Becca Gilbert Honored with March Stakeholder of the Month


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.

Becca is married to James Gilbert, and they will celebrate 1 year of marriage in June 2018. They reside in Westmoreland, TN. In her spare time, Becca enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, sewing, family and cookouts.

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Westmoreland Care Earns Industry Honor

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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.

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Candice Fields Honored with February 2018 Stakeholder of the Month

Westmoreland Care and Rehab Recognizes Candice Fields as Our February Stakeholder of the Month


Candice is a Registered Nurse and has been at Westmoreland Care and Rehab since December 2015. Candice started her nursing career as a certified nurse assistant and worked while obtaining her nursing degree. She has been a registered nurse for 20 years. She has worked many areas of nursing including the ER in a hospital, labor and delivery, nursery and was charge nurse. Candice worked home health for 15 years before joining the team at Westmoreland Care and Rehab.
Candice is married to Chris Fields. They will celebrate 20 years of marriage this October. They have two children Nathan 16 and Emily 14. They reside in Defeated Creek, TN.
In her spare time Candice enjoys gardening and working in her flowers. She enjoys reading and watching her daughter play basketball and softball. Congratulations Candice!

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Holly Williams Honored with January 2018 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!

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Great Place to Work

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Independent analysts at Great Place to Work® have crunched the numbers and determined that Signature HealthCARE is, indeed, a great workplace. Signature HealthCARE earned this distinction in 2018 based on extensive ratings given by its stakeholders in anonymous surveys.

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January 2017 Stakeholder of the Month

Barbara Travelstead

Westmoreland Care and Rehab is pleased to announce Barbara Travelstead as our stakeholder of the month for January. Barbara works in environmental services has been at Westmoreland Care and Rehab for 12 years.

Barbara is a compassionate and dedicated worker. She states, “I enjoy getting up and coming to work and being with our elders.” Barbara is quick to do what is needed to ensure the elders rooms are clean and well kept. She is also glad to assist the elders with needed requests.

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Stakeholder of the Month

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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.

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Back to School Ibasho Bash

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, 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.

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Independence Celebration

This past week at Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation we celebrated our country’s independence with our annual Independence Celebration. The weather was rainy, but we still had a great turnout and brought of all our activities inside!

We provided free food and drinks to all families, elders, and guests attending the event. EJ Ryder’s band provided us with live music. We held a huge cake walk in the common area of our facility. Elders, children, and families all participated in the cake walk! Our elders loved being a part of it. Kids played games such as twister, mini golf, coloring/painting activities, and getting their faces painted! The weather cleared by night time and we were able to end the night with an incredible firework show!

Our silent auction had several items for our guests to bid on. Westmoreland Council of the Arts had a photo booth set up in the front lobby. Westmoreland local Hope Clinic provided shirts, prizes, and giveaways throughout the night!

Thanks to everyone who attended or participated in the event! Our Fall Festival will be Thursday October 27th, 2016.

Elder Spotlight: Shirley Starks

Shirley Starks, an elder Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation, is a very special person. Shirley loves living at Westmoreland and attends several activities on a daily basis. Shirley also participates in our Music and Memory Program. Music and Memory is a program designed to provide elders with their own personalized music playlist, iPod, and headphones. Shirley requested all Vince Gill music on her playlist and we were able to provide her with the music she wanted. Listening to Vince Gill is a simple pleasure that makes Shirley happy! One of her favorite Vince Gill Songs is “Go Rest High on That Mountain.” Shirley said, “I love listening to my music, it makes me so happy. His voice is so good and I love hearing him sing.” Shirley also likes to watch Vince Gill’s music videos on our new IN2L computer!

Westmoreland Care and Rehab currently has 17 elders participating in Music and Memory, all with their own personalized playlists! We take pride in providing our elders with person directed care! To learn more about Music and Memory click HERE.

Recently, Shirley requested we take her to one of her favorite restaurants in Portland, Tennessee. She wanted to go the 109 Restaurant, so we took Shirley and some other elders. Shirley was so excited to be back at one of her favorite restaurants! Shirley went to the 109 Restaurant every day before coming to Westmoreland Care and Rehab. She was such a regular at the restaurant the restaurant always kept her same seat available each day! Shirley said, “I didn’t think I would ever be able to come back here again when I moved to Westmoreland Care and Rehab.”

During the outing, Shirley told elders and staff about her table, the history of the portraits on the wall, how the food always tasted great, and how she knew the owners of the restaurant. Shirley was so happy and excited to go back to the 109 Restaurant and we are happy to provide Shirley with a person centered activity that makes her feel that much joy!

As an Eden Alternative facility, the focus of our activities and care are based on the elder’s individual needs and preferences. Shirley is just one of many elders at Westmoreland Care and Rehab that we provide with person directed care. The Eden Alternative Principle number six states: “Meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit. The opportunity to do things that we find meaningful is essential to human health.” Westmoreland Care and Rehab has learned during our culture change journey, that person directed care key part to improving the overall quality of life for our elders! For more information on the Eden Alternative please visit .