Cassia’s Apple Valley Village has received a Best Nursing Home designation from the U.S. News & World Report.
The Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday luncheon Dec. 1 and handed out the 2019 Business Awards, which were presented later than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resident Care Aide Gail Worrell has worked at Cassia’s Trinity Springs community in Oxford, Florida for two years, since the community opened. “Gail is a tremendous asset to Trinity Springs,” says Director of Health Services Danielle Murphy. “She is so full of love and life and brings a smile to any occasion. Gail has a passion for music and dancing and you will always find her singing and dancing with others to bring a smile to their faces.
Between June 17 and 24, we at Cassia are celebrating National Nursing Assistants Week in honor of all the excellent nursing assistants who help those we serve. We want to introduce one of our nursing assistants so you can get to know her. Karen Swenson has worked the PM shift from 3 to 11 p.m. for 13 years at the Milaca Elim Meadows health care center.
Cassia Senior Health & Living facilities, Lake Ridge and Park View Care Centers have an overall five-star rating from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to the latest reports published by the federal agency.
In addition to celebrating National Nurses Week, Cassia is also celebrating National Nurses Month in May. Our third nurse feature this month introduces Licensed Practical Nurse Jessica Abrahamson, who works at Cassia’s Elim Wellspring health care center in Princeton, Minnesota. Jessica has worked at Elim Wellspring for six years on the night shift.
Cassia is celebrating our nurses this month! We want you to meet Lake Ridge Assisted Living Director of Health Services Amber Crawford. Amber has worked at Lake Ridge in Buffalo, Minnesota for nine years.
After a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, family and friends will often worry whether the person needs to retire from driving. As difficult as this conversation may be, it’s an important one to have. By proactively discussing driving after dementia, families can reduce the risk of unfortunate traffic accidents.
The first part of this presentation will explore the impact of caregiving on mental health and general wellbeing based on recent research. The second part will focus on how to improve caregiver self-care and wellbeing. Assessments, intervention strategies, and resources will be recommended for use by professionals who interact with caregivers.