Obermeyer expands duties at Crossroads

By Pat Sunderland

Obermeyer expands duties at Crossroads | Business, Crossroads,

Photo by Pat Sunderland The administrative team at Crossroads Assisted Living has been restructured under the leadership of Diane Obermeyer.

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.