SIDNEY — The nursing home formerly known as The Pavilion has a new name and new owner. Shelby Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is the new name of the health care facility located at 705 Fulton St., Sidney.
Shelby Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is now managed by regional management company Aspire Regional Partners Inc., of Warren. The facility changed ownership in December 2018, and The Pavilion was officially renamed on April 1.
“Our practice is to name our facilities so they reflect the local community that we serve and our team members who care for them,” Tasha Wilson, director of admissions and social services at Shelby Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, said of the name change.
“We really believe our new philosophy of caring is reflected in our mission: To provide individualized, compassionate and innovative healthcare services that will inspire each guest to achieve the full and meaningful life they desire,” Wilson said in a prepared statement about the change.
The facility provides post-acute skilled nursing services, short-term rehabilitation, respite and extended care for those recovering from a surgery, injury or illness.
“The Pavilion has served the greater Sidney community for decades and our goal is to continue this legacy with continued innovation and improvements,” the statement about the re-branding said. Staff of Shelby Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation “is currently working to expanded our outpatient services for those guests who need a little more therapy after discharge home and for the local community.”
Administrator of Shelby Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Brii King said within the next year, the home also will undergo a renovation and new equipment will be added to improve the quality care of the guests at the current 50-bed facility.
King and Wilson explained their desire to continue to breathe new life in the already home-like residence by bringing in live music or various other organizations to participate in activities monthly with and for residents.
“We are hoping to get in some new activities and get everyone excited about this residence,” Wilson said.
To bring light into residents’ lives, Wilson recently reached out, and on Tuesday evening the Sidney High School varsity football team came and played “noodleball” and enjoyed cookies with some of the residents.
Noodleball, Wilson explained, is a game that a pool noodle is used to hit beachball back and forth.
“Noodleball is semi-famous here. The residents love it,” Wilson said with a big smile. “It helps with their hand-eye coordination. Helps get them moving. It’s great with PT (physical therapy), OT (occupational therapy). They don’t always hit the ball, but they certainly try. And so we put them in a big circle, and they will pass the ball back and forth. They really like it.”
“The residents loved the energy, and the boys were so sweet to all of the residents,” Wilson continued about the evening. “And yes, everyone had a great time …”
Wilson hopes other schools or community organizations will be interested in participating in the facility’s outreach initiative. The Senior Center of Shelby County choir and local musician Erin Daniels also recently provided entertainment at the home.
“We have a really strong team here: strong management teaming, strong nursing and floor staff. We take pride in our residents that attend here, and it’s like family and a home to us,” King said. “The first time I walked in here it felt very comfortable. It’s very home-like.”
“Our care here is top-notch,” Wilson said. “Because we are a smaller facility, we definitely have the ability to be close-knit. And that benefits everyone. The residents are seeing the same staff, and so they are comfortable with us and so they have come to care about and trust us. And (it) is equally so for them. We have come to trust and care about those residents. Their family members are our extended family. Because of our small facility we are able to have that close-knit bond with everyone.”
For more information about services provided at Shelby Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wilson can be reached at 937-492-9591.
Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.