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Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County and Quality Hospice Care have joined to provide you, your loved ones and our communities with a new level of professional and compassionate care. Quality Hospice Care, a part of the Quality Home Health Company, will now be providing hospice services to Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County. This partnership will allow hospice patients to have hospice services with around the clock nursing care. A hospice suite is designated allowing greater comfort, privacy and family visitation.

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The “Fentress Fantasy Program” at Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County was designed to make the fantasies of our elders come true, allowing them to do all the things they would have been able to do before declining health brought them to us. It is our fantasy to give the elders in our care true qaulity of life.

On April 4th elder Lee Mathew’s fantasy came true when he attended Slam Fest 2015! Lee is an avid wrestling fan. When he expressed his desire to see a live wrestling match, Chaplain Ed Walker and Kelsey Hackett, Activities Director, went to work to make Lee’s fantasy happen! Lee had not attended a live wrestling event in over 20 years and thought he would never be able to again. “Lee enjoyed every minute of the action and is ready to go again even commenting he would love to wrestle at the next match!” said Kelsey Hackett.

“Living life and living it with meaning is our goal. We are here to not only to care for the physical and spiritual needs of our elders, but to meet their desires as well. If it’s possible were going to make it happen!” said Darian Goodman, CEO of SHC of Fentress County.

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More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.

And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.

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On March 20th, 2015 the Elders and stakeholders at Signature Health Care of Fentress County celebrated our wonderful administrator. It was a chance to show how much we all appreciate our CEO Darian Goodman. Darian is not only our leader he is our friend. Darian works tirelessly to provide the very best for our elders and our stakeholders. Honest, kind and true with Darian it’s always about what can WE do or what a great job OUR TEAM has done. He never takes personal credit for anything. Darian is the quintessential team player. Darian has an open door policy to all elders, families and stakeholders. He provides is personal cell number to every elder and family member. Darian does what he does because he cares and it shows. Always the first to arrive and the last to leave. Thank you Darian for all you do we love you!

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Mahala Stedham, a CNA at Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County, built from all the snow last week. The snowman has applied for a job in our nursing department. Our HR Director is currently running a background check. So far everything has came back cold!

The Huffington Post posted a story about Signature HealthCARE’s resident vacation to Walt Disney World in December 2014. To read the entire article, click here.

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“Magical” was the word of the week as 85 Elders and Stakeholders from various Signature HealthCARE communities arrived at Walt Disney World for the final vacation of 2014.

This is the fourth consecutive year we have taken groups of nursing home residents on the vacations of their dreams. In past years, large groups have traveled to a single destination. However, last year, in an effort to accommodate a wider variety of preferences, Signature took smaller groups to several different destinations, including BostonAtlantic CityPanama City Beach and Gatlinburg.

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View the SHC 2014 Year In Review

Expansion. Adaptation. Innovation.

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On December 16, 2014 SHC of Fentress County in cooperation with the Fentress County Emergency Management Agency enacted a disaster drill. The scenario was as follows: a helicopter en route to Jamestown Regional Medical Center had crashed in the front parking lot of SHC of Fentress County. On its descent, it took out the Fentress County communications tower.

The mock crash caused fumes, flames, and debris to fill the front part of the facility. Sixteen local ROTC students from York Agricultural Institute, the local high school, acted as the victims of the crash. When the disaster went live, the facility went into action setting up a command central, triage area, and communications center.

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On November 20th, residents and families of Signature Healthcare of Fentress County gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving with our annual Thanksgiving dinner. This is the largest family event at SHC of Fentress County with over 140 family members in attendance.

“It is such a nice time to get together and be thankful for each other and another year,” said Kelsey Hackett, Quality of Life Director. “We love to see the families visit with their loved ones. It’s like a mini family reunion for some.”

The dietary team prepared a fabulous meal of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and yeast rolls. Families brought desserts to share with everyone.  We are proud to host this wonderful event to show our appreciation and thanks to the families and elders at Signature Healthcare of Fentress County.