CINCINNATI, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CommuniCare, one of the nation's largest privately owned skilled nursing companies, will host educational programs, awareness efforts and more in honor of its first #WhoIsYourHero campaign effort beginning on June 15, 2017. The first #WhoIsYourHero campaign was established to raise awareness and inspire gratitude for heroes in our community.
Throughout the month of July, CommuniCare will come together to find heroes across 60 centers telling stories through online and in-facility submission forms, along with community events. The combined efforts of all facilities and contributors will help raise awareness about how CommuniCare supports veterans and heroes, especially through programs like Honor 360. CommuniCare's staff will be reading through all submissions in an effort to choose one overall winner, the CommuniCare Hero.
Honor 360 is designed to care for the complex medical needs of veterans, including traumatic brain injuries, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amputations and other combat-related injuries. Services include: skilled rehabilitation, long-term care, respite care, hospice, wound care and pulmonary and cardiac care. The mission of Honor 360 is to provide specialized services and emotional support to tend to the needs of veterans in a post-acute setting.
Executive Vice President of CommuniCare, Isaac Rosedale, ignited the #WhoIsYourHero efforts with his personal hero story about his father, President and CEO of CommuniCare, Steve Rosedale.
"As a young man, following the Vietnam War with eyes glued to the news, hearing the plight of his brethren fighting for peace in a faraway land; he could take it no longer. With a fire in his heart and a resolve to stand proud with his country, he voluntarily enlisted in the United States Army and joined the forces in Vietnam. With a fire in his heart and a resolve to stand proud with his country, he voluntarily enlisted in the United States Army and joined the forces in Vietnam."
"He worked in a state mental hospital as an aide. He pursued a philosophy of care that would one day pave a new road for an entire industry," says Rosedale.
"He continued to follow his heart as he found an opportunity to join the long-term care industry and starting from just one facility, built an empire of care, serving residents, employees and their families to the tune of tens of thousands of people, holding on tight to his philosophy of care. Never willing to stray from what is true and just; he wears honesty and faith as his stripes and will not forsake them even for his life. This man is my father and I am proud to say, he is my hero."
All 60 CommuniCare facilities will participate in themed events for each week during the month of July. The activities at the centers will include, but are not limited to: picnics, pinning ceremonies, storytelling, a red, white, and blue dress down, educational events, donations, letter writing, and visits from local influencers.
The #WhoIsYourHero contest will accept hero submissions until June 30, 2017. The CommuniCare family including employees, residents, and the surrounding communities to submit an entry form to their local CommuniCare facilities. The contest will conclude with one overall CommuniCare Hero.
To learn more or to get involved with #WhoIsYourHero, please visit www.communicarehealth.com or www.facebook.com/CommuniCareFamily/. If you would like to submit a Hero for consideration, please visit: http://www.communicarehealth.com/services/hero-submission-form/.
CommuniCare Family of Companies is a privately held, multi-faceted health care management company, which owns and manages 60 world-class nursing and rehabilitation centers, specialty care centers and assisted living communities throughout Missouri, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
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