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.
Signature HealthCARE (SHC) of Gainesville has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.
The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.
The Hall Of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE designed to honor the lives and accomplishments of our residents, stakeholders, volunteers, and others who have had such an impact on our centers, communities, and nation.
On October 9, 2014, 87 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 350 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.
Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville held their monthly staff appreciation event on May 16th. It was a tropical themed cookout with a menu consisting of jerk chicken, hawaiian burgers, rice and beans, fried plantains, hawaiian slaw, strawberry spinich salad, and tropical punch. Raciel Gonzalez, Food Services Director was responsible for putting the menu together and prepping all the food.
Nurse on Call, a Home Healthcare Agency brought by a very special guest to visit residents. Albert shared the orange and blue spirit bring cheer to the Gator Nation. Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville would like to give a big thank you to Nurse on Call for sharing Albert, bringing spirit beads, and providing resident with keepsake photo to save. GO GATORS!!!!
The National Day of Prayer is celebrated by Americans of many religions, including Christians of many denominations, such as Baptists and Catholics, as well as Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, and Jews. On the National Day of Prayer, many Americans assemble in prayer in front of courthouses, as well as in houses of worship, such as churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples.
Check out our observance of the National Day of Prayer at our facility:
Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville brought in the holiday with a bang! Administrator Sean O’Malley lit fireworks for the residents, staff, and family visiting. Many of our Residents have served for this country through all branches of the military. To all that have served…Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville says THANK YOU!!!!!
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!
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.”