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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), […]

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 […]

What is DME (Durable Medical Equipment)?

Tanisha Y. Winslow, CPht
Central Supply Manager
Southern Hills Nursing and Rehab
What is DME (Durable Medical Equipment)?
DME, or Durable Medical Equipment, is a reusable item ordered or prescribed by a physician to a person with an illness, disability or injury.  These items serve a medical purpose and can stand repeated use.  They can be used in the […]

Waiver Services- Aging in the Community

Ambra Payne
Director of Social Services
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Waiver Services- Aging in the Community
Medicaid is the major public payer of long-term services and supports for millions of low-income Americans. When Medicaid was first enacted, payment for long-term services was made solely to institutions such as nursing homes. In the following decades, people with disabilities […]

Caregiver Burnout

by Diane Graham
Administrator
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 […]

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 […]