Welcome to Signature Healthcare of Gainesville! It is our mission as a family- based organization to revolutionize the long term care industry through a culture of resident centered healthcare services, personalized spirituality, and real quality of life initiatives. The vision, to radically change the landscape of long term care forever. Through education and empowerment we earn the trust of every resident, family member, and the community we serve.
Dear residents, families, friends and stakeholders:
You might have seen the article this week in The Gainesville Sun concerning the judgment in a case involving a man’s care at the former University Place Care and Rehabilitation Center, now Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville. First, let me say our deepest sympathies rest with the Webb family, and we hope the judgment brings closure to what has undoubtedly been a very difficult period in their lives.
Second, I want to make clear to all of you that this incident took place several years ago, before the building was acquired by Signature HealthCARE. However regrettable and unfortunate, accidents do occur. But I want to reassure all of you that Signature is committed to the safety, protection and overall well-being of our residents and your loved ones.
On April 24, Signature HealthCARE of Columbia broke the World Record for longest wheelchair race, with 205 wheelchairs. The record was previously held by the Christopher Reeve Foundation, with 193 wheelchairs. Local radio station WXRQ was on hand broadcasting live from the parade, and WSMV-TV (channel 4) featured the event on its six o’clock newscast. The Columbia Daily Herald also published a front-page article.
Residents celebrate the lives of each others birthdays during a monthly activity honoring those born in that month. This is a time that families are invited to join in the festivities. Fellowship with residents, staff, and families are cherished moments. The celebration is not complete with out cake and party hats!
Breathing easy with Trapper Griffith, Respiratory Therapist!
With respiratory diagnosis on the rise more patients leaving the hospital are needing continued respiratory care in conjunction with physical therapy needs. Trapper Griffith, CRT/RCP is strengthening Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville’s Pulmonary Program. Patients receive treatment, education, and support with a specialized medical professional. Trapper has 10 years experience as an Respiratory Therapist working in various healthcare settings. He looks forward each day to educating and empowering staff on patient respiratory care issues. Thank you Trapper for all your hardwork!
Last fall, about 100 residents and caregivers from 22 homes in Signature HealthCARE’s Rural Segment embarked on a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with one thing in mind: the adventure of a lifetime.
For more about the trip, check out the YouTube video below. (Video courtesy of Signature’s Yohan Park.)
Family members visited Residents for the holiday. All enjoyed prime rib or baked chicken with apple stuffing, potato casserole, green beans, tossed salad, and fresh-baked bread. Holiday cheer shared by all!
Signature HealthCARE’s Urban South management team are bringing a hefty dose of holiday cheer to several nursing homes as they continue to travel more than 1,300 miles throughout South Florida this week.
The journey began last week when a team of nine piled in a van and hit the road, donning holiday costumes and armed with a Polaroid camera, gift baskets and other goodies. “Santa” and “Mrs. Claus” – Kahari Wood and Denise Rinehart – were joined by a crew of elves (Kim Morrow, David Kahn, Vanessa Hourihan, Debbie Turner, Vivian Bowers) and a couple of reindeer (Patty Zittel, Amy Allen).
Between last Wednesday and Friday, they visited nine Signature facilities: College Park, Brookwood Gardens, Golfcrest, Palm Bay, Ormond Beach, Winter Park, Gainesville, Orange Park and Cedar Hills.
The crew sang songs, took pictures, visited every resident room and passed out candy canes, along with the more than 900 bags of Hershey Kisses they prepared. They also gave each facility a basket filled with gift cards and other items to raffle off, give as a door prize or whatever facility leaders chose.
“Between the stakeholders and residents, they didn’t know what to think,” said Reindeer Amy Allen. “It was so special.”
Kahari Wood put on a perfect performance as Santa, Allen said, as they visited with residents at all different levels of functionality.
“He just has the kindest soul and was so incredibly touching,” she said. “Everybody smiles, pretty much, when they see Santa Claus.”
This week, they group will visit Golfview, Tarpon Springs and Southern Pines. Regional segment leader and Pink Elf Kim Morrow praised her team’s efforts.
“I cannot even count the number of times we heard, ‘you made my day’ from stakeholders and residents,” she said. “The awakening in the eyes of some of our residents was emotional for me, to think of the happiness, comfort and nostalgia they brought for that moment. In between costume changes and facility visits, they managed two surveys, other issues and the rest of their day-to-day work – amazing.”
Beechtree News Network featured Morgantown Care & Rehab, a Signature HealthCARE facility, in an article about its recent Hall of Fame Café induction ceremony. To read more about the event and the inductees, click HERE.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Signature HealthCARE hosted its second annual Senior Olympics games for nine Signature nursing homes across Kentucky. About 60 nursing home residents competed in the games, and a total of about 200 people attended. Celebrity judges included Bellarmine University men’s basketball coach Scotty Davenport, famed sports writer Billy Reed and Roger Burkman, who played for the University of Louisville and the Chicago Bulls.
Signature HealthCARE was prominently featured in a front-page story The Courier-Journal (Louisville’s daily paper) published this week about spirituality in the workplace. To read the article, click HERE.