The Winter/Spring Edition of LIVEWELL Lebanon

The Winter/Spring Edition of LIVEWELL Lebanon

The Winter/Spring issue of “LIVEWELL Lebanon” is available below, with a end of year review celebrating our team’s extraordinary achievements. 

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

Happy Veterans Day to our Resident and Staff Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to our Resident and Staff Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to the many residents and staff at Cedar Haven who have served our country. A very sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to all for your service-- we so appreciate your bravery and commitment! Happy Veterans Day! Learning more about Cedar Haven Are you or...

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Angstadt

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Angstadt

Please join us in congratulating Cindy Angstadt for her recent award. Cindy was recognized for her outstanding dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her excellent work in our in-house laundry department.  Cindy-- on behalf of all of the residents and staff at...

Staff Spotlight:  Karelys Cruz

Staff Spotlight: Karelys Cruz

Please join us in applauding Karelys Cruz for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her exemplary work as part of our committed healthcare team.  Due to her exemplary work as a CNA, Karelys was recently recognized with our Employee of the Week award....

Heart Walk 2018

Heart Walk 2018

On Saturday, September 30, Cedar Haven Healthcare Center assembled a team for the 2018 Lebanon Heart Walk. A big “thank you” to Thomas Harlow, President of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, for acting as chairman of this important event. Thomas, and the WellSpan community have incredible impact in local healthcare, and leading the charge to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

As many of us know too well, heart disease does not discriminate. It is the cause for 25%—1 in every 4 deaths—in the United States. At Cedar Haven, we promote healthy activities that fight against this statistic.

Could you possibly be at risk for heart disease? You or someone you know may be at risk of heart disease if they are/have:

• Overweight/Obesity

• Diabetes

• High Blood Pressure

• High Cholesterol

• Smoking

You can prevent a heart problem in your body through establishing a regular exercise schedule, and maintaining a healthy diet! To the left, we have attached our “7 keys to heart disease prevention” infographic to help you understand how to care for the health of your heart.

https://cedarhaven.healthcare/7-keys-heart-disease-prevention/page/17/?lang=es

Donations may still be made online on the American Heart Association Website.

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

Happy Veterans Day to our Resident and Staff Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to our Resident and Staff Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to the many residents and staff at Cedar Haven who have served our country. A very sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to all for your service-- we so appreciate your bravery and commitment! Happy Veterans Day! Learning more about Cedar Haven Are you or...

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Angstadt

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Angstadt

Please join us in congratulating Cindy Angstadt for her recent award. Cindy was recognized for her outstanding dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her excellent work in our in-house laundry department.  Cindy-- on behalf of all of the residents and staff at...

Staff Spotlight:  Karelys Cruz

Staff Spotlight: Karelys Cruz

Please join us in applauding Karelys Cruz for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her exemplary work as part of our committed healthcare team.  Due to her exemplary work as a CNA, Karelys was recently recognized with our Employee of the Week award....

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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

Staff Spotlight: Alea Bowman

Staff Spotlight: Alea Bowman

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Alea Bowman, CNA, for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her exemplary work as part of our nursing team.  Alea was recently recognized for her excellent performance with our Employee of the Week award. She...

Hear from our Residents: Physical Therapy

Hear from our Residents: Physical Therapy

At Cedar Haven, we provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy services through our in-house therapy department for both short-term and long-term residents at our facility. These convenient, high-quality therapy services improve quality of life for our...

Ice Cream Sundaes!

Ice Cream Sundaes!

Last week, our team enjoyed an ice cream sundae bar with fun toppings-- a great way to celebrate summer and all of the great improvements that are taking place at Cedar Haven this year. Please enjoy pictures from this fun staff recognition event and join us in...

Staff Spotlight: Vanessa Robles

Staff Spotlight: Vanessa Robles

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Vanessa Robles, LPN, for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her exemplary work as part of our nursing team.  Vanessa was recently recognized for her excellent performance with our Employee of the Week...

Staff Spotlight: Leatta Black

Staff Spotlight: Leatta Black

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Leatta Black for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and their wellbeing.  Leatta was recently recognized for her exemplary service with our Employee of the Week award. She is being recognized for her excellent...

Staff Spotlight: Kim Webster

Staff Spotlight: Kim Webster

Please join us in thanking and recognizing Kim Webster for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her excellent ongoing work at our facility in our Therapeutic Recreation department. Kim was recently recognized for her exemplary service at Cedar Haven with...

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

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

Staff Spotlight: Alea Bowman

Staff Spotlight: Alea Bowman

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Alea Bowman, CNA, for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her exemplary work as part of our nursing team.  Alea was recently recognized for her excellent performance with our Employee of the Week award. She...

