Nursing News

Amy Waller, RN

Director of Nursing

 

 

October kicks off our holiday seasons, before you know it, the new year will be here!!  Fall is a great time to visit the facility.  Take advantage of the nice weather before its gone by surprising your loved ones with sitting outside, going on a walk, or taking a scenic car ride to look at the leaves change colors.

Fall also brings changing temperatures.  Now is a good time to look at your loved one’s closet.  Our bodies have a harder time maintaining a comfortable body temperature as we age, for a variety of reasons.  Dressing in layers is an effective way to keep the elderly warm and comfortable.  Make sure they have plenty of long-sleeved shirts, sweaters/jackets/vests, pull on pants and socks to keep them warm.

Finally, October starts our cold and Flu season.  We will be posting signs on the front doors reminding everyone to delay visits if they are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms.  Please remember to wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after visiting.  Thank-you for sending back resident’s influenza vaccine consent forms.  We are planning to administer flu vaccines in the first 2 weeks of October.  Please consider getting a flu shot as well if you are planning on coming out to the facility to visit or volunteer.  Studies show the more people that are vaccinated, the less chance of an outbreak.