December’s elder spotlight of the month is Benton Veatch
Mr. Benton Veatch has been an elder at Westmoreland Care and Rehab for six months now and his wife Sue visits almost daily. Benton and Sue are longtime residents of Macon County and have been married for 55 years.
Benton worked as a farmer and a mechanic for most of his adult life. His wife Sue was a homemaker and raised 2 children. Both she and Benton attended church regularly and sang in a traveling gospel group.
Sue states that she never has to worry about Benton when she goes home. She also states that, “The facility is so clean and smells so nice.” Sue is proud to have Benton in a place where he receives such good care and where the staff work together.
Sue enjoys the atmosphere at Westmoreland Care and Rehab so much that she intends to volunteer her time at Westmoreland Care and Rehab when she is able. Sue loves the fact that she would be part of a family instead of just a staff member.
Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center recently participated in a disaster preparedness drill. We are very appreciative to the Sumner County EMS, Westmoreland Fire Department and the Westmoreland Police Department for their assistance with this training. It was a great experience for our staff to come together with emergency responders within the community to train and prepare for a disaster.
Westmoreland Care and Rehab is pleased to announce Melanie Paszkiewicz as our stakeholder of the month for November.
Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation is proud to introduce our Elder Spotlight of the Month:
Mack and Tamara Clark came to Westmoreland Care and Rehab from Kingsport TN. Tamara and Mack have both been in other facilities in the past and have been pleasantly surprised about the culture at Westmoreland Care and Rehab.
Mack is a Vietnam Veteran and has been happy with the amount of freedom, choices, and activities that are offered to him. He is very involved in facility life and enjoys running the bingo program and makes morning announcements to the other elders and stakeholders regarding daily activities and words of wisdom for the day. Mack states that the employees at Westmoreland Care and Rehab “go above and beyond” and states that this is the “best facility I have ever been at”.
Tamara is also very involved in facility life. She participates in most of the facility activities that are offered and enjoys going shopping and out to eat with the Quality of Life Department. Tamara states that she loves the food and states “this is the only facility I have been at where I have choices, and can order special orders, or even fresh vegetables”. She concurs with her husband that the staff at Westmoreland Care and Rehab go above and beyond. She states that, “the staff here really care about me”.
We honored five hometown heroes Thursday night. We honored Tabatha Clark, Lema Hollond, The Mays, Chester Taylor, and Carlos Laycock. We would like to thank all the family members, stakeholders, dietary department for all they do. We would also like to give a special thank you to our guest speaker David Mitchell and the Westmoreland High School Choir.
Westmoreland Care and Rehab hosted our annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday. We had the traditional turkey dinner with the trimmings. Our elders enjoyed the fellowship with their families!