How Daily Activities Enrich the Life of Residents

 

by Sara Katula
Activities Director

The GRAND of Dublin

Activities Enrich the Life of Residents

Activities Grand of DublinEngaging residents in activities beyond routine primary care is an important indicator of quality of life in nursing homes. Having “choice of activities” and “activities that amount to something” is important for improving a sense of independence and positive self-image in nursing home residents. Activities can provide a sense of purpose when residents produce something.  Use skills from former careers, or giving a feeling that they make a contribution to something that is important.  Activities Enrich the Life of Residents.

When they first move into a nursing home most residents feel that they have no one to talk. Group activities allow residents to socialize with other residents and staff members creating a sense of friendship, and community.

Variety

Activities Grand of DublinThe variety of programs available in any nursing home depends on the health and interests of the residents. The range of activities should meet the needs of all residents. Residents express positive affects much more during times of activity then when they are not involved.  Having an ongoing activity program that accommodates resident’s interests will enhance their well-being, and quality of life. A person’s quality of life is influenced by a number of factors. Providing social and mental stimulating activities in a nursing home can increase quality of life. Activities are important because the majority of nursing home residents no longer work. Residents no longer cook their own meals, clean, or complete chores they used to do on a daily basis. The planning and implementation of activities comes from requests by residents, families, staff, and volunteers.

At The GRAND of Dublin

Examples of activities offered at The Grand of Dublin include:

  • Monthly birthday parties
  • Celebrations of various holidays
  • Musical events
  • Games
  • Outdoor activities
  • Trips
  • Religious services
  • Coffee or cocktail hours
  • Art, and crafts

Overall, activities provide nursing home residents with structure, foster socialization with peers, and give purpose to their lives. If you are interested in volunteering with our Activities Department, please contact us at 614-389-0822.

Hiring Assisted Living LPNs – Night Shift

We are currently looking for experienced LPNs to join our team at The Grand, located at 4500 John Shields Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017.

This position will be working in our 20 bed Assisted Living unit, duties will include, but not limited to med pass, and supervision of the Assisted Living unit.

The Grand has 143 beds consisting of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Independent Living.  You will be working at a one of a kind, state of the art facility in Central Ohio.

Our philosophy is to embrace the ideals of quality care, dignity, independence and vitality. By fostering these ideals for every individual, and by providing necessary skills and care, we promote health and welfare of both the individual and the community.

Company Overview

Vrable Healthcare is a growing Ohio company owned privately by a pharmacist and nurse with the vision of providing exceptional care across Ohio. We believe our first responsibility is to the patients we serve. We respect the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and find that compassion is essential to fostering healing and wholeness.

We believe our patients and their families deserve the best possible healthcare experience. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in all that we do. Teaching and learning are fundamental in our efforts.

We believe our employees are the source of our success. Our organization must reflect the rich diversity of our communities. We are committed to providing a work environment that enables our employees to fulfill their professional, family, and community responsibilities.

Our every action must advance our mission: To improve the Quality of Life & Health of those we serve.

Qualifications

  • Currently licensed as a LPN in Ohio.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of nursing experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.
  • LTC experience required.
  • Must have strong computer skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Completion of an approved course of practical or vocational nursing study.

Vrable Healthcare is a trusted name providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation services throughout Ohio.  We offer competitive wages and benefits including 401k, tuition assistance, and paid vacations.

Visit us online at www.vrablehealthcare.com

Interested in joining our team?  Qualified candidates should apply at www.applyatvhc.com

EOE

Hiring Assisted Living LPNs – Day Shift

Assisted Living LPNs – Day Shift

We are currently looking for experienced LPNs to join our team at The Grand, located at 4500 John Shields Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017.

This position will be working in our 20 bed Assisted Living unit, duties include, but not limited to med pass, and supervision of the Assisted Living unit.

The Grand has 143 beds consisting of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Independent Living.  You will be working at a one of a kind, state of the art facility in Central Ohio.

Our philosophy is to embrace the ideals of quality care, dignity, independence and vitality. By fostering these ideals for every individual, and by providing necessary skills and care, we promote health and welfare of both the individual and the community.

Company Overview

Vrable Healthcare is a growing Ohio company owned privately by a pharmacist and nurse with the vision of providing exceptional care across Ohio. We believe our first responsibility is to the patients we serve. We respect the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and find that compassion is essential to fostering healing and wholeness.

We believe our patients and their families deserve the best possible healthcare experience. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in all that we do. Teaching and learning are fundamental in our efforts.

We believe our employees are the source of our success. Our organization must reflect the rich diversity of our communities. We are committed to providing a work environment that enables our employees to fulfill their professional, family, and community responsibilities.

Our every action must advance our mission: To improve the Quality of Life & Health of those we serve.

Qualifications

  • Currently licensed as a LPN in Ohio.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of nursing experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.
  • LTC experience required.
  • Must have strong computer skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Completion of an approved course of practical or vocational nursing study.

Vrable Healthcare is a trusted name providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation services throughout Ohio.  We offer competitive wages and benefits including 401k, tuition assistance, and paid vacations.

Visit us online at www.vrablehealthcare.com

Interested in joining our team?  Qualified candidates should apply at www.applyatvhc.com

EOE

Hiring Assisted Living Hospitality Aides – Night Shift

Assisted Living Hospitality Aides – Night Shift

Night Shift 7pm – 7am

We are currently looking for Hospitality Aides to join our team at The Grand, located at 4500 John Shields Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017.  The position will work in our 20 bed Assisted Living Unit.

