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Mr. Don Lannom came to Christian Care Center of Medina with increased weakness, impaired strength and decreased ability to perform meaningful activities such as walking, bathing and dressing due to a surgical wound on the left heel.
He received skilled Physical and Occupational Therapy where the Rehab Team worked hard to develop patient-driven interventions to meet his goals to return home and resume working despite being toe-touch weight bearing on the left leg. As a result of his dedication and perseverance, he overcame multiple obstacles and with the appropriate modifications recommended by our skilled therapists he is returning home!
Mr. Lannom states, “These rehab girls are the real deal! They have helped me become so much stronger than I was before my injury!”
The following is from a family member of one of our residents who passed away last night. It was sent to our Executive Director, Brad Rogers.
Saw A Nurse Tonight!
I saw a nurse tonight as she limped to her car, blisters on her feet where she ran from patient to patient tending to their needs. Her tired body dragging just to get to her car to sit down. I can't even begin to tell you how many steps she took. I saw her put her patients’ needs above hers!
I watched her as she fed a patient, that no one else could get to eat. I watched her as she held the hand of a patient taking their last breath. I saw her cry with a grieving family! I saw her stay several hours after her shift ended to comfort, hug and hold a hand!
I saw a nurse tonight put someone else's family before her own. Not because she had to, but because she's a nurse and that's what she does!
Amanda Hoffman (Nurse at Christian Care Center of Medina) you will forever be engraved in my heart! I saw the true definition of what a real nurse looks like! We have a bond that will never be broken.
I saw a Nurse tonight!
- Barbara Knipper
There is a chill in the air and it’s beginning to look like Fall at Christian Care Center of Medina. Our MDS Coordinator Niki Upton’s sons, Knox Sanford (4 years old) and Andrew Upton (8 years old), grew and donated these wonderful pumpkins and gourds to our Facility, which they call “momma’s nursing home.”
Christian Care Center of Medina is pleased to announce the addition of Kristen Hunt, an affiliate of Comprehensive Rehab Consultants! Kristen is a physiatrist who will be working closely with our Rehab Department and Physicians in order to improve patient progression by adding in a layer of clinical oversight and capabilities that do not currently exist in most skilled nursing facilities.
You may be wondering, What is a Physiatrist? or Why does my loved one need this service?
Physiatrists are trained to focus on the whole patient and how each of the body’s major organ systems impact function. Kristen will work side-by-side with our skilled therapy staff to aid in patients achieving maximum function and the highest quality of life possible. The practice of physiatry is built on an interdisciplinary team approach that addresses a patient’s physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being through a combination of non-surgical treatments including medication and injections; physical, occupational, and speech therapies; and the use of assistive devices.
Kristen has been a Registered Nurse for 12 years and a Nurse Practitioner for 7. She has experience in pediatrics, primary care, urgent care, and has also served as the Medical Director and director of a home health program for a ministry in Haiti where her family lived for several years. Kristen is married to a Missions Pastor in Jackson, TN and they share three children together: two boys ages 7 and 5, and a daughter who is 3. You can usually find Kristen chasing them around, driving them to sports games or church activities. Kristen and her family love to travel and explore new places together, and they continue to have a heart for overseas missions as well. Kristen states, “I am excited to be working at Christian Care Center of Medina! It is privilege to be able to serve these sweet patients and work with this wonderful staff!”
Wednesday was National Golf Day. Some of our Residents enjoyed a little Putt-Putt outside on our putting green.
Mr. Hopkins admitted to Christian Care Center of Medina with a decline in function limiting his independence in meaningful tasks.
He worked diligently with his Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists to meet his goals and return home with his wife in less than a month! We are extremely proud of his hard work and dedication towards his rehabilitation success! Join us in congratulating Mr. Hopkins and wishing him well as he returns home!
We’re Hiring! Open Interviews are currently being held from 8am – 5pm at our Facility (401 Promise Way Lane, Medina, TN). We are also scheduling appointments for individuals unable to attend during those times. Call (731) 462-0020.
We are thrilled to announce our new Rehab Director here at Christian Care Center of Medina, Brooklyn Morris!
