Health Services


Health Services Committee : Mission Statement

“The mission of the Health Services Committee is to monitor and evaluate Collington Health Services and support excellence of those services on behalf of the health and well-being of Collington residents.” (approved by HSC, September 5, 2017)

Chair: Laurie Cobb, Cottage 1002, x 7205

Standing Subcommittees

  • Fitness Program
  • Health Center
  • Ombudsman group
  • Social Support/360
  • Palliative Care
  • Compassion and Choices

Support Groups

  • Caregivers
  • Grief and Bereavement: on hold
  • Hearing Loss
  • Low Vision
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Staff Liaisons

Dora Gray, DON; Sara DeRosa, IL Social Worker; Kim Rivers, Vitalize 360 Coach; Susanne Shabe, Activities/Wellness Director; and Geronimo Jimenez, Rehab Manager



Click on highlighted items to retrieve forms and documents.


Health Services Info November 2018    An overview of Health Services available at Collington: Clinic staff and hours; Specialists who come to Collington; Medical transportation; Handling a medical emergency; an Introduction to the Health Center neighborhoods; and covering costs in the Health Center. Updated periodically.

Vitalize 360  Vitalize 360 is a free program offered by Collington to residents to promote successful aging. Information about the program in general and how to join at Collington are listed.

Managing Stress    An overview of the resources at Collington for dealing with stress.

2017 Medicare Summary (HHS)   This government publication gives detailed information on Medicare.

Collington Health Center Neighborhoods   A description written by the Director of Health Services.

Nearby Medical Specialists and Medical Centers (Not Necessarily Endorsed)   List compiled with input from residents.

Health Services Support Groups

Five support groups led by residents meet monthly. Below are the groups and the leader contact information.

      • Caregivers Support Group: Denise Bunting x7274
      • Grief Support Group: Vena Darling x7291 and Linda Ewald x5133
      • Hearing Loss Support Group: Ann Davie x7325 and Diane Fleming x7554
      • Low Vision Support Group: Shirley Denman x5111
      • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: Joan Zorza x5082


Information on Medicare and “observation status.” (Advocacy Group — Center for Medicare Advocacy)

News Items Relevant to Committee Area of Responsibility   A collection of the posts on this website related to Health Services.

Policies and Procedures

Guidance for Private Duty Caregivers  Details professional activities and standards you should expect when hiring nursing aides and caregivers.

Social Services for Independent Living Residents   Overview written by Health Services Committee with the Director of Social Services.

Resident Transition Rights   One page summary

Policies and Procedures for transitions at Collington   Detailed version

Transitions Flow Chart and Glossary   Process flow chart for transitions

Health Care forms for all Residents

Consent to release information   Allows Social Services to notify District leaders when a resident goes to the hospital

Situation Report Form  Form for enlisting a resident based group to assist you in investigating/reporting a situation involving Health Services personnel

Information on Maryland MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) All residents are urged to file a completed form in the Clinic as part of their health care records.