Hear from our Residents: Physical Therapy

Hear from our Residents: Physical Therapy

At Cedar Haven, we provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy services through our in-house therapy department for both short-term and long-term residents at our facility. These convenient, high-quality therapy services improve quality of life for our...

Ice Cream Sundaes!

Ice Cream Sundaes!

Last week, our team enjoyed an ice cream sundae bar with fun toppings-- a great way to celebrate summer and all of the great improvements that are taking place at Cedar Haven this year. Please enjoy pictures from this fun staff recognition event and join us in...

Staff Spotlight: Vanessa Robles

Staff Spotlight: Vanessa Robles

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Vanessa Robles, LPN, for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her exemplary work as part of our nursing team.  Vanessa was recently recognized for her excellent performance with our Employee of the Week...

Staff Spotlight: Leatta Black

Staff Spotlight: Leatta Black

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Leatta Black for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and their wellbeing.  Leatta was recently recognized for her exemplary service with our Employee of the Week award. She is being recognized for her excellent...

Staff Spotlight: Kim Webster

Staff Spotlight: Kim Webster

Please join us in thanking and recognizing Kim Webster for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her excellent ongoing work at our facility in our Therapeutic Recreation department. Kim was recently recognized for her exemplary service at Cedar Haven with...

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The “New” Cedar Haven’s Short-term Rehab Care Report: From Good to Better to Best

The “New” Cedar Haven’s Short-term Rehab Care Report: From Good to Better to Best

Choose the Short-Term Rehab facility in Lebanon with shorter length-of-stay and fewer hospital readmissions than the competition.

Many people in our community will face both surgeries or hospital visits this Fall and Winter, whether they were planned or unplanned. While Cedar Haven has offered short-term rehab services for decades, we have new statistics to share about the quality of care that sets Cedar Haven apart:

 

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Cedar Haven 30-day Hospital Readmission Rate

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National Average 30-day Hospital Readmission Rate

 

  • Fewer Hospital Readmissions than the National Average:  No one wants to return to the hospital after a procedure or unplanned stay if it can be avoided. Our 30-day Hospital Readmission Rate for all causes was 10.85% in 2017 and is 11.15% for 2018 to date, both well below the National Average of 15%.

Cedar Haven Average Length of Stay (Days) for Short-term Care

  • Short Length of Stay for Short-term Residents: Our team will help you get back to your favorite activities as quickly as possible. The 55 residents who graduated from our Short-term Rehabilitation program in 2018 stayed with us for an average of 24 days before being discharged back to their homes. Choosing Cedar Haven means choosing great care so that you can enjoy life!

Cedar Haven # of Post-Op Artificial Joint Infections since Inception

  • Perfect Track Record for Post-Op Artificial Joint Infections: Patients with artificial joints can be at risk for infections.  At Cedar Haven, we have never once had a resident with a post-op artificial joint infection. This achievement points to the impressive infection control and care provided on a daily basis.

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

Happy Veterans Day to our Resident and Staff Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to our Resident and Staff Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to the many residents and staff at Cedar Haven who have served our country. A very sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to all for your service-- we so appreciate your bravery and commitment! Happy Veterans Day! Learning more about Cedar Haven Are you or...

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Cedar Haven residents and team-members alike had a great time for Halloween this year. The haunted Rec Room and Team Halloween party were both a big hit! Please enjoy some of the photos of costumes from our crew. We hope that you all had a fun and safe time with your...

Introducing the Fall Issue of LIVEWELL Lebanon from Cedar Haven Healthcare Center

Introducing the Fall Issue of LIVEWELL Lebanon from Cedar Haven Healthcare Center

The Fall issue of “LIVEWELL Lebanon” is available below, with important information about why Cedar Haven is the best choice when you require skilled nursing or short-term rehab therapy following a stay in the hospital.

 

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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

Happy Veterans Day to our Resident and Staff Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to our Resident and Staff Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to the many residents and staff at Cedar Haven who have served our country. A very sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to all for your service-- we so appreciate your bravery and commitment! Happy Veterans Day! Learning more about Cedar Haven Are you or...

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Angstadt

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Angstadt

Please join us in congratulating Cindy Angstadt for her recent award. Cindy was recognized for her outstanding dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her excellent work in our in-house laundry department.  Cindy-- on behalf of all of the residents and staff at...

Staff Spotlight:  Karelys Cruz

Staff Spotlight: Karelys Cruz

Please join us in applauding Karelys Cruz for her dedication to the residents at Cedar Haven and her exemplary work as part of our committed healthcare team.  Due to her exemplary work as a CNA, Karelys was recently recognized with our Employee of the Week award....