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Pierogi Casserole

From the kitchen of Southern Hills
Pierogi Casserole

What you will need…
1 box lasagna noodles
Cheddar cheese (16oz package)
Bacon (12 oz package)
Onions 2 medium sized
Butter 1 stick plus ¼ stick for onions
Potatoes 10-12 pending size
Sour cream
9 by 13 pan (glass casserole dish preferred)

1. Cook noodles until al dente. Set aside.
2. Cook bacon. Chop up when cooled enough. Set […]

New Medicare Cards to Debut in April 2018

New Medicare Cards to Debut in April 2018
by Corey Ohalek
Associate General Counsel
Vrable Healthcare, Inc.
As the technology world expands, so does the risk of fraud and identify theft. In order to combat “fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be issuing new Medicare cards to […]

Caregiver Burnout

by Diane Graham
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a  change in attitude from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned.  Burnout can occur when caregiver’s don’t get the help hey need, or if they try to do more than […]

$2000 Hiring Bonus – RN Director of Nursing

Apply Before April 30, 2018.

Director of Nursing

We are currently looking for experienced Director of Nursing to join our team at Southern Hills, located at 19530 Bagley Road. Middleburg Heights, OH 44130.

At Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center we offer the finest in skilled, rehabilitative, Alzheimer’s, and long term nursing care as well as outpatient […]

To Improve Everyday Function Social Activities

To Improve Everyday Function Social Activities
by Regina Dessausure
Activity Director
Southern Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. If you subtract the time you spend working, commuting, eating, care giving, and sleeping, and you are left with several hundred minutes to engage in other activities.

When activity directors provide tools that empower residents to engage on […]

Vitalstim Therapy

Vitalstim Therapy
by Cori Crittle
Therapy Manager
Southern Hills Skilled Nurinsg & Rehab
Treating Dysphagia
Dysphagia is defined as difficulty swallowing and affects nearly 15 million adults in the United States.  Dysphagia can be extremely morbid, and complications include aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition, dehydration, pulmonary fibrosis, and death. Managing dysphagia as soon as it is detected is essential in treating these […]

Pharmacy Technician in the Skilled Nursing Facility

by Tanisha Winslow, CPht
Pharmacy Technician/Central Supply Manager
Southern Hills Nursing and Rehab
What is a Pharmacy Technician?

A Pharmacy Technician assists a pharmacist with the preparation of prescription medications for customers. He or she may receive written prescription requests or may process requests doctors’ offices send electronically or phone in. In the facility a Pharmacy Technicians’ role may be […]

March 2018 Activity Calendars

Activity Calendar

Memory Care Activity Calendar

A Recipe From the Southern Hills Kitchen

Chocolate Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe
Krista Laich
Dietary Manager
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab

¾ cups butter melted

2 tablespoons of white sugar

8oz Jar fudge topping

1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened

1 cup of white sugar

1 (8oz) container of whipped cream

2 (3 ounce) packages of strawberry gelatin

2 Cups boiling water

2 (10 ounce) packages of frozen strawberries

9 x13 baking pan



Activities Make a Different

By Regina Dessausure
Activities Director
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Activities Make a Different
Engagement in social and leisure activities is an indicator of quality of life and well-being in nursing homes.  Activities can provide a sense of purpose when residents produce something, use skills from former work, or make a contribution.Many people enter a nursing facility when […]