News & Updates
Are you wanting to work in a long-term care environment with a dynamic, high-energy culture that’s all about resident-centered care? We’re hiring and offering a sign-on bonus for certain positions at our facility.
Full-Time RN (3rd Shift): $1,500 sign-on bonus*
Full-Time LPN (3rd Shift): $1,000 sign-on bonus*
Full-Time Dietary Director: $500 sign-on bonus*
*To apply, please stop by our facility (1117 Woodland Drive Elizabethtown, KY 42701), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 438-0521.
Ah, the 80s! Even if you aren’t old enough to remember the 80s, you still know something about them! Brightly colored make-up, crazy mismatched clothing and big hair! You could also argue that the 80s produced some of the best music ever, which made this party a great dance party! We danced, reminisced, and pigged out on pizza! We also enjoyed 80s trivia with prizes. Even if we do not incorporate the 80s theme into next year’s Nursing Home week, we will venture back to the 80s again. We all had a blast in the past!
The Sock Hop is personally one of my favorite parties to have! Stakeholders and residents dress up in their best 50s gear and come ready to party! We cranked up the juke box, danced, sang, and laughed until tears were shed!
We kicked the party off with a bubble gum blowing competition and Stephanie Buckman was crowned the champ! We went straight from one competition into the next–a hula-hoop contest! We had several participants in the hula-hoop contest, but no one was able to take down our reigning champ, Diana Poirer. We finished the party off with ice cream sundaes made to order!
National Nursing Home week was a huge success this year! The American Healthcare Association established a week of celebration for long-term care facilities way back in 1967. It is a great opportunity for everyone in the facility to brainstorm and come up with great new ways to celebrate. The Resident Council determined what our facility’s theme was going to be this year–instead of having a week long theme, we had a new one every day!
National Nursing Home week got started off in the Wild West. Everyone in the facility was encouraged to dress the Western part. Residents and stakeholders congregated for chips and salsa and socialization. We sang along to some classic country tunes, we reminisced about the good ol’ days, and played a few tough rounds of hangman! All and all, we had a rootin’, tootin’ good time!
For most of us that live in the great state of Kentucky, we think of Derby as one more important holidays on the calendar! We get together with family and friends, enjoy food and drinks, and make friendly wagers on the horses. These are things that we at Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown really enjoy doing!
We started celebrating Derby before May was even here! Residents and stakeholders got together and created Derby hats weeks before Derby. Our resident council helped the quality of life staff develop the plan for Derby Day. Once the big day was here, we spent the day watching the horses run, eating Derby Pie, socializing with each other, and picking out which horse we thought would win the big race! It was a truly fantastic Derby for us here at the facility!
On April 19th 2016, twenty-two residents and several stakeholders spent the day in the great outdoors! The residents decided that they wanted to spend their Spring Break at Freeman Lake Park here in Elizabethtown. It was the perfect day for an outdoor outing! While the grill was going, stakeholders and residents played horseshoes and lawn darts. Some residents enjoyed the swing set, while others sang along to oldies music. Once lunch was ready, we all sat down and enjoyed the feast! After we were all stuffed with burgers, potato salad, and dessert, we relaxed and enjoyed the view. The ducks and geese were very welcoming of our company, even though they didn’t get any of our food. We were able to watch the paddle boats scoot across the water as well as people jogging with their dogs. The local fire department was also there for our entertainment! We are not one hundred percent certain what they were up to, but we came to the assumption that they were training. It was a truly blessing to get to spend the day together at the park!
Lots of Easter fun was had at SHC of Elizabethtown! We kicked the Easter celebration off with an Easter Social. We had fellowship, shared Easter stories, and ate (of course)! Brownies and ice cream are always a hit!
That night, the Easter Bunny showed up for pictures with residents, stakeholders, and their kiddos. The kids enjoyed hunting Easter eggs, refreshments, and spending time with family. The residents and family members were so happy to watch the kids having a grand time. One resident said, “I never thought that I would be able to watch my grandkids hunt eggs again! Thank you for making this happen!”
We had a blast at our St. Patrick’s Day Party. We spent time together watching NCAA games, playing games, and eating good food. We love any opportunity to get together and have some fun!
Pet therapy is a proven way to enhance people’s mental and physical well-being. These are two reasons why, at Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown, we encourage as many pet visits as possible! We encourage family members to bring their loved one’s pets in to visit them as often as they can. We have Bentley the bunny that lives here full time and Bailey the pup that comes in daily for visits, but that just isn’t enough for us sometimes, and this is why we invite Penelope the pig and Cocoa the miniature therapy horse in to visit with us.
There was not a single person in the building–stakeholder or resident–that didn’t smile from ear to ear when they came. Seeing Penelope and Cocoa brought laughs and memories to our residents from their younger years. We were able to hear stories of life growing up on farms, of their families, or pets that they once had and loved. Residents lit up with tons of questions about Penelope and Cocoa, and were extremely happy to hear that Cocoa is expecting a baby within the next month!
We can’t wait for more visits from Penelope and Cocoa. We are also hopeful that, when Cocoa returns from maternity leave in a few months, she brings her new baby with her!