50th Anniversary Approaches Swiftly! Matulaitis Nursing Home opened its doors on June 14, 1968. In honor of this, we will be celebrating on June 13 with staff members, celebrating a special Holy Mass and enjoying entertainment by Simona Minns on June 14, and a enjoying a luncheon for all residents plus one guest on June 15. Please monitor your mailboxes for information on these events.
NEWS IN REVIEW
- Commemoration of Blessed George Matulaitis Day: Residents were joined by the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception to hear about our patron, Blessed George Matulaitis (he is celebrated on Jan. 27). Staff members marked the day by showing their Matulaitis pride with their t-shirts and participating in an essay contest. Congratulations to participants Amanda Lombardo (CNA) and Sr. Jaisy Joseph, RN.
- Family Council Updates: All staff members were recognized by Matulaitis families over Christmas with delicious and diverse cookie plates. Thank you! Other Family Council initiatives over the past year included the well-attended Family Council Picnic in September and the Mother’s day Tea. Keep an eye out for announcements about other Family Council initiatives.
- Veterans’ Day Celebration – A Beautiful Tribute: Enjoy the article by the Norwich Bulletin chronicling the fitting tribute for our facility’s veterans that took place at Matulaitis Nov. 12, 2017. Thank you so much to all who helped organize this moving event.
- 3 Years Reigning Champion! Matulaitis has once again (2017 Halloween) won the Putnam Business Association Scarecrow Contest with Skylar, Queen of the Night, perched on the moon (see picture to the right). Congratulations to all who worked on this playful artistic endeavor!
- 99 Years of the Sisters: On Oct. 17, 2017, staff members participated in a tour of the Immaculate Conception Convent and learned about their history to mark the anniversary of the founding of the congregation by Blessed George Matulaitis on October 15, 1918. Many were impressed by this beautiful local treasure.
- Blood Drive: November 28, 2017 marked the sixth American Red Cross blood drive in our facility. We were pleased to welcome many community members to our facility.
- Lifeline Health Screening: September 19, 2017 the community at large came for this informative health assessment service.
- CMS Five-Star Rating: Once again, Matulaitis has received the highest, five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Congratulations to all of our staff members for their dedication and hard work! See Nursing Home Compare for more information.
What Others are Saying About Matulaitis…
“Everyone working there helped me to start a positive road to recovery. The work you all do is a wonderful blessing to each and every patient/resident you have in your care.”
“This facility has the most caring and compassionate people towards an individual—not only to myself, but to others on the floor. They are there for you to get better. I would not have gotten home as fast as I did if it were not for ‘everyone’ – they all deserve a ‘giant A-1’ in everything. Highly recommended.”
“This facility was beyond wonderful. We would put mom in no other nursing home but Matulaitis. Everyone from aides to nurses, therapists, social services, etc. are great people and always helpful and smiling.”
-Mark and Karen Kaylor
“Our family would like to thank you all for your outstanding care for our mother during the last days of her life! Each and every one of you played a role in helping to care for and get through such a difficult time. Mom said it was like ‘heaven.’ We are blessed to have such caring people in our community.”
-The Swenson Family