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D. Godair chose Rapid Recovery of WHNRC for her short-term rehab stay before returning home. Dorothy had a hospitalization where she needed to regain her strength & endurance so she could safely return home When asked about her rehab experience she replied, “ I received wonderful care here. My therapy helped me so much. I would not be where I am today without everyone’s help.”
J. VanBebber returned home after completing her short-term therapy program at White Hall Nursing & Rehab. Following a hospitalization for bypass surgery , Judith chose Rapid Recovery for her rehab stay. When asked about her rehab experience she replied, “My stay was a very good experience. I want to thank everyone for my care there. The rehab team and nursing staff was so kind and respectful to me.” Judith was very involved in some of the therapy team’s fun rehab projects. She is pictured with a project she made for National Gardening Day. Projects such as that are beneficial for fine motor skills. “Therapy isn’t always work, it can be fun too!”, says Kari Burton, Director of Rehab.
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White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC took an afternoon to honor and express our appreciation to the area First Responders during National Police Week and National EMS Week. The White Hall Police Dept., Roodhouse Police Dept., Carrollton Police Dept., Green County Sheriff’s Office and Boyd Ambulance Service al received a variety basket of snacks.
“We want to say Thank You to the first responders that selflessly give themselves day after day. This is only a small token of our appreciation for that they do for our facility and the community,” said Kristian Sethaler, Director of Admissions.
We are excited about our favorite week of the year! National Nursing Home Week will be celebrated May 7-13, 2022. This year’s theme is “Creating and Nurturing Connections”. As human beings we have a natural yearning to connect. studies have linked people with strong social relationships to many aspects of positive health outcomes, especially among older adults. You are welcome to join us as we celebrate this special week.
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The Easter Bunny found time to hang our with us over two days. During those two days he accompanied Kirstain Sethaler, Director of Admissions, and brought smiles and treats to the hospital staff of Jacksonville Memorial Hospital and the office of Dr, McNear, Medical Director. We take joy in bringing smiles to our hospital heroes while showing our appreciation for all they do.
One the second day he visited the residents, was the star of our Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children/grandchildren of the staff and residents and took time to pose for pictures. What fun everyone had!!!
Residents enjoyed pet therapy today with a visit from Miss Elsa Marie who is the Goldendoodle of Taylor Armold, Director of Nursing. Nothing brings smiles and joy to our residents like babies and animals. They also enjoyed a visit from Jude the Bunny.
Join us in our fight to bring awareness to a cause very near and dear to our hearts!!
There are several ways you can show your support – display a flower in our Promise Garden, write your name or the name of a loved one on a shoe to be displayed in our facility and/or join us on or Memory Walk.
Please see the attached flyers for more information.
White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC won 1st Place for their float in the annual White Hall Lion’s Homecoming Parade on July 3, 2021.
In keeping with the Disney theme, WHNR encourages everyone to “Come Mousercise with Us” at Rapid Recovery, White Hall Nursing & Rehabilitation. Rapid Recovery offers short term rehabilitation services with a state of the art therapy program. You can then continue your progress with Outpatient therapy after returning home.
The Disney characters mingled amongst the crowd at the par and took pictures with the children.
Watch for our float in the annual Lions Club Parade at 10am on July 3rd.
Come Mousercise with our Rapid Recovery Rehab team! Holler our name so we can greet you and toss some candy. If you are hot, we will have a hand fan for you!
Bring the kids down to the park following the parade for pictures to remember the day!
Slice of Summerfest, a community event was hosted on June 25th. A variety of things were available despite the inclement weather that started the day.
Yesterday’s News and Nolan’s Petting Zoo entertained the crowd.
Ms Olyvia Bridges of Girl Scout Troop 5685 took it upon herself to brighten the lives of our seniors. She asked for donations so that the residents of White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC could enjoy the seasonally famous Girl Scout cookies that are only here one time a year. What a surprise when she showed up at our door with approximately 100 boxes of all varieties. We can never adequately express how much we appreciate her grand gesture. Many thanks to all who donated to her cause.
April 4th wasn’t just Easter to Kathy Courier, it was the day she successfully returned home! Following a lengthy hospitalization battling Covid-19 she needed to regain strength and endurance. Kathy worked with both physical and occupational therapists utilizing ACP modality equipment in combination with traditional therapy techniques. Kathy is a fighter and we wish her the best.
Queen Lydia Lansaw, Junior Miss Leah Wood, and Princess Avery Wright arrived with a cart full of Valentines Cupcakes to be delivered to the Residents of White Hall Nursing and Rehab. All three of these young ladies won their age group in the Annual Greene County Days Pageant of 2020. White Hall Nursing and Rehab would like to thank them for their support and kindness for the residents during Valentines Day! Also picture is Jill Spurgeon (Administrator), Pam VanMeter (Director of Nursing), and Scott Phares (Director of Admissions and Sales).
White Hall welcomed the New Year in with the COVID-19 vaccine for both residents and staff. Thank you Walgreens for assisting in this effort.
We continue to social distance and wear all required PPE.
The 3rd grade class of North Greene Elementary and the resident of White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC have been Pen Pals over the last month.
Forty five students wrote a letter and enclosed some treats to each of the resident here. The Activity Department helped each resident write a return letter to each child and enclosed a Growing Grinch Heart and some Christmas coloring pictures for their fun.
In our current situation this year, to have this added contact with youngsters from the community was such as added treat to their day. Nothing brings a smile to your face faster than the innocence and thoughts of a child. Special thanks to Lindsey Coultas for organizing this special treat and to the students and their 3rd grade teachers.
