On Tuesday, March 17, Schervier Pavilion residents and staff who call themselves Irish or were just Irish for the day, assembled in the dining room of the facility to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, song and refreshments.
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 special St. Patrick’s Day refreshments including ice cream, residents were treated to live entertainment by popular singer and musician Chris Durante whose lively music included some Irish favorites along with Elvis Presley era tunes.
“We hosted this and other events to give our residents and often their families an opportunity to share a holiday tradition,” said Schervier Pavilion Director of Recreation Kari Call. “We’re happy that our residents were able to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day celebration.”
Celebrating annual and ethnic events are important at Schervier Pavilion. They offer an opportunity for residents to get together, recall their own roots, enjoy the festive occasion and talk about it later while looking forward to the next celebration. Opportunities, by the way, to participate in traditions like St. Patrick’s Day and other events are always available to the residents at Schervier Pavilion.
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 home 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.