Join in the fun!
Our Recreation Department helps each individual develop positive leisure attitudes by offering innovative programs and therapeutic activities. Everything we do from breathing to bathing, singing to seeing, can be considered an activity.
With several hours per day of leisure time (free time) to fill as they choose, patients find that activities becomes a very vital part of their day. The recreation department strives to offer exciting, therapeutic activities daily, which can be enjoyed in a group situation or on an individual basis. These events are planned to meet the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs of all patients while also providing an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment.
All patients are encouraged to participate in events such as exercise class, cooking class, bingo, gardening, bookmobile, and much more!
Sensory and Mental Stimulation Programs
These programs are provided for special groups of patients needing the benefit of recreation with a mental or sensory intent. These include Reminiscent Therapy groups, which serve to enhance self-esteem, increase enjoyment of social relations, and to create and preserve a feeling of personal significance.
In Room Recreation Program
Our Recreation Department strives to meet the recreation interests and needs of all patients residing in our center. We take a special interest in those patients who are unable to participate in group situations due to ambulating problems, physical, or mental limitations.
Independent activity boxes which house many materials and supplies for patients to engage in independent activities of choice are available on each station.
The In-Room Activity Program allows patients to participate in recreational activities such as grooming assistance, music therapy, reading, artwork, reminiscing, and much more.
We offer a room in our center that may be reserved by family members and friends of our patients for private lunches, dinners, and parties. Just contact the recreation staff for details and arrangements.
To meet the spiritual needs of patients, religious services are offered on the weekends along with Bible Studies, Sacred Concerts, and Mid Week Devotion during the week. Through fellowship and faith, the aged meet problems of advanced years with more tranquility and less fear, finding strengthened resources in their religion. A clergy is available for individual counseling at patient's request and any patient's personal clergy is welcome to visit.
Holidays such as Valentines, Halloween, and Christmas are celebrated at our facility with decorations and reminders, which bring color and excitement into the lives of the patients and staff alike.
Monthly birthday honorees celebrate with cake, ice cream, or other special refreshments and the singing of Happy Birthday. We also have party games to help make birthdays special. Each patient's birthday is also acknowledged on their day with a special certificate and the staff singing Happy Birthday especially to them.
The Resident Council is composed of a group of interested and concerned patients who act as a self governing body within the center. While this Council possesses many responsibilities, it's primary purpose is to present questions and suggestions to Administration while also promoting active patient involvement in all phases of nursing home life.
Resident Council meetings are conducted at least monthly with elected officers presiding over the meeting. A structured agenda is followed at each meeting and includes reading of the minutes, discussion of past and future activities, special speakers and/or projects, and a period for questions and suggestions. This Council sponsors many events and projects throughout the year to enhance the life of all patients.
We at NHC HealthCare, Garden City feel that Resident Council is a very important component in the operation of our center. By listening and acting upon ideas, concerns and suggestions of patients now residing in our center, we gain insight into making our center a better place to live.
We invite everyone to come and be a part of the fun-filled world of recreation and celebrate life!
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