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Quality of Life Directors Recognized in Honor of National Activity Professionals Week

Louisville, KY – January 22, 2019 –  January 20 through January 26 marks National Activity Professionals Week. To commemorate this week, we are recognizing our Quality of Life Directors (QOLD) for their outstanding commitment to improving our residents lives and allowing them to live life to the fullest extent possible. Whether it’s a simple activity in the facility, an outing to a local restaurant or even a vacation to Florida, our QOLD’s serve with purpose and strive to make a difference every day.

Many of our QOLD’s have been a stakeholder for more than a decade, while some less than a year. But, regardless of how many years they’ve been part of the Signature family, they all have special reasons why they love what they do.

“It is always an evolving position, but one thing that is constant is friendship. Whether it be a lasting friendship with an elder or a stakeholder, nothing has shaped my Signature story like the people that are in it.” – Cindy Porter, QOLD at Prestonsburg Healthcare Center

“I cherish every moment, every hug, every smile, every laugh, and even a good cry. I am able to be the teacher as well as the student. My elders are what drive me to be the best version of myself.” – Joy McCorkle, QOLD at Signature HealthCARE of Chapel Hill

“Over time I have held several positions (at Signature HealthCARE) but the position of Quality of Life Director was a gift to me from the residents. The residents chose me and I was very humbled by this. This has been a journey that I feel has improved my life immensely.” – Roberta Campbell, QOLD at Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton

“I love seeing the positive changes and impact I have on my elders over time. I love seeing elders ‘grow’ and proving society wrong in that you are ‘never too old to learn something new.’ I love the impact the elders have on me and my well-being. They in turn help me grow and want to be a better leader and friend.” – Paula Hardy, QOLD at Signature HealthCARE of Roanoke Rapids

“I worked in Owensboro at (Signature HealthCARE) Hillcrest as an Activities Assistant; that’s where I fell in love with the elders. I came to Newburgh a year ago and my heart grows stronger daily.” – Mia Mascenik, QOLD at Signature HealthCARE of Newburgh

“I love the family-like environment and being able to highlight the best parts of living, from holidays and special events to everyday joys such as worship, creativity and encouraging one another.” – Angela Smith, QOLD at Signature HealthCARE of Savannah

“I love that this position has allowed me to foster relationships with the residents and become like family to them and in turn become like family to their family.” – Jamie Stevens, QOLD at Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center

Signature HealthCARE Residents Compete in Company-Wide Wheelchair Super Bowl

Louisville, KY – January 21, 2019 – An annual tradition that first began at Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center in 2010 is becoming a company-wide event for the first time ever. Residents all across Signature Nation will be competing in a Wheelchair Super Bowl on Friday, February 1.

From the dining room to the activities room, spaces will be transformed into an on-site football field using tape. Similar to flag football, residents will be split into two teams at each facility as they race to snatch their opponents’ flags. The Quality of Life teams have already implemented various exercise groups and activities in preparation for the big game. They have teamed up with the Therapy Department and the Restorative Program to make the magic happen. Restorative is a big component of wellness that keeps our residents engaged after therapy completion, which keeps their quality of life high. All residents are welcomed to participate in the big day in some fashion.

“Whether it’s our Speech Therapists getting involved by helping with the cheers and communication, or our Physical Therapists assisting on the mobility side, therapy and restorative are involved in all aspects,” Angie Chinn, Rehab Operations Officer, said.

Teams will have coaches and many teams will have cheerleaders cheering them on from the sidelines. It isn’t a true Super Bowl without a halftime show, so while residents prepare for the second half, various performances will take place for their entertainment. After the game is complete, certifications, and even Super Bowl rings at some facilities, will be presented to the winning teams.

Signature HealthCARE Earns Great Place to Work for Second Consecutive Year

Louisville, Ky. – January 9, 2019 – Independent analysts at Great Place to Work® have crunched the numbers and determined that Signature HealthCARE is, indeed, a great workplace for over 17,000 stakeholders for the second year in a row. Signature HealthCARE earned this distinction based on extensive ratings given by its stakeholders in anonymous surveys. With an average composite Trust Index Score of 83, Signature HealthCARE surpassed the national average for best workplaces in aging services score of 82.

“Receiving this award for the second year in a row is an honor and testament to the quality care our stakeholders offer,” CEO and President Joe Steier said. “Our stakeholders truly make an impact on our residents’ lives knowing they are living the vision to lead radical change across the healthcare landscape to transform lives.”

With innovative programs, such as Pinnacle, a CNA Career Ladder, Administrator-in-Training and the Hall of Fame, Signature stakeholders are empowered to serve our patients with purpose every day. 90 percent of Signature HealthCARE stakeholders said, “I feel I make a difference here.” And 89 percent of Signature HealthCARE stakeholders said, “I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.”

“Our stakeholders serve with purpose every day and are the heart and soul of Signature HealthCARE. We believe they deserve our genuine love, respect and honor for what they do. Their satisfaction is the ultimate driving force of our success,” Tracy Harrison, Chief Human Resources Officer at Signature HealthCARE, said.