Last year was definitely a challenge for everyone. But staff and residents of Randolph Nursing and Rehabilitation took a major hit as well. The monthly outreach activities that were hosted by RNR came to a screeching halt mid-March of 2020. Darla Erwin, Clinical Liaison for RNR is excited to get back into the groove of things. “2020 brought many obstacles to the healthcare field and we were not exempt. We had to take extra precautions to help keep our residents as safe as possible. Those precautions meant limited to no family visitations, no events and no community outreach programs.”
Many community members came to love the various events that RNR hosted every month. This Friday those will begin again. National Muffin Day will be recognized at RNR with a drive thru curbside event from 7-9 am at their facility. Erwin stated, “We are so excited to be able to bring back these events and brighten things up a little more in 2021.”
Another highly popular event will also return sponsored by RNR, the FREE Senior Movie Day will once again be showing at the Towne Square Cinema in downtown Winchester. On March 3, RNR will welcome attendees ages 55 and older to attend a free movie screening where they will also receive a free popcorn and drink. Attendance will be limited to approximately 50 per theatre. Erwin remembers this event reaching 150-200+ viewers in prior showings. Attendees are required to social distance, wear a mask upon entrance and follow guidelines suggested at the event.
On March 10 another event returns to RNR as a drive-thru event. We’ve got your back and your lunch packed comes back to greet those wanting a free drive-thru lunch of a sub sandwich, chips and a cookie. If breakfast is more your thing then mark your calendar for April 22 when RNR brings back their very popular Biscuits and Gravy drive-thru event. From 7:30 am to 9:30 am visitors can pull up to the curb and the staff will bring out 2 hot biscuits and gravy for you to take and eat at home or work.
RNR is an 82-bed facility home to long-term and skilled care. The facility also has a memory care neighborhood specializing in care for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments. Their staff is specially trained to offer aid and comfort to those residents while providing excellent healthcare and quality of life.
Erwin stated that they are looking forward to opening the facility up, when the time is right, to showcase their newly expanded dining room, kitchen and activities room. “We feel to better serve our residents these renovations need to be made. The expanded seating in the dining room makes mobility easier for residents while the kitchen expansion allows the staff more space to be more efficient.”
The activities area is being enlarged due to the increased attendance by residents over the last 12 months. “We strive very hard to bring various levels of activities to our residents to keep their minds and bodies active. We are very proud of the results we have found by keeping a versatile slate of activities for them to partake in,” explained Erwin. “We had to get very creative in the activities department last year. I think this was a major reason in the increased attendance as well,” Erwin continued.
When asked what makes RNR stand out amongst other facilities, Erwin noted two things. “We have something that most places don’t have and that is a full-time Respiratory Therapist. This has been a major feather in our cap over the past year. With the ability to not only treat those with COPD and breathing issues, they have also been instrumental in aiding our residents diagnosed with COVID,” proclaimed Erwin. Pair this along with their skilled, in-house therapy department with the capabilities of occupational, physical and speech therapy services and you have a very versatile facility that cares deeply for their residents.
Erwin stated the biggest asset they have is their staff. “We have several members of our staff that have multiple years of service to the residents of RNR. We work very well as a team. We all go above and beyond to bring not only more activities and events to our residents but make them feel like they are truly a member of a very large family here at RNR.”
Other amenities that RNR offers include wireless Internet access throughout the building, individual room heating and cooling, beauty/barber shop, medical alert call system, pharmacy services, scheduled transportation, worship services, exercise classes, nutritious meals and snacks, security system, daily housekeeping and laundry services, and an outdoor patio. Some restrictions may apply to some during COVID.
As COVID restrictions and guidelines change on a somewhat daily basis, RNR reminds everyone that if you have a family member living at their facility to stay in contact with the facility to make sure visitation and other guidelines are being observed. If you are needing to inquire about the facility, contact Darla Erwin at 765-584-2201.