The Music & Memory Program continues to grow in popularity and effectiveness in more Signature facilities!
MUSIC & MEMORY℠ is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. By training nursing home staff and other elder care professionals, as well as family caregivers, how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods and related digital audio systems, the Music & Memory team enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.
Recently an amazing story was published telling how at SHC’s Memphis facility, the Music & Memory program enabled a mother and daughter to reconnect after severe dementia had closed off so many other communication channels for years.
You can read the entire article HERE how the Chaplain at Memphis, using Music & Memory, was able to bring connectivity back to this special relationship.
One of the great synergies we have as the Spirituality Pillar is our utilizing the skills of our Chaplain Corps for all manner of pastoral care to many people in need, not just in our facilities themselves, but in other ways as well.
Silver Angels is our non-medical home care specialists in TN and as such they have partnered with our Chaplain Corps to provide at home spiritual care to their customers, as in the case of the “Life Coach Program. Bryan Smith, our Chaplain at Pine Ridge Care & Rehabilitation Center in Elizabethton, TN explains in the video below:
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Discover more about the Life Coach Program at http://www.silverangels.com/services/life-coach-program/
In an attempt to inform everyone on important observances throughout the year, the Spirituality Pillar has created a new online tool which collects information on these major events into one online resource.
In order to better assist chaplains and other department heads in the planning process about spiritual, civic and healthcare-related events throughout the year, we are pleased to announce our new online Spirituality Calendar
The calendar is located in the Spirituality Pillar section of the Signature Corporate website and is laid out in an easy-to-read format showcasing all the important spiritual holidays observed by major religious groups in the United States. The calendar entries about each event contains clickable information as to how each is commonly celebrated by those who observe them, as well as links to further information.
The calendar also provides clickable content for all major civic holidays, such as Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, as well as for major healthcare-related observances throughout the year, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia Staff Education Week in February or National Nurses Week National Nursing Home Week and the National Day of Prayer in May.
The calendar is internet-based, accessible worldwide, and can be found
Recently we came across a special video on the website simpletruths.com that was so appropriate to what we do that we have embedded it below:
If you are interested in learning more, please visit the original website to learn more about the book this video references.
One of our favorite people and great partners is Paige Wills, our Communication Manager at Signature HealthCARE.
Paige recently wrote an article about herself and her love of ballroom dancing for the Young Professionals Association of Louisville. Check out this great article on their website HERE.
Scripture Tool for Clinical Partnerships
Signature Spirituality has created an online tool to provide everyone access to scripture quotations specially selected to apply to all manner of clinical conditions in order to assist in bringing forth real and positive outcomes in the overall health and well-being of those in our care.
In order to provide a method of utilizing the healing power of scripture in deconstructing suffering and changing outcomes, this special tool was designed to help both the Clinical and the Rehab teams complement their great work to further activate healing in interventions and care plans solving the clinical issues that we face every day.
The eight categories link to almost 100 unique scripture passages that are specifically designed to affect clinical measures like pain management, anxiety and depression, weight loss, psychotropic medication reduction and many others.
The Scripture Tool can be accessed online anywhere in the world and can be found in the Spirituality Pillar section of the Signature corporate website at http://ltcrevolution.com/pillars/spirituality/spiritual-resources/scriptures.
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
Check out the website at http://www.shchalloffame.com/ and our YouTube video below:
The Sacred Six are “the set of core service values that will help Signature HealthCARE continue to drive our mission and vision for the Revolution.”
The Sacred Six: “Compassion, Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Positivity and Patience–the artful essence of Signature HealthCARE’s identity as a company and as a movement.”
Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality for Signature HealthCARE elaborates further:
Every once in a while you see a story that reminds us of the preciousness of each and every one of us here on Earth. The following is one of those stories; it is also one which reminds us of the importance of medical screenings – not only for ourselves but for those who love us as well.
Introduced by Angela R, it is an email from Lisa L in Donelson, TN:
I wanted to share the email I received from Lisa Lynch of Donelson Place. This message below delivers the commitment of Lisa and the importance of the breast cancer awareness programs. BMG was truly touched by Lisa and her staff and will also participate in the moment of silence in honor of their stakeholder.
Signature HealthCARE is truly committed to the importance of health and wellness by providing life impacting wellness programs for their stakeholders. The mobile mammogram coach is there today and the facility is packed with pink!
We have 18 appointments scheduled for tomorrow and a waiting list of five. Having the mammography unit come to our facility is one of the most valued benefits we offer and we always have a large participation rate.
The program this year increases emotion to our Stakeholders. My hands tremble, my heart hurts, and my eyes fill with tears as I type this message. We are dedicating tomorrow’s program to a stakeholder who was diagnosed with breast cancer early this year and passed in June. The
stakeholder began her employment with Signature in 2009. She was an excellent team member and very dear to all who knew her. She fought her battle with faith and was a true champion.
I am sharing this message with you so you know how important this program is to us. We will have a moment of silence in the morning at 9:30 and we plan to wear pink. Please add a special prayer for those who participate in our program tomorrow.