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Westmoreland Care and Rehab Nursing Home in Tn

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Westmoreland, Tenn. – Westmoreland Care & Rehabilitation Center has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2014 list.

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When you mention the Grand Ole Opry at Westmoreland Care and Rehab, people get excited! The Grand Ole Opry celebrated its 89th Birthday this year and we were able to get tickets for some of our Elders and Stakeholders. (We had so many people who wanted to go that we had to draw names out of a hat.)They got to see Craig Morgan perform in the Birthday Concert at the Opry House and to see the beautiful fall decorations displayed on the grounds. Ryan Malo, Quality of Life Assistant at WCRC said, “The seats were great and Craig Morgan was awesome!” All of the Elders had a great time and are making plans to be there when the Opry turns 90.

Since 2005, Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center has inducted upwards of 50 people into our facility’s Hall of Fame Cafe. Over the years, artists, teachers, public servants, veterans and volunteers have been honored for their service to the community.

On October 9, 2014, we honored five more local heroes; Fred Creasy for Military Service, Florence Pardue for Public Service, Gene Tucker for Volunteerism, Jerry Kirby for Leadership and Peggy Akins for Personal Accomplishments. No matter what their contribution has been, they all have had one thing in common; their life choices have made a positive and lasting impact on the lives of others. We are honored to have the chance to “Thank” them all for a life well spent.

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 Westmoreland Care & Rehab.

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Coronary Artery Disease

It is a common belief that cancer is the number one cause of death in the United States.  However, it is actually heart disease or coronary artery disease that is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 13 million Americans.

Coronary arteries are the pipeline to the heart for oxygen and nutrients found in the blood stream.  They start out in infants as smooth and elastic but over time may become narrow and rigid, restricting the blood flow, and thus the oxygen and nutrients, the heart must have to continue doing its job.  What causes this change in the inside of the arteries?  It is usually plaque buildup, which in turn causes inflammation and inflammatory cells that further restrict the blood flow.  The plaque can form as a result of improper dietary habits, little or no exercise, smoking, and, in some cases, heredity.

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SHC Hall of Fame

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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Tonya Jones

Westmoreland Care and Rehab is pleased to announce Tonya Jones as our stakeholder of the month for October.

Tonya is the administrative assistant/payroll officer and works in the business office. Tonya is always willing to lend a helping hand to her co-workers and enjoys assisting the elders with their finances. Tonya is the front line person that everyone sees or hears as she is the friendly helpful voice that answers the phone and she is the first person you see when you come in the building.

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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.

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Congestive Heart Failure: also known as Heart Failure or CHF

Congestive Heart Failure is a condition in which the heart’s ability to pump oxygen rich blood is inadequate. Congestive heart failure is caused by diseases that weaken the muscles of the heart, diseases that stiffen the heart muscle or by diseases that increase the oxygen demands of the heart.

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Each year, we here at Westmoreland Care & Rehab send two of our elders on a vacation of a lifetime. This year, the elders have chosen Disney World in Orlando, Florida! With your participation in our 1st Annual “Angling for Elders” Bass Tournament, we will be able to provide funds toward this trip. Prizes include gift cards and products from our sponsors and a Biggest Bass Cash payout! We thank you for your support and hope to see you at Flippers Bait & Tackle on September 27th, 2014. Breakfast/Lunch available on-site.

When:  September 27th, 2014

Time:  First safe light/ Daybreak

Weigh In:  1:00 p.m.

Cost: $60 per Boat

Location: Flippers Bait & Tackle– Gallatin, TN

Registration: Flippers Bait & Tackle

On or before 9/27/2014 

Four Westmoreland Care and Rehab Center elders recently competed in the Signature Hometown Senior Olympics. The theme was Destination Vacation and the elders competed in nine games that were themed to the three vacation options this year: Disney World, Gatlinburg, and Panama City Beach.

The four who attended were Linda Blake, Tommie Wilburn, Michael Stone, and Rollon Gass. Team Westmoreland had a great time and every member won at least one individual medal (eight medals total). They also won two team awards: the Spirit Award and the Most Points Overall. We were all super excited to participate in this year’s Hometown Region 1 Olympics and look forward to bringing home more “hardware” next year!