New Director of Resident and Family Services at Meadow Ridge

Highly experienced social worker offers support and guidance to residents and their families.
February '24

Meadow Ridge, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Redding, CT, welcomes Laura Barbieri, LCSW, back to the community to fill the role of Director of Resident and Family Services. Barbieri previously served as the social worker for Ridge Crest, the health center at Meadow Ridge. In her new role, she will now act as the social worker for the community’s Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care neighborhoods.

“I was thrilled to come back. It really felt like coming home,” says Barbieri about assuming the role. She succeeds long-time Meadow Ridge social worker Mary Doyle, who recently retired. Barbieri has 23 years’ experience in health care, much of which has been spent working with senior citizens.

From Social Worker to Leadership

As a social worker in a CCRC, Barbieri works with residents, their families, and the caregivers at Meadow Ridge. Her main focus will be to help guide residents through the continuum of care and ensure they are getting the right resources at the right time. She works on building a trusting relationship with residents. This proves invaluable when life-changing decisions need to be made. “I love that I have the ability to make connections with our residents every day. The residents at Meadow Ridge are what makes this role so special.”

Barbieri’s Approach to Resident Care

“Both the residents and associates at Meadow Ridge are absolutely delighted to have Laura back, serving in this leadership role,” says Meadow Ridge Campus Executive Director Chris Barstein. “She is skilled, compassionate, and an excellent listener. Both our residents and associates trust her, which is the most important quality you can have in this kind of work.”

Commitment to Comprehensive Care

Having a full-time, onsite social worker is just one way Meadow Ridge distinguishes itself as a CCRC. “The Meadow Ridge team has a high level of service and commitment to the residents and I am happy to be a part of this community again” says Barbieri.  “I would not want to work anywhere else.”

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