Russian delegation visits Good Shepherd Services
Good Shepherd Services had visitors from Russia on Friday, May 30 to learn more about how the facility manages various aspects of long-term care.
The visitors were part of a tour through World Services of La Crosse and was facilitated by Fox Valley Technical College representatives.
Each of the delegates had a little bit different approach to what they wanted to learn according to Good Shepherd Executive Director Deb Captain.
Topics included how GSS provides:
- Short term rehab,
- Outpatient rehab,
- Dementia care services and typical approaches for pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment for the disease,
- How GSS works as a rural provider developing programs to work within existing revenue streams (Medicare, Medicare replacement programs, Family Care and Medicaid)
- How GSS works to create a comprehensive continuum of services to meet the needs of the community (skilled services, rehab services, assisted living, senior living apartments, adult day center, home care services, child care)
A Russian translator was used during the presentation, discussion and for the campus tour that followed.