May 2015 Newsletter - King`s Daughters Home

M ay 2 0 1 5 N ew s l e t t e r
Dear Residents, Families, and Staff:
April showers bring May flowers – it’s nice to see the trees and flowers
starting to blossom! May is also a good month for remembrances and
Please check the calendar for all the events and activities for the month.
Here are some in particular that we will celebrate:
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th and I would like to wish all our Mothers,
Grandmothers, Great-Grandmothers, and Great-Great Grandmothers a very
Happy Mother’s Day. Enjoy the Mother’s Day Tea!
National Nursing Home Week is May 10-16 and we will have week-long
activities and celebrations for residents and staff. This week is dedicated to
recognizing the amazing people who live and work in long term care!
Memorial Day is observed on May 25th to remember and honor those who died
while serving our country. I hope we have a beautiful day to view the
Memorial Day parade.
Mark Eubank
Happy May everyone! This month is going to be a very busy time filled
with lots of celebrations. From Mother’s Day to Nursing home week and
ending the month with Memorial Day. It should be a great time for all!!!
With Mother’s day coming up I’m sure our moms will be receiving many
special gifts. These gift may include clothing items. KDH would like to
remind families to have all clothing articles marked to assist in ensuring
that these items are re-turned to the resident after laundering. Please
take all new or unmarked clothing to the receptionist so it can be
properly labeled with your loved one’s name. If the Receptionist is not
available, please give the clothing to the charge nurse. Please remind all
family members of this process.
We would also like to remind our residents that no medications should
be taken without Kings Daughters Home’s knowledge. This includes
over the counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements. All
medications must have a physician’s order before nursing staff is able to
administer the medication. This is not only for your protection but is a
requirement of our facility. If you have any question as to whether
something is considered a medication and requires a prescription
please check with your nurse.
We wish you all a wonderful May and a very blessed Mother’s Day to all
of our special Mom’s!!!
Jo Lynn Gunderman RN DON
Melissa Pate LPN ADON
5/13 Pete Jonas
5/23 Mary Jackson
5/25 Bert McGiness
5/29 Ruth Caldwell
5/30 Juanita Grant
5/3 Tracey Oberlander
5/6 Tanya Swoffer
5/9 Matthew Kerbleski
5/10 Kim Potter
5/18 Dawn Cornell
5/19 Paige Collins
5/24 Tonya Ribble
5/25 Kyle Wakeman
5/29 Candyce Waun
Terry Calhoon– LPN
Kyle Wakeman– CNA
Rhonda Casey– CNA
Resident Rights Review
7. A Resident has the right to refuse treatment to the extent provided by
law and to be informed of the consequences of that refusal.
8. A Resident is entitled to information concerning an experimental procedure proposed as part of his or her care and shall have the right to refuse to
participate in the experiment without jeopardizing his/her continuing care.
9. A nursing home Resident is entitled to choose a personal attending
physician and shall be informed of the name, specialty and way of
contacting the physician responsible for his/her care. If a Resident desires
treatment by a licensed member of the healing arts, the treatment shall be
made available.
Contact person
Resident care, treatment goal(s) concerns, nursing policy
and procedure, nursing staff
Jo Lynn Gunderman
See above and all resident safety issues (i.e. alarms)
Melissa Pate
Activity and Social Services, resident personal property
Becky Peters
Dietary and nutritional issues/concerns
Traci Gobrogge
Laundry, housekeeping, and maintenance issues/concerns
Doug Glazier
Billing, admission issues, long term care insurance
Lisa Pomranky
Scheduling rooms for private resident/family social events
Kelly Wejrowski
Care conference/service plan meeting scheduling, times,
planning telephone conferences
Cathy Stavely
Regulatory issues and facility operational concerns
Mark Eubank
Pharmaceutical billing questions and concerns
Hometown Pharmacy
800 792-4880
Several stories are passed around to show how the month of May was
named. The most widely accepted explanation is that it was named for
Maia, the Roman goddess of spring and growth. Her name related to a
Latin word that means increase or growth.
Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley
Birth Stone: Emerald
Zodiac Signs: Taurus April 21-May 21
Gemini May 22-June 21
May's birth flower is the lily of the valley. The lily of the valley
is associated with humility, chastity, sweetness and purity. As the birthstone for
May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight,
good fortune, and youth. It was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C.
KDH Home Contact
Mark Eubank
Administrator/Director of Operations
2410 Rodd St, Midland
(989) 839-9800
Special Events at KDH
5/1 Sing Along with Val @ 2:30 pm
5/4 Mango the Therapy Dog Visits @ 3:00 pm
5/4 Linda Lee plays Accordion Music during Supper meal
5/6 Happy Nurse’s Week!
5/6 Antique Country Music @ 2:30 pm
5/7 Resident Meeting with Mark the Administrator @ 2:30 pm
5/9 Ice Cream Social @ 2:30 pm
5/10-15 Happy Nursing Home Week!
5/10 Happy Mother’s Day! … Join us for Mother’s Day Tea @ 2:30 pm
5/11 Dress Patriotic Day… Banana Splits Social @ 2:30 pm
5/12 Dress Mismatch Day...Birthday Party @ 2:30 pm
5/13 Wear you CrAzY Socks Day
5/14 Wear your favorite Sports team shirt & Jeans… Nacho Party @ 2:30 pm
5/15 Weary your CrAzY Hat Day
5/18 Sunshine String Band @ 2:30 pm
5/21 Arlyn at the Piano @ 2:30 pm
5/23 KDH Buck Auction @ 3:00 pm
5/25 Memorial Day Parade (watch out front– Rodd St.) @ 10:15 am
5/26 Crafter’s Cove @ 2:30 pm
5/27 Garden Group… we will be planting our Container Garden @ 1:30 pm
5/28 Courtyard Social with Wine Coolers @ 2:30 pm
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER",
A word that means the world to me.
Howard Johnson (c. 1915)
Happy Mother ’s Day!