A Hero’s Journey

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Ronald Balyeat was admitted to Signature Healthcare of Galion after experiencing complication resulting in foot surgery and had received extensive care at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, OH.  Upon admission, Mr. Balyeat presented with non-weight bearing status of right foot, standing tolerance was less than a minute, inability to walk and manage stairs, and  difficulty in completing Activities of Daily Living (e.g.,  dressing, bathing).  These deficits greatly impacted his quality of life and independence at home.

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Spirituality LearnFEST draws crowd for virtual learning conference

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More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.

And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.

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Signature HealthCARE – 2014 Year In Review

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View the SHC 2014 Year In Review

Expansion. Adaptation. Innovation.

These words, in many ways, defined 2014 for Signature HealthCARE. The Revolution brought our total number of locations to 125. We welcomed new centers to the family and took pivotal steps to position SHC as an integrated care network capable of meeting health care needs across the full spectrum of care. We expanded into new business lines while continuing to enhance and invest in existing service offerings.

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Happy Veterans Day From Signature HealthCARE

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This Veterans Day, Signature HealthCARE would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our nation’s military veterans, and those still actively serving. We especially want to thank all of our residents and stakeholders who served our country.

Happy Veterans Day from the Signature family to yours.

New Out Patient and In Patient Rehabilitation Service

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Signature HealthCARE of Galion is excited to offer a new therapy modality called VitalStim®.  VitalStim® is used for those who have dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).

It is a type of electrical stimulation that helps to stimulate the nerves and subsequently the muscles that are attached to them.  It is often utilized for those who have suffered strokes or other traumatic injuries that have affected their swallowing integrity.  The VitalStim® Therapy System is an adjunctive modality to traditional exercise that unites the power of electrical stimulation with the benefits of swallowing exercises.

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Signature HealthCARE of Galion participates in annual film festival

Signature recently held its Hometown Film Festival, an annual event in which nursing home residents create original films to compete for funds to go on vacation. Scripts are largely written by nursing home residents, who also star in the films. In 2014, more than 25 films were submitting, including the one above by Signature HealthCARE of Galion.

We hope you enjoy!

 

Tune into SHC Hall of Fame Livestream Oct. 9

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For those unable to attend a SHC Hall of Fame ceremony, we’re bringing the celebration to you with four sites that were selected to have their ceremonies broadcast live via our website.

On October 9, 2014, 99 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 400 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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