WINTER 2010 Resident . Spotlight: Glen Holmes Kathy Huerta Employee of the year. 2010 Story on page 3 OUR MISSION Provena Health, a Catholic health system, builds communities of healing and hope by compassionately responding to human need in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Page 2: Page 3: Page 4: Page 5: Page 8: Page 9: Page 10: Page 11: From the Resident Nursing Update on Household Ministry Donors Ministry Administrator’s Spotlight Corner CLF/SLA and News Update Contacts Desk ADC Programs FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR’S DESK Friends and families of Provena St. Joseph Campus, I want to wish each of you a Happy New Year 2010! Provena St. Joseph Campus experienced many positives in 2009 including generous donations from patrons in the community, growth in all programs through referrals and admissions, and an increase in staff, family and resi- dent/client satisfaction. Provena St. Joseph Campus is truly blessed to have such wonderful support in the community. Because of the support shown to the campus we are able to succeed and I thank you. In the New Year I would like to continue to increase our family satisfaction. The family satisfaction survey was sent out in fall 2009 and I want to thank all of you who participated. The information shared in the survey assists the campus in knowing what we are doing well, as well as for process improve- ment. Through the process families indicated they would like to see an in- crease in family involvement in the campus through additional community events. We will be hosting a few more events during the year in which fami- lies will have the opportunity to take part. As the dates are set we will keep everyone updated through the quarterly newsletter as well as the bi-monthly e-newsletter. If you currently do not receive the e-newsletter please give us a call so we can add you to the mailing list. Another area of focus this year will be Community Benefit. In 2009 we were able to assist many organizations in the Stephenson County area but the main focus of the campus continues to be Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and VOICES. We would like to increase the effort this year and really show the organizations that we can make a difference in the lives of those in need in our own community. Provena St. Joseph Campus is currently holding a “Book Drive” to benefit VOICES and we welcome the community to partici- pate. If you have any questions on how you can assist please contact Mary Waters, Pastoral Care Director. As Administrator my hope is to continue to strive toward excellence in the care we give as a ministry. I truly believe in the mission and values of Provena and want to ensure we are the provider of choice in Stephenson County. Sincerely, Michelle Lindeman Administrator RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT —- Glen Holmes Glen is our resident of the month at Provena. He Glen and Elaine got married January 10th , 1945 was born April 12, 1919. Son of Oliver and Anna and had one daughter-Janet. As Janet was a very Lobdell Holmes. He was one of 13 children. He colicy baby, Glen laughed and said his wife said had 6 brothers and 6 sisters. He grew up on his that was enough. One baby like that was all that family farm in the Lena/Pearl City area. they needed. Two years after they got married, There has been a long history of Holmes in the they moved to the family farm. He had cows, area since 1849. Glen began farming when he was chickens and hogs. He milked 55 cows but had 18 years old and he farmed for 7 years before he 100 total. He sold the eggs from the chickens to got married. Glen remembers having horses and the hatchery and he had over 300 hogs and they buggies and farming with horses. farmed 274 acres. Glen loved his 4 green John Glen and his brother Morris enjoyed going to Deere tractors. He said they rode the best and had dances which is where they met Elaine and her sis- power steering. ter. Morris started going with Elaine first but Glen Glen was very proud of all the hard work he did won her over. Glen use to take Elaine to the dance on the farm. He was the first farmer in the area to in a yellow convertible (he was very proud of that terrace and tile his farm. All the other farmers in car). Glen has a small yellow convertible in his the area would come to Glen’s farm to see how room to remind him of all the good times he use to that worked. Glen’s pride and joy is his clock he have in that car. received for milking for 40 years which hangs in Glen does remember one bad thing that happened this room with numerous pictures of John Deere in that car. He had dropped Elaine off after the tractors and his family pictures. Glen stopped dance real late at night. When he was