Happy Birthday Jennifer Tosi! Today’s birthday celebration comes right after her professional success of becoming a Certified Activities Professional in Kentucky Nursing Homes. Jennifer spent last week at the Activity Professionals State Training Course in Louisville, KY, where she completed a 36 hour course to obtain her certificate. Congratulations and Happy Birthday Jennifer!
News & Updates
Slickback BBQ’s Food Truck was a huge success! We were able to serve over 70 elders, stakeholders, families, and community members! Slickback BBQ will be back in September and we look forward to their service. We are excited that tomorrow Richpond Market and Deli will be at Morgantown Care and Rehab Center from 10:00-2:00pm. Come out and enjoy another amazing lunch!
Our senses can be very powerful, especially those of taste and smell in elder’s with dementia diagnosis. With one aroma of fresh baked bread, cookies, or a holiday meal can reflect back on childhood memories. When the elderly lose their sense of taste and smell, they often also experience a lack of appetite, which is common in those with dementia. The way caregivers can understand how these senses correlate with our care results in minimizing weight loss, improves quality of life, takes one back to their memories, and is overall a pleasant experience. For our elders in the Serenity Unit at Morgantown Care and Rehab Center, which serves elders with dementia and Alzheimer’s diagnoses, a simple change in a meal can make a world of difference. This week the elder’s enjoyed a simple meal from McDonald’s, which served as a path to enhance their senses and increase their appetite.
Morgantown Care and Rehab Center consistently searches for opportunities to enhance our community and provide to support in a variety of ways. Last week North Butler Elementary School in Butler County hosted their annual open house. Administrator, Amy Phelps, and Director of Nursing, Deeana Phelps, worked together to promote job opportunities to the community and sharing some special treats for students returning to school. We would like to thank North Butler Elementary for their dedication to our community and providing us the opportunity to share our services with their students, parents, and teachers.
The Restorative and Quality of Life team took the opportunity to beat the heat yesterday with a water balloon toss.
In keeping with the traditions of Butler County, Morgantown Care and Rehab Center will host their very own Catfish Festival on July 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Elders, stakeholders, Attendees will enjoy carnival games and feast on catfish from The Farmboy. Help bring this exciting Morgantown tradition to our home to celebrate the holiday week.
Stakeholders at Morgantown Care and Rehab Center brought in a few furry creatures to strut their stuff during the MCRC Dog Show. Participants were awarded treat bags based on personality, manners, friendliness, etc. Thank you to all participants!