Highlights of National Skilled Nursing Care Week!
At Continuing Healthcare Solutions we celebrated with residents and staff the joy of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, May 13th - 17th.
Many facilities had events from Wheelchair Yoga to Relays and Ice Cream Socials. Check us out today!
Doris Schmidt Retires After 46 Years
After 46 years serving the long term care community, Doris Schmidt retired in May. Doris began her career as a nurses aide in 1973! Her first job paid $1.60 per hour and Doris thought she had struck it rich. She had, just not in the way she imagined.
Her first job provided no training or orientation to the job. She showed up and was told to take care of the elderly, so that is what she did. Over the next 46 years Doris transitioned from an aide to holding positions of Activity Director, Social Services, Business Office, Marketing and finally Admissions. Many times throughout her career Doris was approached by hospital systems to come work for them. Her family also encouraged her to make the move, but from day one Doris had found her passion in nursing homes. Through the decades, despite the position she held Doris was a shining spot in the lives of so many residents who became family.
Doris and her husband of 20 years, Bob, are looking forward to many adventures! Of course, there will still be the annual trip to Myrtle Beach, but they also plan to travel out west. Everyone at CHS wishes Doris the very best, as that is what she has given to us for four decades, the very best!
Maple Hills Skilled Nursing and Rehab donated 50 care bags to Synergy Family Foster Care which were filled with a variety of personal care items along with other items for children entering the foster care system who often have nothing with them.
Pictured is: Sylvia Perry and Ashley Pratt from Maple Hills presenting the bags to Katie Radford and Cindy Bentley from Synergy Family Foster Care.