on his way milking after 62 years. He loved farming so much home, he hit a patch of gravel and the car went fly- he helped many of his nephews and family mem- ing into the ditch and he hit a tree. He flew out of bers get started in farming. the car and had numerous bumps and bruises. His Glen had 2 grandchildren-Jason and Julie. Julie brother Morris was also coming home late that passed away a few years ago. Glen has 5 grand- night and saw the accident. Morris loaded Glen up children. Glen is very proud of his grandchildren in his car and took him to the Lena Hospital. Who and it shows by all the pictures in his room of ever heard of that-a hospital in Lena, Illinois. He them. remembers the doctors who also took care of him- After Glen left the farm, he came to Provena in Dr. Maynard and Dr. Thompson. It has since been 2004. He gets along well with everyone. He is a torn down but it was where the Old State Bank very pleasant man who enjoys playing cards and building was in Lena. journaling. He has been on many committees at Glen and Elaine decided to get married. It was a Provena, most recently serving as the President of bitter cold day and Glen was on his way to the ser- the Resident Council. Glen can often be found vice when his car stopped running. There sat Glen with a smile on his face. Glen’s comment about on the side of the road when once again Morris Provena is they have good food, everyone helps came to the rescue. They got in Morris’s car and him and everyone is very friendly and nice to be drove to the service. Elaine thought for sure that around. He enjoys all the company he gets, from Glen stood her up. Glen said with a smile, I married family, friends and staff at Provena. her because she was a good cook. NURSING CORNER INFLUENZA……SYMPTOMS, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT. Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, including your nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs. If you are generally healthy and you catch influenza, you’re likely to feel rotten for a few days, but you probably won’t develop complications or need hospital care. If you have a weakened immune system or a chronic illness, though, influenza can be fatal. For those at high risk of flu, the first line of defense is an annual flu shot. This year in addition to the seasonal flu shot, you may need a different flu shot for protection against H1N1 swine flu. Initially, the flu may seem like a common cold with a runny nose, sneezing and sore throat, but colds develop slowly, whereas the flu tends to come on suddenly. And although a cold can be a nuisance, you usually feel much worse with the flu. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR If you have flu symptoms and are at risk of complications, see your doctor right away. Taking antiviral drugs within the first 48 hours after you notice symptoms may reduce the length of your illness by a day or two and prevent more serious problems. Seek immediate medical care if you have signs and symptoms of pneumonia. These include se- vere cough, high fever, and chest pain. LIFESTYLE AND HOME REMEDIES If you do come down with the flu, these measures may help ease your symptoms. Drink plenty of liquids by choosing water, juice and warm soups. Rest to help your immune system fight infection. Try chicken soup. It’s not just good for your soul, it really can help to relieve Congestion. Consider pain relievers. Use over the counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) cautiously, as needed. Remember pain relievers may make you comfortable, but they won’t make your symptoms go away any faster and may have side effects. PREVENTION These steps can help you stay healthy, even at the height of flu season. Get an annual flu vaccine. The best time to be vaccinated is October or November. This allows your body time to develop antibodies to the flu virus before peal flu season, which is December through March. Wash your hands. Thorough and frequent hand washing is the best way to prevent infections. Eat right, sleep tight. A poor diet and poor sleep both lower your immunity. Exercise regularly. Regular cardiovascular exercise, walking, biking, and aerobics boost your im- mune system. Avoid crowds during flu season. Flu spreads easily wherever people congregate. SUBMITTED BY SHARYLE FOLK, RN A.D.O.N AND INFECTION CONTROL NURSE PROVENA ST. JOSEPH CENTER CLF/SLA NEWS ADC FAMILY NEWS January 12, 2010 We want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. WOW another decade not just another year has gone by and we’ve seen so many changes in that time. We’ve had to say good bye to some of our old friends but have welcomed so many new. Some people think of the challenges of a new year in a negative way but we choose to