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June 2018

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From the Administrator’s Desk

This month, I wanted to share with you some information on Alzheimer’s Disease.  Many of you may have a loved one that has been affected by this disease and GRCC recognizes the need for family support when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  I have gathered some facts from Alzheimer’s Association so that we can promote a better understanding of the impact this disease has on our community and nation. 

• Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

• Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks

• Alzheimer's worsens over time. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. 

• Alzheimer's has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues. Although current Alzheimer's treatments cannot stop Alzheimer's from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Today, there is a worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, and prevent it from developing.  

• If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer's Association is the trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral and support to millions of people affected by the disease.

• Call the 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

 

GRANT REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER

LARKIN OURS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Each year, Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center presents a $2,500 scholarship award to one recipient in the tri-county area.  The recipient must be a high school senior or a current GRCC employee who is entering into a nationally certified nursing (RN) program in the state of West Virginia. This year, we are proud to announce that the scholarship award went to Petersburg High School graduate, and GRCC employee, Adrianna Waldron. 

Adrianna has been employed at GRCC since the summer of 2016. She is a member of the National Honor Society and will be attending Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College in August 2018. Adrianna is the daughter of Randy and Sandra Waldron of Petersburg.

 

Nursing News

National Nursing Assistant Week was June 14th-21st. Our aides were treated to cake and ice cream on June 20th. Each aide also received a gift; a token of our gratitude for all that they do. Thank you, Nursing Assistants, you are all greatly appreciated!

 

Nutrition Services’ News

On Father’s Day June17th, we served residents and guests a meal that was chosen by our resident council that consisted of steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn on cob, homemade hot rolls and peach cobbler. 

 

Employee of the Month

GRCC’s Employee of the Month for the month of June 2018 is Judy Redman. Judy is a CNA and works primarily as a Restorative Aide. She has been employed here at Grant Rehab & Care since 1983. 

A resident of Moorefield, Judy enjoys the time she spends here working with both residents and staff. In her free time, she enjoys reading and doing word search puzzles. 

 

Activities

The month of June has seen the residents doing their favorite activities, especially the games of bingo and flip. The residents had made a request to play some active games so we have added these games to the calendar 2 times per week. On Wednesdays, the residents compete against each other in various games, which also aid in keeping arms and hands working. The winners are awarded a dollar for their efforts. A snack and a drink are often included in the activity. 

The monthly birthday party was held on the 20th of June and the Harman’s came to entertain during the party. June is also the month that we take residents shopping at Walmart. The 27th will be the day for several of them to go on that trip. We will be taking shorter trips this year so as many residents who wish to go shopping can go. We try to take some shopping trips closer to Christmas and even go to the mall in LaVale to shop and spend the day.  A special thank-you to all who help to make these trips special for the residents. 

Looking forward to July, the activity department will be doing picnics with the resident for all who can participate. We do have several volunteers who are having health issues and have not been able to volunteer, we remember them in prayer and hope they will be back with us soon. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact the Activity Department for an application. 

The Activity Department is still trying to find 2 people who would like to work in the Activity Department on a part time basis. If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact Barbara Mauzy ACD, Activity Director (304-257-4233 ext. 249) for information and an application or submit one on our website.     

 ~Barbara L Mauzy ADC, Activity Director 

 

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