In 2019 during the White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Christmas Family Night a gentleman was in attendance with a resident. After the family night concluded the gentleman approached the Activities Department to offer up his services he put together a while back for his church in Kentucky. Later on in May of 2020 during the pandemic he mailed several service readings and audio of songs to play for the residents, which is something that Lynn and Brenda in Activities have begun using in the hallways over a speaker as part of their activities program.
White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC would like to extend a huge congratulations to our Activity Director, Lynn Cox. She has served WHNR and its residents for 36 years! She has held various roles over the years from being a Certified Nursing Assistant to Restorative Aide, the Staff Development Coordinator, to being the current Activity Director. Lynn has also shard her craft skills in designs for family nights, community events, and activities. Most recently during the pandemic she created two large 8 foot crosses to display in the building during the virtual church series. We look forward to many ore years of service from Lynn and thank you from all of us here at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC!
White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC joined the local community in some October fun. It was a beautiful day for a parade on October 11th when we participated in the Loin’s Club Octoberfest Parade. The theme was “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”. The float was dedicated in loving memory of Brain Elliott who built the large boombox and the Peanut characters.
On October 31, we participated in the 5th Annual Trunk-r-Treat hosted by the Roodhouse Police and White Hall Drag-o-way. Kids from all over the county enjoyed going station to station and safely trick-r-treating and enjoying hot chocolate.
It’s been a rough year so far but want to always be supportive to our local events. Our community has been so supportive of us and we want to return that kindness”, says Scott Phares, Director of Admissions.
By: Carmen Ensinger, Greene Prairie Press
White Hall Nursing and Rehab residents are getting the opportunity to have their 15 minutes of fame thanks to the SJP Show which showcases a different resident each day on a video interview.
The SJP Show is the brainchild of Director of Admissions and Marketing Scott Phares who took over the position at WHNR just three weeks ago.
Phares, who is also a musician, said the SJP Show originally started out as a podcast to showcase various other artists and create content.
“When the virus hit us an we were quarantined, we were looking for things to keep the residents entertained and also give their families a connection to them,” Phares said. “I decided it would be fun to interview some of the residents and adapted it into a video format.”
Phares said there has been no problem getting subjects for the interviews.
“I have done eight interviews already and have around 20 to 25 mores who are willing to do the interview,” he said. “In fact, those who are waiting for their interview are chomping at the bit to get in front of the camera.”
The subject matter to be discussed is wide open.
“We just kind of talk about their lives, tell their story or talk about things they did when they were younger,” Phares said. “Everything from where they went to school to special memories. Some of them talked about the difference between going to a country school and a town school. We just talk about their lives in general and whatever they want to share with everyone.”
The residents are loving it.
“Since our first interview went up last week, we have had over 2,000 views,” Phares said. “I told the lady who did the first interview that she was basically a small town movie star now and she was so excited she almost fell out of her chair.”
Family members have also been very receptive to the idea.
“Because they are not able to see their loved ones right now because they can;t come into the facility, this gives them an option to see their relative,” Phares said. “In some cases, the stories they hear are stories they are hearing for the first time.”
As they enter week three of the “quarantine” Phares said the residents are in surprisingly good spirits.
“We are doing our best to keep them occupied and entertained and keep their mind off of the whole situation,” Phares said. “We have an entire week of different themed days such as Hillbilly Day and Spirit Day. We also have activities such as a bowling tournament down the halls and a basketball tournament. ”
As much as they would like to keep everything as normal as possible, there are some concessions which must be made.
“One of the things that has changed is they way they dine in the dining room,” Phares said. We can’t have a full dining room because the guidelines set for by the Centers for Disease Control mandate at least 6 foot between each resident. That means we have people eating doe the halls instead of the way they are used to.”
Last week Phares put his musical background to good use playing a concert in the hall and has another one planned for this week.
“I’m kind of taking everything I do outside of my work in healthcare and trying to adapt it for her to help entertain the residents and take their minds off of being isolated, because I know a lot of them miss their families and going out and doing things like going to church or out to eat,” Phares said. “We are just trying to do our best to keep their minds busy and their bodies active.”
With President Trump extending the stay at home mandate another 30 days until the end of April, this is only the beginning.
“This situation has allowed me and some other staff members to really rise to the occasion of making the most of what we have, and I feel like we are doing that,” Phares said. “We have another while month to try to get creative and try to find things to do for our residents and keep both their minds and our minds in a positive direction and stay as safe as we can but have as much fun as possible while we are doing it.”
You are cordially invited to join your family member or friend for our annual Christmas Family Night. It will be held Thursday evening, December 19 at 6:30pm in the dining room. This year’s theme is “A Country Christmas”. Our very own, Scott Phares, will be our entertainment and will share the music from his new Christmas album. Join us for some festive fun!
Do you have beds available?
Bed availability can change on a daily basis. Please contact the Admissions Department for availability.
Do you have Social Workers to assist with discharge planning?
Yes, upon admissions, our social worker will meet with you and discuss the plan of care for the resident. They will follow up on the progress throughout the care plan and will meet with you to assist with discharge planning and initiate any home services desired.
How do I admit a loved one from the hospital?
Inform the social worker at the hospital that you desire admission to White Hall Nursing & Rehab. They will contact and fax the referral to our Admissions Department
How do I admit a loved one from home?
There are certain forms that need to be completed by the primary care physician including a History and Physical, State OBRA screening, admission order and a list of medications. The physician’s office will be familiar with these forms but please contact us; we would love to assist you.
Having trouble adapting at home or recovering from a sports injury? We offer outpatient Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapies. Available for transitional, outpatient, and long term care patients.
Our intimate and secured memory care neighborhood is designed to have a “home-like” appearance. We strive to provide a calm and quiet but visually stimulating atmosphere.
Private suites are available for your short term rehabilitation needs, with therapy offered six days per week, including modern amenities.
We are confident that you and your loved ones will be comfortable here at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Schedule your tour today!