In-house aquatic therapy has returned for residents at a Washington skilled nursing facility after being closed for the past year. It’s the only therapy pool of its kind in the Pierce County, WA, area, which has about 900,000 residents.
The year is 1912, and thousands of passengers are boarding the RMS Titanic for its maiden voyage to New York City — at least that’s what staff members want residents to think. The culinary and programming departments of Otterbein Lebanon, in Lebanon, OH, recently joined forces to take residents back in time for a special Titanic-themed dinner party.
The bonds formed between providers and patients can sometimes feel like family. An administrator of a Georgia skilled nursing facility took that to an entirely new level by having residents be a part of her wedding day.
It was about two years ago when Marquis Health Services, a New Jersey-based provider, started an “Elf on the Shelf” and “Mensch on the Bench” photo competition in order to increase holiday spirits and connect staff members at its skilled nursing facilities.