A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
Summer 2016
Village eNews
 
In this issue...
New to WHV
Introducing New Heritage House Administrator Kim Fullerton
Kimberly A. Fullerton, RN, LNHA, has joined Wexner Heritage Village as Administrator of Wexner Heritage House, overseeing the organization's post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care operations.
 
"We are absolutely thrilled to have someone with Kim's experience and talents in such a critical leadership position," WHV's Senior Vice President of Clinical Services Erin Keller said. "She brings with her a real commitment to making sure all our patients and residents achieve the highest possible quality of life, a polished management style and skills, and a strong and contagious work ethic."
 
Ms. Fullerton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Akron in 1991, followed by her Registered Nursing degree from Summa Saint Thomas School of Nursing in 1997, and holds a Nursing Home Administrators License from the Ohio Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.
 
"I am really looking forward to getting to know the staff and what they enjoy most about their work at Wexner Heritage Village," Ms. Fullerton said. "I am also anxious to meet and get to know all our residents and their families and hear about their goals and expectations. This organization has a terrific reputation and I can't wait to be part of that."
 
Ms. Fullerton comes to WHV from National Church Residences at First Community Village in Upper Arlington where she served as nursing home administrator since 2014. Before that, she was nursing home administrator at Arlington Court Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, also in Upper Arlington, for seven years. Ms. Fullerton also has director of nursing experience in a skilled nursing setting as well as nursing experience in acute care settings, including in intensive care and cardiac step-down units.
WHV Institute
Two New Programs Bring Learning Opportunties to WHV
State Approves Opening of Wexner Nurse Aide Training STNAInstitute
 
Starting in August, those interested in becoming State Trained Nursing Aides (STNAs) will have the opportunity to train with the staff, patients and residents of one of Central Ohio's largest and most well-known post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care providers.
 
In June, WHV received approval from the Ohio Department of Health to launch the Wexner Nurse Aide Training Institute, an educational program designed to prepare individuals to take the state of Ohio's STNA certification exam.

"Having this type of program right here at Wexner Heritage Village just makes sense," said Bradley Plantin, WHV's Executive Director of Nursing and Support Services. "We can select the best candidates and give them the highest level training in the best setting available. We expect to build a reputation as the top STNA school in the region very quickly."
 
Each quarter the Institute will offer a 12-day, 79.25-hour course to just 12 students. Plantin said the decision to limit the class size was intentional.
 
"We want to make sure we can give students the individual attention they need to understand and absorb the material as we move through it," Plantin said. "Plus, the course includes three days of hands-on, clinical training with WHV patients and residents and we want to make sure each student has appropriate supervision."

For more information about the Wexner Nurse Aide Training Institute, contact WHV Staff Development Coordinator Timekia Tatum at 614-559-0261 or ttatum@whv.org.
Wexner Home Care and Hospice Provide Free Social Work CEUs
 
Wexner Heritage Village, an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board for Social Workers, is pleased to offer social workers and nurses three opportunities this summer to earn continuing education credits free of charge through the WHV Institute. Our presenters have been specially selected to address timely topics in an engaging and entertaining forum.
 
Each of the free programs is scheduled from 9 am to 12:15 pm at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Avenue, Columbus, 43209. Sign-in and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and tours of the WHV campus will be available following each program. Parking is free.
 
Each of the programs also is approved for three CEU and the Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for social workers for Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours.
 
Ethics in Clinical Settings: Thursday, July 28
Register online: whviceuprogramjuly28.eventbrite.com (deadline: July 21)
Presented by Jennifer Hertzman Haywood, LISW-S, LICD-CS
Meets ethics requirements
 
Supervision in Clinical Settings: Thursday, August 25
Register online: whviceuprogramaug25.eventbrite.com (deadline: August 18)
Presented by Jennifer Hertzman Haywood, LISW-S, LICD-CS
Meets supervision requirements
 
Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling, Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapy:
Tuesday, September 20
Register online: whviceuprogramsept20.eventbrite.com (deadline: September 13)
Presented by Tamara M. Tingle, Investigator
Meets ethics requirements
Publications
2016 Annual Report and Redefining Moments Now Available 
2016 Wexner Heritage Village
Annual RPublicationeport
 
If you have not yet received a copy of the 2016 Wexner Heritage Village Annual Report and would like to, they are still available by contacting WHV Director of Development
Debbie Melser at 614-559-0331 or dmelser@whv.org.

The Annual Report can also be found online on the WHV website at whv.org.
Redefining Moments:
End of Life Stories for Better Living
 
Thanks to the outstanding generosity of The Gordon & Carol Sue Zacks Better Living Initiative copies of the book "Redefining Moments: End of Life Stories for Better Living," written by the late Gordon Zacks and edited by his daughter Catherine Zacks Gildenhorn, are available at no charge to members of the WHV community.

To receive your complimentary copy, please contact WHV Director of Development Debbie Melser at
614-559-0331 or dmelser@whv.org.
Photo Gallery
Snapshots From Some of PhotoOur Favorite Spring Events
Spring was a busy time across the Wexner Heritage Village campus. We celebrated Purim, remembered loved ones who had passed away, welcomed students from both area Jewish day schools and celebrated our amazing residents and volunteers. Follow the link below to view a collection of photos and learn more about just some of the events that take place at WHV throughout the year.
Independent & Assisted Living
Expert Advice Can Take the ChallengMovee Out of Downsizing
It's easy for a home to accumulate an amazing collection of possessions over the course of 30 or 40 years. Out-of-sight basements and attics become catchalls that can yield a surprising amount of family "treasures" and china cabinets and closets can host even more surprises.
 
As families begin planning to move aging parents into independent and assisted living communities like Wexner Heritage Village's Creekside at the Village, it is easy to become overwhelmed. For some, the experts say, just the thought of trimming a whole house full of belongings down to what can be reasonably accommodated in a one- or two-bedroom apartment is enough to cause an anxiety attack.
 
But it doesn't have to be that way, says Laura Schulman, owner of A Moving Experience in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Schulman has made a profession of helping families take the stress out of relocating older adults and easing them and their families through what can be a difficult period of transition.
 
After more than a decade of experience, Ms. Schulman has developed three important tips for keeping the downsizing process simple and under control. Follow these steps, she says, and when the time for a move comes, everyone should be able to relax and focus on what really matters - making sure their loved ones are happy, safe and well cared for.

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