on Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. Join us at 10:30am for a welcome reception followed by a service from 11:00am-12:00pm.

The National Day of Prayer is held each year on the first Thursday in May. A law was enacted in 1952 formalizing observance of the day, although its origins trace back to 1775, when the first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer and melding the relationship between government and the blessings of God.

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soffer It was a bitter sweet moment when Ms. Soffer packed up her belongings to go to her new ALF.  Like many residents, Ms. Soffer had become a part of our Golfcrest family and her rehabilitation was now completed.  Her daughter Tammy’s eyes began to tear up when she told us the fear that her and her sister faced prior to coming to Golfcrest. “We never thought our mother would walk again and thanks to Golfcrest, she is independent again”, her daughter stated, she continued with “You all worked a miracle!  She is now walking out of here to her new home!” . 

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Learn more about Golfcrest’s “Healthy Hearts: A Cardiac Education and Monitoring Program”. At the beginning of the program a nurse will review medications and take baseline measurements such as blood pressure, heart rate pulse ox, and weight. Each day nursing and therapy will continue to  enter measurements into a personalized workbook. This workbook is for the patient to keep to share with family and health care professionals! 

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Golfcrest is celebrating it’s new make over! Freshly painted walls and new wood like floors provide a cozy home-like environment along with the many smiles from the employees! 

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A stroke can be very devastating to an active gentlemen such as Mr. St. Victor.

He thought he was ready to go home from the hospital without in-patient rehabilitation and felt he could provide himself with enough motivation to become completely rehabilitated on his own.  After a couple of days at home he noticed that he was struggling a bit and soon began to realize the deficits from the stroke.

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On Friday November, 1, 2013, every Signature HealthCARE facility across the country honored their very own “Hometown Heroes” in the National “Hall of Fame Cafe”.

We were honored to induct Mrs. Ceclilia Trpinc, Reverend Gilbert Hepburn, Ms. Marie Constance, and Mr. Jerry Kelavos  into the 2013 Signature HealthCARE Hall of Fame. These amazing individuals have impacted our community and our lives.  Please read below how these distinguished hero’s have made their difference!

Jerry Kelavos was honored for distinguished military service and leadership.  He was born July 28, 1930 in Indiana. Jerry was drafted to the United States Army and served as Military Police during the Korean War. After the Army, Jerry went to UCLA and studied Journalism. He worked a majority of his life in the Food and Beverage industry. He was the Food and Beverage Director at many high end hotels including the famous Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City California. He was also responsible for facilitating the catering for the Emmy Awards during the 1980′s at the Pasadena Convention Center. Later, he was offered a job to re-locate to Florida as the General Manager of the Hollywood Beach Golf and Country Club. After numerous years at the county club, Jerry retired in Dania Beach, FL.

Marie Monique Constance was honored for personal achievements, professional accomplishments, and volunteerism.  She  is very involved in her church as a volunteer. She proudly serves as an ordained Deaconess. She has served in that capacity for over five years. She is also very involved in serving her country by organizing mission trips and provide humanitarian aid to the nation of Haiti. She has been working as a certified CNA for Golfcrest HealthCARE Center since 2000. Marie is a very caring and compassionate CNA, and is loved by all.

Cecilia Trpinc was honored for distinguished military service.  At the age of 26 years old, in 1945, Cecilia Epstein Trpinc decided to enlist in the US Army since she believed that it would be a good idea to serve her country. Cecilia entered the Women’s Army Corp (WAC) as a Private to help and treat soldiers returning home from war. She ultimately met her future husband, Bob Trpinc who had returned from the Philippians Islands with Malaria at White Sulpher Springs Hospital in Virginia. Within one week he had proposed. She received an honorable discharge as a corporal. Cecilia and Bob have been married for 67 blessed years.

Reverend Gilbert T. Hepburn was honored for leadership and volunteerism.  In 1998, Rev Gilbert T Hepburn was ordained as a Deacon and began establishing Nursing home ministries throughout Hollywood and Miami Florida, including Golfcrest HealthCARE Center. He was ordained as a minister in 2001, and continued with Nursing home outreach ministry. Rev Hepburn founded the New Mt Calvary Holiness Church INC, a non-denominational church in 2002. There are more than eleven Nursing Homes that are very active in the ministry. While building the ministry, Rev Hepburn went about and established a Radio ministry which is aired every Saturday night. He also holds a commercial pilot license, and has more than twenty years as a professional pilot and FAA airplane instructor. He plans on using his aviation experience to build the international ministry to travel around the world to spread the gospel.

 

 

It is not often that a couple celebrates 68 years of marriage, however, Robert and Cecelia Trpinc can attest that they have made it this far and are still going strong. Both residents of Golfcrest HealthCARE Center, they have taught the staff about dedication, love, and what it really means to “grow old together”. They celebrated a renewal of vows with their friends, family, and caregivers at the Golfcrest facility. The event took place at October 10, 2013 in the afternoon. Staff members served as bridesmaids and assisted with each wedding detail to ensure this day would be as memorable as the first time.
They two love birds met in a USA hospital during World War II and the rest is well…. History!

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Florida State Representative Joe Gibbons paid a visit to Golfcrest Healthcare Center in Hollywood, Florida last week, rallying residents and stakeholders (employees) to really get involved and stay involved in decisions that are being made in the legislature that affect every one of them.

The room was really quiet at first, but all it took was one stakeholder to open up the questioning, and the gates opened!  There was so much interaction between everyone in the room with questions being asked about Medicare funding, Medicaid Managed Care programs, the Affordable Care Act and health insurance exchanges and proceeded to flow into education and advancement programs.

The questions came fast and furiously, and Representative Gibbons – truly an elected official committed to his community and willing to reach across the political aisle – inspired residents and stakeholders. One resident shared with Rep. Gibbons that her son had political ties to the community and Rep. Gibbons acknowledged that he knew her son well – she was excited to meet him and could not wait to tell her son about it.

The representative said he would come back any time he is invited and we told him to stop by without an invitation since he shared with us that he passes the facility frequently.

Thanks for a great legislative visit Golfcrest and Rep. Gibbons!

– Kathy Gallin, Director of Legislative Affairs, Signature HealthCARE

Golfcrest nurses celebrated a week filled with activities,
fun and a luncheon with a variety of great food. Our team of caring nurses led
by Shirley Powell, who has been the director of nurses for the last 9 years;
received roses, gifts and was recognized for the excellent care and services
they provide.

The chaplain prayed and asked God to bless the works of our nurses’
hands. She also shared a video of the heart of a care giver. Everyone had a
great time.