Ms. Janice Roberts chose Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation following a brief hospital stay resulting in a decline in function. Upon admission, she was having difficulty with general mobility, walking, and performing daily activities impacting her level of independence.
Ms. Roberts worked hard daily and was determined to return home and to work. Actively participating with Physical, Occupational, and Respiratory Therapy services, she was happy to report, “being able to go home in 20 days because therapy gave encouragement to work towards and achieve my goals. I love Durham-Hensley and all the staff are wonderful.” She followed up after her discharge to state she continues to get stronger by the day and is grateful for the efforts of her therapist, Michael, Michele, and Rick.
We are happy to celebrate her return home! We are proud of you, Ms. Roberts, thank you for choosing Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation!
Ms. Penny Belanger chose Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation following a brief hospital stay resulting in a decline in function. Upon admission, she was having difficulty with transfers, walking, and performing daily activities impacting her level of independence.
She worked hard daily and was determined to return home. She is happy with her progress reporting, “This is a great group of people. This is going to help me get back to cooking and doing some of my crafts.”
We are happy to celebrate Ms. Belanger's return home! We are proud of you, Ms. Belanger! Thank you for choosing Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation.
Ms. Hallie Vega chose Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation following a hospital stay after an orthopedic procedure resulting in a decline in function. Upon admission, she was having difficulty with transfers, walking, and performing daily activities impacting her level of independence.
Ms. Vega worked hard and was determined to return home. She is happy with her progress stating, “Therapy has helped me move better. I am much better. Everyone has been great!” We are happy to celebrate Ms. Vega's return home and we are more excited to continue our relationship by taking care of her for her Outpatient Therapy!
We are proud of you, Ms. Vega! Thank you for choosing Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation!
Mr. Nolan Jaynes had been suffering from joint pain and underwent an outpatient orthopedic procedure. He reported before the surgery, his joint pain had started to stop him from being able to do the things he enjoys and being able to work.
After the surgery, he started his outpatient recovery at Durham-Hensley Health and Rehab with Physical therapy where he made a quick recovery and was extremely impressed with his progress. “I started walking a mile while receiving outpatient.” Mr. Jaynes excitedly reports, “I am running a mile and just returned to work!”
Congratulations on your success and we all thank you for choosing Durham-Hensley Health and Rehab for your rehabilitation needs.
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program is to equip individuals with the necessary skills to provide basic care to patients. One of the most important skills that CNAs learn is how to perform safe patient transfers. Durham-Hensley’s ADON Jessica Dearinger is teaming up with the Therapy department’s PTA Micheal Sheperd to provide this training to CNA’s.
Jessica ADON and Micheal PTA are both experienced healthcare professionals who have been instrumental in training CNAs on safe transfer techniques. They have developed a comprehensive training program that emphasizes the importance of proper body mechanics and transfer techniques to prevent injuries to both patients and healthcare workers.
The training program covers a wide range of topics, including patient assessment, transfer techniques, and the use of transfer aids such as transfer belts. The program also emphasizes the importance of proper communication between healthcare workers and patients during transfers to ensure that CNA perform transfers safely and efficiently.
Training programs have been successful in preparing CNAs to perform safe patient transfers. Their emphasis on proper body mechanics and transfer techniques has helped to reduce the incidence of injuries to both patients and healthcare workers. The program has also helped to improve patient satisfaction by ensuring that transfers are safe and efficient.
In conclusion, Jessica and Micheal’s CNA training program is an excellent example of how healthcare professionals can work together to improve patient care and safety. By emphasizing the importance of proper body mechanics and transfer techniques. They will help to reduce the incidence of injuries to both patients and healthcare workers, while also improving patient satisfaction.
Sabrina Vanderford joined our Team three months ago as our Restorative Aide. She is a certified Nurse’s Aide with special training in restorative and rehab.
