Santa Maria Care Center creates a comprehensive individualized care plan for each patient- long or short term. The goal is to maximize their potential capabilities. This care plan is reviewed regularly by Nursing, Rehab, Pharmacy, Dietary, Social Service and Activities to discuss current status and progress.
Staff! We have a very low turnover rate for employees. We always rank high for our staff ratios. We believe this is evidence of a pleasant place to work. Happy employees who are not working short-staffed, whose morale is high and who know each other from years of working together as a team, create a healthy environment for taking good care of Residents and creating a homelike environment.
Besides our full and part time staff, we have a number of highly qualified professionals who service our Residents right in our building. These include:
Our Medical Director: Robert Firestone, MD, sees many of our patients and oversees
6 other MD's who come in at least every 30 days for patient visits.
Scott, PHD, licensed pharmacist consultant with Pharmercia who reviews all medications every month
Sherry, PTA ,Director of Rehabilitation, provides Physical Therapy Services
Laure, PT, Assistant Director of Rehabilitation, provides Physical Therapy Services
Dixie, OT, provides Occupational Therapy Services
Bidyarani, SLP, provides Speech, Swallowing, and Cognitive Therapy
Podiatrist services, for all our foot care needs
Melinda Hale, Registered Dietician, who reviews all therapeutic diets and monitors overall nutritional needs of residents.
Dental Group and Vision Care