Congratulations September NAT class graduates

Congratulations September NAT class graduates

Congratulations to the graduates who completed their Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program this week at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Our staff education department provides the 3.5 week training course for aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants who are ready to make the next step in their career by getting certified and joining our skilled team.

September 2018 Class Testimonials:

This was such a rewarding experience and I learned so much from the instructors! – Angelica

I loved being able to learn so much from my Instructors, they were amazing. – Sara

It was truly a pleasure to have such passionate instructors for this class. -Emma

The program was hands-on and the teachers were outstanding. I learned so much in the month of training. -Jasmine

The teachers were great. – Amanda

The program was great. I have learned a lot! – Joanne

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Congratulations September NAT class graduates

Congratulations to the graduates who completed their Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program this week at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Our staff education department provides the 3.5 week training course for aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants who are ready to...

Unicorn Makes an Uplifting Visit, Spreading Joy at Cedar Haven

Is there any better way to start your day than with a visit from a unicorn? Thank you to our unicorn friend, Spirit, who returned to Cedar Haven to bring some smiles to our residents and staff yesterday. Spirit is a Miniature Therapy Horse who is specially trained to...

Unicorn Makes an Uplifting Visit, Spreading Joy at Cedar Haven

Unicorn Makes an Uplifting Visit, Spreading Joy at Cedar Haven

Is there any better way to start your day than with a visit from a unicorn? Thank you to our unicorn friend, Spirit, who returned to Cedar Haven to bring some smiles to our residents and staff yesterday. Spirit is a Miniature Therapy Horse who is specially trained to stay calm and spread joy. Thanks for spreading the joy to our residents, Spirit!

Spirit’s visit, thanks to “Unicorn Hugs” (a non-profit from Florida), was one of nearly 90 fun and engaging events offered to residents in the month of September. Have you viewed our event calendar for the month of October? Our activities schedule and social opportunities set Cedar Haven apart from other facilities in our area thanks to our exemplary Therapeutic Recreation team. Take a sneak peek at the October calendar and Halloween festivities below and remember to check back on our events calendar page.

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulations September NAT class graduates

Congratulations to the graduates who completed their Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program this week at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Our staff education department provides the 3.5 week training course for aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants who are ready to...

Unicorn Makes an Uplifting Visit, Spreading Joy at Cedar Haven

Is there any better way to start your day than with a visit from a unicorn? Thank you to our unicorn friend, Spirit, who returned to Cedar Haven to bring some smiles to our residents and staff yesterday. Spirit is a Miniature Therapy Horse who is specially trained to...

Congrats August NAT Class Graduates!

Please join us in congratulating our recent Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program graduates! These students completed a 3.5 week course with our experienced instructors, receiving hands-on training for helping residents with activities of daily living and...

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Transitioning into a Care Facility

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Transitioning into a Care Facility

Are you a caregiver who wants to help your loved one make a comfortable transition into a long-term care facility? Our team members, including Kelly Troutman, Director of Social Services, and Patti Malay, Director of Admissions, have helped hundreds of families through this process. This guide will give you some expert tips and insights to make the conversation and subsequent transition as smooth as they can be.

  1. Assemble a Supportive Team:
  2. Schedule a time for the family to discuss a plan before talking to the parent or loved one. Make sure that you settle any differences of opinions before speaking with your loved one so that you will all be communicating a consistent message.

  3. Educate Yourself about Facilities and Admissions Procedures:
  4. You can schedule a tour and request information about services and amenities which are available at facilities, so that if certain topics (Such as, “How will I get to my Doctor’s appointments?” or “When will I get my hair done?”) come up in your conversation, you are prepared to share the options.

  5. Make a Plan for Your Conversation:
  6. Outline your main points. You can be both direct as well as compassionate. You can express your concerns while also asking about their preferences and desires.

  7. Make a Plan for an Upcoming Crisis:
  8. Should your loved one be hospitalized after a fall or medical emergency, are you prepared to make steps to transition into a facility should the Doctor make recommendations to do so? Are you aware of the requirements for receiving benefits for such a transition and how these could be forfeited if you returned home after your hospital stay?