Sabrina loves her job and finds it extremely rewarding. She enjoys making a difference in the lives of our patients by being able to support the Therapy. Team in the journey of patients’ recovery. Sabrina says the best days at Durham-Hensley are those when the residents are smiling and meeting their goals. She also says that the Team works well together, and she really appreciates being part of the Team.
The Restorative Nursing Program is to help maintain residents’ functional ability once they have completed a Rehab program. Restorative focuses on the therapeutic use of simulated and real-life activities to help residents recover daily living skills.
Durham-Hensley Health & Rehab was asked to nominate employees that continually demonstrate a “Commitment to Caring”. These employees were nominated based upon the criteria of:
Addison Wheeler has worked in long-term healthcare fo5 5 months and 5 months at Durham-Hensley Health & Rehab. She continually shows a “Commitment to Caring” when it comes to the residents, family members and staff. Her motivation is the good feeling she gets when helping people - it makes her feel like she’s making a difference in their lives. Everyone deserves to be treated right, so she makes sure they do.
She shows his “Commitment to Caring” by helping anyone, because everyone deserves it. She is also quick to listen.
Addison likes working at Durham-Hensley Health & Rehab because of the employees and the environment. She loves the residents.
Attend one of our CNA Classes!
They start Tuesday, January 9th and run till Saturday, February 17th. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30pm - 4:30pm.
Clinicals start Saturday, January 20th and run every other Saturday, 6:30am - 4:30pm.
Spotlight Story: Fall Prevention
Winter weather is here and the team at Durham-Hensley would like to spotlight Fall prevention for our patients, family, and friends in our community to improve safety. Falls are a threat to health, especially to older adults. Falls can reduce their ability to remain independent. Falls are costly and can be dangerous. However, falls do not have to be inevitable as you age. You can reduce your chance of falling or help a loved one prevent falls. There are proven ways to reduce and prevent falls, even for older adults.
According to the CDC “Falls among adults 65 and older caused over 36,000 deaths in 2020, making it the leading cause of injury death for that group.”
There are fall prevention exercises that can benefit your balance, strength, and coordination, which help you reduce the risk of falling. Here are suggestions, single-leg stand, walking heel-to-toe, marching in place, squats, and heel raises. You can even improve balance with yoga or palates!
The exercises mentioned are a good place to start, and there are more that can help improve your balance, coordination, and strength.
Be proactive about your health and safety by talking with your doctor about fall prevention and start a routine of these exercises. Remember, whether you are doing cardio, balance, or strength exercises, the most important thing is to start small and gradually increase your activity level over time.
Stay safe, independent, and fall-free with these fall-prevention exercises!
We are embracing the warmth of the season here at Durham-Hensley! Our amazing staff is donning their festive PJs, spreading joy and comfort to our residents. Together, we create a cozy community filled with Holiday spirit.
Mrs. Louise Ragon had been suffering from joint pain and underwent an outpatient orthopedic procedure. She reported before the surgery, her joint pain had started to stop her from being able to do what she enjoys and couldn’t imagine not being able to be active with her family and friends.
After the surgery, she started her outpatient recovery at Durham-Hensley Health and Rehab with Physical Therapy where she made a quick recovery and was impressed with her progress. Mrs. Ragon excitedly reports, “I went to the apple festival and walked about 3 miles with my husband with no pain and I feel amazing!”
Congratulations on your success and we all thank you for choosing Durham-Hensley Health and Rehab for your rehabilitation needs.
Mr. Billy Osborne came to Durham-Hensley after hospitalization for orthopedic surgery. He experienced overall weakness, difficulty with all activities and required training from Physical, Occupational and Respiratory Therapy.
He made excellent progress with OT, which focused on daily chores and tasks with Mr. Osborne able to accomplish tasks like self-dressing and safe transfers. PT focused on mobility, with Mr. Osborne able to walk short distances with the use of a platform walker, while Respiratory was able to help with his independence from supplemental oxygen.
