Premier Armstrong Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Premier Armstrong Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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Guess what day it is!!??... Residents' favorite... Special Meal of the month! Activities Department has been working all morning on indoor winter picnic! Just heard in the hallway "it smells like heaven"
I would recommend Premier Armstong highly because recently I had a loved one there for over two weeks and he received excellent care from everybody...he enjoyed the meals and the excellent care that he received...they made arrangements with Ametis for visiting nurses and physical therepy to visit him after he returned home..I can not say enough good things about the staff and the treatment he received...God Bless you all...Gayle Lang
Thank you for taking such great care of my grandmother Elva "Effie" Fair. Our family can't thank you enough.
I sent a pm quite awhile ago and never got any response
Activity Aide Nikki is prepared for Family Trick or Treat Night and "Haunted Hallway"

#PremierArmstrong, a 115 bed facility located in Kittanning, PA offers a full continuum of care. Whether you or your loved one is planning to stay short-term, rehabilitate & return home, or is anticipating an extended stay, we welcome all into our family.

Premier Armstrong Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides compassionate/effective adult care. From Short-Term Rehab services, to Long-Term Care... Armstrong can be your solution. Each of our staff appreciate the "Caring" element of their job as much the Healthcare services, resulting in a warm environment that aides in every resident's recovery. We offer various social and recreational activities to stimulate each resident's mind and body. Receive quality adult care from staff who want to make a difference in your life... Choose Armstrong!

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Witch's Brew for Tasty Tuesday Treat Cart

NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY
National American Beer Day raises a glass to the rich American beermaking history and those who savor the continued traditions. Pour your favorite pint with millions who enjoy the storied brews across the nation.

U.S. Brewing History
Brewing beer in America begins long before Europeans arrived since Native Americans brewed beer from a variety of ingredients. They used corn, birch sap, and water to ferment their beverage. Then when the first colonists arrived in Virginia, they began combining their brewing traditions with the supplies at hand – that included corn, too. Since then, brewing and brewers became a principal occupation in the colonies. Interestingly, the first white child born in Manhattan grew up to be the first brewer born in America.

Today, the brewery established by David G. Yuengling is the oldest producing brewery in the United States. He established the Eagle Brewery in 1829. Amazingly, the brewery still remains in the family to this day.

Unlike most other breweries of the time, the Eagle Brewery survived Prohibition. In fact, very few survived. Those that did survive tried various legal and illegal tactics. In the Eagle Brewery’s case, they reduced their alcohol content to within the legal limit. They also branched out. Ice cream anyone? Yes, the Yuengling’s started a dairy. Others turned their beermaking supplies into other products. When prohibition lifted, they returned to full-fledged beermaking.

Despite these efforts, nearly every brewer existing before prohibition dissolved. Out of just over 1,300 brewers, only about 100 remained after prohibition. Today, we recognize the names of many of those surviving breweries.

The skill of a brewer requires years of practice in the trade. It’s revered even. In Milwaukee, their professional baseball team is named after the brewer. In St. Louis and Denver, the stadiums are named after prominent brewers.

More than 2,100 breweries are manufacturing beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brewpubs and microbreweries.

American Beer Facts
The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009.
Americans consume roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually.
In 2008, the United States ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption. However, total consumption was second only to China.
After Congress repealed prohibition, the industry consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.
The majority of the new breweries in the U.S. are small breweries and brewpubs. As members of the Brewers Association, they are termed “craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries.
Larger breweries most commonly produce the American lager.
However, smaller breweries (many founded in the 1980s) produce a range of styles.
Beer styles originating in the United States include:
American pale ale
Pennsylvania porter
American IPA
steam beer
amber ale
cream ale
Cascadian dark ale.

It's four days before Halloween. Black cats are very much an ominous symbol of the Halloween holiday. Therefore, it is only fitting the we celebrate Black Cat Day today. Black cats are a dark, evil symbol of Halloween. Witches and demons are known to be able transform into a black cat and back again. As Halloween nears, those witches and demons begin to increasingly appear, temporarily transforming at will into a black cats, as needed to escape or get near a human victim.

Did You Know? Black cats are the least adopted pet can in the United States. I guess their reputation precedes them.