  9. Start Now:
  10. Now that you are prepared, it’s time to take action. Present your concerns and the information you have learned while educating yourself. It’s better to start talking with your loved one about future transitions now rather than when a crisis situation hits.

  11. Get Your Team Involved:
  12. Now that you have started the conversation, your loved one may need benefit from hearing concerns or advice from medical professionals and additional family members as well. Cedar Haven has a Social Services department that can assist with these transitions.

  13. Avoid Unnecessary Emotional Topics:
  14. Keep it simple and avoid bringing up painful subjects that might make this conversation even more difficult than it needs to be. Try to steer the conversation back to what is best for them and their health in the long run.

  15. Remind Yourself that You Want the Best for Your Loved One:
  16. At times you may feel pressured to make a decision or recommendation that is not the best for them. Circumstances and conditions change, perhaps requiring a new set of decisions. Often caregivers begin to feel guilty. At this point, you need to remind yourself that sometimes living in a long-term or short-term care facility is necessary and can be very beneficial for your loved one’s health and social well-being.

Do you have specific questions about how to talk to your loved one? Our experienced team of professionals is here to help! Please contact us at 717-274-0421 or by sending us a message via our Contact Page Form.

Patti Malay

Patti Malay

Director of Admissions

Kelly Troutman

Kelly Troutman

Director of Social Services

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Congratulations September NAT class graduates

Congratulations to the graduates who completed their Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program this week at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Our staff education department provides the 3.5 week training course for aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants who are ready to...

Unicorn Makes an Uplifting Visit, Spreading Joy at Cedar Haven

Is there any better way to start your day than with a visit from a unicorn? Thank you to our unicorn friend, Spirit, who returned to Cedar Haven to bring some smiles to our residents and staff yesterday. Spirit is a Miniature Therapy Horse who is specially trained to...

Congrats August NAT Class Graduates!

Please join us in congratulating our recent Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program graduates! These students completed a 3.5 week course with our experienced instructors, receiving hands-on training for helping residents with activities of daily living and...

Congrats September Employees of the Month and Quarterly Recognition Award Winners!

Congrats September Employees of the Month and Quarterly Recognition Award Winners!

Please join all of us at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center as we applaud the most recent group of Employee of the Month and Quarterly Recognition Award winners, who are introduced below. This group provides quality care for our residents in a compassionate manner, helping residents enjoy life with us!

Which specific Cedar Haven team-member do you think should be honored with a recognition award? If you are part of the Cedar Haven community, you are invited to submit nominations at Cedar Haven!

September Employee of the Month Award Winners

Melissa Chapin

“Melissa is doing a fantastic job. She is a great nurse! She works very hard and is a role model for other nurses.”

“Melissa works very hard to make sure our residents have everything they need. She is a compassionate nurse who really cares about the residents on her floor. She also helps orient new nurses whenever we ask her. We appreciate all you do Melissa! Melissa even changed her shift temporarily to orient a new nurse. How great is that!!”

Kimberly Myers

“Always very pleasant and helpful in every way.”

“She is awesome!!”

“She is always there to help with extra jobs like answering call bells and serving meals. There is never a time when she will refuse to help, and she will help as much as she can. Always pleasant to work with!”

“Kimmy is a great asset to the Cedar Haven team. She goes above and beyond. Kimmy helps her team of CNAs when needed. She is very friendly and considerate and always has a smile on her face. When asked questions by staff or family members, she always responds with an answer or finds the answer if she doesn’t know.”

Antonio Quiero

“Antonio is always a joy to be around. He helps even when not assigned that specific job. Very enthusiastic and contagious smile.”

“Antonio brings a positive attitude and pleasant demeanor to the TR Department. He is always smiling and friendly to everyone he passes in the halls. He is well-liked by residents and staff alike.”

 

Quarterly Recognition Award Winners

Janet Fulk

“For assisting with the aides and myself when needed.”

“Janet is an exceptional nurse who knows her stuff. Janet is pro-resident and pro-employee.”

“We appreciate all the time Janet puts into Cedar Haven and all the residents. She comes into work and gets right in there. She is always aware of her surroundings and has the resident’s best interest at heart. Thanks, Janet, for your hard work.”

