News

Notes of Encouragement

Families have come together to do wonderful things. Sharing this note created by one of our Community Relations and Fundraising Committee Members at Jones-Harrison, to help brighten the days of our residents!

What a wonderful note to share with our residents!

Some original artwork on the cover.

Staying Fit

If we can’t go to our Wellness Center, the Wellness Center staff comes to us!  Thanks to our crew for making fit happen!

A Little Motown to Shake the Blues

From Savannah in our Therapeutic Recreation Department: This smiling guys is Archie. His wife Carol dropped off M & M’s and a couple soul/Motown music CDs for Archie to pass the time. We put it on in the promenade and had an impromptu sing along and dance party along with a couple other residents who were 6+ feet away of course. We bopped to the music & laughed a lot – I lip synced a little Jackson 5 to Archie’s dismay, and he gave us his best Stevie Wonder impression with a hilarious and heartwarming rendition of Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)!

Archie with his new CD!

Life at Jones-Harrison 3-18-2020

Had a chance to visit with a few our wonderful residents today.  We will keep sharing stories of every day life here at Jones-Harrison on our website and on our Facebook page.  Please know that everyone is trying to stay safe and positive. Gert dining at her own table in the Assisted Living Dining Room enjoying her meal and keeping her social distance from her fellow tenants. Besse was resting when I came in to her room, but her face lit up when she saw the flowers and I read her the note from her family. Dolly (no pictures please) related how her family had invested in a bidet – no more paper chases for her crew! And Marian was kind enough to share a wonderful poem that she wrote 12 years ago but seems just as apropos today.

Gert enjoys lunch, albeit 6 feet away from her friends!

Besse is so happy to receive flowers and an update from her family!

Marian wanted to share a poem that she wrote in 2008 but seems to fit today as well!

Help Keep Our Residents Occupied!

The following donations would be greatly appreciated:
  • Large Print Sudokus or Crossword Puzzles
  • Stationary Sets
  • Individual Crafting Kits
  • Magazines/Books
  • DVDs
Just leave them at the front desk and we will make sure they are distributed. If you would like to receive a letter for taxes for your donation, please leave your contact information as well.

Video Chat Appointments – Families Can Stay In Touch

Due to restricted visitation, Therapeutic Recreation staff and the Social Worker team have implemented a process to schedule video chats via FaceTime, Skype and Facebook Messenger with your loved ones. We ask that you be mindful of all of our families, and understand we are receiving a large volume of requests and have limited technology and staff to make these chats happen. If you would like to supply your loved one with any sort of smart device (iphone, ipad, android device, etc) for independent use, please feel free to drop off the device off at Resident Services in a bag with the name of the resident along with charging supplies. Please be sure your supplied device is working properly. Jones-Harrison cannot be responsible for lost or broken devices. We will do our best to help keep you connected with your loved ones during this challenging time.
Please copy and paste the link below and follow the prompts to schedule a video chat appointment (enter your phone number or Skype username under the “Last Name” line). We ask that you limit your requested video chats to 2 times per week. Remember, the phone is also another option!
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Jones-Harrison Residence: Implementing Latest Recommendations from CMS

Dear Families and Friends of Jones-Harrison Residence,
In efforts to keep you as up to date as possible, we would like to inform you of this weekend’s developments and the measures we are taking. Late Friday night CMS released a new set of guidance directing nursing homes to significantly restrict visitors and nonessential personnel , as well as restrict communal activities inside nursing homes. The new measures are CMS’s latest action to protect America’s seniors, who are at highest risk for complications from COVID-19. While visitor restrictions may be difficult for residents and families, it is an important temporary measure for their protection.
The new measures CMS announced today, which supersede prior CMS guidance, constitute the agency’s most aggressive and decisive recommendations with respect to nursing home safety in the face of the spread of COVID-19. They include:
  • Restricting all visitors, effective immediately, with exceptions for compassionate care, such as end-of-life situations;
  • Restricting all volunteers, office personnel and nonessential health care personnel. Please Note: Resident Services will be closing at 7:00 p.m. Calls will be transferred to D3 after 7:00 p.m.; please leave a voicemail if your call is not picked up right away.
  • Cancelling all group activities and communal dining; We will be providing 1:1 visits, virtual visits, traveling music, wellness on each neighborhood, and dining in shifts/cohorts; and
  • Implementing active screening of residents and health care personnel for fever and respiratory symptoms.
The guidance directs Jones-Harrison to restrict visitation except in certain compassionate cases, like end-of-life. These situations will be addressed case-by-case. Please call Libby Lindberg, Director of Nursing at 612-925-7291. When approved, end of life visitors will be equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gloves, and limited to a maximum of two visitors in the Resident’s room only.
As always we thank your for your cooperation, sympathize with you during this very difficult time, and will continue to keep you informed.