LATEST NEWS

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Health Care News

Update from Administrator – May 22, 2020

As always, we hope this update finds you in good health. We would like to update you regarding our COVID-19 status during this ongoing pandemic that has affected more than 80% of long-term care facility in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our housekeeping team as well as other team members continue to hold the line of… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – May 14, 2020

  As always, our team and I hope this finds you safe and healthy. As some states begin to ease restrictions on businesses and the public, please note that our center will NOT be included in this category. The visitation restrictions placed on us by the state in early March is still in effect for… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – May 6, 2020

This pandemic is truly an unprecedented experience for all of us. Yesterday, we updated you that we had one confirmed positive Covid-19 case.  Sadly, as of today, we have had nine residents and eight staff members who have tested positive for Covid-19. These new numbers reflect, in large part, our expansive approach to testing patients and… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – May 4, 2020

For the past 7 and a half weeks we have battled to keep this virus away from our facility, sadly this virus has now come to our doorsteps. From the beginning of this crisis, we have implemented extensive infection control measures to protect residents. I have listed those in many past emails, if you would… Continue Reading Continue reading

COVID-19 Family Update- 5/1/2020

  Update to our family and friends, Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center has recently learned that a staff member has tested Positive for COVID- 19. This Staff member has not been in the building for 8 days; therefore, we are confident that we will continue to stay Healthy. Even still, we have reached out… Continue Reading Continue reading

COVID-19 Family Update- 4/28/20

  Dear Southbridge family, friends and personal representatives, good morning. As always, our team and I hope this email finds you safe and healthy. Here is a quick update for Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center to date. COVID-19 Patient tested (resident) 17 COVID -19 Testing for staff 8 Covid-19 positive 0 Covid-19 related Death… Continue Reading Continue reading

Nursing Home Family Resource Line Announced

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce the launch of the Nursing Home Family Resource Line – a dedicated phone line to connect family members of nursing home and rest home residents with the information and resources they need. This new phone line provides one central contact for families and… Continue Reading Continue reading

Olusola P. Ekundayo Receives AANAC Certification

Congratulations to Olusola (Sola) P. Ekundayo BSN, RN, RAC-CT, who has been certified as a Resident Assessment Coordinator. The RAC-CT certification is a nationally recognized gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession. By earning it, individuals have shown their expertise in skilled nursing facility prospective payment system and minimum data set (MDS… Continue Reading Continue reading

Southbridge Rehab is Blue Award Recipient for 2019 from the New England Nursing Home Quality Innovation Network

Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center was recently named the Blue Award Recipient for 2019 from the New England Nursing Home Quality Innovation Network. They received this award through their work reducing the number of antibiotics being used in the center. “We are honored and appreciative for being recognized for providing quality care and taking… Continue Reading Continue reading

12th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Southbridge, MA February 2019 –   The staff at Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center for the past 12 years have kicked off Super bowl weekend with a chili cook off. This year, there were seven contestants facing off against each other to see who the Chili Cook-off Champion would be. Judged by other staff members… Continue Reading Continue reading