think of it as new opportunities. The cli- ents and staff continue to stay busy with our commu- nity service projects. The client Hospitality Committee has done a great job with making our new friends feel welcome, sending out cards and visiting our current and former clients at the hospital and nursing homes. We’re all finally getting used to the new alarm system The Provena St. Vincent family suffered a that was installed this past year. Another big project great loss in the passing of Yvonne Bergagna- that was completed in the past year was when the Maintenance department renovated the men’s bath- Magana on February 8th, 2010. Yvonne was a com- room. This has really helped because the bathroom passionate staff member who worked for 34 years lines aren’t so long anymore after lunch, thank God. as “mom” to residents/clients. There’s been a lot of changes at the state level in fact some things still aren’t resolved but we will continue to She was forced to retire 2 years ago because she focus on our clients to see to it that their needs are met was diagnoses with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). and to provide the best care that we can give. We con- tinue to be grateful for the support of The MetLife vol- Yvonne and I had always joked about her being unteers, The Provena St. Vincent St. Joseph Auxiliary, dragged out of the building before she would ever Bethel United Methodist Church and all of our volun- dream of retirement. God had other plans for her. teers who have been so faithful to us. We are grateful to everyone for their prayers, donations of time, per- She took her diagnosis with dignity and the great sonal items, gift cards, and monies we’ve received sense of humor she had. She will be missed by us throughout the year. all and her memory will live on in the hearts of all God has certainly been good to us in 2009 and we’re the residents, families, and staff that she touched expecting even greater things in 2010. I hope that 2010 each and everyday. We all look forward to seeing is the best year yet and that it’s filled with exciting new you again in God’s kingdom. adventures and wonderful memories for you. Think about this quote from Bill Vaughan, “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” Which did you choose? Think about it and remember it’s never too late to change course. I’ll close with a quote from Oprah Winfrey. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” From our family to yours, Sherry Batten and the clients, staff and volunteers of Provena St. Joseph Adult Day Center AUXILIARY NEWS PASTORAL CARE NEWS The January General Membership meeting of Pastoral Care Note the Provena St. Joseph/St. Vincent Auxiliary was the setting for the auxiliary’s annual dis- Happy New Year to all of you! May this year find and bursement of funds to the Provena St. Joseph keep you in good health and with many of God’s bless- Campus. Six different departments received ings. I want to take this opportunity to once again thank the following $11,095.10 funds: all of you for your love and support of our residents and staff. And thank you for allowing us to do the same for * Nursing/rehab $3,253.26 you and your loved ones. * Adult Day Care $1,813.00 * Pastoral Care $736.84 Now that the holidays/holy days are over, we are back to * CLF/SLA $910.00 our regular church schedules. Catholic Mass is 9:15AM * Maintenance $385.00 on Sundays and Tuesdays in the chapel. Sunday Protes- * Activities tant Service is 1:30PM in Sunshine Court. Thursday Prot- - Toucan Boulevard $1,378.00 - Moonlight Lane $580.00 estant Service is 2:30PM in Toucan Blvd. All are wel- - Sunshine Court $890.00 come to any or all of these Services. - Oceanview Drive $1,149.00 Wed Feb 17 is Ash Wednesday. I will again go around The funds are raised by the auxiliary through a giving ashes to any residents, staff, volunteers, and fami- variety of fundraising events each year, including lies if they’d like. You do not have to be Catholic to re- ongoing recycled greeting card sales, annual ceive ashes. Many Protestant denominations receive spring salad luncheon, and Shepherd’s Gifts fall ashes too. collection, Love Light Tree and cookie walk in December. The staff at Provena St. Joseph will continue assisting Mother Hubbard’s Kiddie Cupboard and VOICES as our Coming……Annual Spring Luncheon on Tues- community benefits’ outreach projects. We will help Sal- day, April 20th at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. vation Army and other organizations as needed. There Thomas Church. are many of our fundraisers for the three above that we will also appreciate families (and residents too if they’d Auxiliary board members are Donna Schardt, like) to donate. Please look for flyers and posters in our