Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare holds car parade


Michael and Zachary Bell, left to right, of Russia, sons of Beth Bell, Versailles Rehab senior director of business development, participate in the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Michael and Zachary Bell, left to right, of Russia, sons of Beth Bell, Versailles Rehab senior director of business development, participate in the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.


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Versailles long-term care resident Esther Schafer watches the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.


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Theresa Nelson and her daughters, left to right, Elizabeth, Gabrielle and Grace Ann, show love to grandma and great-grandma Joan Grilliot, a long-term care resident at Versailles.


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Short-term rehab patient Hilda Siegel, of Fort Loramie, watches the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.


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VERSAILLES – In honor of Mother’s Day and Skilled Nursing Care Week, Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center held a car parade on May 10 at the care center.

More than 50 vehicles and hundreds of family members and friends participated in the parade led by the Versailles Police Department. Due to the visitor restrictions in place during these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, parade participants were asked to remain in the cars and trucks.

Patients, residents and staff watched from the windows and also outside while maintaining social distancing guidelines. The parade was filled with music playing, horns blaring and kids waving to their loved ones.

“Not only was our parking lot filled but our hearts were, too. Thank you to everyone for coming out and making our residents, patients and staff feel so loved and supported,” said Kristy Earick, senior administrator of Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. “A special thanks to Sgt. Josh Bolin from the Versailles Police Department for leading our parade and helping with logistics.”

Activities Director Kim Fair added, “This is a very challenging time for families and friends with loved ones in care centers. We have been encouraging families and friends to reach out to their loves through phone calls, emails, texts and video chats. Our residents and patients have been using our iPads for video calls, but we wanted to do something more. The tears of joy and love-filled smiles today were priceless.”

According to Earick, Versailles Rehab is taking all necessary precautions to protect the patients, residents and staff, and to date, no patients or residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Versailles Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is accepting new admissions for short-term rehab and long-term skilled nursing care, including memory care. For more information, call 937-526-5570 or visit the website at www.versaillesrehab.com. Anyone who would like to know all of the protections in place at Versailles should visit the website’s COVID-19 page.

Michael and Zachary Bell, left to right, of Russia, sons of Beth Bell, Versailles Rehab senior director of business development, participate in the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/05/web1_Car-Parade-4-Michael-and-Zachary-Bell.jpgMichael and Zachary Bell, left to right, of Russia, sons of Beth Bell, Versailles Rehab senior director of business development, participate in the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Courtesy photo

Versailles long-term care resident Esther Schafer watches the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/05/web1_Car-Parade-1-Esther-Shaefer.jpgVersailles long-term care resident Esther Schafer watches the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Courtesy photo

Theresa Nelson and her daughters, left to right, Elizabeth, Gabrielle and Grace Ann, show love to grandma and great-grandma Joan Grilliot, a long-term care resident at Versailles.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/05/web1_Car-Parade-3-Theresa-Nelson-and-children.jpgTheresa Nelson and her daughters, left to right, Elizabeth, Gabrielle and Grace Ann, show love to grandma and great-grandma Joan Grilliot, a long-term care resident at Versailles. Courtesy photo

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Short-term rehab patient Hilda Siegel, of Fort Loramie, watches the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/05/web1_Car-Parade-2-Hilda-Siegel.jpgShort-term rehab patient Hilda Siegel, of Fort Loramie, watches the car parade on Sunday at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Courtesy photo