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Signature launches cookbook with recipes from nursing home residents, staff

Cooking with LoveJust in time for the holiday cooking season, Signature HealthCARE (SHC) has released a cookbook featuring recipes – some generations old – from residents and staff members in its nursing homes.

Titled ‘Cooking with Love,’ the book features a little bit of everything, from appetizers, soups and salads to sides, all-American dishes, ethnic fare, desserts and more. The project began earlier this year in Signature’s Urban Division, with staff members at SHC centers soliciting recipes from residents and contributing their own.

Recipes in hand, Signature then held a contest asking employees to submit suggestions for the book’s title. Meanwhile, residents created and submitted artwork for the cover.

Printed and ready for sale, ‘Cooking with Love’ now can be purchased for $10 at participating Signature facilities, and through Signature’s home office in Louisville, Ky. The majority of the proceeds will be used to fund ‘staycations’ and other Quality of Life programming at Signature facilities.

Signature buildings are also using the cookbook as a platform to launch a program series tied to cultural diversity. Each month during the next year, Quality of Life leaders will highlight a different country and offer themed activities, meals and outings centered around that country.

Signature is also filming a series of cooking segments to be released periodically online. For a glimpse at the first segment, click HERE.

“We’re so grateful to the residents and staff who were willing to share some of their culinary secrets!” said Tiffany Hoback, Chief Financial Officer of Signature Urban, who helped spearhead the project. “Just as our residents have for many years, we hope others will enjoy these recipes together with their families.”

To purchase a cookbook, contact Betsy O’Neill at boneill@signaturehealthcarellc.com or Mike Jewellson at mjewellson@signaturehealthcarellc.com.

Signature HealthCARE continues expansion in Tennessee, Indiana

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Four more nursing and rehabilitation centers today joined Signature HealthCARE, bringing Signature’s total number of locations to 110 in what has been a pivotal 18-month period bearing considerable growth for the company.

The acquired centers are:

  • Signature HealthCARE of Bremen (formerly Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Bremen), Bremen, Ind.
  • Signature HealthCARE of Bluffton (formerly Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation – Meadowvale), Bluffton, Ind.
  • Signature HealthCARE of Putnam County (formerly Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center – Masters), Cookeville, Tenn.
  • Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation (formerly Bordeaux Long-Term Care), Nashville, Tenn.

This transaction follows a series of deals that added 16 facilities to Signature’s portfolio in 2013, and marked Signature’s entry into three new states: Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina. Six more nursing/rehab centers also joined Signature last month.

In addition, within the past year Signature acquired an Critical Access Hospital in Chipley, Fla. and a skilled-nursing hospital unit in Memphis, Tenn., moving toward the more integrated health care delivery model that is outlined in federal health care reform legislation.

Signature’s newly acquired centers may undergo aesthetic upgrades or renovations. Signature’s programming and culture will be integrated into each, including clinical, spirituality, learning and quality-of-life initiatives. Recent projects for Signature include its Spiritual and Emotional Intelligence training program, a TransitionalCARE program to reduce hospital readmissions and a companywide art gallery to showcase resident artwork (www.reflectnus.com).

“As we grow, we want to make sure we’re moving into communities where we feel we can have an impact, and that will embrace our culture and service model,” said Signature President and CEO Joe Steier. “We have already been warmly received by the teams at these centers and are eager to serve the residents in these communities.”

Signature welcomes six new centers

SHC_OfficialLogo_FacilityMap_WEB_FINALSignature HealthCARE today assumed operations of six additional buildings, bringing Signature’s total number of locations to 96, with 28 in Kentucky, in what has been a pivotal 18-month period bearing considerable growth.

The new centers are:

  • Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green (formerly Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Rosewood), Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Riverside Care & Rehabilitation Center (Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Riverside), Calhoun, Ky.
  • Danville Centre for Health & Rehabilitation (formerly Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Danville), Danville, Ky.
  • Signature HealthCARE at Hillcrest (formerly Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Hillcrest), Owensboro, Ky.
  • Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown (formerly Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Woodland), Elizabethtown, Ky.
  • Harrodsburg Health & Rehabilitation Center (formerly Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Harrodsburg), Harrodsburg, Ky.

