For Immediate Release; July 18, 2018
Contact: Aaron Herbel, Mercy Hospital, 620.345.6391, email@example.com
Travis Becker, Moundridge Manor, 620.345.6364, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelby Shaw, Pine Village, 620.345.2901 ext. 257, email@example.com
RE: Joint Emergency Exercise to be Held by Mercy Hospital, Moundridge Manor, and Pine Village
Moundridge – Mercy Hospital, Moundridge Manor, and Pine Village, along with Moundridge EMS and the Moundridge Police and Fire Departments will hold an emergency exercise drill on July 24 (if inclement weather the backup date is July 25). This joint exercise is being conducted to enable your emergency responders and healthcare providers to be more prepared in times of disaster, and gain experience working together. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance in its regulations instructing healthcare facilities to engage in these preparedness efforts. The exercise scenario will simulate a tornado affecting a portion of the Pine Village campus causing minor damage and pretended injuries to a few people. The tornado sirens will sound during this exercise around 5:30pm. All participants involved will treat this exercise as if it were real: allowing an opportunity for learning and preparation in case such a situation was reality. For more information, please contact one of the above listed or visit the Pine Village or City of Moundridge Facebook pages for current information.
The 1st Thursday Ladies’ Tea is cancelled for Thursday, January 4, 2018 due to illness in the community. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you next month!
Well it’s December, and whether we feel ready for Christmas or not – it will be here soon. Once in a while around Christmas, we get asked for gift ideas for our residents. I thought I would post a few suggestions for those of you that would like to get something nice, but feel a little blank.
- Shower gel or lotions
- Perfume, Cologne, Body Spray
- New clothes – dresses, shirts, etc.
- Soft, non-skid socks
- New comforters, quilts, throws, etc.
- Sweaters or jackets
- Books or Magazine subscriptions
- Subscription with local florist for monthly bouquet
- New wall hangings to make their rooms feel “homey”
- Calendars (larger print)
And if you would like to give a monetary donation to Moundridge Manor for something special, the following are a few items we would love to have:
- Odoscope for the West Unit (we only have one for the whole building) – $400
- Pulse Oximeter for ear lobe (more accurate oxygen reading for those with poor hand circulation) – $350 or $650, depending on type
- Ipad (s) for the Activity Dept. (would be wonderful for illustrating topics in Circle of Friends, and for interactive one-on-one activities) – around $900 each
- And for those of you that are feeling really, really generous 🙂 Activity Bus/Van (would allow us to take multiple residents with wheelchairs on outings) – ?? A LOT!!
Wishing each and every one of you a special Christmas season!
Sorry about the lack of updates over the last few days! It was incredibly busy here on Friday, I actually had off on Saturday and Sunday, and Monday…. well, Monday was a Monday which oozed over into Tuesday, and suddenly here we are smack in the middle of another week! Pretty flimsy excuses, but it’s all I’ve got! 🙂 Moving on… as of Monday noon, all residents displaced by the flood were back home at the Manor. We had 23 come home on Thursday, 23 on Friday, 13 on Saturday, and 13 on Monday. So is life back to normal at the Manor? Not entirely. The first six rooms on Hall 1 had to have about 12 inches of sheetrock along the floor ripped out, so along with new floors on all of Hall 1, the first six rooms are also getting some new sheetrock and paint. Because those rooms are not yet finished, the residents who normally reside there have been given temporary homes in other rooms. The front offices are all getting new floors, some new sheetrock, and some remodeling (something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time). So currently, the Moundridge Manor Secretary, Office Manager, CFO, and Administrator are all sharing the Cottonwood Pointe room – Travis and Kevin have the “corner offices” and Rae and I are the “front offices”. LOL! Oh, and the D.O.N. is in the storage room adjoining Cottonwood Pointe! So no – not quite normal yet! But everyone is glad to be back, and I think we all have a new thankfulness for the support of friends, family, church, and community; we could not have pulled through this ordeal without you!
Hello! Just a quick update to let everyone know that twenty three residents are now safely back under the roof of Moundridge Manor! The homecoming went very smoothly with the help of numerous volunteers and extra staff on board. As each resident came through the doors at the west entrance, they were met with warm greetings and applause by an impromptu welcoming committee made up of volunteers and staff from numerous departments. It seemed like whenever the cry went out “The van is here”, or “The bus has arrived”, people would just pop out of the woodwork to help welcome them home!
A special thank you to the volunteers who helped make the day a success – whether you are one of the guys who helped load all of the furniture, clothes, and “stuff” into the trailer and haul it back to the Manor, or if you helped clean, or pushed residents through the line, or put their clothes away, we appreciate every one of you!