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COVID-19

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 […]

COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Home Admissions

COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Home Admissions
Maddie Nickels
Marketing Director & Clinical Liaison
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
For many years, Americans relied on nursing homes and long-term facilities to provide care for our frail and elderly population. When compared to other countries, the United States holds the highest population of nursing home residents. Known for treating a […]

Navigating the COVID-19 Staffing Crisis in Long-Term Care Facilities

Navigating the COVID-19 Staffing Crisis in Long-Term Care Facilities
Tami Hammer, RN
Director of Nursing
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
As a result of the ongoing COVID pandemic, staffing shortages in long-term care facilities across the country have quickly converted from a once manageable problem into a crisis. For many years, long-term care facilities and assisted living communities […]

Post COVID-19 Effects

Many experience shortness of breath, fatigue after Covid-19

People are experiencing post Covid-19 symptoms which include severe fatigue, shortness of breath, racing heart rates and digestive issues. And doctors are trying to figure out why. Andrea Day joins Shepard Smith to report.
Source: CNBC

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Southern Hills is pleased to announce our enrollment in the Long Term Care Pharmacy Partnership Program through the CDC.  This program will provide safe COVID-19 vaccinations for our residents and staff.  The CDC has recommended Healthcare workers and long term care residents as the highest level of priority for the first distribution of the vaccine.  […]

Southern Hills Visitation

Southern Hills Visitation
by Jessica Luckett
Admissions Director/Social Services
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
This year has been difficult to say the least and having a family member living in a nursing home is especially hard during these times due not being able to visit. It is hard to tell how a family member is doing just […]

Activities in the time of COVID

Activities in the time of COVID
Elizabeth Walters, ADC
Activities Director
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
You walk into the facility, take your temperature don your PPE and mentally prepare for your day. You are immediately greeted by a Resident that is happy to see you. They know that you represent an end to their doldrums and are […]

Cardiovascular Exercise and Protection from COVID-19 Complications

Cardiovascular Exercise and Protection from COVID-19 Complications
Michelle Harrison, PT
Director of Rehab
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is defined by the Mayo Clinic as “fluid buildup in the tiny, elastic air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs. The fluid keeps your lungs from filling with enough air, which means less oxygen reaches your […]

Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) correctly for COVID-19

Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) correctly for COVID-19
Maddie Nickels
Marketing Director & Referral Liaison
Southern Hills Nursing Home & Rehab
Your health is important. In order to keep yourself safe from germs, it is important to understand how to properly use personal protective equipment or “PPE”. PPE equipment is worn to minimize exposure infectious diseases that can lead […]

COVID-19 Update May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

Dear Families, Friends and Staff Members,

Governor DeWine announced during his regular press briefing Tuesday afternoon that he is creating the Congregate Care Unified Response Team, which will start aggressive COVID-19 testing in all Ohio nursing homes.

All staff members in nursing homes will be tested.  Based on subsequent information received from the Ohio Department […]