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.
The losses we face in the passing of a family member are devastating. The relationships can never be replaced. And yet, there is a part of us that can find new life through the practice of grateful grieving. Each step we take to build gratitude into our lives will create space to bring gratitude into our grieving. Every “thank you”, every memory, and every tradition allows our loved ones to touch our hearts once again. And in return, we experience healing as these relationships live on in new ways. On Sunday, February 8th, 2015, Prestonsburg HealthCare Center hosted a Celebration of Life event honoring our beloved nineteen Elders who passed away in 2014. Friends, family members and stakeholders gathered for a memorial service led by Director of Spirituality, Amy Chapman. This was a beautiful time of healing in the grieving process and a beginning of a new tradition for the families of Prestonsburg HealthCare.
“Magical” was the word of the week as 85 Elders and Stakeholders from various Signature HealthCARE communities arrived at Walt Disney World for the final vacation of 2014.
This is the fourth consecutive year we have taken groups of nursing home residents on the vacations of their dreams. In past years, large groups have traveled to a single destination. However, last year, in an effort to accommodate a wider variety of preferences, Signature took smaller groups to several different destinations, including Boston, Atlantic City, Panama City Beach and Gatlinburg.
These words, in many ways, defined 2014 for Signature HealthCARE. The Revolution brought our total number of locations to 125. We welcomed new centers to the family and took pivotal steps to position SHC as an integrated care network capable of meeting health care needs across the full spectrum of care. We expanded into new business lines while continuing to enhance and invest in existing service offerings.
This Veterans Day, Signature HealthCARE would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our nation’s military veterans, and those still actively serving. We especially want to thank all of our residents and stakeholders who served our country.
Happy Veterans Day from the Signature family to yours.
Signature recently held its Hometown Film Festival, an annual event in which nursing home residents create original films to compete for funds to go on vacation. Scripts are largely written by nursing home residents, who also star in the films. In 2014, more than 25 films were submitting, including the one above by Prestonburg Health Care Center.
Prestonsburg HealthCARE will host a Hall of Fame Café celebration on October 16th at 6:30p.m. to honor elders at the local nursing home. The purpose of the Hall of Fame program is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and experiences of the center’s elders. Employees, volunteers, and community members are also honored for their contributions to the home and society as a whole.
This year’s honorees for Prestonsburg HealthCARE are:
Dr. Alan Hyden
Prestonsburg HealthCARE is one of 123 locations operated by Louisville, Ky.-based Signature HealthCARE. The Hall of Fame event is hosted annually by each Signature home at different times throughout the year. In recent years, Signature has taken a different approach by having each center host its Hall of Fame ceremony on the same day, creating a synchronized, company-wide event.