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Success Story: Grey Devore

October 5, 2021

Nicholasville Nursing & Rehabilitation is proud to recognize Grey Devore’s Success Story.

Mr. Grey Devore admitted to Nicholasville in June 2021. He came to the Center after an acute care stay. When Grey first arrived, he was extremely weak and unable to transfer or ambulate. As our therapy and nursing team continued to with with Grey, we noticed major improvements! Grey’s strength and his entire demeanor began to brighten and change. After nearly four months of hard work, Grey was able to meet his ultimate goal of being able to return home on October 3rd! Mr. Grey Devore’s journey to recovery is truly a success story in itself. We are so happy for you, Grey, and we will miss you!

Try This Activity: Color Changing Flowers

March 5, 2021

We have a fun activity and science experiment you can try with your family. Along with the story behind it here at Nicholasville Nursing & Rehab.

As we reminisced on Valentineโ€™s past and other times weโ€™ve received flowers, our residents shared with each other their favorite flowers. Resident, Lynn Noe, shared that the Carnation was her favorite flower. ๐Ÿ’

Lynn then asked the group – Do you know how they get all their bright colors?

We did not and Lynn, along with another resident who owned a florist, shared that this is done with food coloring.

We then asked – How long would it take to turn a color?

As an experiment, we decided to separate some of the white carnations into vases and added food coloring. We watched excitedly through the weekโ€™s end. After a few days, we discovered it worked! They noted that in the future they would leave the flowers in the color a bit longer.

Here are the instructions to try this flower experiment:

Color Changing Flowers

Instructions:

  1. Trim down the stems of the flower so they fit your cups or glasses.
  2. Add water to each cup.
  3. Then put about 10-15 drops of food coloring in the water and stir around a bit.
  4. Add at least one carnation to each glass of colored water.
  5. Check-in on the flowers every couple of hours and observe any changes.

Tip: The longer the flowers stay in the color, the more vibrant the color will become.

Success Story, Nicholasville Nursing and Rehab: Debra

March 4, 2021

We’re proud to share Ms. Debra’s experience here at Nicholasville Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Debra arrived at Nicholasville Nursing and Rehab in November of 2020. She was a hoyer lift transfer at this time and had not walked in over 3 months. Thankfully, our skilled team was able to help!

Fast forward 2 months and she is now getting out of her bed and walking over 150 ft using a front wheeled walker!

She is happily preparing to return to her house with her husband and 16-year-old daughter. Way to go, Debra!!

Our Response to COVID-19

November 28, 2020

Attention Care Team Members

Bluegrass Consulting Group centers remain vigilant to living our Mission that creates a magical culture through the hearts of our Care Team Members. Each Bluegrass Consulting Group center prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of all residents, Care Team members and family members within our community. This pandemic has seen unprecedented challenges for the healthcare industry, our nation, and our world. In particular, those challenges presented to Post-Acute Care, with all the changes in regulations, knowledge, and directives, the organization has sought to be in full compliance and a leader in the healthcare industry. The recent federal vaccine mandate is the most recent example of how we are asking our organization to rise to the challenge and lead the way. Through much communication, engagement, and research, we are announcing that all Bluegrass centers will embrace the requirement of the COVID-19 vaccine to keep our residents, Care Team members, and family members safe.

Effective October 1st, 2021 โ€“ all new hires will be required to be vaccinated.

Effective November 1st, 2021 โ€“ all Care Team Members and contracted employees will be required to be vaccinated.

The safety, security, and health of our residents and Care Team members is our number one concern, especially during this pandemic. We are assured that this requirement will provide the best approach to quality care for our communities and those residents we have the privilege to serve. We will continue to monitor updates and governmental direction regarding the mandate and will reserve the right to change this policy, if needed, to comply with all federal mandates. If you have questions or believe you qualify for a Medical or Religious exemption, you are encouraged to speak to your Human Resource Representative or Executive Director. All exemption requests will need to be submitted no later than October 15, 2021.ย ย 

We continue to remain in this fight against COVID-19 together and our gratitude for all the support, hard work and commitment that is shown daily is overwhelming. You are what makes the Bluegrass difference.

Sincerely,

Bernard McGuinness, CEO

Bluegrass Consulting Group

Our Response to COVID-19

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us here at the center.

Our top priority is keeping our residents and Care Team Members safe and we feel these measures are needed to ensure their safety. We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important and there are a variety of other ways you might consider connecting with them. These may include telephone, email, text or through Skype or Facebook. Our Care Team Members are happy to help facilitate these alternative methods.

Our center is following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention steps, including following strict hand-washing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who are sick. We also are staying up-to-date with the CDC recommendations as they are updated. In addition, the center is in close contact with the local and state health department and are following their guidance.

We will notify you if any residents or Care Team Members are diagnosed with COVID-19. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contactย the Executive Director.

Nicholasville Defense Program

Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest responsibility. ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†-๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด-๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€. As part of the โ€œNicholasville Defenseโ€ program, we follow a scientific approach using rigorous measures and our industryโ€™s best products. We closely monitor recommendations from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our extensive efforts include:


Weekly COVID-19 Testing: All Care Team Members are tested at a minimum of every week.

