Nursing Care  

Nursing Care

Dan Osterweil, MD

Garden Crest Medical Director

Dr. Dan Osterweil is a Professor of Medicine at UCLA, and the founder of the Specialized Ambulatory Geriatric Evaluation (S+AGE™) Clinic. He is the Emeritus-editor and founder of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA.) He is a member of the editorial board of Caring for the Ages. Dr. Osterweil has co-authored two editions of Medical Care in the Nursing Home, is the co-editor of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, and has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His areas of expertise include cognitive and functional assessment, particularly fall assessment, management of dementia, pressure ulcers and continuous quality improvement in the nursing home.

Smadar D. Gal, RN,c, NHA
Garden Crest Director of Nursing

Mrs. Smadar D. Gal is a Registered Nurse and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Smadar is also a legal consultant and expert witness, who provides assistance to physicians by reviewing patient health records to evaluate clinical and patient care aspects in preparation for lawsuits. She also provides Nursing and Operational consultation to Nursing Facilities & Assisted Living facilities.Smadar is certified in Gerontological Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, certified in MDS 3.0 by AANAC, and has 20 years of experience in long term. Smadar is affiliated with the American Association Nursing Assessment Coordinator, California Association of Healthcare Facilities, and the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine. Her expertise include: Electronic health records design and implementation, care process innovations and integration, staff development and leadership, and nursing home forensics.

Garden Crest Is Unique For:

High Standards of Comfort, Service, and Atmosphere; Excellent Rehabilitation Staff with a Large Physical Therapy Facility; Licensed Nursing Care Available Twenty Four Hours A Day; Beautiful Natural Gardens which Command a Panoramic Vista; Central Location in the Silver Lake – Glendale – Los Angeles Area; Private, MediCare, HMO, and Medi-Cal Residents; Reasonable Rates.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • IV Therapy – Incl. TPN & Lipids
  • Wound Care
  • Enteral Feeding
  • Respite Care
  • Pain Management
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Laboratory, X-Ray, EKG andDiagnostic Ultrasound
  • Podiatry
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Pharmaceutical Care
  • Social Services, Discharge Planning, Counseling & Religious Services
  • Utilization Management
  • Case Management
  • Meals Prepared to Personal Needs, Tastes and Ethnic orReligious Preferences
  • Barber / Beautician
  • Personal Laundry Service