Sherrill House Celebrates ‘The Longest Day’ to Shed Light on Alzheimer’s Awareness

Sherrill House, a nonprofit nursing home and rehabilitation center in Jamaica Plain, celebrated “The Longest Day,” a worldwide event established by the Alzheimer’s Association to shed light on the disease on the longest day of the year, summer solstice, June 21. Residents, family, friends and staff wore purple and joined in activities such as music and motion, art therapy, word games, a bake sale and raffles. Proceeds benefited the Alzheimer’s Association’s regional chapter and supported the purchase of new musical instruments and activity supplies for Sherrill House.

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Sherrill House Names New Director of Expressive Therapy & Recreation, Promotes Local Nurses

Sherrill House, a Jamaica Plain not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, recently announced the appointment of Kshitij Rawal as Director of Expressive Therapy and Recreation, and also promoted several nurses. Rawal is a professional musician and full-time music and expressive therapist at Sherrill House. He is responsible for overseeing the program led by two board-certified music therapists who regularly provide comfort, a sense of community and psychosocial and emotional support for residents through music. “Rawal brings an impressive background and admirable dedication to our residents and community,” said Patrick Stapleton, CEO of Sherrill House, via press release. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Rawal is the first musician in his family.

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JP’s Sherrill House Ranks Among ‘Best Nursing Homes’ in United States

Sherrill House recently announced it has been recognized on the 2018-19 list of “Best Nursing Homes” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings. Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, was given an overall rating of “High Performing” in the annual quality ranking, and was also recognized for its short-stay rehabilitation services. “This recognition is really an acknowledgment of our staff, and the work they do with care and compassion every day,” said Patrick Stapleton, Chief Executive Officer of Sherrill House. “We are grateful for their continued commitment to our patients, residents, and their families, and for their ongoing support of our organization.”

Sherrill House earned its top ranking by U.S. News & World Report through data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which included health inspection findings, nurse staffing and medical quality measures. The facility consistently gets high marks for quality and overall satisfaction in surveys of residents, patients and families.

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