Diane Obermeyer has worked in nearly every department at Crossroads of Delta. Now her responsibilities have been expanded to include the 32-bed memory care unit that opened early this year.
Obermeyer joined the Crossroads staff in 2002 and in 2006 was named administrator. During her tenure, the assisted living facility has been expanded, independent living cottages erected, and the memory care unit completed.
Initially, the memory care unit had its own management team. To create a more cohesive approach to care, the decision was made to place the entire campus under Obermeyer's leadership. The administrative team is being expanded with a new nurse, a new office assistant and a new dietary manager who will oversee food services in both the assisted living facility and the memory care unit.
Obermeyer is emphasizing enhanced education for all employees, support groups for families, and a broader range of activities in both buildings.
The facility is known for its family-like atmosphere, and Obermeyer said she wants that feeling to expand to the memory care unit.
Crossroads is unique in that it provides a continuum of care, from the independent cottages to assisted living to the memory care unit. While skilled care is not provided, a nurse is on staff 12 hours a day to administer medications, monitor vital signs and provide oversight for every resident.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.