News & Updates
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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.
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.
Signature HealthCARE of Galion is excited to offer a new therapy modality called VitalStim®. VitalStim® is used for those who have dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).
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!
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.
The Hall Of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE designed to honor the lives and accomplishments of our residents, stakeholders, volunteers, and others who have had such an impact on our centers, communities, and nation.
On October 9, 2014, 87 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 350 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.
Signature HealthCARE has been in the renovation process at the Galion facility. With phase one almost complete in the $1 million renovation, the facility as a whole is welcoming the new home-style look as an additional way to continue improving the quality of life for both short-term and long-term care and rehabilitation patients. Signature HealthCARE has been revolutionizing the framework of short-term and long-term care for almost a decade now and leads the market in providing superior healthcare to all their residents and patients.
With the first phase of construction completed, SHC of Galion is continuing to focus on the core components of Signature HealthCARE which are spirituality, entrepreneurship, and education. Holistic care has proven through independent research to increase one’s quality of life, increase healing, and increase various therapy modalities. CEO, Daniel Wylie, stated, “The physical changes of the building are important but what is most important is the cultural changes that are taking place. We strive to make a difference in every one of our residents and stakeholders lives. We are continuing to earn the trust of our residents on a daily basis through quality healthcare, daily activities, and other therapy modalities.
One of the major differences that sets Signature HealthCARE apart from other short-term and long-term care facilities is the department of spirituality. Director of Spirituality Chaplain Derrick Martin stated, “Having the freedom to choose to worship in your own way is something that hasn’t been practiced in the realm of long-term care. Giving not only our residents but also their families and our stakeholders the ability and tools needed to worship and practice their faith and beliefs is significant to the holistic care model. Our department encourages and promotes all faiths and beliefs and we enjoy that great diversity.”
Signature HealthCARE of Galion will be hosting an open house for the community to come out and visit and see the number of renovations and also talk with residents, stakeholders, and administration. SHC of Galion works with both medicare and medicaid as well as numerous insurances and supplemental companies. For more information about SHC of Galion contact us today at 419-468-7544 to schedule a tour.
Today several elders and staff members went to the Richland Carrousel located in Mansfield, Ohio. The Richland Carrousel was opened in 1990 and is one of the only few all wooden, hand carved carrousels in the United States. Mansfield is home of the Carousel Works Company which is known world wide for their handcrafted and hand carved animals and carrousel figures. The Richland Carrousel has been featured on several television programs including Built in America with John Ratliff.
Taken from the Carrousels website, they state:
The carrousel figures were carved in the style of G. A. Dentzel, one of the most revered carvers of the early 1900’s. All 52 figures were designed, carved and painted by Carousel Works of Mansfield. Carrousel Works also restored the antique rounding boards, mirrors and mural frames. There are 30 horses and 22 menagerie figures, including four bears, four ostriches, four cats, four rabbits, a goat, giraffe, lion, tiger, zebra and a mythical hippocampus (part horse, part fish). A Stinson Band Organ, made by the Stinson Pipe Organ Co. of Bellefontaine, Ohio, provides rousing music for carrousel riders. The inside animals on the carrousel go 3.71 miles per hour while the outside animals go 6.77 MPH.
It was a wonderful time and the elders had a super time of laughs, smiles, and fun! We are so blessed to be in such a great location in Ohio to have so many various activities to attend. Several residents said it had been over 50 years since they have been able to go back to the carrousel.
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For more information on The Carousel Works Company click HERE.
SHC of Galion placed first in several categories in the recent survey of the Galion Inquirer. We are so proud to be a part of the Galion Community and we are continuing to grow every day in building new relationships and revolutionizing long-term healthcare forever!