Dear Families,  

Welcome to April’s news!  We look forward to enjoying all the signs of spring together at the center this month.   

Special Announcement

The main activities of the day happen at 2:00 p.m. M-F. Some of the highlights are Dogwood Arts Adventure 4.3.24, Community Service school project 4.18.24, Birthday Party with the Hutchinson’s 2.24.24, Gardening with Girl scouts, Saturday 4.27.24

This month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched a new requirement for long-term care centers regarding “Enhanced Barrier Precautions.”  You will see our team wearing gowns and gloves occasionally in the center.  This added level of precaution protects patients who might be more vulnerable if exposed to any multidrug-resistant organisms that live on the body.   

  We wanted to make sure you understand this is for extra precautions not because there is a new virus or germ in the center. As always, we appreciate your help in infection prevention! Washing our hands is the best way to prevent germs from spreading.

“Brunch with Brian” Wednesday, April 24 @ 10:00 a.m. in the West Living Room. Family members are invited to attend this informational opportunity to learn of the improved NHC Advantage perks for all long term care residents residing at NHC Holston. R.S.V.P. appreciated The recreation partners are now known as Life Enrichment partners: Kim Uzonyi, Life Enrichment Director, ADC and Rebecca Thompson, Life Enrichment Assistant, CTRS.

Discounts for Seniors

Looking for popular senior discounts this Spring? Check out all the discounts here from The Senior List.    

Partner Shout Outs  

If you are in the center this month, please join us in thanking our Occupational therapists and Health Information Management partners.  We appreciate their dedication and commitment to our patients. Special Appreciation to all of our certified scheduled volunteers who tirelessly provide love and honor our residents including our Spiritual wellness Chaplain, Priest, and Sunday minister, Compassion care in room volunteers who provide weekly visits for those who prefer to remain in bed at this time, for those who have qualified therapy dogs, family member volunteers who assist bingo, art, dice games, and those who support the Life Enrichment team with themed based activities, transporting to and from activities, prep and clean up! We have a greeting card volunteers who helps us provide hand made cards for loved ones. Thank you to our family member and several volunteers who assist with special projects such as making wreaths for our Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, Easter Eggstravaganza (including the Easter bunny & Face Painters!)

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