SHC of Rogersville takes added steps to prepare for emergencies

Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville has recently taken several steps to ensure residents at the local nursing home remain safe and secure in the event of an emergency or catastrophic situation.

For starters, several facility staff members have become certified through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. Central Supply Clerk and Safety Officer Kay Ferrell, Human Resources Director Tammy Davis and Plant Operations Director Terry Clingan have each been certified in FEMA by completing courses covering ‘Incident Command System’ and ‘National Incident Management System.’

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Regional Masquerade Ball

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On October 28th, we attended the Southern Regional Masquerade Ball! Elders from Rogersville traveled to the Southern Ball, which was held in Harriman. We ate an incredible meal, danced, listened to awesome music, and played a game that our elders love—BINGO!

Elder Gladys said, “I loved getting the opportunity to dress up and go somewhere.”

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Happy Veterans Day From Signature HealthCARE

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This Veterans Day, Signature HealthCARE would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our nation’s military veterans, and those still actively serving. We especially want to thank all of our residents and stakeholders who served our country.

Happy Veterans Day from the Signature family to yours.

Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville takes top honors in Hometown Film Festival

Rogersville, TN. (Oct. 10, 2014) – Residents from Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville recently got a chance to flex their creative filmmaking skills – and it paid off.

The local nursing home and rehabilitation center is proud to announce that it recently took home top honors in Signature HealthCARE’s fourth annual Hometown Film Festival Award. Residents and staff members at SHC of Trimble County won the award in the “Best Musical Film” category. The film was titled “The Wizards of Eden.”

As a festival winner, the facility will receive funds towards a vacation for a group of its residents. This is also the fourth consecutive year Signature has taken an annual resident vacation.

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Tune into SHC Hall of Fame Livestream Oct. 9

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For those unable to attend a SHC Hall of Fame ceremony, we’re bringing the celebration to you with four sites that were selected to have their ceremonies broadcast live via our website.

On October 9, 2014, 99 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 400 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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Signature HealthCARE Hall of Fame Inducts 350+ Individuals

The Hall Of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE designed to honor the lives and accomplishments of our residents, stakeholders, volunteers, and others who have had such an impact on our centers, communities, and nation.

On October 9, 2014, 87 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 350 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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SHC of Rogersville helps feed homeless veterans

Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville recently participated in a ‘Veterans Stand Down’ event to help feed, clothe and provide medical services for homeless war veterans in East Tennessee.

The event was held at Munice Methodist Church Outreach Center for the Homeless in Johnson City, Tenn. SHC of Rogersville was joined by staff from several other Signature HealthCARE facilities in the area, along with Signature affiliate Silver Angels Home Care Specialists. Signature and Silver Angels also partnered with volunteers from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, East Tennessee State University, along with local branches of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion.

More than 170 veterans were directly served during the event, and 300 more box lunches were given out for homeless veterans who did not attend. In addition to meals and clothing, other services included: job and personal counseling, V.A. benefits awareness, haircuts and HIV testing. Sleeping bags, emergency supplies and sleep and survival kits for winter weather conditions also were given out.

“It was impressive how so many individuals, businesses and agencies pitched in to help care for our veterans who are in need,” said Silver Angels CEO Doug Hornsby. “It really showed the region’s ‘heart’ for the people.”

National Day of Prayer at SHC Rogersville

The National Day of Prayer is always celebrated at Signature of Rogersville. The morning started off with our spiritual volunteer, Tim, sharing scripture and the themed “Prayer for America” from the NDOP organization. Then at noon, the facility chaplain attended the town-square prayer with local community leaders. At 1:00, local spiritual leaders were invited to attend a “Spiritual Leader Luncheon,” provided by our facility. There, 23 local leaders were provided entertainment by Hope Community Church trio, a full coarse meal made by our facility chef, a devotion by a Chaplain Advisory Team member, and a small presentation spot-lighting our facility website. Attendees also were given door prizes provided from local businesses. It was a great day to pray!