This transaction follows a series of deals that added 16 facilities to Signature’s portfolio in 2013, and marked Signature’s entry into three new states: Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina.

Within the past year, Signature also acquired an Critical Access Hospital in Chipley, Fla. and a skilled-nursing hospital unit in Memphis, Tenn., moving toward the more integrated health care delivery model that is outlined in federal health care reform legislation.

Signature’s newly acquired centers will undergo aesthetic upgrades and renovations. Signature’s programming and culture will be integrated into each, including clinical, spirituality, learning and quality-of-life initiatives. Recent projects for Signature include its Spiritual and Emotional Intelligence training program, a TransitionalCARE program to promote sustained wellness and reduce hospital readmissions, and a companywide art gallery to showcase resident artwork (www.reflectnus.com).

“As we grow, we want to make sure we’re moving into communities where we feel we can have an impact, and that will embrace our culture and service model,” said Signature President and CEO Joe Steier. “We have already been warmly received by the teams at these centers and are eager to serve the residents in these communities.”

2014 Siggy Award winners announced!

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Today, Signature held the ‘Siggy Awards’, a ceremony to honor facility leaders and caregivers in several categories for their daily contributions to the Revolution. See the categories and winners below…

Most Innovative
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – Mountain City Care & Rehab
  • Urban – SHC of East Louisville

Runner Up
SHC of Cherokee Park

Winner
SHC of East Louisville

5-Star Winner
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Pinellas Park
  • Rural – Pickett Care & Rehab
  • Urban – Golfview HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
Golfview HealthCARE Center

Winner
Pickett Care & Rehab

Best Quality of Life Program
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of Erin
  • Urban – SHC of Memphis

Runner Up
SHC of Memphis

Winner
SHC of Erin

Best in Culture
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Palm Beach
  • Rural – Prestonsburg Health Care Center
  • Urban – SHC of South Louisville

Runner Up
Prestonsburg Health Care Center

Winner
SHC of Palm Beach

Best Chaplain Program
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Buckhead
  • Rural – SHC at The Courtyard
  • Urban – Winter Park Care & Rehab

Runner Up
SHC at The Courtyard

Winner
Winter Park Care & Rehab

Best in Therapy
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of North Florida
  • Urban – SHC of Cleveland and Hermitage Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC of Waterford

Top Operating Potential
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Heritage Park Care & Rehab
  • Rural – Westmoreland Care & Rehab
  • Urban – SHC of Cleveland

Runner Up
Westmoreland Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC of Cleveland

Best in Digital Communications
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Buckhead
  • Rural – Washington Rehab & Nursing
  • Urban – SHC at St. Peter Villa

Runner Up
SHC at St. Peter Villa

Winner
Washington Rehab & Nursing

Most Compassion Fund Giving/Highest Dollar Raised
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Marietta
  • Rural – SHC of Erin
  • Urban – SHC of Jacksonville

Runner Up
SHC of Jacksonville

Winner
SHC of Erin

Most Compassion Fund Giving/Greatest Percent of Participation
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – Pickett Care & Rehab
  • Urban – Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Winner
Pickett Care & Rehab

Most Compassion Fund Raising/Award Total
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing
  • Urban – SHC of Ormond

Runner Up
SHC of Cherokee Park

Winner
Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing

Most Compassion Fund Raising/Best Advocate Team
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Chaplain Craig Cantrall and HRD Jack Abrams
  • Rural – Chaplain Gina Bowden and HRD Lee Ann Wallace
  • Urban – Administrator Denise Crosby

Safest Place to Work
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC at Saint Francis
  • Rural – Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing
  • Urban – Golfview HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
Golfview HealthCARE Center

Winner
Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing

Most Improved AR
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – SHC of Greeneville
  • Urban – Donelson Place Care & Rehab

