A Hero’s Journey-Mr. Gill

Mr. Gill is a 28-year US Army veteran who recently completed a short-term stay in our community. By his side the entire time was Lennie, his furry best friend and service dog.

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Oakview Nursing & Rehab Earns Industry Honor

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Providigm’s Embracing Quality Awards Program recently awarded our team with its Advanced Accreditation honor and the Embracing Quality Award for Customer Satisfaction. The industry award recognizes skilled nursing centers across the United States and Canada for achieving outstanding quality outcomes. Providigm’s Quality Assurance Performance Improvement program awards accreditation to top performing nursing homes and centers for a commitment to quality and excellence.

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We’re Hiring: Director of Nursing

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Are you a compassionate, dedicated RN wanting to work in a long-term care environment with a dynamic, high-energy culture that’s all about resident-centered care? We’re offering a sign-on bonus for a Director of Nursing at our facility. Join our team and the revolution in care at Signature HealthCARE.

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Special Springtime Delight

After finding the season’s first strawberries the last weekend in April, CEO Sarah Stewart provided our elders with a tasty seasonal surprise and a fun-packed afternoon. In came several boxes of plump, sweet, juicy strawberries virtually calling out, “We need shortcake and whipped cream!”

Several elders stepped up to the plate (um . . . pun intended!) and helped prepare by washing and capping the plump little orbs of delight. Others prepared the bowls with shortcake and stood by with whipped cream. Then bowls were filled . . . and filled . . . and filled. Not many would turn down this delightful treat.

Soon elders began appearing on the horizon with sniffing noses and hungry eyes. All were rewarded with a bowl of this refreshing springtime dish.

Only one complaint was murmured throughout the sleepy-eyes and empty bowls; “I wish I had room for more!”

You Go, Girl!

Oakview is honored to present our award-winning Kelly Scarbrough and her beautiful artwork to each of you. Kelly transferred her beautiful spirit into a stunning depiction of gorgeous dogwood blooms for the “Dogwood Art & Photography Contest” in April. We proudly announce that Kelly won 3rd place in this in this local community event sponsored by the Paducah Civic Beautification Board. I was present soon after Kelly was notified of her win. Her face glowed with joy shared by her friends—we salute Kelly for her accomplishment and are thrilled for her.

Sunny, Multicolored Bliss

What has lots of colors, lots of food, lots of fun and beaucoup smiles?

Why, Spring Break, of course!

Our spring break carnival was enjoyed by one and all. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and the temperature was just right-not too hot and not too cold. Several family members joined our elders for hot dogs, ice cream and-–best of all—FUNNEL CAKES! Quality of Life director Judy Yetter kept the excitement going with carnival games and face painting. Lots of our elders donned the colorful carnival hats provided for everyone. Whether sitting in the sun and enjoying the music, manning a booth, or eating, nothing-like-it-carnival food, our elders, staff, and families enjoyed a wonderful day of fun!

February Fun

February has been lots of fun so far at Oakview! We’ve had bunches of great activities, including a Groundhog Day Social, our own Super Bowl, and yummy treats for several days around Valentine’s Day. The weather has been weird—warm one day and cold the next!

Our bunny, Siggy, continues to win the affection of practically everyone. Who can resist a soft warm little furry creature who loves to be petted? We’ve noticed the days getting longer—yeah! Not too long until spring! Several of our families visit often and we claim them as our own. Friendly pets show up most days, accompanied by stakeholders and family members. Our wonderful volunteers bring sunshine to the hearts of elders and staff. We are thankful for people who give themselves for our elders.

All-in-all, to quote Mr. Rogers, at Oakview, “it’s a beautiful day in our neighborhood!”