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908, 2022

Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention
Hannah Speckhart
Director of Rehabilitation
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
More than 1 out of every 4 older people (over the age of 65) experiences a fall every year (CDC). Out of those falls, 1 in every 5 result in a serious injury; ie. Fracture to a bone or injury to the head (CDC). Falls […]

2107, 2022

Adapting to Meet Changing Needs

Adapting to Meet Changing Needs
Maddie Nickels
Marketing Director & Clinical Liaison
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing Rehab
Times are rapidly changing in skilled nursing facilities across the country. For hundreds of years, nursing homes have been providing care to seniors and individuals with disabilities requiring a certain level of care that can’t be met through home or other community […]

1506, 2022

Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke Rehabilitation
By: Hannah Speckhart
Director of Rehabilitation
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
A cerebrovascular event (CVA/stroke) is the number 5 killer of all Americans and the number 1 cause of long-term adult disability. The rehabilitation period after this major event can help to decrease the odds of long term placement due to the level of disability. […]

3105, 2022

Tips for Staying Hydrated During the Summer Months

Tips for Staying Hydrated During the Summer Months
Krista Laich
Dietary Director
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
There are many reasons why it is important to drink enough water. Health Line names several science based benefits which include maximizing physical performance, positive effect of energy and brain function, treat and prevent headaches, supporting the digestive system, helping to […]

1705, 2022

Understanding NSNCW 2022 Theme: “Creating & Nurturing Connections”

Understanding NSNCW 2022 Theme: “Creating & Nurturing Connections”
Maddie Nickels
Marketing Director & Clinical Liaison
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Southern Hills united with organizations all over the nation in honoring National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. Sponsored by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), this weeklong observance kicks off annually […]

305, 2022

Quality Vs. Qualifying

Quality Vs. Qualifying
Rick Rodgers
HR/Payroll Supervisor
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Recently in a conversation, discussing the difference between a candidate’s qualifications and qualities of potential applicant processes, how it might affect the selection process for the best person for the job. Several concerns came into consideration.

We all know the difference between the two words, and we […]

1503, 2022

Preserving Mobility in Elderly Population; Custom WC’s

Preserving Mobility in Elderly Population; Custom WC’s

Hannah Speckhart
Therapy Director
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab

Preserving mobility throughout the elderly population is of growing concern as the baby boom generation becomes more reliant on adaptive devices as they age. Adaptive devices throughout functional mobility can include multiple options: canes (straight, quad, pyramid), walker (standard, front wheeled, rollator), […]

903, 2022

Role of the Social Worker in Long-Term Care

Role of the Social Worker in Long-Term Care
Jessica Luckett
Social Services and Business Office
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Social work within a nursing facility is to provide additional support to the resident and their families. Coming into a nursing facility can be hard especially if a resident needs to stay long term care. The social worker can […]

2202, 2022

Understanding Medicaid in Long-term Care

Understanding Medicaid in Long-term Care
Jessica Luckett
Social Services and Business Office
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
Going from the hospital to a facility, can be scary. Then to be potentially not able to then go home afterwards can also be scary. It is hard to admit that someone’s independence is being lost and they are not […]

2501, 2022

The Lasting Effects of COVID on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Nursing Homes

The Lasting Effects of COVID on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Nursing Homes
Jennifer Jakub
Central Supply Manager & Scheduler
Southern Hills killed Nursing & Rehab
Infection prevention and control practices play a crucial role in preventing the spread of infections, including but not limited to the coronavirus. Since the early stages of the pandemic, the CDC and other […]