News & Updates
Westmoreland Care and Rehab is pleased to announce Angie Brown as our stakeholder of the month for April.
Westmoreland Care and Rehab is pleased to announce Becca Thompson Gilbert as March stakeholder of the month. Becca has been a Certified Nurse Assistant since 2008 and has worked in health care at various jobs since she was 15 years old. She has been employed at Westmoreland Care and Rehab for one year.
Providigm’s Embracing Quality Awards Program recently awarded our team with its Advanced Accreditation honor. The industry award recognizes skilled nursing centers across the United States and Canada for achieving outstanding quality outcomes. Providigm’s Quality Assurance Performance Improvement program awards accreditation to top performing nursing homes and centers for a commitment to quality and excellence.
Westmoreland Care and Rehab Recognizes Candice Fields as Our February Stakeholder of the Month
Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce Holly Williams as the January stakeholder of the month.
Holly is a Licensed Practical Nurse and does wound care for the facility. She has year been a Licensed Practical Nurse for 8 years and has worked with Signature HealthCARE for 1 year.
Holly is a dedicated nurse and enjoys caring for the Elders. Holly is a team leader and guides the staff to care for the Elders in a compassionate and caring way.
Holly lives in Westmoreland with her husband of 8 years, Chris. Together they have a daughter, Lillie, and they care for their niece, Paige and nephews Marshall and Hunter. In her spare time, Holly enjoys working jigsaw puzzles, crafting and spending time with her family. Congratulations Holly!
Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce Amanda Sullivan as our Stakeholder of the month.
Amanda is a certified nurse assistant. She began her career here at Westmoreland Care and Rehab in our certified nurse assistant class in 2004. Amanda goes above and beyond to care for our elders and she is loved by everyone she cares for. Amanda is a dedicated team player and is willing to help a co-worker or train a new stakeholder. Amanda is loyal and dependable and takes pride in setting goals and completing her goals.
Signature Healthcare has created an amazing intergenerational program with our summer kid’s camps. As our camp came to end this summer, we wanted to do a fun and special activity with the campers, elders, and staff members. The program is beneficial for the children, elders, stakeholders, and the overall culture change of our communities.
This year at Westmoreland Care and Rehab we gave our elders and campers a unique opportunity to help people over 8,500 miles away from our hometown of Westmoreland, TN! The elders, campers, and staff members made tie dye shirts. We then sold the shirts for $5 dollars each. All money raised will be sent to the Philippines Ibasho Project! Detailed below is the description and purpose of the Ibasho Project. This was an incredible opportunity to teach our children and elders that they are able to help others all around the world!
Purpose of an Ibasho
With the simultaneous rise in the number of elders and in climate-related natural disasters, societies worldwide are facing two critical questions: How can we care for unprecedented numbers of elderly in our society? And how can we reduce the vulnerability of elderly populations affected by disasters and empower them to strengthen resilience? To create an effective response, we need both intelligent policy making and practical solutions emerging from citizen engagement.
Ibasho promotes the value of socially integrating elders and demonstrate the multi-generational social, economic, and environmental benefits of such a community in traditional, developing and modern societies.
Ibasho partners with local organizations and communities to design and create socially integrated and sustainable communities that value their elders. We create a place where elders find the opportunities to contribute to their community members of all ages
In April, 2014, five months after the typhoon Yolanda alit in the Philippines, Ibasho teams and HelpAge-COSE members visited five communities affected by the typhoon, including Barangay Bagong Buhay. The visitors helped assess the communities’ needs and exchanged ideas with local elders about how Ibasho can help elders to develop their livelihood projects that also benefit younger members of community.
Ibasho team chose Barangay Bagong Buhay as the site for an Ibasho project in October 2014 and organized a launching workshop with a group of local elders in January 2015. Since then, elders in Barangay Bagong Buhay have made tremendous progress, with the help of a local Ibasho coordinator, a minimal investment from Ibasho.org, and a donation from the Japanese elders in Ibasho House in Ofunato, Japan. Their efforts have strengthened the social ties of elders in the community, and enhanced visibility of their effort and its positive impacts on making their community a better place by harnessing the elders’ skills and experience to help mend a community traumatized by a natural disaster. The group of elders is slowly changing the perception about the role of elders in the Barangay Bagong Buhay.
Learn more at ibasho.org.