Runner Up
Donelson Place Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC of Greeneville

Best AR
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Heritage Park Care & Rehab
  • Rural – Prestonsburg Health Care Center
  • Urban – SHC of Spencer County

Runner Up
SHC of Spencer County

Winner
Prestonsburg Health Care Center

Most Improved Red to Black
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Buckhead
  • Urban – SHC at College Park

Runner Up
SHC at College Park

Winner
SHC of Buckhead

Best Customer Satisfaction Score
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – Pine Ridge Care & Rehab
  • Urban – SHC of Cleveland

Runner Up
SHC of Cleveland

Winner
Pine Ridge Care & Rehab

Best EBITDAR %
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Heritage Park Care & Rehab
  • Rural – Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and SHC of North Florida
  • Urban – Peninsula Care & Rehab

Runner Up
Peninsula Care & Rehab

Winner
Heritage Park Care & Rehab

Lowest Turnover
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of Rogersville
  • Urban – SHC at College Park

Runner Up
SHC of Waterford

Winner
SHC of Rogersville

Best Labor Retention
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of Rogersville
  • Urban – Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Winner
SHC of Waterford

Highest Discharge to Home %
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Heritage Park Care & Rehab
  • Rural – SHC of Fentress County
  • Urban – SHC at Methodist and SHC of Ormond

Runner Up
Heritage Park Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC at Methodist and SHC of Ormond

Best Nursing Stability
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing
  • Urban – Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
SHC of Waterford

Winner
Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Most Improvement on Unnecessary Re-hospitalized Patients Under 30 Days
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Palm Beach
  • Rural – SHC of Rogersville
  • Urban – SHC of Clarksville and Peninsula Care & Rehab

Runner Up
SHC of Clarksville and Peninsula Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC of Palm Beach

Learning Leadership
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of Rogersville
  • Urban – SHC of Columbia

Runner Up
SHC of Columbia

Winner
SHC of Rogersville

Signature adds skilled home health to repertoire of services

6110_SHC_HomeNow_LOGOSignature HealthCARE has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of ConfiCare Home Health Solutions, positioning the companies to leverage their individual strengths to enhance the services they can offer to Florida residents in need of home care.

Both companies are headquartered in Louisville, Ky. The partnership took effect March 1, and the entity has been renamed Signature HomeNow.

The majority of ConfiCare’s approximately 200 employees, including leadership, will remain in place, and non-medical services will begin at each location. The newly-formed company’s vision is to revolutionize home care services in all their markets.

“Home health care is a natural complement to Signature’s existing services,” said Signature HomeNow CEO Vickie Norvell. “Meanwhile, our patients and staff will benefit from Signature’s long-standing cultural pillars of Learning, Spirituality and Intra-preneurship. Working with our long-term care partners, we are already discovering opportunities to improve the patient’s experience as they transition home.

Signature HealthCARE is a growing provider of long-term care, rehabilitation and health care services with approximately 100 locations in eight states. Signature’s affiliate ventures include Silver Angels, a provider of non-skilled home health services with locations across Tennessee.

ConfiCare operates Medicare-certified agencies that provide skilled home health services across the state of Florida. Services include nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapies; medical social work and home health aides. ConfiCare has been accredited through the Community Health Accreditation Program, or CHAP, since 2007, the year after the company was founded.

This marks Signature’s foray into the skilled home health market. Signature and ConfiCare already operate in many of the same Florida communities and company leaders see opportunities for future expansion where other synergies exist. This, company leaders say, positions them to provide consistent care and sustained wellness for patients and clients as the nation’s health system becomes increasingly more integrated under the Affordable Care Act. Signature has already taken decisive steps in this direction with its TransitionalCARE program, the acquisition of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in North Florida and other measures.

Both Signature and ConfiCare were founded on principles such as compassion, collaboration, innovation and quality, among others.

“More than anything, this is a merger of cultures,” said Signature President and CEO Joe Steier. “The leadership team at ConfiCare has built a strong company that is already very much aligned with our values and vision for how care should, and increasingly will, be delivered. We’re excited to see where this partnership takes us.”