Sign-In Kiosks and Temperature Monitoring: We utilize a digital system to screen guests and Care Team Members for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing) before entering our community.


Personal Protective Equipment: Care Team Members and residents have access to masks (surgical, N95), gloves, gowns, face shields, and hand sanitizer. Care Team Members are required to wear a mask at all times.


Recycled Air Ionizer: Air Ionizers are installed directly into air ducts, producing positive and negative ions that neutralize harmful pollutants and odors in our buildings.

Plexiglass at Check-in and Nurses Stations: Plexiglass Shields at reception and nurses stations provide a physical barrier to reduce exposure and cross-contamination.


Electrostatic Sprayers: Sprayers provide a uniform and wraparound layer of germ-killing power, providing maximum efficiency disinfecting surfaces.

Deep-Clean Sanitization: Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level.

Daily Communications with Families: Our automated system keeps families and loved ones informed on COVID19 cases.


Thank you Care Team Members for all your hard work!

Deciding to Go Out

September 25, 2020

Wondering how you can do your daily activities safely while protecting yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19?

The more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.

So, think about

  • How many people will be there?
  • Will the space be indoors or outdoors?
  • Will you spend a lot of time with others?

(โ€œPSTโ€ hereโ€™s a hint โ€“ think People, Space, and Time.)

Learn more about assessing the risk when youโ€˜re deciding to go out: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/deciding-to-go-out.html

Resident Spotlight | Mr. Smith

July 20, 2020

Mr. Smith came to Nicholasville Nursing and Rehab following a 2-month hospital stay after a left side, below the knee amputation that left him requiring assistance with most things in his day-to-day activities. Prior to his surgery, Mr. Smith was living independently. Through his rehab, he has proven to be capable of so much! He is now mostly independent with most daily activities! He said, “It has been so good I really hate to leave”. It wonโ€™t be long until he makes his way back home! Congratulations, Mr. Smith!


Disclaimer: This photo was taken prior to Covid-19 regulations

What You Should Know About Covid-19

May 8, 2020

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a new infectious disease. Most people that become infected with COVID-19 will experience mild or moderate systems that affect an individualโ€™s respiratory system. Individuals that are at greater risk for severe systems of COVID-19 are those that are older in age and those that have underlying medical problems. Some individuals with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic. Asymptomatic is when an infected person shows no signs or symptoms of the disease.

We have been doing many things to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Taking the temperature of each Care Team Member as they arrive to the facility, providing each Care Team Member and resident with personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, proper hand washing, and educating everyone how to properly wear PPE that is being provided are ways in which we are preventing the spread of Covid-19 in our communities.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
โ€ข cough
โ€ข shortness of breath


Or at least 2 of these symptoms:
โ€ข fever
โ€ข chills
โ€ข repeated shaking with chills
โ€ข muscle pain


Our team is monitoring all residents for any sign or symptom of COVID-19. Once a concern arises, we are quarantining that individual and increasing our vital and wellness checks. With a physicianโ€™s order, we will then place a request for a test. Testing time can vary as it is dependent on the lab and availability of the test. Once a test result is received, any necessary next steps are taken.

In regards to the above information, isolation and quarantine are both used to help decrease the spread but are very different. Isolation is used to keep residents a part from one another. Meals, activities, therapy and other care are being provided in isolation in a Residents room. Quarantine, on the other hand, is used to place an individual that has been exposed to the infection away from other Residents.

During this time, visitation has been suspended for all family members, guests and other visitors. Only essential personnel is allowed in and out of the facility in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, we understand the difficulty and impact this has on family, friends and residents. The facility is happy to arrange other opportunities to visit with residents. We are happy to help a resident with FaceTime, Zoom meetings, Facebook Messenger calls, and other media platforms as we have supplied each of our communities with iPads for this purpose. If you would like to schedule this type of communication, please call the facility and you will be directed to the appropriate Care Team Member. Once notified, we will help any resident with technology or with any adaptive equipment they may need. We are also happy to coordinate window visits and drive through parades to help lessen the strain of visitor restrictions. As always, we encourage notes and letters to be dropped off or sent.

For more information regarding COVID-19 please visit CDC.gov or http://www.coronavirus.in.gov and continue following our COVID-19 updates here.

Resident Success Story: Beulah

February 26, 2020

Beulah Anderson is 95 years young and choose to come to Nicholasville Nursing and Rehabilitation. Beulah was living at home, however, she began to have many falls making her fearful and made her walk bent over at a ninety-degree angle at her hips. She was only able to look at the floor!

Beulah wasnโ€™t sure if she wanted to try therapy, but with encouragement, she has made the most amazing transformation! She began by standing in the parallel bars to help her stand upright. At first, it was only for seconds at a time. It took a lot of work on Beulahโ€™s part, but gradually she built her core strength, leg strength and consequently her confidence!


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