president; Marian Brunette, vice present; Edith buildings. Dadez, treasurer and Marge Bushelle, Roberta Kohlbauer, Pat Schmelzle, Ruth Smith, Con- We are currently collecting items for VOICES Book stance Frerichs and Roberta DeHaven members Nook through the month of March: books, puzzles, at large. The membership is open to any- one. For more information; contact Roberta games, VHS tapes, cassettes, DVDs, CDs, DVD and/or Kohlbauer, membership chairman at 815-233- VCR Players. VOICES is Stephenson County’s domestic 9601. violence agency that we help raise money to assist them in their domestic violence awareness. This is a quote We say good bye to Marian Brunette and Edith from VOICES’ Newsletter: “VOICES Book Nook is Dadez. Thank you for all their years of service 100% staffed by volunteers and 100% of the items sold and support. We also welcome Marlene King are donated and 100% of the proceeds support the ser- and Every Wheeler who are joining the board. vices provided to victims of domestic violence.” Any of the items for the Book Nook can be dropped off at Provena St. Joseph. Thank you in advance for these do- We want to thank the Auxiliary for nations for VOICES. their continued support of God bless you and have a wonderful 2010! our campus. We couldn’t do it with- out you!!! Mary Waters, Director of Pastoral Care RESIDENT E-MAIL L.O.V.E. BUG CLUB The L.O.V.E. (Living Our Values Everyday) Stay connected with your loved one while Bug Club provides support to our residents, they are at Provena St. Joseph Center. residents’ families and each other in times of need. Employees of Provena St. Joseph www.provena.org/stjosephcenter Campus become members of the L.O.V.E. Bug Club by donating through a one time gift Click the Patient & Resident or through payroll deduction. We truly thank our staff for their “gift of giving”! E-mail button on the right. Staci Aden Gary Maxwell Pamela Anderson Nancy McDivitt Fill out the on-line form and Becki Bakier Kaietta Mims Judy Barklow Patricia Moore click submit. Sherry Batten Aneshia Morgan Steve Bottcher Patricia Noller Kim Bradbury Mary Oswalt Your message will be hand Sara Cantrell Pamela Owens delivered to your loved one. Georgann Castro Danielle Postlewaite Jessica Clark Jeri Quick Rose -Marie Crichton Katherine Richards It’s the fastest, easiest way Diane Cushman Latanya Sanders Donald Davis Deborah Schaney to stay connected. Roberta DeHaven Catherine Schafman Rachael Deletzke Angela Schap Patrice Dilworth Rita Schleich Cody Egan Stephanie Schwartz Lorie Eytalis Tanzie Shipp Barb Fiene Susan Signer Sharyle Folk Marian Smith Cynthia Gross Michael Stingley Lynne Hofmaster Sharon Taylor Lori Hopkins Melisa Tilley Natasha Hughes Colleen Tuma Darlene Janssen Linda Tyler Juanita Kaufman Barb Walker Alicia Lamm Mary Waters Michelle Lindeman Jeanine West HOUSEHOLD NEWS DIETARY NEWS It might look a lot like winter outside, but inside it is looking like home, as culture change is still in bloom at Provena St. Joseph Center. Ocean view has a new TV in their dining room thanks to the Provena St. Joseph Center Aux- iliary. Soon they will have a DVD player hooked up and families could enjoy a movie here with their family member while they visit. Maybe even a popcorn and soda to go along with the movie! As winter hopefully comes to an end soon, we The residents on Toucan Boulevard arranged are looking forward to changing our menu cy- a Super Bowl Party on Sunday during the BIG cle for variety for our residents. We continue Game. The residents had a variety of goodies to try to make our ministry as home-like as we in which they requested, to enjoy during the can possibly can. We encourage any one of game. When asked, most of the residents our resident to come up with any menu idea watched the Super Bowl for the new commer- or concerns to our attention. We have hired cials that companies paid millions of dollars to some new staff within the last couple of have seen. Some of the residents liked to months and welcome them to our Provena watch the halftime entertainment. family. We also welcome back some employ- ees that have been off for a time. We would We are planning a Valentines Day party for the like to encourage any resident/ resident family residents and are hoping to have a good turn member to be a member of our monthly Food out for this event. Most of our residents are Council Committee. We have them every here for the therapy. I was told the treats are month on the 3rd Thursday and would enjoy special this time! any input you may have. Our motto is’ “We can’t correct it if we don’t know about it”, and Rudy Olero will be entertaining the residents Food Service is a constant ever changing ex- on Toucan Boulevard on Fat Tuesday, Febru- perience. ary 16th. Come