Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Caregiver of the Year – Sandra Ervin
The 2016 Employee of the Year at Bells Nursing & Rehab Center goes to a lady that spends a lot of her time here in the facility taking care of residents. She has put this facility and residents before her own family on numerous occasions, and also consider this her “home away from home.” If she is needed, she is always here. She began as a C.N.A. on the floor, then went on to be a Whirlpool Tech, and now has been promoted to “Jack of all trades.” She cares for all of her fellow co-workers and considers them her family. If she is asked to do anything, she does it willingly and with pride.
This lady is the type of person that thinks outside the box. She is very creative, and has even gone as far as organizing port-a-potties in the dining room after the tornado had struck the nursing home. She also traveled with our residents to other facilities when they had to be evacuated.
This lady assists in several projects such as making sure that supplies are ordered and stocked, briefs are sized correctly, helping with activities on the weekends, organizes the dining room daily, does the facility weighing, assisting with residents’ nails, and ultimately being Precious’ momma.
She has spent numerous hours devoted to this facility by often working 7 days a week. This includes rain, sleet, or snow.
This staff member has been employed since I (Jennifer Brown, Director of Nursing) was in 8th grade. She came to the company on May 14, 1990. We are very proud to announce that the 2016 Employee of the Year is Sandra Ervin.
Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a health care community that allows resident decisions and choices to direct and shape his or her life. We strive to ensure that all aspects of your well-being are met – including mental, physical and spiritual – in a safe, home-like environment that promotes independence while maintaining dignity. Through the partnership of resident and facility, individualized plans of care are developed that are reflective of a resident’s life and will meet health care needs, support personal goals, and promote resident-centered care.
About the Facility
Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 120-bed certified skilled nursing facility that offers a wide range of healthcare and non health related services ranging from long-term care to inpatient rehabilitation. Our well-trained staff works hard to provide our residents with healthcare services and assistance with daily living in an atmosphere that is attractive, clean, comfortable, and secure. Our commitment to providing quality care has earned us a reputation as one of the area’s leading providers for nursing care.
Commitment to Quality
Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been awarded with Providigm’s 2014 Embracing Quality Award for exceptional achievement in customer satisfaction and also for a deficiency-free survey. With only 305 facilities in the U.S. and Canada receiving awards in 2014, this puts Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in a select group of high performing skilled nursing facilities. A facility can be honored with Providigm’s Embracing Quality Award in one or more of three categories: deficiency-free survey, prevention of hospital readmissions, and for superior levels of customer satisfaction.
The focus of our rehabilitation program is improving each patient’s quality of life by providing therapy and support to help the patient reach his or her maximum potential. We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology, or speech therapy.