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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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Our facility recently earned a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS is the federal agency tasked with nursing home oversight. A 5-star rating is the highest rating a center can receive.

Signature has continually worked to improve the quality of care provided in its buildings, which has translated to better CMS ratings.

Under the five-star rating system, nursing homes are assessed in three main categories: health inspections, quality measures and staffing. The overall rating combines scores received in each of the three categories.

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Washington Rehab and Nursing Center is one of 72 nursing communities operated by Louisville, Ky.-based Signature HealthCARE. The Hall of Fame Café concept was developed and launched company wide as a means of acknowledging the remarkable things residents and staff have accomplished in their lives.  Hall of Fame Cafe 2015 was a huge success at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center where the theme was patriotic and the stakeholders at Washington decked the building out in red, white and blue. The Honorees this year were:

Rev. Carlos Finch-Honored for Personal Accomplishments and Volunteerism

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Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was proud to be a part of the “Back to School Fair” held at Northwest Florida Community Hospital this year.  We donated pencils and pencil cases to over 500 families.  thankyouschool




More than 100 Signature HealthCARE (SHC) facilities were recognized this year for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) efforts by Providigm, which develops quality management systems for long-term care providers.

Our facility received “Basic Accreditation.”

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“You never get too old to enjoy life,” said a 91-year-old Signature resident who traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla. earlier this year, the fourth consecutive year Signature has taken groups of residents on vacation. Check out the video above for highlights from the trip, and be sure to click the links below for additional coverage.

Panama City Beach Vacation – 2015 on Facebook

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We would like to welcome Jeremy Clifton to our home as the new chaplain.  Jeremy  is from Rockingham, North Carolina.  He is married to Tiffany Parker, and they have two children.  Jeremy graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in North Carolina in ’99, then from The Baptist College of Florida in ’03.  He continued to study at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

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Are 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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