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Medicaid Resource Assessment

Dave Bevan
Business Office Cooridinator
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Medicaid Resource Assessment
When admitting to a skilled nursing facility a Medicaid Resource Assessment notice is offered to all new residents regardless to amount of income and value of assets owned.  The purpose of this resource assessment is to request the local Medicaid office to make a determination […]

The Difference between Power of Attorney and Guardianship

Jenna Haft, LSW
Social Services Director
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
The Difference between Power of Attorney and Guardianship
When a resident is admitted to our facility it important to know if said individual is their own responsible party or whether they have been deemed incapacitated. This is essential to admissions particularly to the Dementia Unit. If an […]

Soft Food vs Mechanical Soft Food

Terri Jones
Dietary Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Soft Food vs Mechanical Soft Food
Today I would like to talk a little about the difference between soft food and mechanical soft food. Soft food diet is one that includes foods that are easy to chew and swallow and excludes foods with a hard texture. Mechanical soft food […]

Important Information Upon Intake from Families or Caregivers

Important Information Upon Intake from Families or Caregivers
By Rachel Harvey
Director of Admissions
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center

When admitting a loved one or family member into long term or short term care, the process can become overwhelming beforehand. Our admissions department makes this ease of transition to our facility their top priority […]

The Importance of Therapy

by Tonya Bowers
Therapy Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
Physical Therapy enhances the primary health of individuals and to help promote quality of life.

Physical therapy (PT) is very important for many different aspects. PT focuses on address debility with general strengthening , improving endurance,  facilitates appropriate gait and addresses balance deficits among many other things.  […]

Preventing Transfer Trauma

Preventing Transfer Trauma
Jenna Haft, LSW
Social Services Director
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing and Rehab
When someone is transferred from his or her home or hospital to a nursing home, whether for a long or indefinite stay, or for a short rehabilitative stay, the transition, for most people, is stressful. Due to an individual’s physical and/or mental decline, the […]

Just a Few Words on Nutrition

Just a Few Words on Nutrition
Terri Jones
Dietary Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
It is important to eat foods that are nutrient dense. Maintaining nutritional homeostasis may be challenging, especially in the elderly. Immobility, either in bed or in a chair, contributes to negative nitrogen balance. Increased protein demands are associated with the requirements for healing […]

What to Ask When Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility

By Rachel Harvey
Admissions Director
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
When touring a facility, you may wonder what the most important questions are to ask.  This short list highlights some important questions to ask any facility when touring and answers about what our facility has to offer.

What is your star rating- Abbyshire Place is a 4 star […]

The Role of the Activities Department

By Clarrisa Gardner
Activities Director
Abbyshire Skilled Nursing and Rehab
Activities
Do you remember the first day of kindergarten? If you do, you remember how scary it was going to a new place and knowing no one. Initially, this can be the same situation for new residents coming into our facility.

One of our jobs in the Activities Department is […]

Antibiotic Stewardship Program

By Amber Frum RN-C, BSN
Director of Nursing
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
We are pleased to announce that Abbyshire Place Nursing & Rehab has initiated our Antibiotic Stewardship program.  This program is a collaborative approach involving our nursing staff; residents and families; Medical Director, Dr. Toothman;  and our consultant pharmacist, Rita Kessler.  Antibiotic Stewardship […]