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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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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, FL! 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

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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 9 games that were themed to the 3 vacation options this year; Disney World, Gatlinburg and Panama City Beach.

The 4 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, 8 medals total. They also won 2 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!

debbie 001Westmoreland Care and Rehab is pleased to announce Debra Troutt as the stakeholder of the month for September.
Debra works in laundry and has been with Signature HealthCARE since October 2010. She is a dedicated worker and enjoys making sure the Elders laundry is done the way they would have done it at home. She looks forward to the interaction she has with the Elders when delivering their laundry to them and enjoys the stories the Elders tell her.
Debra has three children and nine wonderful grandchildren whom she loves spending time with when not at work.
Debra has an identical twin sister and they were born on Christmas day. On her days off, they spend the day together shopping, eating out and just being together.
Her co-workers say she is an amazing person, a hard worker and she is fun to work with.
Congratulations Debra!

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WCRC Reflect Winner

 

Reflect N Us Art Gallery and Competition is a great way for us, as Long Term Care providers to acknowledge and honor the individual talents of our elders. This year, Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center had 16 entries from several different elders in the annual competition. We had entries in multiple categories and two of our elders won with their artwork.

For the second year in a row, Gloria Lamar won in her category. This year’s entry was entitled “Self Portrait” and was entered alongside 22 other entries in the Graphite Pencil category. Before the accident that left her unable to use her gifts, Gloria was a very talented artist, illustrator, singer, and writer. It is a true blessing for us to be able to show her artwork in our home, but it is an even greater blessing to be able to share it with the world.

PJ Maxey also entered two photographs in the competition and his “Rock Star Lilies” photograph was the Overall Grand Champion, garnering the highest number of votes among over 620 entries. PJ always liked to take pictures and share his memories with others. He had never considered taking photographs for a competition before this one. There were originally six photographs that he considered, but he eventually settled on two for the competition. Sadly, PJ passed away just over two weeks before the winners were announced.

Others from Westmoreland Care and Rehab who participated were Eunice Borders, Jewell Calvert, Jewel Cothron, Mary Davis, Dennie Frye, Rollon Gass, Velva Marsh, Faye Troutt, Eveline West, Ruth Woodard, and several children from Camp Signature who participated in the “Handprints of Love” Group Art project.

We proudly display the artwork of many of the elders who live or have lived at Westmoreland Care and Rehab and we invite you to come by sometime and take a look.

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Westmoreland Care and Rehab is pleased to announce Kevin Denny as our Stakeholder of the month for August.

Kevin is an occupational therapy assistant and works in the therapy department. Kevin has worked for Westmoreland Care and Rehab ten years and has been an occupational therapy assistant for twenty years. His passion for the elders is demonstrated daily. The elders and staff love it when Kevin gets his guitar to play and sing for them. Every Friday, Kevin has an exercise group in the sitting area where he plays his guitar and together the staff and the elders sing and exercise. Kevin is a talented singer/songwriter. He has written many songs while working here.

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Have you ever seen Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, or David Ortiz hit a home run? In his lifetime, Michael Stone has seen all three. He remembers what it was like to sit in Fenway and watch the greats of the game take their turn at bat. And now, he has new memories of Fenway Park and an awesome game that went 10 innings and made Red Sox history with David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hitting back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to win the game, two to one over the Minnesota Twins.

The excitement that I could feel emanating from him in the days leading up to Signature’s Boston Vacation was amazing. He talked about all of the places that he loved and wished he was still living in that Northeastern city that he was so fond of. Michael told me stories of his life in Boston when he was young and about attending Boston University for a short time. While in Boston, Michael was able to have breakfast with a cousin that he hadn’t seen in 25 years.  To have the opportunity to go on vacation was awesome, but for Michael, it was more than a vacation–it was like going home.

There is no other feeling like the one you have when you get a new car. That is exactly what it was like for our elders as we waited for their new ride. As we sat out front with our balloons, pompoms, and posters, the anticipation in the air was palpable. When the bus rolled up, people started pouring out of our home, shouting and snapping pictures. The poor delivery lady must have thought we were nuts! She barely had enough time to get out before we were loading people on.

The joy on the faces of our elders as we loaded anyone who wanted to get onboard and have a look inside reminded me of why I get up and come to work every day. To see and hear the reactions almost brought me to tears. To have elders in wheelchairs realize that they won’t have such a long wait between outings, because we can now take four wheelchairs instead of one was awesome! I will never forget the glow on James Massingille’s face as we loaded him inside and I asked, “Well James, what do you think?” and his reply was, “I love it!”

In those rare times when we stop counting the cost and just soak up the priceless moments, that is when we come to realize what life is all about. This was a truly blessed day at Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center and we are so very thankful.

All I can say is, “Look out world, here we come!”

When we think of the 4th of July, most people think of cookouts and the gathering of family and friends. That is exactly what we hope to bring to Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center every year as we plan our annual 4th of July Celebration. This event offers families, friends and the community an opportunity to come out and have some fun with elders who have been a part of this community and nearby communities their entire lives.

This year’s 4th of July Celebration offered something for everyone. We had live music in our Common Area provided by local musicians; Lyle Cook, Herman Hardin, Jimmy Brawner, and Charlie Cook. We snacked on cookies, popcorn, and snow cones, and there were grilled hotdogs, chips, and drinks for everyone.  (Thanks to Rick McClure, Grill Master Extraordinaire!) The kids played games, won prizes, rode the miniature train and went on a hayride provided by members of the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce. The Cake Walk was a big hit with elders and guests alike. Our Silent and Live Auctions provided some great deals and aided in support of many future activities and outings, including our annual Elder Vacation – an all-expenses-paid vacation for two elders to a location of their choice; a choice that no other Long-Term Care organization in the country offers to its elders. The highlight of the night was a beautiful fireworks display. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, and participated, we couldn’t do it without you!