Prestonsburg, Ky. – Prestonsburg Health Care Center has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2014 list.
The news magazine and website each year publishes a list of the best nursing homes in the United States based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The list is designed, according to U.S. News & World Report, to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home this year.
Prestonsburg Health Care Center has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.
The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.
We are pleased to invite our stakeholders, family, friends and community to a FREE GOSPEL CONCERT Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 2:00pm featuring the “40 Days” quartet from Prestonsburg First Baptist Church. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luM25MTJ9Xw
Kentucky voters are choosing candidates for several state races today, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Among them are several of our Elders from Prestonsburg HealthCare Center who cast their absentee ballots today. Every vote counts!
As our celebration of National Nursing Home Week came to a close, our home was transformed into a Hawaiian Luau. Grilled chicken, shrimp and smoked sausage kabobs, fresh pineapple and other fresh fruit and vegetables were enjoyed by our Elders, Stakeholders and welcome guests who came in recognition of NNHW and Signature HealthCare’s Global Day of Prayer event. What an exciting and memorable time this week has been for us all. Thank you to all of those who have worked to enrich the lives of our Elders at Prestonsburg HealthCare. We are truly grateful for the continued support of our community partners.
Special thanks to Prestonsburg Mayor, Les Stapleton, city employees and representatives, Matt Smith (Destination Community Church), Brian Conn (Floyd County Times), and to Ally Davis (Prestonsburg High School Sophomore) for sharing her gift of inspirational song. Our hearts and voices united in prayer asking our great God to be present in our home. A “Blessing of the Hands” service was administered in honor of the work done through our beloved Nursing staff.
Our Elders sure did! Thursday’s theme of National Nursing Home Week held a terrific time of excitement with Dr. Seuss. Special thanks to the Floyd County Library children’s librarian, Jessica Rose Arnett, for bringing fun from The Cat in the Hat! Residents enjoyed Dr. Seuss bingo, story time and many activities.
Is there anything more exciting than a sleepover? Today our Elders enjoyed a slumber party with their neighbors. We watched movies, made personal pan pizzas, played games, crafted pillows and ate plenty of popcorn and candy snacks! It was a perfect addition to the celebration of National Nursing Home Week.
Tuesdays celebration during National Nursing Home Week took us to the year 1955 when the price of a postage stamp was $.03 and the sounds of Rock Around the Clock were heard by Bill Haley and His Comets…Elders and Stakeholders at Prestonsburg HealthCare Center enjoyed the sights, sounds and tastes of the day. Joy filled our dining room and patio area as our residents reminisced about the “good ole days” that came to mind when they saw our stakeholders in their 50′s costumes and heard popular music from the decade. “Cindy’s Diner” served up hot dogs, hamburgers and banana splits. Musical chairs, Name that Tune, Checkers & Hot Potato games brought about friendly competition in our home and at the end of the day, we are all winners to be part of the Signature revolution!
NNHW is off to a great start! At the end of the day, one of our Elders asked the question…”what are we doing tomorrow?” Excitement was stirred as those in our home enjoyed some good eatin’ today with a shrimp boil and had a blast participating in the toilet paper toss with our homemade “outhouse” plus many other games and activities. Stay tuned for more festivities during National Nursing Home Week at Prestonsburg HealthCare Center.
Prestonsburg HealthCare joins in the celebration this week, May 10-16, in recognition of the 2015 National Nursing Home Week. Today, we kicked off the festivities honoring the mothers in our home with a family style lunch. Join in the fun to show your support for the thousands of Nursing Homes throughout the nation who work to provide quality care for Elders: Monday – Camo/Duck Dynasty Day; Tuesday – Back to the 50′s; Wednesday – Pajama Day; Thursday – Dr. Seuss Day; Friday – Hawaiian Luau
On Friday, May 15th, Signature HealthCare will host a global day of prayer. Community, family members, Stakeholders and Prestonsburg city officials are invited to join us at 11:30am for a time of prayer and then stay at Noon for our luau lunch.