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.
More than 100 Signature HealthCARE (SHC) facilities were recognized this year for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) efforts by Providigm, which develops quality management systems for long-term care providers.
Signature HealthCARE is proud to once again be named to Modern Healthcare’s list of “Best Places to Work in Healthcare!” Only 100 nominees make the list each year and this is the fourth time Signature HealthCARE has been named to the list! The ranked order of nominees will be revealed in October.
A favorite activity, of many families on a warm summer evening, is to sit outside on the porch and reminisce of days gone by. To remember the impact and memories left to us by those who have moved on before us. O how sweet and powerful those stories can be, but we rarely ever look at both sides of the story. We think of the memories we have of that person, and never stop to think of the memories that they had of us. We were reminded of this fact at the memorial service of man we held in the highest regard, Philman Mitchell. We had mourned our loss and made our memories of him known, but not until his memorial service did we consider our impact on him. To see the pictures that he had kept of our elders and stakeholders. Our memories of Mr. Mitchell will last a lifetime in our hearts, but let us also let his life be a reminder to us. A reminder that our actions will make a memory for someone else, no matter how trivial it may seem. It’s the small things that make a difference in the lives of the ones we love.
The rain rolled in as a group of elders from Prestonsburg HealthCare arrived in Winchester, KY. They had travelled to Winchester to compete in the annual Signature Senior Olympics. Games, food, and prizes awaited them as they anxiously prepared for competition. With events ranging from Frisbee Throws to American Trivia they were put to the test both physically and mentally. All of the activities highlighted a Signature Elder Vacation, varying from Disney World, The Beach, a Nashville vacation, and a trip to Boston. This year the group from Prestonsburg has chosen to go to Boston. During their time in Boston they will see a Red Sox game and tour the historic downtown area along with a variety of other activities.
Webster dictionary defines compassion as: a sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. We here at Prestonsburg HealthCare see that definition not just as a description of a word, but as a description of a person. Kelly Wright embodies and portrays all the characteristics of compassion. Shooting past the normal barriers and breaking new ground in HealthCare one elder at a time. Few employees embrace the word compassion like Kelly Wright. She is a role model for many and her level of compassion should be the mark that we all aim for.
“You never get too old to enjoy life,” said a 91-year-old Signature resident who traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla. earlier this year, the fourth consecutive year Signature has taken groups of residents on vacation. Check out the video above for highlights from the trip, and be sure to click the links below for additional coverage.
Hard work and dedication have paid off in full at Prestonsburg HealthCare. The time has finally come to reap the harvest from our family garden. Many hours of time and hard labor have gone into the garden. Bushels of green beans, barrels of corn, and buckets of tomatoes have been harvested. There is nothing as sweet as biting into something that you were able to plant with your own hand. Waiting and watching as the plants grew from just small sprouts to maturity. All of that waiting helps us to realize that the old saying really is true ” the best things in life are worth waiting for”
Prestonsburg HealthCare just had a day down the tube! Our Summer Camp kids and a few elders were able to go to the water park at the Breaks Interstate Park. Everyone who went had a great time, and one of our elders got to go down a water slide for the first time in his life! He was timid about going down the slide but the look on his face was priceless as he exited the slide. How often we are like that in our own lives, too timid to try something new. We invite all to come stop by our home and try something new for yourselves! If you stop by make sure to ask Jack how cold the water was!
Goldie Conn has been traveling now for 106 years and was celebrated today as family and friends gathered to say “Happy Birthday!”. Among those friends were special visitors Chris and Morgane Stapleton who are in town to perform three sold out shows at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. Everyone had an awesome time at Miss Goldie’s party!
Our team would like to say thank you to the Floyd County Times newspaper staff for sharing our story about the new addition of our dining buffet. We are very excited about the changes taking place in our home and are glad that our community is sharing in our joy. We invite you to visit us Monday – Friday during breakfast (6:30am-7:30am) or lunch (11:30am-12:30pm) for only $2 a tray, dine in or carry out. Taste and see the good things that are happening!