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.
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
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
Several of our staff show off their “There’s Snow one like our Residents” T shirts.
We started a New Activity in January named Awaken. This activity is designed to awaken the senses through
the use of diffused essential oil scents, CD’s with relaxing sound effects (birds, the ocean, woodland sounds),
hand massages with lavender, scripted imagery and a variety of other sensory stimulation items. This activity
is being enjoyed by our folks who prefer a quiet and relaxed, yet social setting.
Our residents are also enjoying a month of testing new desserts. They have been comparing cheesecakes,
ice cream flavors and other tasty treats each week. They offer their suggestions, then favorites will be added to the menu!
Our website has been updated and we are very excited to share it with you!
Let us know what you think!
Hillsdale County Medical Care is proud to welcome our community to the facility. We have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes for 2018-2019! This is a first for us and we are very proud. We are also a 5-Star Facility as listed by Medicare and Medicaid and we can provide quality of care to your family member. We are a 170-bed facility with top quality staff, a full compliment of therapists who provide services 7 days a week and community based physicians to care for our residents.
Our facility offers many services for those who make our neighborhoods their home as well as those residents who came to recover from illness or surgery. We are proud of our facility, please stop by and allow us to show it off! We are so proud to be recognized as a 5-Star Facility!
See our ratings in Nursing Home Compare!