Are black cats good .... or bad? The answer to this question depends upon where you live. In Celtic folklore, it was believed black cats turned into fairies and back. Upon arrival to the New World, Pilgrims put a twist into this belief. They believed black cats are evil and foreboding. They also believed it was really a witch or a demon. Never let a black cat cross your path. It will bring bad luck. In Europe, black cats were once burned alive. People caught harboring a black cat, were severely punished. In Egypt, Great Britain, or Japan, people have just the opposite opinion of black cats. People there, see them as bringing good luck and a good omen.

Who has a black cat?

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NATIONAL DAY OF THE DEPLOYED
On October 26th, National Day of the Deployed annually honors the United States military personnel deployed around the globe.

The designation recognizes all of the brave military personnel who have been deployed, are sacrificing, or have sacrificed their lives to defend our country. It also acknowledges their families who are separated from them during deployment and the sacrifices they make in order for their family members to serve our country.

Thank you to all the brave souls out there and thank you to the families for their sacrifice to our great country. We honor you

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News to Use:

* Family Trick or Treat Night is not scheduled due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. We are hosting a reverse trick or treating for the residents. Staff may wear appropriate Halloween costumes and/or accessories all next week (must still wear appropriate PPE) to hopefully bring some cheer to our residents. Activities staff will go door to door to offer treats; following proper infection control practices.

*Veteran's Day Ceremony will be held virtually this year thanks to VITAS Hospice. We will present our Veteran's with a certificate, a small gift, and read an announcement on the overhead paging system. Photos will be taken with permission. Activities staff will take the Ipads individually to each Veteran to view the ceremony 1:1.

*We hope to see improvements with the pandemic before Christmas, however at this time, Christmas activities are COVID modified. Premier Armstrong celebrates the holiday season annually with Project J.O.Y. (Joint Operation Yuletide). With the combined efforts of you, the community, and the facility, it can be a joyous holiday season for all. No date is set at this time, however we WILL still hold a Christmas Celebration the best we can following safety guidelines.

Physical donations can be dropped off at Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, or arrangements can be made for donation pick up by calling Hannah Megown at 724-548-2222 ex. 6017. We do request that gift items be new and unwrapped.

Monetary donations may be mailed/checks written to Activities Department; memo section: Project Joy. Personalized gifts will be purchased for residents.

Please get involved and help us bring the true meaning of Christmas to our residents…love, kindness, and peace. Have a Happy and Joyous Holiday!

Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Healthy, Sincerely,

Hannah Megown
Activities Coordinator

Thank you Western PA Regional Response Health Collaborative Team for your mask donation for our residents.

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Nearly half of nursing home residents with COVID-19 show no symptoms, national study finds - Clinical Daily News - McKnight's Long Term Care News

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mcknights.com A multi-state study in Genesis HealthCare facilities found that more than 40% of nursing home residents with COVID-19 are asymptomatic. Facility-wide testing was more successful in detecting these lurking infections than unit-only surveys.

Some of our door decorating... Like your favorite for a vote

Nachos are extremely popular both with a meal, and as a snack. They are in popular demand for parties of all kinds. We enjoy them while watching any sporting event, at home, at the stadium or in the arena. They are so popular, that there are two holidays close together to celebrate and enjoy the versatile nacho. I don't know about you, but this is fine with me. I'm gonna celebrate both holidays as they arrive, with a fistful of nachos or a nacho supreme.

International Nacho Day: Always October 21

National Nacho Day: Always November 6

Happy National Boss Day to our leader Tom Parsons...have a lovely day!

[10/16/20]   With COVID precautions in place: social distancing, mask wearing, no large groups... we offered the residents a Resident Council Survey with the opportunity to nominate Star Employees....September's Star Employees:

Nikki Adams, Activities Aide
Jared Miller, Activities Aide
Hannah Megown, Activities Coordinator/CDM
Kiera Moorhead, Activities Aide/CNA
Bobbie Poorman, CNA
Lori Lytle, CNA
Mel Cornman, Environmental Services
Sandy Smith, Environmental Services
Ron Shaeffer, Environmental Services
Mel Reedy, LPN
Marlaina Montgomery, LPN
Julie Ion, CNA
Carol Delp, LPN
Deb Huth, LPN
Deanna Neal, CNA
Wendy Hoover, CNA

Great job folks!

