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Thank you for visiting Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. If you have any questions about our facility, please call (850) 638-4654.

2014-QAPI-Accreditation-Seal1Washington Rehab & Nursing Center has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.

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employeeAre you engaged?  No, not to be married but are you fully involved in and enthusiastic about your work?  Engagement surveys will be conducted July 22nd to August 4th. Employees can come by the HR or SDC office and log into the new Self-Service portal to complete their survey and be entered in a drawing for a TV.  We work in an awesome home and now we get the chance to tell it.

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We would like to welcome Mrs. LeAnn Jones to Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  LeAnn accepted the position of Staff Development Coordinator.  In this capacity, she will be responsible for supervising the training and care provided by all staff, facilitating the orientation process in our home, monitoring and evaluating the training needs of our employees and many other assignments.  LeAnn is a Registered Nurse with 11 years of experience.  She has worked in ICU, with Hospice and at the Health Department.  Let’s welcome her aboard as we look forward to many years of having her in our family.leeAnn5

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atd Excellence in Practice Award - Signature HealthCARE

Signature HealthCARE received the citation in the ‘Facilitating Organizational Change’ category for its Executive CNA Program. The award recognizes organizations for results achieved through the use of practices and solutions from the entire scope of talent development.

For more information about the story, visit the SHC Newsroom.

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shiver wedding

Eddie Shirah and Susan Johnson tied the knot on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Bonifay, Florida.  It was a beautiful wedding on the lake with all of their family and friends in attendance.  Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (WRNC)  is where the happy couple fell in love and it was the site for the reception after their nuptials.  WRNC stakeholders drove the happy couple to their destination and provided some of the food for the reception.  Stakeholders also worked tirelessly to make their day beautiful in so many ways.  The new Mrs. Shirah came to the morning stand up meeting to say, “I just want to thank all of you for what you did for my wedding.  It wouldn’t have happened without every one of yall.”

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Signature HealthCARE and the Department of Spirituality will welcome several spiritual and community leaders to our corporate office in Louisville, KY for our 2015 Interfaith Global Day of Prayer celebration.

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National Nursing Home Week is May 11th through 15th. The AHCA established the National Nursing Home Week in 1967. This is a week-long observance recognizing nursing homes.  This is what we will be doing at Washington Rehab and Nursing Center this week:

Monday ~ Twilight Zone Day

Tuesday ~ Show Your Character Day

Wednesday ~ All Day Fishing Trip

Thursday ~ Dance Like a Chicken Day

Friday ~ Chocolate Chip Day

Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is helping the next generation by giving back at Pal’s Park in Chipley, Florida.  Our elders are serving up cokes, hotdogs, and chips with a smile to benefit our youth who participate in recreational activities at Pal’s Park.  Check out the story in the Washington County Newspaper online here!

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Great Poetry Reading Day is in honor of some really great verse. There are millions of poems out there. Some are good,  some not so good.  Today the world’s greatest poetry needs to be read! Celebrate today in any or all of the following ways: read poetry, hold a poetry reading hour or party, listen to poetry, write your own poetry (someday it may be looked upon as great!).  In honor of Great Poetry Reading Day, we’d like to share the following poem by Maya Angelou with you.

Old Folks Laugh

They have spent their
content of simpering,
holding their lips this
and that way, winding
the lines between
their brows. Old folks
allow their bellies to jiggle like slow
The hollers
rise up and spill
over any way they want.
When old folks laugh, they free the world.
They turn slowly, slyly knowing
the best and the worst
of remembering.
Saliva glistens in
the corners of their mouths,
their heads wobble
on brittle necks, but
their laps
are filled with memories.
When old folks laugh, they consider the promise
of dear painless death, and generously
forgive life for happening
to them.
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The Holistic Caregiver Model will kick off on April 24, 2015, at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  This model is rooted in not only improving the length of life, but also to improve quality of life of its elders. A holistic caregiver must take notice of not only basic needs, but also social, emotional, physical, and mental health needs of elders in the home.  Our facility is no longer called the nursing home, but their home.  Each home is broken down into smaller homes, called neighborhoods.  Each neighborhood is filled with holistic caregivers and elders who work together for a common purpose.  The holistic caregivers are able to provide more individualized care for the elders in their neighborhood.  The holistic caregiver provides  nursing care, quality of life care, as well as tends to the cleaning in each neighborhood.

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