WARWICK – (June 4) Living the Aloha Spirit” was the theme for this year’s National Nursing Home Week, May 11-17. And for many residents the highlight of a weeklong series of get-togethers at Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on the Warwick Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System, was a talent show with a Hawaiian touch.
Both residents and staff participated in songs, skits and humorous stage acts including a creative finale where members of the staff and administration, all comically dressed in swimming caps, goggles and swimwear performed a synchronized water ballet behind a blue tarp.
Other entertaining events during National Nursing Home Week included visits by popular entertainers, a limbo contest and tiki bar party. However, the events were not out of the ordinary for the skilled nursing facility, which is part of the Warwick Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System.
“Therapeutic recreation,” said Kari Call, a certified therapy recreation specialist (CTRS) who serves as Director of Recreation at Schervier Pavilion “is essential to the quality of life and the quality of care of individuals receiving health and human services.”
Schervier Pavilion, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility licensed by the New York State Department of Health. Dedicated to the highest standard of health care excellence, its full range of services, such as its therapeutic recreational program, are designed to respond to each individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
In addition to quality long term care services, Schervier Pavilion also offers a wide range of short-term (sub acute) care needs. Its sub acute services include IV therapy, Rehabilitation therapy and wound care. These services afford residents the ability to recuperate for a short time in the sub-acute unit of the facility and then return to the community where they can resume a more independent life. In some cases, they can then enter Schervier Pavilion’s Day-At-A-Time, an innovative medical adult day care program that provides nursing services, medication administration, ongoing evaluations, and stimulating activities tailored to each individual’s needs and abilities.