Laura DeBoer, RN, Director of Nursing for JCH&L Gardenside, successful completed a 42-hour in-person course to become a Social Worker Designee. This course was offered by Nebraska Health Care Association.
The Social Worker Designee must act as part of the interdisciplinary team in assessing the individual needs of the residents and participate in the development and implementation of the individualized care plan. The SSD must have interventions in place to meet resident’s goals, address resident needs, and provide SS support and guidance as needed. The SSD must establish and maintain relationships with the resident and their families.
JCH&L Gardenside has recently hired Kelli Pohlmann as social services coordinator. Pohlmann has a master’s degree in social work. She will also be taking the social worker designee course to comply with nursing home regulations. Pohlmann and her husband Micah live in the Diller area.