Did you know that May 12th-18th is #NationalSkilledNursingCareWeek? Every day, skilled nursing centers assist our seniors and people with disabilities in living their happiest and best lives. Whether it’s planting, cooking, reading or listening to music, these centers pay it forward by helping individuals find their own happiness to improve quality of life.
This week we take time to thank our dedicated staff from our entire campus at The Patriot, A Choice Community, who work every day to improve the lives of others!
Learn more about National Skilled Nursing Care Week at the American Health Care Association webpage.
“Excellence is continually rewarded in life, and such is the case for The Patriot, A Choice Community….”
The Patriot, A Choice Community, is proud to receive The 2018 Readers’ Choice Award from The Daily American, in the category of Nursing Center/Personal Care Home. This is the third consecutive year The Patriot has received this award for the Somerset area. Daily American Readers submitted their votes between July 29 and August 10.
Kirk Swauger, Marketing and Admissions Director at The Patriot, reflected on this award by stating, “We’re are truly humbled and honored to be chosen by the readers of the Daily American for the third straight year for best nursing home in Somerset County. We believe our nursing care and therapy are excellent here. We appreciate the recognition.”
We thank you for selecting The Patriot as your provider of choice.
Celebrating Life’s Stories
We are happy to recognize and celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week here at The Patriot, A Choice Community.
The NSNCW 2018 theme, “Celebrating Life’s Stories”, pays tribute to life’s most significant events, relationships and experiences that shape the unique perspectives of residents, families, staff, and those in the surrounding communities. Established as an annual, week-long observance by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, NSNCW provides an opportunity to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.
For more information on National Skilled Nursing Care Week®, visit www.ahcancal.org/NSNCW.
The Patriot, A Choice community, is proud to announce they brought home the 2017 Affinity Cup. This cup is awarded by Affinity Health Services to one affiliated community each year at the annual Affinity Days conference for consistent excellent performance.
In addition to receiving the Affinity Cup, The Patriot Personal Care Community was recognized as the Personal Care Home of the Year.
The Patriot employees are proud of their achievements in delivering quality care day in and day out and are thankful for a supportive team who works together. The Patriot Community shared what these achievements mean to them:
“To me, there isn’t a better award to be had. To be recognized as “The BEST Personal Care Home” for 2017 is quite the accomplishment. It would not be possible without the hard work, dedication of my team members. From my right hand, Missy Beal and all my devoted front-line staff, an award of this magnitude wouldn’t be possible.
THANK YOU for ALL that YOU do! Together we have “built” a place for our residents to call home and a team that I am PROUD of.”
-Lori A. Fisher
Personal Care Home Administrator
“To some this may just be a cup…a silver empty cup. However to one of the places I call home… it is so much more. Its sweat…hard work…dedication. Tears of joy when we send someone home and tears of sadness when they pass on. Its a year of hard work… without the support of a great team this cup would not mean much. For those of you that don’t know..this represents a group effort by some of the strongest people I know and that we came out on top after a crazy ride of 2017. So .. thank you…to the staff that stood by me and continue to bless me. The residents and families that so graciously enter our building and lives. And everyone else out there that supports what we do. I am honored to be a part of this team!! Much love…always.”
Director of Nursing