Brooklyn is a fellow Gibson County Resident and loves to cheer for the SGC Hornets! She is married to Greg Morris, and they share a beautiful baby girl together, Charlie Elizabeth. She is graduate of Jackson State Community College and has served in the Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Sector for over 5 years.
Brooklyn strives to lead by example by providing exceptional and compassionate care to her patients. She is eager to serve her patients, their families, and her team!
Our Executive Director, Brad Rogers, enjoying a great cup of coffee at Medina’s famous Rhodes Diner.
Mrs. Jackie McCollum came to Christian Care Center of Medina with inability to bear weight on her legs. Due to her condition, she encountered difficulties with transfers, walking, self-care tasks, and other activities of daily living. She received skilled Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy, and nursing care during her stay. With the help of our skilled therapists and Ms. Jackie's eagerness to return home, she was able to meet all her goals and walk out of the facility to return home in less than a month!
Mrs. Jackie states, "The staff at Christian Care Center of Medina went above and beyond what I ever expected. The Therapy Team is phenomenal, and I would recommend anyone needing their services to come here!"
The staff at Christian Care Center of Medina wish Ms. Jackie the best of luck!
One of Residents discharged on Friday and sent us these beautiful and delicious yummies!
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is an essential piece to the rehab puzzle. Many of our rehab patients have difficulty with toileting tasks, fine motor activities such as buttoning a shirt or organizing a pill planner, doing dishes, folding laundry, bathing, and sometimes even feeding themselves. This is just a small list of areas that the occupational therapy team can address and improve.
Here at Christian Care Center of Medina, the Occupational Therapy team loves to get creative. They are skilled in mimicking the home environment and ensuring each goal is patient specific to better suit their needs.
Christian Care Center of Medina and Broad River Rehab would like to welcome Emily Johnson to the Rehab Team.
Emily earned her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Emily has 8 years of clinical experience with the geriatric population. She is passionate about her chosen profession and enjoys helping people improve their quality of life by achieving their goals and functional independence. Emily and her husband Ben have two children and reside in Medina. They enjoy all sports and cheering for the SGC Hornets!
Simon, a ‘furry friend’, came to visit the residents today. He put a smile on everyone’s face. Ms. Jordan enjoyed her time getting to know him.
What is Speech Therapy?
The most common statement we hear from patients is “I don’t need speech therapy. There isn’t anything wrong with my speech.” The role of a Speech Language Pathologist far exceeds just speech alone. An SLP addresses the following, but not limited to: cognition/memory, swallowing disorders (dysphagia), speech/language deficits, and communication disorders.
Speech Therapy plays a key role in improving quality of life, allowing the patient to return to a higher level of independence. At Christian Care Center of Medina, Marquesa works diligently with each patient to ensure their personal and clinical goals are met to prepare for a safe discharge back to the community or long-term care.
Kathy Mainord came to Christian Care Center of Medina with a PEG tube following a CVA from earlier this year. She had an end goal of increasing her safety and independence with oral intake in order to decrease the need for a PEG tube. A "PEG tube" is a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy tube that provides nutrition via a tube directly through the stomach.
Ms. Kathy worked diligently with our skilled Speech Therapist to quickly achieve her goals! She is happy to announce that because of her hard work and dedication she no longer requires the PEG tube for nutrition!
What is a Restorative Nursing Program?
The purpose of a Restorative Nursing Program is to increase one's independence, promote safety, preserve function, increase self-esteem, promote improvement in function and minimize deterioration in order to continue living a wholesome life.
An individual residing at Christian Care Center of Medina can obtain this service through our referral process. We work closely with Broad River Rehab to ensure once skilled therapy is no longer needed, a continuum of care is established with our restorative aid.
Our Restorative Aide, Tasha, works diligently to provide programs that are specific to each individual's goals. This program is essential to ensure each resident maintains their success beyond skilled rehab.
Christian Care Center of Medina and Broad River Rehab would like to welcome Marquesa McKinnie to the rehab team.
She is a graduate from Murray State University with a M.S. in Communication Disorders. Marquesa states “I look forward to building relationships with my clients while engaging in fun and functional activities."
In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies and looking at home decor. HGTV is my favorite TV channel for shows! I look forward to working with the staff and residents at Christian Care Center of Medina.
We are so excited to have her as part of our team!
Be on the lookout for our new van around town!