Brookshire Residence and Rehabilitation Center is celebrating five decades of service to the community with events for healthcare providers and the public. The 50th Anniversary event also marks the completion of extensive renovations to the center to improve the lives of residents and staff.
Updates to the building include a dedicated post-acute unit specializing in caring for higher acuity patients. The program is specifically designed to assist patients requiring skilled nursing services to transition home quickly. Other changes include a new therapy gym with state-of-the-art equipment, beautifully remodeled resident rooms, and redesigned common areas.
On Tuesday, January 26th, a Healthcare Provider Party will be held from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm for physicians, case managers and other members of the local medical community who have supported Brookshire Residence and Rehabilitation Center. Attendees will enjoy “Grab & Go” CEUs, tours of the newly renovated facility, catered food and drinks, soft music, free limo service to the event, and complimentary valet service.
There will be a free Community Celebration and Barbecue open to the public on Saturday, January 30th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event will feature award-winning country music singer, Bobby D. Sawyer. In addition to opening remarks by Mayor Eric Scott, a rope cutting ceremony with the local Chamber of Commerce, there will be activities for all ages, including a special “Fitness for Life” exercise class for adults 55+, activities for kids, and door prizes.
For more information about the event and to RSVP, please email Joycelyn.Williams@BrookshireCare.com.
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.