When patients arrive in the Emergency Department, during their initial RN interview the nurse asks about their military status. Veterans and active military members get a special “Thank You” magnet posted on the white board in their room (with their permission). That gives providers and staff an opportunity to thank individuals for their service. As an additional show of respect, veterans are asked how they’d like to be addressed – by name or rank. Patients are welcome to take the magnet home.
Dehydration is the loss of water from the body. As you age, you are more at risk for dehydration. Your body’s ability to conserve water is reduced. Your sense of thirst becomes less acute and you are less able to respond to changes in temperature.
It’s Carnival time! The Long Term Care Center at Northfield Hospital & Clinics held its first-ever carnival for residents, staff, families and friends on July 26. Highlights included a petting zoo, pie-baking contest, carnival games and treats (mmm, cotton candy) and a dunk tank. Director Gretchen Murr was the first to brave the dunk tank that sunny Tuesday. They played dress up at the photo booth and Kari Hunter, Life Enrichment Coordinator, wrangled a baby goat.