Resident Advocacy

What is Resident Advocacy?

A team of Social Workers and Licensed Nurses are on staff to serve the residents of Garden Spot Village with the purpose of enriching lives and cultivating a culture that maximizes independence.

Personal Growth

  • Resources to new residents and assist with orientation to the community lifestyle.
  • Help identify strengths and techniques for enhancing quantity and quality of life.
  • Individual support in times of adjustment, changes, losses, relational problems, coping with new diagnoses and issues associated with aging.
  • Support residents and families in times of illness and loss.

Advocacy Services

  • Assistance at the time of transfers to Personal Care or Skilled Nursing.
  • Referrals and help initiating services such as At Home caregivers and DayBreak services.
  • Resources regarding Medicare, Medicaid, home health & hospice agencies, pharmaceutical assistance, resident rights, advance directives, policies & procedures, transportation services, community, governmental and educational benefits.
  • Assistance with insurance-related questions, problems and Medicare part D selection.
  • Manage the campus medical equipment loan program.
  • Coordinate the voluntary Check-In service.

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Family support and liaison that facilitates family conferences and communication.
  • Assistance in problem-solving and conflict resolutions.
  • Crisis interventions with residents and their families.

Community Connections

  • Low Vision Support Group
  • Caregiver’s Support group
  • My Fellow Traveler
  • Compassionate Neighbor
  • Sharing with Supportive Friends
  • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
  • Online Hearing Loss Network
  • Elanco Nar-Non Family Group

Upcoming Events

  • NOVEMBER 9, WEDNESDAY
    MY FELLOW TRAVELER
    10am, Theater Facilitator: Leslie Sitlinger (717.355.6076) & Melody Karick (717.355.6136) Noticing cognitive changes in yourself? Join others experiencing the same for fellowship and tips on resilient living in a safe, relaxed environment

  • NOVEMBER 9, WEDNESDAY
    GRIEF SUPPORT
    2pm, Theater | Facilitator: Jenny Snyder (717.355.6259) Video from GriefShare, “Surviving the Holidays” 

  • NOVEMBER 10, THURSDAY
    LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP
    3pm, Garden Towers | Facilitator: Leah Hoffner (717.355.6171) Topic: Tips for Labeling and Organizing the Home 

  • NOVEMBER 14, MONDAY
    CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP
    10am, Concord Room | Facilitator: Leah Hoffner (717.355.6171) 

  • NOVEMBER 16, WEDNESDAY
    COMPASSIONATE NEIGHBOR
    10am, Theater Facilitator: Leslie Sitlinger (717.355.6076) & Melody Karick (717.355.6136) Learn how to support friends or a family member experiencing cognitive challenges. 

  • NOVEMBER 16, WEDNESDAY
    SHARING WITH SUPPORTIVE FRIENDS
    10am, Prayer and Meditation Room Facilitator: Jenny Snyder (717.355.6259) Encouragement and support for those feeling down, alone or anxious. Please RSVP to Jenny. 

  • NOVEMBER 28, MONDAY
    PARKINSONS DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP
    2pm, Garden Towers | Facilitator: Sherilyn Lapp (717.355.6264) Special Speaker: Laura Gribble, GSV Music Therapist Topic: Having fun with music! 

  • ONLINE HEARING LOSS NETWORK
    Facilitator: Mary Beth Villafane (717.355.6010) www.hearingloss.gsvnet.org 

  • NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20 & 27, SUNDAYS
    ELANCO NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP
    6:30pm, GSV Prayer & Mediation Room Call 410.598.6792 for more information.