May 13th through the 19th was designated for National Nursing Home Week this year and the theme at NEWCare was “Celebrating Life’s Stories.” Events and were planned for residents, patients and teammates to participate in. Pictured are two of our teammates, Jasen Livermore, Social Worker and Deb Guns, Transport Driver. They received prizes for participation in events like Week Long Bingo and Name That Kid where teammates and residents provided childhood pictures for all to identify. Our teammates make it possible for NEWCare to provide exceptional, compassionate care to our residents and welcome this opportunity to say “Thank YOU!”
Newcare would like to thank Amy Deschane for bringing in her litter of Springer puppies. Her dog actually had 9 puppies but she only brought the six she could fit in her laundry basket. This was a treat for residents and staff alike – one of the activities welcome at NEWCare. If you are interested in providing activities for our residents, either as a volunteer or by filling one of our part-time openings in the Activity department, please call NEWCare at (715) 854-2717 and speak with Cindy in Activity or Laura in Human Resources.
Providing free assistance to individuals wanting to become Certified Nursing Assistants
As of March 1st the new WisCaregiver Career Program designed for the training and certification of Nursing Assistants for nursing homes is live for enrollment!!! This program will provide financial assistance for an individual to obtain the necessary training to work in a Skilled Nursing Facility as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). After successful completion of the training, CNAs that are hired at a Skilled Nursing Facility that is participating in the program will receive a $500.00 sign on bonus after working at the facility for six months. NEWCARE IS PARTICIPATING IN THE $500.00 RETENTION BONUS!
The link to enroll in this program is http://www.wiscaregiver.com
NEWCare will keep updates on this program coming.
NEWCare would like to shout out a big “THANK YOU” to the Crivitz Lions Club. Every year, for as long as anyone here can remember, they have brought gifts for the residents. Each resident also got to have their picture taken with Santa as well. We would also like to mention that the Crivitz Lions Club runs a durable medical supply loan closet out of Crivitz which provides these supplies to the community free of charge. We’d just like to say how much we appreciate what they do for our NEWCare community and for Crivitz.
NEWCare Teammates participated in this year’s Chain Reaction Project sponsored by Marinette County Elderly Services, a United Way Agency. This Project is run once in the Spring and again in Fall. Volunteer groups lend a hand to help older adults in their community with basic outdoor chores like raking and window washing. If you would like to volunteer for 2018 projects, contact Marinette County Elderly Services at (715) 854-7453, or look them up on facebook!
From left to right: Sharon Swanson, Brooke Reiss, Becky Barrett, Michelle Hardy, Hannelore, Jerry Hardy, Dylan Story, Laura Cisar (Cindy Behling was also present but was taking the picture.)
If you would like to be a teammate working in the long-term care, please check out the Recruiting tab of this website to view opportunities that are available now.
On September 19th NEWCare teammates attended the 1st Annual Flavors of the Northwoods fundraiser for Marinette County Elderly Services held at The Woods in Crivitz. Many different restaurants from around Marinette County supplied samples of the food they offer; everything from pizza, tenderloin, ribs and coffee were made available to taste. Beside food sampling the festivities included abundant raffles and live music. Money raised will help with the meal sites around the county. Shown are teammates at a table sponsored by NEWCare, Inc.
In August NEWCare celebrated, in a fair-like tradition, with residents, patients, their families and teammates.
Summerfest was held on August 20th. Summerfest is an annual food and music day with a festive feel to it. Burgers, brats, salads, lemonade and cookies were served and the day was beautiful. Raffles finished up the day with proceeds going to the Resident Council Fund which the residents use to fund outings and events they would like to participate in.
On August 23rd, the residents and patients got a little sampling of a fair-like atmosphere at the NEWCare Community Fair. Teammates participated by bringing in animals, flowers, and game prizes to help bring back memories of annual county fairs. Popcorn, corn dogs, lemonade and Five-berry pie were served to all participants which included volunteers and teammate family members that helped out.
Every year NEWCare celebrates our volunteers with a Volunteer Luncheon. This year’s theme was “Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Our Volunteers.” Our Dietary Department made a wonderful lunch and volunteers were served by NEWCare staff. Oscar themed trivia games were played and a drawing was held for a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Sharkey’s Floral and Greenhouses.
Volunteers at NEWCare do many things ranging from personal time visiting with residents to group activities such as nail polishing, wood carving, musical entertainment, religious ceremony and music, pet visits and calling BINGO. Volunteers’ interests and hobbies translate to a diverse choice of events for residents and patients to participate in. NEWCare thanks all of our volunteers for all of the hard work they do to help make NEWCare a special place to live.
If you would like to volunteer your services to NEWCare residents and patients to share your special interests and hobbies, please contact Cindy Behling, Social Worker Designee at (715) 854-2717, extension 242.