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

Staff Spotlight: Diane Toennes

Staff Spotlight: Diane Toennes

Employee Spotlight: Diane Toennes Today, we're delighted to shine the spotlight on one of our exceptional team members, Diane Toennes. Diane's unwavering commitment and positive demeanor make her an invaluable asset to our Cedar Haven family. Colleagues often praise...

Staff Spotlight: Nicole Turner

Staff Spotlight: Nicole Turner

Employee Spotlight: Nikki Turner, RNAC Today, we highlight the remarkable contributions of Nicole "Nikki" Turner, RNAC, at Cedar Haven. As our Resident Assessment Coordinator, Nikki's leadership ensures timely and precise assessments, reflecting her unwavering...

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

Staff Spotlight: Diane Toennes

Staff Spotlight: Diane Toennes

Employee Spotlight: Diane Toennes Today, we're delighted to shine the spotlight on one of our exceptional team members, Diane Toennes. Diane's unwavering commitment and positive demeanor make her an invaluable asset to our Cedar Haven family. Colleagues often praise...

Staff Spotlight: Nicole Turner

Staff Spotlight: Nicole Turner

Employee Spotlight: Nikki Turner, RNAC Today, we highlight the remarkable contributions of Nicole "Nikki" Turner, RNAC, at Cedar Haven. As our Resident Assessment Coordinator, Nikki's leadership ensures timely and precise assessments, reflecting her unwavering...

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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: Michelle Bucher

Staff Spotlight: Michelle Bucher

Employee Spotlight: Michelle Bucher, LPN We take immense pride in spotlighting Michelle Bucher, LPN, our outstanding Employee of the Week at Cedar Haven! Michelle's dedication serves as a shining inspiration to us all. Day in and day out, Michelle approaches her work...

Staff Spotlight: Mildred Pierre Louis

Staff Spotlight: Mildred Pierre Louis

Employee Spotlight: Mildred Pierre Louis, LPN Cedar Haven proudly shines a spotlight on Mildred Pierre Louis, LPN, our exceptional Employee of the Week! Mildred's unwavering dedication is a beacon of inspiration to us all. Shift after shift, Mildred brings a...

Staff Spotlight: Kathy Carpenter

Staff Spotlight: Kathy Carpenter

In the heart of Cedar Haven, we shine a spotlight on Kathy Carpenter, our devoted Central Supply Director. Kathy's expertise and dedication are evident as she consistently seeks the best products for Cedar Haven, always mindful of budget considerations. Kathy's...

Staff Spotlight: Jesse Carpenter

Staff Spotlight: Jesse Carpenter

In the intricate web of Cedar Haven's daily operations, Jesse Carpenter stands as the unsung hero, a silent force that keeps our community running seamlessly. As a vital member of our Maintenance team, Jesse brings more than just technical expertise; he brings an...

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: Michelle Bucher

Staff Spotlight: Michelle Bucher

Employee Spotlight: Michelle Bucher, LPN We take immense pride in spotlighting Michelle Bucher, LPN, our outstanding Employee of the Week at Cedar Haven! Michelle's dedication serves as a shining inspiration to us all. Day in and day out, Michelle approaches her work...

Staff Spotlight: Mildred Pierre Louis

Staff Spotlight: Mildred Pierre Louis

Employee Spotlight: Mildred Pierre Louis, LPN Cedar Haven proudly shines a spotlight on Mildred Pierre Louis, LPN, our exceptional Employee of the Week! Mildred's unwavering dedication is a beacon of inspiration to us all. Shift after shift, Mildred brings a...

Staff Spotlight: Kathy Carpenter

Staff Spotlight: Kathy Carpenter

In the heart of Cedar Haven, we shine a spotlight on Kathy Carpenter, our devoted Central Supply Director. Kathy's expertise and dedication are evident as she consistently seeks the best products for Cedar Haven, always mindful of budget considerations. Kathy's...

Staff Spotlight: Jesse Carpenter

Staff Spotlight: Jesse Carpenter

In the intricate web of Cedar Haven's daily operations, Jesse Carpenter stands as the unsung hero, a silent force that keeps our community running seamlessly. As a vital member of our Maintenance team, Jesse brings more than just technical expertise; he brings an...

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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

Casual for a Cause: Humane Society Fundraiser

Casual for a Cause: Humane Society Fundraiser

Last week at Cedar Haven, we celebrated our love of animals by hosting a week-long "Casual for a Cause" dress down fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Lebanon County. We have many animal lovers among our team and resident community so we were excited to don...

Cedar Haven Open House – Join us on Feb. 23rd!

Cedar Haven Open House – Join us on Feb. 23rd!

You are invited to our upcoming Cedar Haven Healthcare Center Open House on Thursday, February 23rd from 5-7pm. Please join us for this Open House to view the recent renovations and exciting improvements that have taken place at Cedar Haven over the past 6 months for...

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

Staff Spotlight: Diane Toennes

Staff Spotlight: Diane Toennes

Employee Spotlight: Diane Toennes Today, we're delighted to shine the spotlight on one of our exceptional team members, Diane Toennes. Diane's unwavering commitment and positive demeanor make her an invaluable asset to our Cedar Haven family. Colleagues often praise...

Staff Spotlight: Nicole Turner

Staff Spotlight: Nicole Turner

Employee Spotlight: Nikki Turner, RNAC Today, we highlight the remarkable contributions of Nicole "Nikki" Turner, RNAC, at Cedar Haven. As our Resident Assessment Coordinator, Nikki's leadership ensures timely and precise assessments, reflecting her unwavering...