Happy Nurses Week

Happy Nurses Week

Happy Nurses Week! As I began reminiscing about the 45 Nurses Weeks I have celebrated, I also thought about all the changes I have seen in those years!  The 2024 theme “Nurses Make the Difference” has never been truer. In a time where technology and artificial intelligence (AI) reigns, nurses still bring compassion and empathy […]

Long-Term Care Administrator Week: Leadership in Compassionate Care 

Happy Long Term Care week

Long-Term Care Administrator Week is an annual celebration that honors the dedication, hard work, and leadership of professionals who oversee the long-term care community, including Mission Health. This week provides an opportunity to recognize their invaluable contributions to ensuring quality care for elderly and disabled individuals.   Why are long-term care administrators important in the Mission […]

Healing at Your Fingertips: The Transformative World of First Stop Health

Feb 29th calendar for First Stop Health

Did you know that in some cultures, Leap Year is considered lucky? It is believed that in Chinese culture, the extra day in February provides opportunity for additional luck and positive events to occur.   Good luck is certainly what you make of it – and most of us had to dig deep to find the […]

A Healthy Start to 2024 With Virtual Health Care

Man exercising with Hinge Health

As we usher in a new year, many of us are eager to prioritize our health and well-being. In the midst of technological advancements, virtual healthcare solutions have become increasingly popular, offering convenience without compromising the quality of care. Mission Health is an avid supporter helping employees meet their health goals. The skilled nursing world […]

Mission ImPossible: Mentorship Workshops—Part 1

Let’s start with the basics.  What exactly is a mentor? A mentor is a trusted and experienced individual who provides guidance, advice, support, and encouragement to another person, known as the mentee. The mentor’s role and goal are to help the mentee develop both professionally and personally. Key aspects of a mentor include: At Mission […]

Navigating and Conquering Holiday Burnout

Adult daughter with aging father in a wheelchair at Christmas.

Halloween has passed, and the end-of-the-year holidays are officially here! Every year, we look forward to spending time with family and friends that we may not see very often. We hope to put on our stretchy pants and eat until we stretch out onto the couch to watch NFL football or binge-watch the latest Hallmark […]

Innovation for a Better Tomorrow

Innovation in nursing

Mission Health Communities is a skilled nursing and senior living organization, caring for over 2500 patients and residents, and employing 3500 staff, nationwide.  Its home office is proudly located in the Tampa Bay area since 2006. Karen McDonald, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Mission Health, is persistent in her ongoing pursuit to solidify […]

One Door Closes, Another One Opens: Season of Reflection

Season of Reflection National Assisted Living Week sunflower graphic

A weeklong celebration for National Assisted Living Week kicks off Sunday, September 10 with celebrations until September 16th! There are more than 30,000 assisted living communities in America, and Mission Health is proud to have a community that will be recognized this week—The Residence at North Ridge in New Hope, Minnesota. This national holiday was […]

Mission Level Up: Dementia Awareness 

Cassandra holding her certification

No matter the care setting, an extra level of expertise is needed when providing dementia care. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.7 million adults at the age of 65 or older are living with Alzheimer’s in 2023, which means 1 in 9 adults at the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s. After the age […]

Empower and Inspire: Transforming Lives Through Mentorship

Crystal of Down's Care and Rehab is a star of the Mentorship Program

Recruiting and retention in skilled nursing can be difficult and maybe even disheartening. According to Long Term Care Community Coalition, nursing homes can turn over more than 50% of their nursing staff within a year. This can cause other staff members to experience burnout and follow suit in leaving the community. Mission Health has made […]