The Grand has 143 beds consisting of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Independent Living.  You will be working at a one of a kind, state of the art facility in Central Ohio.

Position Summary: Responsible for providing resident related (non-hands-on) care.

Position is applicable prior to successfully receiving state testing as a Nursing Assistant. Performs host/hostess duties in accordance with accepted standards of non-hands-on resident care

Our philosophy is to embrace the ideals of quality care, dignity, independence and vitality. By fostering these ideals for every individual, and by providing necessary skills and care, we promote health and welfare of both the individual and the community.

Company Overview

Vrable Healthcare is a growing Ohio company owned privately by a pharmacist and nurse with the vision of providing exceptional care across Ohio. We believe our first responsibility is to the patients we serve. We respect the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and find that compassion is essential to fostering healing and wholeness.

We believe our patients and their families deserve the best possible healthcare experience. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in all that we do. Teaching and learning are fundamental in our efforts.

We believe our employees are the source of our success. Our organization must reflect the rich diversity of our communities. We are committed to providing a work environment that enables our employees to fulfill their professional, family, and community responsibilities.

Our every action must advance our mission: To improve the Quality of Life & Health of those we serve.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  2. Capability of becoming a State Tested Nursing Assistant.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Education: Minimum of High School diploma.

We offer competitive wages and a benefit package.

If you are interested in a rewarding career please apply on line at www.applyatvhc.com.

Visit us at www.vrablehealthcareappone.com

Now Hiring Hospitality Aides

Hiring Assisted Living Hospitality Aides – Day Shift

Day Shift 7am – 7pm

 We are currently looking for Hospitality Aides to join our team at The Grand, located at 4500 John Shields Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017.  The position will work in our 20 bed Assisted Living Unit.

The Grand has 143 beds consisting of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Independent Living.  You will be working at a one of a kind, state of the art facility in Central Ohio.

Position Summary: Responsible for providing resident related (non-hands-on) care.

Position is applicable prior to successfully receiving state testing as a Nursing Assistant. Performs host/hostess duties in accordance with accepted standards of non-hands-on resident care

Our philosophy is to embrace the ideals of quality care, dignity, independence and vitality. By fostering these ideals for every individual, and by providing necessary skills and care, we promote health and welfare of both the individual and the community.

Company Overview

Vrable Healthcare is a growing Ohio company owned privately by a pharmacist and nurse with the vision of providing exceptional care across Ohio. We believe our first responsibility is to the patients we serve. We respect the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and find that compassion is essential to fostering healing and wholeness.

We believe our patients and their families deserve the best possible healthcare experience. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in all that we do. Teaching and learning are fundamental in our efforts.

We believe our employees are the source of our success. Our organization must reflect the rich diversity of our communities. We are committed to providing a work environment that enables our employees to fulfill their professional, family, and community responsibilities.

Our every action must advance our mission: To improve the Quality of Life & Health of those we serve.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  2. Capability of becoming a State Tested Nursing Assistant.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Education: Minimum of High School diploma.

We offer competitive wages and a benefit package.

If you are interested in a rewarding career please apply on line at www.applyatvhc.com.

Visit us at www.vrablehealthcareappone.com

2017 Christmas Prelude

As the temperatures drop and winter grows near, be sure to mark your calendars and save the date of December 2nd. We invite you to join us for our 2nd Annual Christmas Prelude at The GRAND of Dublin.

Breakfast with Santa from 9am to 10:30 am. $3 per person.

25+ Craft Vendors
Musical Performances throughout the day
Silent Auction
Bake Sale
Childen’s Crafts and Games
and more…

Let us know you’re going to attend by clicking “going’ on the event listing on our Facebook page.
Visit the Facebook Event page here. 

Utilizing The NeuroGym Sit-To Stand Trainer

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by Jeanne Seliskar, MA, CCC/SLP
Director of Rehabilitation

The GRAND of Dublin

The Rehab Department at The Grand of Dublin recently acquired a new piece of equipment to actively assist the standing motion while supporting the knees, trunk and arms to promote early mobility.  The NeuroGym Sit-To Stand Trainer uses a counter-weight mechanism to provide a safe and effective way to strengthen weight=bearing muscles and increase standing stability/balance and endurance.  Unlike other equipment used to passively lift people to a standing position or maintain them in a standing position, the Sit-To-Stand Trainer enables an individual to actively initiate the motion of standing up, even with weak musculature.  Through continued training and gradually reducing the counter-weight, a patient can increase target muscle strength and relearn the sit to stand skill.

neurogymThe keys to improved mobility and function in our rehab population that may exhibit considerable de-condition along with co-morbidities such as Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and /or Dementia, are:  1) Safely enabling mobility practice and 2) ensuring sufficient intensity of training.  Mobility is a key not only to improved function and quality of life, but it is a critical predictor of health in general.  The sciences of rehabilitation and kinesiology have evolved and we now understand that, with the proper support, individuals can maintain greater fitness and mobility.  Our equipment will facilitate recovery and allow our patients to progress more rapidly and completely toward real changes in functional mobility and consequently improved functional independence.  Quality of life is of great importance in the rehabilitation process and leads to individuals attaining their maximum potential during the recovery period.

The GRAND of Dublin is currently premiering the use of this equipment with amazing first use results.  The Rehabilitation Team at The GRAND is excited to use this new concept equipment to enhance the rehabilitation process and increase positive outcomes for their patients and residents.   For further information on how our Rehab Department can utilize the NeuroGym Sit-To Stand Trainer for you or a loved one, please contact the Rehab Department at 614-889-8585.