Brookshire ended Nursing Home Week with splash by hosting a fishing expedition and cook out to help everyone unwind after a full week of celebrating. Residents, families, family council, and employees joined in the fun. The first fish was caught by Howard Alexander, one of our short term rehab residents and rehab star of the month. Our administrator, Trish Laird, paddled Mr. Alexander to the middle of the pond in the skiff for him to drop his hook and worm, and within a couple of minutes he hooked a big sun perch. For lunch, everyone enjoyed grilled hotdogs, chips, and all the trimmings. Our Chef grilled the fish for those wanting a taste and Anitra, our Director of Nursing made s’mores over the grill.
The Nursing Department continues to raise the bar on the expectations from our nursing staff. Anitra Davis, Director of Nursing at Brookshire Residence, believes that continuing education and training is a key component to successful nursing. Therefore, we have implemented a new training program, hosting on-site critical thinking workshops twice a month.
The goal is to reinforce and validate the nursing process. Our nurses will receive continual training through hands on classroom work, video training, testing and consistent policy and procedures technique.
We are dedicated to providing exceptional acute care to our community with the highest level and standards of care. We know that our exceptional nursing staff is integral to achieving this goal and we are pleased to offer training to help our nursing staff better help our residents.
Howard Alexander came to Brookshire Residence & Rehab weak and in need of assistance walking, caring for himself, and improving his memory. Our multidisciplinary team came up with a plan of action to help Mr. Alexander achieve the greatest degree of independence possible.
Our physical therapists created a balance/coordination program to help Mr. Alexander make small, quick steps and direction changes that allowed him to resume his ability to dance. Our occupational therapists worked to reduce the risk of falls, and improve his ability to get dressed with minimal assistance. At the same time, our speech therapist worked on improvements to short term memory and cognitive functioning.
Mr. Alexander made great strides and was not only motivated, but eager to come to his therapies. He had great success, meeting all his goals. In fact, on his last day of therapy, he left the building, literally, singing and dancing.
CNA’s , LVN’s, and Housekeeping positions available for customer service oriented applicants. With our new leadership and career opportunities join our team. Please visit our facility and complete an application.
$1500 sign on bonus for the CNA 2pm – 10pm.
Even though April showers bring May flowers, exciting things are coming to Brookshire residents during the month of April — rain or shine. The “big buzz” is the upcoming trail ride on April 5, 2014 with the W.H. Brown & Crew Trailriderz who will lead our residents through Brookshire along with the other riders, as we throw candy to waiting onlookers. The Brookshire Police Department will escort us along our route and the ride will end at the facility with plenty of traditional food and music.
Following this event, on Saturday August 19, 2014, will be our annual Easter Egg Hunt which the entire community will be invited to. The residents will have a special egg decorating contest the day before. We look forward to these exciting events in the upcoming month.
Charles Sherwood was referred to Brookshire Residence after sustaining a fall. He required extensive physical therapy to strengthen his lower extremities, increase the range of motion in his left ankle, improve his overall gait and promote safety and independence while ambulating.
Since he also experienced pain and weakness in his right upper extremities, Charles received occupational therapy to increase functionality in ADLs and reduce risk of falls during transfers. To improve his cognitive skills, Charles also participated in speech therapy designed to enhance short term memory, deduction/reasoning and problem solving skills.
In all his therapies, Charles has made great strides in his short and long terms goals. He is currently walking with standby assistance with a hemi-walker and an ankle foot orthotic for his left foot. He has gained independence in upper and lower extremity, dressing with minimal assistance.
Charles’ compliance throughout his plan of care has given him with functional skills that will carry over into every area in ADLs. He has developed many compensatory strategies in all areas targeted and his level of participation in all of his therapies has contributed to his overall success.
We are proud to introduce and welcome, Trish Laird, our new administrator. Trish comes to Brookshire Residence with a wealth of experience, having worked in long term care administration for almost 20 years. Not only does she have a background in health care, she also holds a Masters in Management and Human Resources, as well as a Juris Doctorate. This combination allows her to ensure that the facility’s staff and employees are given the resources, training and supports necessary to provide residents with consistent quality care and service.
We welcome Trish and know she is as excited to be here, as we are to have her. As Trish acclimates herself to Brookshire and settles in, she looks forward to refurbishing the facility in the near future and making it the shining star of the region.