The Therapy Team was able to help educate and train his caregiver properly to improve her confidence in the care she will be able to provide. Mr. Osborne stated, “I never thought I would be going home being able to get around and enjoy life again, thank you to all of you that helped me get this far and fighting to keep me here to leave me in a better position!”
Congratulations on your success, Mr. Osborne! We look forward to seeing you up and walking!
Mrs. Barbara Easthom came to Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation after an injury resulting in loss of strength, mobility, and functional activity tolerance limiting her independence. She received Physical, Occupational, and Respiratory Therapy who worked together diligently to help regain her independence.
She has made excellent progress with therapy and was able to return home to her husband with home health services. Mrs. Easthom stated, “I can’t wait to get home to my husband and with all the help he will be able to help me less, because I can do stuff on my own!”
Congratulations on your success Barbara Easthom!
Mr. James Lawson was recently hospitalized and required skilled rehab services upon release. He chose to come to Durham Hensley and received Physical and Occupational Therapy. Mr. Lawson worked hard to regain his strength and his ability to be independent at home again.
During his time here, he made excellent progress with his goals, facilitated by the Rehab Team, Mr. Lawson returned home with Home Health Services to continue working on his road to recovery. He was excited to be going home and was thankful for his wonderful experience at Durham-Hensley.
Excellent job and congratulations Mr. Lawson on your success and thank you in return for all you have done for our community.
Mrs. Rebecca King was recently hospitalized and required skilled rehab services upon release to Durham-Hensley and received Physical and Occupational Therapy. During her stay here, Rebecca participated six times a week and with her hard work and effort, she was able to regain her strength and independence for speedy return home.
During this time, she was able to make excellent progress with her goals, facilitated by the Rehab Team to return home with her daughter and family. She will continue working with Home Health Services to continue her road to recovery. She was incredibly happy and excited to be going home with the progress she made and reported while here she had a wonderful experience at Durham-Hensley.
Fantastic job and congratulations Rebecca on your success! We all look forward to seeing you again walking during your next visit.
We’re thrilled to announce that Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation has been awarded two ‘Best of the Best’ titles by our incredible community! Thank you for your trust and support.
We are overjoyed as we celebrated winning the title of Best Nursing Home and Best Cafeteria Worker, to our amazing dietary manager, Linda Chandler.
These achievements are a testament to our dedicated staff and the love we have for our residents. We’re honored to serve you all and will continue to provide the highest quality of care.
Celebrating Halloween at Durham-Hensley!
Trick-or-Treat, no tricks just plenty of treats here at Durham-Hensley! Costumes, candy and smiles flooded the halls to celebrate Halloween. The patients enjoyed the festivities, with one stating “I am so moved”, “Oh gosh, you guys made me feel like a kid again”. The Therapy team dressed up as Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. to add to the facilities other cast of characters, which included Willy Wonka and his Opalompas and Violet!
This was so much fun to be able to get together and celebrate this holiday for the residents and we look forward to doing it again next year!
We would like to congratulate our Employee of the Month of October, Jimmy Laws!
Jimmy has worked at Durham-Hensley since 2017. He currently serves as a CNA. Jimmy takes the upmost pride in his work and loves our residents like family. He is always eager to help with any task and puts our residents’ needs first. Thank you, Jimmy, for all that you do!
Mrs. Shirley Roark was recently hospitalized and needed skilled rehab services upon release from the hospital. She came to Durham-Hensley and received Physical and Occupational Therapy. During her stay here, Shirley participated 6 times a week and worked hard to regain her strength and independence.
During this time, she was able to make excellent progress with her goals and worked hard, facilitated by the Rehab Team to return home to her husband and family with Home Health Services to continue working on her road to recovery.
She was happy and excited to be going home with the progress she made and the wonderful experience she had at Durham-Hensley. She reported that she felt well taken cared for here and was extremely pleased with the therapy.
Great job and congratulations Shirley on your success. We all look forward to seeing you again without that walker!