A market leader in Omaha will soon be bringing its innovative services to Lincoln. Hillcrest Health Services is opening Hillcrest Firethorn, a post-acute rehabilitation center, later this year. And with the creation of a new senior care community comes 100 career opportunities for individuals looking to enhance the lives of aging adults.
In addition, Hillcrest Home Care will expand its agency with a Lincoln branch scheduled to open in October. Hillcrest Home Care provides skilled medical home health services.
Hiring is underway with the leadership team currently being assembled. Many more positions will be posted over the next several months.
“Hillcrest has a unique culture focused on great customer service and a passion for enhancing the lives of aging adults,” said Jim Janicki, Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “We’re looking for fun and compassionate people to join our team and quickly establish Hillcrest as the provider of choice for rehabilitation services in Lincoln.”
Potential candidates can get in at the ground level with Hillcrest’s post-acute rehab center by attending the Hillcrest Firethorn Career Fair on June 6 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. The Career Fair will be held at First Evangelical Free Church, located at 3280 South 84th Street in Lincoln. Interviews are guaranteed for those interested in open positions.
“This will be a huge opportunity for people to learn more about the Hillcrest organization and start a career with us,” said Joe Alfaro, Recruiter. “Hillcrest is a very desirable place to work, offering affordable health insurance as low as $10.33 per month, a student loan repayment program and up to four weeks of PTO in the first year.”
The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has re-accredited Hillcrest Hospice for another 3 years after a 3-day on-site survey. Hillcrest Hospice has maintained ACHC accreditation since 2011. ACHC is a national organization developed by homecare and alternate-site healthcare industry providers. Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
“This is another way to reaffirm our commitment to excellence and enhancing the lives of aging adults,” Reggie Ripple, Vice President of Home & Community Services said. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our service by a national organization.”
ACHC is an independent, private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1986. ACHC has gained respect and recognition as an accrediting organization uniquely committed to health care providers. They have adopted a participatory approach to standards development that actively solicits the input of those most knowledgeable about current approaches to care. The result is a set of practical standards that promotes quality services and ensures optimum care for the patient. The entire accreditation process is a collaborative, educational, and genuinely patient-focused approach.
Dr. Anna Fisher, Director of Education at Hillcrest Health Services, is leading the panel discussion at the sneak peek screening of the documentary film, “Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts” at Aksarben Cinema on January 25 at 4 p.m. The Omaha premiere offers the local community an opportunity to see the film prior to its nationally-televised debut on PBS. Dr. Fisher co-produces and hosts “Now What?”, an award-winning program focusing on elder care and dementia that has aired on NET for the last five years.
“This documentary shows us real-life examples of the effects of memory issues, which have become a major health crisis facing our nation today,” Dr. Fisher said. “After the movie, viewers will hear from a panel of professionals on the importance of this issue, latest developments in dementia resources and the urgent need to put resources toward treating and curing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.”
A certified dementia practitioner, Dr. Fisher is the president of the Consortium of Dementia Alternatives, and is a subject matter expert in quality and nursing services education. An adjunct professor at Bellevue University, Dr. Fisher teaches in the Masters Health Administration program and was awarded the prestigious Maenner Award for Professorship in 2012. Dr. Fisher holds an undergraduate degree in human resources, a graduate degree in business management, and a doctorate in health administration.
The documentary is produced by TPT National Productions and supported by Home Instead Senior Care and Leading Age Nebraska. For more information and to watch the film, check NET listings or visit http://www.pbs.org/tpt/alzheimers-every-minute-counts/home/.