The minute you enter the door, you’ll discover compassionate and attentive staff dedicated to providing you with exceptional care. The Waters offers comprehensive medical, memory care, and rehabilitative therapy services addressing a wide range of clinical needs. Both short-term patients and long-term residents alike receive the expertise needed to achieve their fullest potential. Whether you’ll soon be heading back home, or are here to stay, you’ll be glad you chose The Waters.
Located right next to Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Waters of Gallatin takes pride in serving the local community and always strives to put the resident first. We offer comprehensive skilled medical care, rehab-to-home programs, memory care, long term care services, hospice services, respite care, and a variety of other healthcare services. We have spacious rooms, in-house therapy gym, dining room, and daily activity programs. Private rooms are available as well! Our facility is part of the community and we treat our residents like family here at The Waters.
Our mission is to be a leader in providing passionate, quality care focusing on the particular needs and expectations of residents and their families. We are dedicated to a healthy environment that promotes confident communication, honor and collaboration among all members of the resident, family and healthcare team.
At The Waters, we understand the transition to a skilled nursing facility can be difficult for the resident and loved ones, whether for a short term rehabilitation stay or long term care.
Our goal is to ensure the families have peace of mind knowing their loved on is safe and in good hands.
Our Motto is, “ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL, BEST CARE ANYWHERE!”
The Water’s team of professionals offers comprehensive healthcare services to meet the individualized needs of the resident, ranging from short term rehabilitation services to caring for clinically-complex residents.
(Gallatin, TN)…The sign on the wall at The Waters of Gallatin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 555 E. Bledsoe Street, read: MANDATORY NURSING INSERVICE TODAY, 2 PM, Dining Room.
To CNA Annette Stewart, it was just another day on the job as she bobbed in and out of her patients’ rooms attending to their various needs. She thought nothing of organizing her day around the required meeting scheduled for that afternoon.
It was only later when she stepped into the dining room brimming with 50 familiar faces shouting “SURPRISE!” and applauding that she realized SHE was the reason for their meeting, not an inservice, but a celebration marking her astonishing work anniversary – 40 years there as a CNA. Her start date had been August 23, 1977 roughly a year after this 124-bed facility first opened in 1976.
In an industry plagued with constant staff turnover and the many challenges involving retention, a 40-year CNA at the same facility is virtually unheard of.
Increased numbers of skilled nursing facilities popping up across the nation has resulted in stiffening competition for qualified certified nursing assistants to fill vital care-giving positions. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services show a national CNA turnover rate of around 72%. So, to put Stewart’s achievement in perspective would mean that no more than two out of every 1,000 CNAs will remain on their jobs for five straight years, much less 40.
As Stewart caught her breath, Robin Willmore, facility administrator, stepped up to act as emcee with a recognition program of thanks and testimonials from families and residents, along with tributes from company leadership that included Infinity Healthcare Management of Tennessee Regional Director of Operations, Dan Haynes, Chief Operating Officer, Chris Ray, and CEO/Owner Michael Blisko.
“I started out my career in long-term care as a CNA,” said Blisko. “I know exactly how hard the work is – physically and emotionally – it is a very demanding but a very important job. To have this opportunity to thank Annette, in person, for her incredible accomplishment and dedication to our facility is a real honor, and an inspiration for us all.”
One by one, various staff members recognized what makes Annette successful including how she partners with different departments, such as physical therapy, in learning patients’ capabilities, goals, and helping them get stronger. Others noted that Annette’s mantra over the years always remains the same: “Residents come first”.
As the party came to a close, Stewart modestly acknowledged everyone’s comments saying, “You’ve made me feel very special today, and it is with a great sense of pride that I come to work here every day. When residents and coworkers turn into your family, it’s easier to stay on the job for 40 years.”
The Waters needs dedicated team members who believe in providing outstanding QUALITY OF CARE and DEDICATION TO OUR RESIDENTS. Credit for this goes to everyone in the organization. We hope you will find satisfaction and take pride in your work here. As a member of our team, you will be expected to contribute your talents and energies to further improve the environment and quality of the company.
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