Joe joined the Ridgecrest team in December 2013. He has worked as a health care Administrator since September of 2010. Joe started his career in South Dakota running a small town facility, then after 2 year took on another facility serving as Administrator for 2 communities. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from the University of South Dakota. His goal each day is to make at least one resident laugh. In his personal time Joe enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and sports.
Key function of position is to assist the Director of Nursing Services (DNS) in provision, planning, coordination or management of nursing care, nursing services and health education to nursing home residents. Assistant Director of Nursing assists in carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizational policies and applicable laws. Supervisory responsibilities include assigning resident care to nursing staff and directing as needed, training newly hired employees, and continually education staff. Other duties include the creation and management of nursing schedules. Requirements include Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of nursing, current licensure for Registered Nurse, and experience within the field of long term care.
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, a Certified Nursing Assistant performs various direct patient care activities in a long-term care environment. He/she assists patients in dressing or undressing, bathing, or eating, collecting non-invasive body fluid specimens or gathering vital signs, and aiding physicians and nursing staff members with procedures if needed. Nursing Assistants also Document patient interactions as needed. Requirements include a high school diploma and certification from an accredited nursing assistant program, a general understanding of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field, and the ability to perform a variety of tasks under general supervision.
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Jennifer (Jen) graduated from Clarkson College in 2013 with an Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant. Upon graduation she began work in skilled nursing facilities throughout eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. Her therapy skills as well as her talent for meeting the individual needs of her patients resulted in rapid advancement with increasing responsibilities. She began work with RehabCare in late 2013. Soon after, she was offered the position as the program director at Ridgecrest, where she leads a dedicated team of therapists to meet the needs of clients from all backgrounds. She is interested in further education and certifications in lymphedema and wounds. In her spare time, she enjoys photography where she has had success as a business owner and entrepreneur. She is also a dedicated mother of three children.
Vellita has 11 years’ of experience in Activities and she has been with the facility for 7 years. Vellita was born and raised in Omaha. One of her many favorite sayings is “This is their golden years! Life begins at Ridgecrest, it doesn’t end at Ridgecrest!” In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her 3 awesome beautiful grandkids. Quote for the day is “LIVE LIFE AND LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST”.
Cece has over 8 years of experience working as a Director of Social Services and Marketing and Admissions Director in the skilled care setting. She has worked with the senior population since the late 80’s. She currently serves as the Director of Marketing and Admissions. She joined Ridgecrest Rehab in February of 2014. Cece loves to promote and spread the word about Ridgecrest Rehab to the community. She enjoys educating the public about what Ridgecrest can offer to potential residents and their families.
Jessie has been with the facility for over 15 years, accepting the Maintenance Director Position in 2004. He enjoys making sure residents live in a safe and well run facility. He takes prides in making sure the staff work in a safe environment. Jessie is always the first person to lend a helping hand to ensure a resident’s satisfaction.
Charles has been with the facility for almost 10 years and the environment field for over 30 years. Nothing makes Charles’ life happier than to serve and become a family member to the resident. He prides himself to make sure every resident has a clean, safe, and friendly environment to call home. He strives to ensure every family member knows their loved one is receiving the best care.
Carolyn joined the Ridgecrest team in January 2009. She brings to Ridgecrest Rehab Center over 25 years experience in Marketing, Admissions, and 4 years in the position of Social Services Designee. Carolyn also has worked in a variety of health care settings including independent and assisting living, home health care and skilled nursing. She enjoys working with our retired population with the belief of visiting their home each day when coming to work. Carolyn enjoys the outdoors and wildlife.