[10/15/20]   “What we know is a drop,
what we don’t know is an ocean.”
~ Isaac Newton

Thank you Kittanning Fox's Pizza for donating pizza to our residents and hard working healthcare heroes. 🥰 Kindness, pay it forward.

[10/13/20]   Maintenance Director for a 115 bed skilled nursing facility. Must have HVAC plumbing and general maintenance in healthcare setting experience. Computer and management skills are important. For confidential interview, please forward resume to: 265 South McKean Street, Kittanning Pa, 16201 or fax to 724 548-1103. Attention: Administrator

Columbus Day on the second Monday in October is observed in the United States each year. The day signifies Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America on October 12, 1492.

Christopher Columbus was long given credit for discovering North America. However, long before Columbus was born (1451-1506), Leif Erikson landed on these shores. The Italian-born explorer did sail across the Atlantic, though, and more than once. In fact, he made four transatlantic voyages. His first was in 1492. Hence the rhyme, “In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”

During the 1492 expedition, Columbus was looking for Asia. He and his crew landed their three ships somewhere near the modern-day Bahamas. While he may not have discovered an already populated continent, he did spur further exploration and colonization of North America.

[10/12/20]   We appreciate family reviews and compliments 🥰

"I'm impressed with Premier, when we came in the welcome was personal and stands out. I applaud all of you, it's an undertaking you have all taken on your shoulders every day. I don't know how you do it under extra stress of COVID. I appreciate you all."

Fire Prevention Week:

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land

[10/08/20]   Today the Dietary Department and Activities Department are teaming up to offer Oktoberfest... The kitchen is serving Roasted Pork, German Potato Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Apple Cider, and German Chocolate Cake for lunch.

This afternoon soft pretzels, corn dogs, and beer (root beer also available) plus German music, will be offered room to room.

die Festlichkeit!! (German- celebration, festiveness)

Yum yum.... waiting for reviews ...

Working on the special meal...

October 6th is National Noodle Day, it recognizes oodles of noodles just in time for National Pasta Month! What style do you prefer...angel hair, lasagna, egg noodle, kluski, penne? So many choices!

We are celebrating National Noodle Day and National Pasta month tomorrow with a special meal prepared by our Activities Department *(Culinary School graduate, ServSafe Certified, and Certified Dietary Manager)*
Provolone Baked Ziti with homemade sauce, Loaded Ravioli w. spinach, mushrooms, & bacon, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread, Assorted Cheesecake.

NATIONAL DO SOMETHING NICE DAY
Each year on October 5, people across the nation observe National Do Something Nice Day.

This observance is very similar to National Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is celebrated on February 17.

It would be ideal if everyone lived their lives doing kind things on a daily basis and without thinking about it. We all get caught up in our fast-paced lifestyles. However, kindness should never be sacrificed to get ahead in the world. Kindness doesn’t require grand gesture. In a matter of seconds, we hold the power to change the course of a person’s day by being nice. The person’s day in question might even be our own.

[10/04/20]   Job details:

Job Type: Full-time and Part-time. Varying Shifts. Overnight (Required)

Qualifications License: Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)

Full Job Description
Education: A graduate of an approved nursing program for professional nurses.

Experience: Previous experience as an RN in an acute care/long term care setting is desirable. Knowledge of regulations, guidelines and best practices that pertain to long term care also desirable. Possess the ability to plan, organize implement and interpret goals, objectives policies/procedures etc. that are necessary for providing quality of care.

Certifications: Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Pennsylvania.

Physical Requirements: Employee must be physically and mentally able to perform essential job functions which require significant standing, walking, and physical care of residents, including lifting. Talking and hearing essential, near visual and color vision required to detect changes in residents’ conditions.

ROTATING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS

$2K SIGN ON BONUS

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Schedule:

8 hour shift
Holidays
Night shift
Overtime
Weekends
Supplemental Pay:

Bonus pay
Signing bonus

Company's website:

www.premierarmstrong.com

[10/01/20]   "I want to thank you all for what you do. Not only for my mother but all the people in there. You are doing a great job through all of this"-- son of M.S.

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