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Riverview hosts Community Preparedness Day

Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus will open its doors to the public on Saturday, March 1, for Community Preparedness Day. The morning will begin with a free pancake and sausage breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and includes the following: Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick (Home Safety and Security), Kenan Mylander of the Mercy St. Vincent’s Burn Unit (Home Fire Prevention), Mike Drusbacky of the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency (Davis Besse Nuclear Emergencies, Chemical Spills and Train Derailments), Beth Leggett of the Ottawa County Red Cross (Emergency Kits) and Meteorologist Kimberly Newman of Toledo News Now (Severe Weather).

“Our staff has listened to most of these presentations as in-services to use in our facility. The amount of information given has also been helpful in applying to our homes.  We felt it was important to give the community the opportunity to hear this information,” said Kendra German, Administrator of Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus.

For further information, contact Riverview’s Information Desk 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily at 419-898-2851 ext. 6075.

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Riverview honors the Food and Nutrition Department

Staff Members of Riverview’s Food and Nutrition Department at the 2013 Resident and Family Annual Picnic: Jane Wolf, Christina Conard, Kelsey Kitzler, Shelbi Markin, Lee Earhart, Lisa Woods, Shalynn Hatmaker, Sarah Joseph, Megan Knecht, Connie Webert

Meals help meet many needs for all persons, in and out of nursing homes. In nursing homes, meals and mealtimes are especially important. Many nursing home residents have special nutritional needs. Others may need food specially prepared due to digestive disorders. Mealtimes are one of the most important activities of each day and provide an important opportunity for social gathering and sharing. Due to their social and nutritional significance, meals are a major concern for most nursing home residents. Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus Food and Nutrition Department works hard not only to provide quality food, but also to provide quality food service.

During the week of February 2-8, Riverview recognized the excellent service of the 23 employees who make up the facilities Food and Nutrition Department. The Department is overseen by Director Jane Wolf, RDT (7 years of service) and Manager, Megan Knecht (11 years of service).

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You can’t bloom in your room!

Lisa Barrett, Riverview Activities Director, with resident Gurneth Berndt, receiving her prize for attending the most events during Activity Professionals Week.

Shopping trips, restaurant visits, Mud Hens games, movies, and activities morning, noon and night are all offered residents at Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus in Oak Harbor. While Riverview’s Activity Staff has fun implementing all of the facility’s events and activities, it is also a lot of work setting them up, transporting residents, keeping score, and making snacks to ensure successful events. This is all in addition to the staff’s work of completing resident assessments and attending resident and family care conferences.

Riverview dedicated the week of January 19-25 to celebrating the hard work of the facility’s Activities Department. The Department is overseen by Director Lisa Barrett, ADC, who has 31 years of Riverview service. The department also has four state tested nursing assistants (STNAs) who act as Activity Assistants: Mary Diefenthaler, STNA (11 years of service); Michelle Curns, STNA (8 years of service); Joanne Craft, STNA (2 years of service); and Nicole Buehler, STNA (2 years of service).

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