Renee Boyer

“Renee works hard and does a good job. She gets along with everyone and communicates well. She deserves to be recognized!”

“She does a great job. She is a wonderful nurse!”

Armando Justiniano

“He is willing to go the extra mile. He brings compassion to the residents, teamwork for the employees, organization skills and time management are on point. He’s an all-around good guy!”

“Armando is a team player. Always willing to help a fellow coworker. He comes in early to help the 3-11 shift and stays late to help the 7-3 shift. He deserves to win this award.”

Christopher Hartzell

“Chris is always willing to respond to any situation that arises. He is a hard worker and is an asset to Cedar Haven and the maintenance department.”

“Chris goes above and beyond. He is willing to assist and help. Chris always has a smile. Thank you for all you do!!”

Penny Bahner

“Penny always smiles and is pleasant. She is positive towards her coworkers. Penny is a great asset to Cedar Haven. Thanks Penny. Keep up the great work!”

“Penny is a long-term employee who is dedicated to Cedar Haven and the residents. She is always pleasant and has a very positive attitude. She is an asset to Cedar Haven.”

Corinna Potts

“Cory, you are an asset to the Cedar Haven team. We appreciate your hard work and knowledge. Thank you and keep up the great work!”

“Cory is an outstanding CNA that goes over and beyond her daily expectations. She is a pleasure to work with and does a phenomenal job with the residents!”

Ebony Campbell

“Ebony takes very good care of the residents. She is kind and caring. She also helps train new employees whenever we need her. Thanks Ebony for all you do!”

“Ebony does a wonderful job. The residents love her and she gets along well with staff. She deserves recognition for a great job well done!”

Megan Cassel

“Always willing to help staff on the floor. She is passionate with the residents. She is a positive asset to Cedar Haven and her attitude is always positive.”

“Helps with non-restorative things whenever possible! Great help and very kind to the residents!”

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulations September NAT class graduates

Congratulations to the graduates who completed their Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program this week at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Our staff education department provides the 3.5 week training course for aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants who are ready to...

Unicorn Makes an Uplifting Visit, Spreading Joy at Cedar Haven

Is there any better way to start your day than with a visit from a unicorn? Thank you to our unicorn friend, Spirit, who returned to Cedar Haven to bring some smiles to our residents and staff yesterday. Spirit is a Miniature Therapy Horse who is specially trained to...

Congrats August NAT Class Graduates!

Please join us in congratulating our recent Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program graduates! These students completed a 3.5 week course with our experienced instructors, receiving hands-on training for helping residents with activities of daily living and...

Congrats August NAT Class Graduates!

Congrats August NAT Class Graduates!

Please join us in congratulating our recent Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program graduates! These students completed a 3.5 week course with our experienced instructors, receiving hands-on training for helping residents with activities of daily living and concluding with in-house CNA Certification testing. Congratulations on your achievements and on choosing a career path where you can make a difference for our residents!

Class Testimonials:

“This was a great learning experience. I benefited from this program a lot. I enjoy working with the staff and residents.” Alyssa

“I thought it was a great class and very hands on. I learned a lot!” – Shelbe

“It’s a great class and the teachers are dedicated to helping students with all of their needs.” – Rabel

“I thought it was good and got along with everyone.” – Angela

“Great Class! Very nice teachers and loved working with the residents during the class!” – Lynne

“Great teachers and wonderful length of class.” – Amanda

“Very nice teachers and work environment! The residents are great!” – Amy

“Everyone was nice and helpful. The class was very informative.” – Lexi

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Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulations September NAT class graduates

Congratulations to the graduates who completed their Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program this week at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Our staff education department provides the 3.5 week training course for aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants who are ready to...

Unicorn Makes an Uplifting Visit, Spreading Joy at Cedar Haven

Is there any better way to start your day than with a visit from a unicorn? Thank you to our unicorn friend, Spirit, who returned to Cedar Haven to bring some smiles to our residents and staff yesterday. Spirit is a Miniature Therapy Horse who is specially trained to...