National Long Term Care Administrators Week, March 14-18, is dedicated to the administrators of these facilities who provide services to patients and impact many lives.
“Long term care is a very important and impactful job,” said Geoffrey Calloway, DHEC Director of the Nursing Home Division in the Bureau of Community Care. “Long term care administrators fill various roles. Administrators must be equipped to address health care challenges and also provide daily living assistance with an emphasis on compassion, dignity, and safety.”
He served as a long-term care administrator prior to his role at DHEC.
DHEC oversees and regulates health and safety standards in long term care facilities. Specifically, the Bureau of Community Care is responsible for the oversight and regulation of long term care facilities, including nursing homes, community residential care facilities, and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Long term care administrators have the important task of supervising the care of patients and assuring their loved ones that they are receiving the best care.
“Administrators are the individuals who receive the residents/patients when they enter a nursing home,” Geoffrey said. “They are the ones who give the first impression and have to make sure that it is a very good one for the comfort of the resident and their families.”
DHEC thanks the administrators for their service and their drive to ensure excellent care is provided to patients and the communities they serve.
“On behalf of Healthcare Quality, we thank you for serving with a willing heart and a joyful spirit. Your commitment, dedication, and passion to the residents and their families is greatly appreciated,” said JoMonica Taylor, DHEC Director of the Residential Facilities Division in the Bureau of Community Care.
“I would like to thank all of our fellow long term care administrators for their dedication and selflessness. You are greatly appreciated by your residents’ families and also all of us here at DHEC,” Geoffrey said.