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Washington, D.C. (2017)―Gibbs Kennedy, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Franciscan Villa – Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma is this year’s recipient of the Person Centered Care Award. Mr. Kennedy received this prestigious recognition during the 23rd Annual “Key to Quality” Awards Banquet at the Renaissance in downtown Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 7th,... Read More
An ailing World War II veteran and his wife, struggling to cope with transitioning to an assisted-living complex, have taken some solace from a fellow veteran who offered the services of his moving company for free. Gene and Thelma Gray, both of whom are due to turn 92 next month, have been content with living... Read More
Broken Arrow, Ok – There is a lot of celebrating to do at Franciscan Villa this weekend, as centenarian Lucille McClure turns 106 on March 8th. Lucille’s family and friends will gather on Sunday at Franciscan Villa to celebrate her special day with cupcakes and homemade pies, which were her special request. Anyone who knows... Read More
Check out our January 2016 Newsletter to read about upcoming Community Events and our Happy Near Year message. Also check out our article on have crafting helps decrease the risk of cognitive impairment along with other great features.
“It seems like the older I get the more lightly I sleep.” “I never seem to sleep a night all the way through anymore!” Do you ever find yourself saying that, or notice your parents doing so? Most people would probably say, pshaw, it just seems like that. But actually science has shown that our... Read More
Many families that haven’t seen each other all year come together for the holidays. That makes the holidays a prime time to make sure Mom or Dad is doing okay on his or her own. One of the first signs that your parent(s) may need help is when his or her finances become sloppy or... Read More
Make a world of difference to someone: visit a nursing home resident My fellow nursing home administrators estimate as many as two-thirds of residents don’t receive regular visitors, according to Volunteers of America (www.voaok.org), which has a program called Caring Companions that matches volunteer visitors with nursing home residents. I can’t tell you how important... Read More