BROOKSHIRE, Texas, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookshire Residence and Rehabilitation Center is now a part of the Paragon Healthcare Group family. The new ownership means that the senior living facility is receiving an array of improvements, including new amenities and more staff training.
"We're very excited for the new improvements by Paragon Healthcare Group. Paragon's hands-on approach and involvement is helping us to provide better customer service and care. Starting with our name change, we are slowly removing the stigma of nursing home care by introducing 5-star care and hospitality," said Rick Carr, regional director of marketing at Brookshire Residence and Rehabilitation Center.
Paragon Healthcare Group and Brookshire Residence and Rehabilitation Center have built a reputation on their philosophy of treating patients with dignity. Plans are being implemented to upgrade Brookshire's memory care unit, short-term rehab program, and training for staff based on the needs of the community and feedback from local physicians, family, and staff.
In addition, Paragon Healthcare Group will continue to emphasize the importance of the nurses and aides who work at Brookshire Residence and Rehabilitation Center. "We recognize that our residents benefit from the experience, teamwork, and knowledge of the exceptional nurses and aides at Brookshire," said Jeff Deutsch, VP of Marketing & Hospitality at Paragon. "That is why our top priority is to empower and support them in every way possible, including offering opportunities for career advancement within the company."
Healthcare improvements include hiring a new regional clinical director who is bringing more training for complex care cases such as respiratory and tracheostomy care. Paragon Healthcare Group is also introducing a new high-tech therapy program and renovating the short term rehab wing.
Paragon Healthcare Group also plans to introduce more amenities for patients such as expanded dining menus with home-cooked meals as well as Wi-Fi access. There will also be upgrades to the aesthetics of the facility with renovations to patient rooms and common areas to create a pleasant and welcoming environment.
Another important focus for the company is to renew and improve relationships with local vendors and businesses in the community.