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Elvis is in the building

Friday, May 19th, 2017 we had the pleasure of having Elvis close out our 2017 Nursing Home Week. If your loved one talked about seeing Elvis in Las Vegas, don’t fret; Elvis took us to the beautiful Las Vegas’ International Hotel and entertained us all with his many hit songs! There were many smiles, dancing, and even some laughter. The resident’s and staff alike enjoyed the show.

Please click image below to be taken to a slide show.

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Hitz Nursing Home Week Carnival

We at Hitz are in the middle of Nursing Home Week, a time of year to show our appreciation for our staff and our residents. So, to celebrate we had a carnival Tuesday, May 16th. To say it was a hit would be an understatement! To see the smiles and lit up faces of our residents and staff made all our hard work worth it. Residents were already asking if we will do it again and if would could make certain games a regular activity.

We had snacks, games, a photo booth, and the main attraction Pie in the Face. Our favorite Rehab Director, Chrissy, who had been with us many years, retired and had to say goodbye to Hitz; but, she came back so our residents could smoosh pies on her (we promise she volunteered and had a blast!). I don’t know who had more fun, Chrissy, the residents lucky enough to pile whipped cream on her, or everyone else who watched!

Check out our pictures by clicking below!

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Mother’s Day Banquet 2017

We at Hitz hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day, filled with love, laughter and great food. We had a Mother’s Day Banquet on Thursday, May 11th. We would like to give a big thank you to the Red Haired Country Boys for coming out and putting on an amazing show! We would also like to thank all the family and friends who came and ate with our residents. It is always a special treat when we can get so many families together. Lastly we would like to thank all our Activity Staff who worked so hard to put together such an incredible night, and to all the Staff who worked that night to make sure everything ran smoothly!

We would like to share with you all, some of the pictures from the night.

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Hitz Home Auxiliary Salad Luncheon

Hitz Home’s Auxiliary is hosting their annual Salad Luncheon on June 2, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Hitz Dining Room, $6.00.

int_29There will be food, entertainment and raffle drawings. The grand prize is a handmade quilt, there will also be other prizes such as themed baskets and a hanging plant.

Mini Chicken Salad. Turkey and Ham Sandwiches and Taco Salad provided. Please bring your favorite salad to share!

Events like these help Hitz stay a 5 Star rated nursing home! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

10 reasons I’m thankful to work in LTC

10 reasons I’m thankful to work in LTC

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

  1. I get the chance to learn from experience — other people’s experience. Talking to elders gives me insight about what leads to happiness and what doesn’t. I’d like to think this has spared me a few mistakes along the road.

 

  1. LTC has improved my perspective. On days when I feel the weight of too many tasks to accomplish, I remember how lucky I am to be physically capable of taking care of my responsibilities. This allows me to focus on constructing a life I’ll be able to look back on with satisfaction when I’m 85 years old.

 

  1. I’m told regularly how much I’m appreciated. Residents express their gratitude for my assistance in various ways. It could be a beaming smile at my approach, finding out from a family member that I’m talked about all the time, or a warm comment like, “I don’t know what I’d do without you.” It’s a good reason to get to work every day.

 

  1. Little things make people so happy.Cleaning off a pair of smudged eyeglasses or changing a clock battery can turn me into a hero. It’s really easy and feels really good.

 

  1. I can work hours that suit my lifestyle. Long-term care is a 24/7 job. I’m grateful my shift is one that accommodates the rest of my life.

 

  1. It’s a clinically rich environment. As a shrink, I could be in private practice seeing individuals 45 minutes each week. Instead, I get to meet the residents, their roommates, their families, and the staff members who affect their lives. I can observe how the team works, what’s going on in healthcare, and how society views elders in this country and worldwide. It doesn’t get more exciting than that.

 

  1. I like representing psychology in a non-psychological world. Most of my coworkers are focused on the physical health of their charges. Some of them come from countries where psychologists and mental health care are foreign concepts. I enjoy demonstrating how psychologists contribute to the team and can make their jobs easier.

 

  1. LTC is cutting edge.As the U.S. population ages and an increasing amount of funds go toward healthcare, there’s a greater focus on eldercare and how to provide cost-effective, clinically appropriate services. Our work affects the health of the nation.

 

  1. No matter how old I get, I always feel young.My sister, by contrast, teaches high school and feels old.

 

  1. I work with some of the best, most caring people around. Yes, you.

 

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD, author of The Savvy Resident’s Guide, is a 2014 Award of Excellence winner in the Blog Content category of the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence program. She also is the Gold Medalist in the Blog-How To/Tips/Service category of the 2014 American Society of Business Publication Editors Midwest Regional competition. A speaker and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience as a psychologist in long-term care, she maintains her own award-winning website at MyBetterNursingHome.com.

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