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'Nurturing' nursing homes

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

On Tuesday, Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw signed a proclamation declaring May 10-16, to be National Nursing Home Week in Brazil. Looking on are (from left) Cloverleaf Healthcare Community Liaison Lisa Hay, Exceptional Living Center Executive Director Lisa Bloesing and Marketing Director Kimmi Lee. The theme for the 2009 National Nursing Home Week is "Nurturing a Love that Lasts." Jason Jacobs Photo. [Order this photo]
In honor of National Nursing Home Week (May 10-16), two area facilities will be conducting special events.

The theme for this year is "Nurturing a Love that Lasts," which Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville, is taking to heart through several events throughout the week.

Cloverleaf will have a Mother's Day Luncheon at the facility from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Sunday's focus will be "Nurturing the Spirit," featuring music and stories with Chester Hapenny at 2 p.m.

On Monday, May 11, Cloverleaf will be "Nurturing with Care," highlighted by a performance from the Northview High School Jazz Band at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12, will focus on "Nurturing the Young at Heart," featuring a balloon lift at 10 a.m., and Carnival Day at 2 p.m.

The facility will be "Nurturing with a Loving Touch," with Spa Day, all throughout Wednesday, May 13.

"Nurturing the Family" is the focus of the events for Thursday, May 14, as Cloverleaf will feature a family pitch-in dinner from 5:30-7 p.m., with music provided by Ron Rodgers.

The facility will close out the week by "Nurturing the Generations" Friday, May 15, as residents of the facility will be scrapbooking the week's events with Mrs. Shorter's fourth-grade class from East Side Elementary School at 9:30 a.m., and ice cream sundaes at 1:30 p.m.

Exceptional Living Center of Brazil will also have a number of themed events to celebrate National Nursing Home Week, many of which will begin at 2 p.m.

On Monday, the residents will celebrate Balloon Day by making piņatas and having a balloon release.

Tuesday's Western Day activities will feature a western sing-a-long at 4:30 p.m., while a cookout/luau will be the highlight of Hawaiian Day Wednesday.

Residents will travel back in time to celebrate Fifties Day Thursday with a sock hop dance, and finish off the week with carnival fun and games and breaking of the piņatas Friday during Carnival Day.

Times for the events are subject to change. For questions or more information, contact Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville at 446-2309, or Exceptional Living Center of Brazil at 443-4111.

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These places have issues. For quality care go to TH.

-- Posted by wattawatta on Thu, May 7, 2009, at 8:16 AM

I have never written into the comment section before, but I have read the opinions of others- so here is the response that I must relate to those of you who live in our county.

I have worked and lived in Clay County for most of my life. I have raised 3 children and have 8 beautiful grandchildren. I, myself, am a nurse and have worked in management for many years.

Apparently, wattawatta has had a bad experience in the past that has made them think that all places within the county are bad and that things never change (as I get older, I realize that things change everyday).

I have had wonderful experiences with all of the facilities that have been in Clay County over the years. The Clay County Health Center and Holly Hill are now one. CCHC was a wonderful place to work, with down-home caring people when I worked there. My grandmother passed away in that building and I hate to see it go. Holly Hill has cared for an aunt and many family friends- there was never a concern during our stay. Cloverleaf is the current home of my great-aunt. They are always kind and considerate to her and she has enjoyed the people that have cared for her.

I would much rather have people that I know, or know of caring for a loved one. Why would we want to send family to another county to be cared for and be that far from us in a crisis situation.

Clay County Long Term Care- Exceptional Living and Cloverleaf- Hats off to you and the care you provide. May we always have you to care for our families- and someday for us!!

-- Posted by mom3gma8 on Thu, May 7, 2009, at 12:39 PM

I just want to say when I saw the heading "Nurturing" nursing homes" on the front page of the Times today I was pretty much stunned. My mother was in the nursing home in Knightsville until this week. We were ask to find a another "place for Mom" earlier in the year. We were referred by the administrative staff to various facilities that were located in such places as Matoon, IL, Scottsburg, IN, Washington, IN and Indianapolis. At that time we asked these people if they had been to any of the facilities and they admitted to us that they had not; but, that they would not refer us to any place that would not be appropriate for my "Dear Mother". It is bad enough to have to put a parent or relative in a nursing home but let me tell you for the administrative staff of a nursing home to tell you they "can't take care of your 89 year old mom because of her behaviors" is devastating. I was later told by one of the administrative staff that we either find a place that would accept her or they would give me a 30 day notice of eviction and that they had already secured a bed for her at a facility on the East side of Indianapolis. My daughter, my aunt and I went to this facility and took a tour. We found out very fast that it wasn't a place that we wanted to take "our loved one". Needless to say we were very upset. We finally found a small facility located in Terre Haute that had a "Heart" and agreed to take her. Until the new facility could secure a room, we began going to the Knightsville facility and talking to her nurses at various times. When we ask how she was doing they would say, "when she has a problem we know how to redirect her". For the most part the nursing staff didn't have a problem with her. We requested a meeting in April with the administrator and ask her to reconsider having us move mother to another facility. The administrative staff insisted that they were being "pro-active" in having her removed from their facility. They said that they were afraid that she would hurt a resident or get hurt by another resident. However, in the 6 months that she was a resident she nor any one else was injured by the - less than 5 foot - 120 pound - 89 year old - in a wheel chair. It is so sad that my mother was born in Cardonia and has lived in Clay County all of her life and now she is no longer a resident. On a positive note. She seems very content at the new "Caring/Nurturing" facility. "Nurturing a Love that Lasts", "Nurturing the Spirit", "Nurturing with Care", "Nurturing the Young at Heart", "Nurturing with a Loving Touch", "Nurturing the Family" and "Nurturing the Generation"..... Bah Humbug not likely at the Knightsville facility.

-- Posted by Sharma on Thu, May 7, 2009, at 7:01 PM

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