The Jonesville Future Farmers of America presented our home with an amazing gift of garden tables that they built.
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Naturally due to COVID-19 19, Christmas 2020 was different. But, that did not stop us from having a very special Christmas season!
We enjoyed decorating early in December, caroling (by over 40 staff members), countless goodies & lots of chocolate, Christmas games,
a visit from Santa and Rudolph, and many classic Christmas movies. Our elders enjoyed having a Christmas photo taken to send to their families.
Staff and residents dressed up for Christmas shirt & hat, and pajama days and it was common to hear Christmas singing daily.
On Christmas day we dined on prime rib and received gifts from our families and stockings filled with an assortment of old fashioned gifts and candy, an orange and even coal!
We ended the month by holding a clinic for our residents and staff to receive their COVID-19 19 vaccine.
Now, we are looking forward to a new year, with new hope and the same strong sense of family.
From our home to yours, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Bringing the Fair to us!
Since we couldn’t go to the Hillsdale County Fair this year, We brought the fair to us! The week included a parade, fair bingo, cotton candy, caramel corn, corn dogs, footlong dogs and ice cream!
It is important (maybe now through the corona virus, more than ever) that we provide some spontaneous lighthearted activities in an attempt to promote normalcy.
A favorite is room to room deliveries. Using a decorated cart, we deliver frozen treats while playing ice cream truck music, happy hour beverages with a 1960’s sing along, cotton candy, chocolate, popcorn and coming soon are snow cones and Wendy’s Frosties.
Remote control car racing was a big hit also!
Our residents continue to enjoy and are finding comfort through video calls and window chats with their loved ones. To set up a call or to e-mail a resident, please contact Laurie Newell Life Enrichment Director at 517-439-2830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through this difficult time of the Corona virus, you, our community have been phenomenal with your gifts and donations of protective equipment, meals and snacks, gift cards, notes, prayers, snow removal (from employees cars) and the Emergency Services parade. We appreciate this support more than we could ever say. Thank you sincerely from all of us at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.
Please be advised that the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility is taking every step possible to
protect the Residents and staff at the facility. We are actively receiving updates and guidance
from the Centers for Disease Control, CMS, Hillsdale County Emergency Management, State
and Federal agencies. We have initiated restrictions on all non-medical staff, visitors, and
vendors to the facility. The facility has developed communication pathways to reach your loved
one via Facetime, Skype and Google Duo. You will continue to be notified of changes in
condition of your loved one... READ MORE
Verlanasarus and Jackson (the shih-tzu) spent a day with us bringing many smiles. A Leprechaun and many families are enjoying window and video chatting with their loved ones. If you would like to set up a contact with your resident please call or e-mail Laurie Newell 517-439-2830 email@example.com
With the primary concern of keeping our residents and staff healthy, and minimizing the spread of respiratory conditions, we are encouraging visitors to the facility to regularly exercise hand washing with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. In addition, we are encouraging coughing etiquette or sneezing into the bend of your elbow or a tissue (not your hands). As we are aware, information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) is changing daily and the facility is monitoring this information closely. As new information is received, organized steps will be implemented as a precaution, including limiting visitations and temperature/symptoms monitoring prior to visiting... READ MORE
Before Christmas several of our Cottage employees made a video of singing and dancing to the song Rocking Around The Christmas Tree.
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen Show) had requested that viewers send in such a video and the best would be featured in a mash video.
Our residents got a good laugh during their filming performance.
Then came the news that our Ladies were one of the BEST! In recognition of their talents Ellen sent them a gift card for $250.00 which they promptly donated to the Southern Michigan Food Bank! Way to go Ladies on your great video and donation to serve others!
To watch the video follow this link https://www.ellentube.com/madebyyou/jingle-bell-ringrock.html