Author: SVHCS

March 2021 Activity Photos

Sharing is Caring Moments Hospice came and spread some love (and treats) to our staff as appreciation for making a difference each and every day.   St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Our Nursing students helped residents get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by making cards with them   Getting Crafty Our resident Ardell is quite crafty!…

Coping With Pandemic Stress

Submitted by Patti Edwards, Administrative Business Coordinator From the American Psychological Association   As growing vaccine demand signals a potential turning point in the global COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s health crisis is far from over. One year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, many adults report undesired changes to their weight, increased…

Safer Visits

The vulnerable nature of people who live-in long-term care facilities, combined with the risks of congregated living during a pandemic, has limited the ability for safe visits to occur.  While this has been the safest approach to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has created other unintended physical and emotional consequences for residents that may…

Compassionate Care Visits

COVID-19 is a serious viral infection and based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This increases the need for vigilance in avoiding the introduction and transmission of COVID-19 into congregate living…

Safer Visits: Guidelines

This guidance is intended to develop and implement a Safer Visiting Protocol that includes effective infection prevention and control measures and addresses the psychosocial needs of the resident. Infection Prevention practices will be consistent with current CDC and local public health departments guidelines. (See Key Strategies to Prepare for COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs); CDC Assisted Living…

National Kidney Month

From the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases March is National Kidney Month, a time when communities across the country raise awareness about kidney disease. This year’s focus is on taking charge of your health and the many factors that go into managing your kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a…