An Inspiring Stakeholder Testimonial

For National CNA Week, our Admissions and Marketing Director shared her testimonial with us about why she loved being a CNA.

Robin Lyle said, “This may sound like a sad story but it isn’t. I have been with SHC Erin for almost 21 years. I have done many jobs and one of them is a CNA. Every day there was this little man who met me at the door and would say, ‘Robbie pray for me today.’ So I would stop and say a prayer. In 2006 my son Cody, who also worked here, was killed in a tragic car accident. I was off for about 2 weeks. The day I returned that little man was standing at the door, tears rolling down his face. I opened the door and he said, ‘Robbie I need to pray for you today.’ I realized at that moment, I needed them just as much as they needed me.”

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A Night on Bourbon Street

We celebrated prom this year New Orleans style. Our décor included cardboard streetscape made by QOL team, Bourbon Street balconies, masks and fleur de lis balloons. We had great food and jazz music. Our main dining room looked like we were walking down Bourbon Street ready to celebrate Mardi Gras.

The Elders started preparing weeks in advance. Finding just the right dress, suit and most important the perfect date! Hair styles and make up was discussed daily in the beauty shop. Formal invitations were sent to families and friends of the community. The Elders help with making table pieces, making balloon arch and as always their great advice.

After many hours of getting the décor and food just right, it was time to get the night started. The Elders arrived in formal dresses and suits with their dates and families on their arms. They enjoyed listening to the jazz music until requesting dancing music! The Kind and Queen were voted on and finally revealed. Our King and Queen have been married for 70 years, and they were honored to have been chosen. They danced together while everyone cheered them on. They danced, ate and visited with family and friends for many hours.

We had one Elder that was calling herself a “cougar” and telling everyone she had the youngest date. She had asked one of our 17 year old hospitality aides for her date. He accepted not really know what he might be getting into but wanting to give a special night. He made sure their outfits matched and brought her a gorgeous corsage that night. They set at their own table, he served her punch and prepared her plate, he was the perfect date. They had been dancing during the night but when the crowd had thinned she wanted to get out her wheelchair, stand and dance. He wheeled her on the floor, helped her up out of her wheelchair and then he held her while they swayed to the music! All you could see was a great big smile and you knew at that moment she was just like anybody else dancing the night away at her very own prom!

“It is a great night for everyone, Elders, caregivers and families. With all the décor, food and music, it takes them away from reality to a place where wonderful memories are made.” – Lisa Moore

“Watching the Elders of this home smile and enjoy themselves on a regular basis just brings joy to everyone’s heart.” – Barry Cotton

The Emerald Queens Pageant

The Annual Irish Celebration is a big deal here in Erin. Each year, our lovely ladies participate in the Emerald Queens Pageant. This year we had nine ladies participate, and as you can see they had the best time. Everyone that attends says it is the best pageant ever.

Our winner was Dorothy Sammons, first runner up was Sandra Bristow, second runner up was Betty Weber, and third runner up was Gail Garmon.

Laurel’s Night Out

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We all have things that we take for granted and don’t even realize it. When Mrs. Laurel got a call from her daughter that her granddaughter’s last basketball game and Senior appreciation was coming up, she didn’t even consider going, she was excited for her granddaughter. However, Mrs. Laurel’s heart felt heavy. She knew how important this event would be to her granddaughter, and since her stroke, she had missed many things in her grandchildren’s lives. Mrs. Laurel wanted to go, so she did what she always does when she has a problem: she prayed and then took the problem to  Administrator Barry Cotton. She asked if there would be a way that she could go see her granddaughter play, watch her be announced as a senior, and go to the banquet afterwards. Barry went to the quality of life department and made it happen.

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Signature HealthCARE Named to 2015 Modern Healthcare’s List of “Best Places to Work in Healthcare”

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Signature HealthCARE is proud to once again be named to Modern Healthcare​’s list of “Best Places to Work in Healthcare!” Only 100 nominees make the list each year and this is the fourth time Signature HealthCARE has been named to the list! The ranked order of nominees will be revealed in October.

To see the full list, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1PqBuQk

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Signature residents ‘catch a wave to adventure’ on Florida trip

“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

Signature HealthCARE Quality of Life Blog

Signature HealthCARE Legislative Lady Blog

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Neighborhood Watch Graduation

We are so blessed to have our local law enforcement as part of our family. Our Elders, Families & Staff feel safe know we are being looked after.
I have to say, I was so proud of our elders that graduated. They worked so hard training and getting to know what law enforcement really was all about. Can’t wait for our next class.

Rain Didn’t Stop Us

Our 4th of July here at SHC of Erin was not ruined by the rain. It started raining and people  kept coming, eating, playing games, listening to a live band without missing a lick.  And just like that it was time to start the show and the rain had stopped. For 20 minutes of the most spectacular show in the area.