Message from Rob Whitten, President of JGS Lifecare
Dear Residents and Families,
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! We are excited at what 2023 will bring for all of us at JGS. As January is upon us, it seems fitting to outline a few areas we will focus on in the coming year.
Recruitment, staff education and development are key. Although the healthcare industry faces staffing challenges, JGS will continue building partnerships and programs that will assist us in our recruitment thought the campus. JGS is actively working with local schools and programs that will allow onsite training to create a pipeline of candidates. Some of these programs consist of working with local nursing and CNA programs as well as a partnership with Masshire.
Ruth’s House implementation of Limited Medication Administration (LMA) allows our assisted living facility to provide an advanced level of assistance with medication. According to regulations, a nurse or an individual designated by the resident can assist in the direct administration of medications such as creams, eye drops, and medicines.
Through the course of 2023, JGS will be searching for grant opportunities that will enhance the community we have served since 1912. Currently we are working on a grant geared towards the transportation issues for the adult day health center. Acquiring this grant would not only increase the potential for day trips, but more importantly, assist in stabilizing the transportation families depend on to get their loved ones to and from our program.
As the year progresses, I look forward to updating you on these enhancements in addition to other opportunities across our spectrum of services. 2023 promises to be a milestone year at JGS.