There's no place like home for the holidays. Most people try
to get home to celebrate the holidays, but when that's not possible
because you're in the hospital or a nursing home, it can be a sad,
lonely time of year.
But local nursing homes and hospitals do
their best to spread Christmas cheer, bringing the spirit of the season
to their residents who can't be home for Christmas.This year several nursing home in the area have planned musical performances, craft bazaars, special breakfasts, and other community event for the nursing home residents and their families.
know that not all patients will be able to be at home with their
families over the holidays, so it is our goal to make their stay as
comfortable as possible and adopt them into our hospital family," said the vice president at one nursing home.
and visitors should experience the holiday spirit through our
decorating and the sounds of the holidays. In the days prior to
Christmas a team of hospital employees and physicians will
be caroling throughout the hospital. The facility is seasonally
decorated and the sounds of carols can be heard in several
departments," she said.
nursing homes also take part in Christmas time activities to raise not
only the spirits of their own residents, but to give back to the
community as well. This year they will be delivering special treats to the local police and fire stations.
"Many of the residents'
families come in, it's a joyous time of year, we try to keep everyone
as active as we can, and encourage them to reminisce about their
wonderful holiday memories," said the vice president. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter,
Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to
protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted
living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg,
Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Tue, December 1, 2009
by Kristie Pierce