Signature at Glenview hosts ‘Zen Day’

Six students from  Advanced Massage Therapeutics volunteered hours to SHC of Glenview, in Louisville, Ky., to provide skilled massages for residents and staff members ta the facility.

The day consisted of massage chairs and tables, tranquil music and aromatherapy. It was a true success – not only do the residents deserve a day of pampering but our hardworking stakeholders deserve it, too. The Quality of Life Dept. offered 15 minute massages to staff as a token of appreciation to the dedication and compassion our stakeholders give day in and day out to our elders.

Resident Marty Hanse told the massage therapist he “hasn’t felt this relaxed in years!”

Meanwhile, resident Jaque Morgan, 86, received his first massage and said he has been “missing out on life!”

“This was a wonderful activity for both residents and stakeholders (staff),” said MDS/Restorative Nurse Emily Keinhelter. “It was refreshing to see the appreciation and smiles on both ends of the scale.”

– Photos and story by Jaime Larimore, Quality of Life Director

Signature named one of ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ for 2014

Signature has been named one of this year’s ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’, announced today by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Winners are listed in alphabetical order, and a ranked list will be announced during an awards dinner on April 24 at the Lexington Convention Center.

Honorees are divided into three categories – small, medium and large – based on the number of employees. Signature Consulting Services is being recognized in the ‘medium’ category alongside 32 other companies.

To view the list, click HERE. For more about the competition, visit www.bestplacestoworkky.com.

SHC Year in Review – 2013

This year was a pivotal one  for Signature in many ways. Take a look below at some of the highlights…

  • Signature successfully moves into acute care after purchase of Northwest Florida Community Hospital (December/January)
  • U.S. News & World Report names Signature homes among nation’s best (February)
  • More than half of Signature centers achieve four- or five-star rating (April)
  • Six new centers in Kentucky and Indiana join Signature family (April)
  • Signature’s second annual interfaith National Day of Prayer ceremony joins political, business and community leaders with residents and staff from Signature centers to celebrate the freedom to pray and exercise one’s faith. Representatives from about a dozen faiths or religions gathered on stage to offer unique prayers of healing and unity. (May)
  • Reflect N Us art gallery launched to showcase residents’ artistic abilities. There were more than 600 entries. (July)
  • TransitionalCARE program earns Spirit of Innovation Award at LTC & Senior Living LINK Conference in Chicago (July)
  • Seven centers in Indiana, North Carolina and Kentucky join Signature (August)
  • AIT (Administrator In Training) Rockstar Academy debuts (August)
  • Signature facility CEOs meet to map future of company (August)
  • Signature is honored as one of nation’s ‘Best Places to Work’ by Modern Healthcare (August)
  • Third annual SHC vacation takes residents to Branson, Missouri for Ozark Mountain adventures (September)
  • Record crowd attends third annual Senior Olympics (September)
  • Signature affiliate HomeNow Medical Supplies opens first retail location (October)
  • Serenity Summit educates staff, others about Alzheimer’s and dementia care (November)
  • Residents honored with largest-known Hall of Fame induction ceremony on record, with 322 honorees at 77 locations (November)
  • First Louisville Innovation Summit draws leaders and visionaries from long-term care and beyond to envision the future of aging care (November)
  • Serenity Summit lays groundwork for new Alzheimer’s/dementia education programming (November)
  • Three Ohio centers join Signature (December)
  • ’12 Days of Service’ volunteer program offers team-building, renewed purpose (December)
  • 12 Signature homes now on Eden Alternative Registry with more to come (December)

UK students deliver handmade wreaths to nursing home residents

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A group from students from the University of Kentucky’s ‘Young at Heart’ program brought some holiday cheer to Mayfair Manor when they recently delivered online casino 100 wreaths handmade by UK students. To read more, see below (click image to enlarge) or visit the Kentucky Kernel online.

UK students share smiles, wreaths with nursing home residents | The Kentucky Kernel