join us for some delicious King Cake. Doreen Zimmerman, CDM/CFPP Don’t forget, families, come join your loved ones for Morning Coffee on February 23 at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Activity Department in assistance with the Social Service at Provena St. Joseph Center. Watch out for more infor- mation to be posted in our facility. MINISTRY UPDATE The following employees recently celebrated milestone anniversaries: Julie Glick, Admissions Manager 5 Years of Service— Mary Rauch, RN Jennifer Wittbecker, CNA Carol Strohecker, Receptionist 10 Years of Service—- Pansy Witte, LPN—CLF Steve Bottcher, Maintenance Assistant DONORS: November 2009 - January 2010 Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Messersmith We would like to thank the many Mr. and Mrs. Ron Moore donors who give to Provena St. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mullen Joseph Campus. May God guide us Mr. Jack H. Myers in the use of these wonderful gifts. Sylvia Nesemeier Mr. Daniel Nye Mr. Eugene W. Offenheiser Mr. and Mrs. John Atkinson Ms. Ann Peters Mr. and Mrs. Tony Augius Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rosemeier Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Beach Mr. Neal Schaney Mr. Scott Bicksler Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Schmelzle Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bonin Mr. David B. Schwartz Ms. Nelda Boyle Mr. James J. Shippy Lois R. Clancy Mr. John T. Singelmann Mr. George Cleary Ms. Mary Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. DeGrand Mr. Gerald Thielman Mr. and Mrs. Billy Eddins Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Usedom Mr. and Mrs. Kent Eymann Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Vandenburg Mr. Steve Frey Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Vogt James F. Gastel, P.E. Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Gehlsen Associated Insurance Group, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Mark Grandstrand Estate of Bernadine Worland FHN Physician Practice Leadership Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Hansen Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus Ms. Rosemary Harnish Knights of Columbus Council #12120 Ms. Karen Heinkel Liquid Container L.P. Betty Herrmann MetLife Foundation Volunteer Project Fund Mrs. Rose Ann Kennedy Provena St. Joseph Center Ms. Terisa Krenc Provena St. Joseph/St. Vincent Auxiliary Wauneta Shirmer Trust Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Lamm Mr. and Mrs. L. Robert Lapp Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Larson Mr. and Mrs. George Lester Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Luy Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Lyon Mr. Dennis Manus Mr. and Mrs. William May Mr. and Mrs. James McDivitt CONTACT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TEAM MICHELLE LINDEMAN——–—————–-—————ADMINISTRATOR NANCY MCDIVITT———–———–—————DIRECTOR OF NURSING SHARYLE FOLK————————ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING SHERRY BATTEN———–—————–ADULT DAY CENTER DIRECTOR DIANE CUSHMAN——–—–—————–—————CLF/SLA DIRECTOR ROBERTA DEHAVEN——————DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES DOREEN ZIMMERMAN——–—————DIRECTOR OF FOOD SERVICE CINDI GROSS——–—————————————-ACTIVITY DIRECTOR SARA CANTRELL——————————-BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER DARLENE JANSSEN—————————–SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR MARY WATERS——–—————————-PASTORAL CARE DIRECTOR DELVIN TROST—–———-DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES PAM OWENS——–—–—————-——–DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT RESIDENT ADVISORY BOARD Jerry Taylor Pat Stone Glen Holmes Lorraine Sieber Marge Ortgiesen Margaret Sciutto Does a special caregiver, support staff member or Religious make a difference in your loved one’s life at a Provena? We’d like to help you honor them. Support a Provena Senior Services ministry while honoring a person who’s made your experience special. When you make a donation in an individual’s honor, he or she will receive a custom-crafted Guardian Angel lapel pin to wear proudly every day. A special thanks to those who’ve already honored a Provena Senior Services employee - your gift makes a difference in the lives of our patients and residents! Learn more about recognizing a Guardian Angel by downloading our brochure today at www.provena.org/seniors or stop by the receptionist for more information. Families come and join your loved ones at Provena St. Joseph Center for Morning Coffee on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. Return Service Requested Freeport, Illinois 61032 Permit No. 76 659 E. Jefferson Street Freeport, IL Paid U.S. Postage Non-Profit Org.