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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
Ingredients

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

Directions

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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 […]

December 2017 Employee of the Month

Employee Name: Robin Olshewski

Position: Laundry Aide

Length of Service: 4 ½ years

 

Reason they won EOM: Robin is a hardworking and reliable worker. Staff and Residents love her

 

Favorite Sports Team: Indians

Favorite Food: Seafood

Hobbies/Interests: Crafts and making flower arrangements

Family: Married 34 years, has 3 kids and 3 grandchildren

Pharmacotherapy

Tanisha Y. Winslow, CPHT
Central Supply Manager
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Pharmacotherapy
Provision of adequate patient care services to nursing homes is a recognized problem. The most recent Federal Regulations for nursing homes stipulate basic patient care and services, including expanded clinical pharmacy functions, in an attempt to improve overall patient care. A broad spectrum of drug-related […]

Employee of the Month

Employee Name: Justine Hendricks

 

Position: Housekeeping/Laundry

 

Length of Service: 14 months

 

Reason they won EOM: Justin is reliable and works very hard. She cares about the residents and is a team player

 

Favorite Sports Team: Browns, Indians, Cavs, Ohio State

 

Favorite Food: Salad

 

Hobbies/Interests: Going to the Gym

 

Family: 3 daughters, Alexis, McKenzie, and Isablella

Avoiding Holiday Illness

By Heather Lozier, RN
Director of Nursing
Southern Hills Nursing & Rehab
With the holidays upon us there will be plenty of dinners and celebrations. These come with many greetings of handshakes, hugs and embraces. The exchange of love and friendship combined with the stress of the holiday rush can quickly spread cold and flu germs.

It […]