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News & Events

2303, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 23

March 23, 2020

Dear Families, Friends and Staff Members,

I want to update each of you on measures we are taking to help improve communication with our loved ones. Abbyshire Place and Vrable Healthcare have purchased tablets to set up skype accounts dedicated to allowing family, friends and residents the ability to more freely communicate during this […]

2003, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 20

On behalf of Abbyshire Place and Vrable Healthcare, our concerns go out to all those impacted by COVID-19.  As always, our focus remains on the health and safety of our residents and staff.

We continue to monitor the latest information from local and state of Ohio Departments of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

1703, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 17

March 17, 2020

Dear Families, Friends and Staff Members,

As the nation and the healthcare industry continue to deal with the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, I want to thank everyone for their patience while we deal with this national emergency.  I especially want to thank our staff members.   Long Term Care workers are a special group.  I have […]

1303, 2020

COVID-19 Update – TRUMP DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY

March 13, 2020

ATTENTION FAMILY AND VISITORS:

RE: COVID-19 Update – TRUMP DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY

Vrable Healthcare, Inc. and Abbyshire Place continue to work with all governmental bodies to limit the transmission of COVID-19. President Trump recently declared a national emergency. In his speech he called for skilled nursing facilities to suspend all visitations to nursing homes absent […]

1203, 2020

COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2020

ATTENTION FAMILY AND VISITORS:

RE: COVID-19 Update

Vrable Healthcare, Inc. and Abbyshire Place are working in coordination with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), the Ohio Department of Health (“ODH”) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) on limiting the transmission of COVID-19.

ODH recently released additional guidance on how skilled nursing […]

1507, 2019

Dealing with Nursing Home Guilt

Dealing with Nursing Home Guilt
Alicia Simpkins
Director of Admissions
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
How do you place a loved one in a nursing home when you are overcome with guilt, shame and anxiety? It is a question many families and caregivers face daily. The feeling of guilt or that you have let your parent down is […]

306, 2019

Central Supply Checkup

Central Supply Checkup
Connie Kingery
Central Supply Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
As this time of year comes around, (open window for our yearly State Inspection), I always try to be on my toes to make sure I have a little extra of everything in the building.

These items are on my check off list:

Make sure all […]

705, 2019

Transitioning a Dementia Loved One to A Skilled Nursing Facility

Transitioning a Dementia Loved One to A Skilled Nursing Facility
Michelle Gilmore
Director of Nursing
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Imagine you wake up, slightly chilled in a silent, dark room.  You don’t know where you are, how you got there, or the time of the day.  You look around the room to see only a strange button […]

804, 2019

Discharge Planning

Discharge Planning
Jenna Bigham, LSW
Social Services Director
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
It may be a surprise to some that, upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, discharge planning begins. Some referrals are sent to the facility with the expectation that the individual are either requesting long or short term placement. Those requesting short term placement […]

2503, 2019

How Nutritional Needs Change as We Get Older

How Nutritional Needs Change as We Get Older
Terri Jones
Dietary Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
As we age our nutritional needs change.  We need fewer calories as we reach every new decade. We move around less and have less muscle. Our metabolic rate goes down.

So the challenge while eating less overall is to eat more nutrient-rich […]