SOUTHPOINT ADMINISTRATOR, JOHN STARE, FEATURED ON PERRI SMALL'S WVON 1690 AM RADIO SHOW
Southpoint administrator, John Stare, had an exciting opportunity recently to discuss what makes Southpoint different from other skilled care facilities on Perri Small's popular weekday WVON 1690 AM radio program.
Southpoint, the ONLY skilled care facility in Chicago Ward 21, provides a host of nursing and rehabilitative services to this large Southside community with an approximate population of 52,000 residents.
Southpoint's clinical services include long-term skilled nursing for such conditions as cardiac and respiratory illness, spinal cord injuries, vascular conditions, wounds and other chronic medical problems. Short-term rehabilitative care includes physical, occupational, and speech therapies with an individualized care plan designed to restore a patient's optimal function.
John noted that the average age of a Southpoint resident is 62, and that younger residents live with their own age group.
Additionally, family members can reside together at Southpoint which is a common scenario for elderly siblings wishing to remain close.
Listeners were invited to call in with their questions and John invited anyone who had a loved one needing skilled nursing care to stop by Southpoint for a tour and see firsthand what a welcoming and homelike building it is.
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Please take a few minutes and listen to what John and Perri discuss about Southpoint, its NUSTART back-to-home-faster program, and long-term care, in general.
MEET THE ADMINISTRATOR, John Stare
At any given time of the day, chances are there's a line of people waiting outside John's office to chat. Whether residents, families, patients or staff members - he thrives on maintaining an Open Door policy for everyone.
"This job is definitely not boring," John says with a smile. "I enjoy the urban setting of our building along with wearing many hats. Every day is different!"
As John looks back over his career, it seems he has always been drawn to the healthcare setting. And, he was probably somewhat influenced by his mother who started working in senior services while he was still in high school.
"I've always been interested in business, healthcare, social services, payroll and marketing," he notes. "And the best part about this job is that it rolls all of those together. I'd be bored if I were locked into just one thing each day!"
His previous positions have included working in social services and activities then working his way up to assistant administrator, and finally administrator five years later. His jobs have been located in both suburban settings and urban, but he enjoys the city best.
He resides in Hoffman Estates with his wife of 20 years, Alison, and a cat named, Purry. They have one son who is studying pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. When he's not at home or at work, you will find him on the "links" enjoying golf with his family during good weather.