THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Madison Valley Manor

Commissioners and Bonnie O’Neill discuss forming an interview committee for the nursing home administrator positions and set interview dates during a commissioners’ meeting on March 2. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

Interviews for nursing home administrator positions will be in-house

During the Madison County Commissioner’s weekly meeting on Feb. 23, the commissioners unanimously moved to approve authorization for filling two nursing home administrator positions in-house at both county nursing facilities and approved advertising the position in-house for five days. The positions will be permanent, full-time and exempt.

An outbreak at the Madison Valley Manor resulted in all but one resident contracting COVID-19. This photo was taken with a phone in a plastic bag to avoid contamination of the device. PHOTO COURTESY MADISON VALLEY MANOR

Just a matter of time

As of Tuesday morning, only one Madison Valley Manor (MVM) resident remained in quarantine and the Covid unit inside MVM has been taken down after an outbreak on Jan. 10. Six staff members are still in quarantine.

“Let me just take all my gear off,” Alison Veland, MVM administrator in training, said.

Photo by Keely Larson

Connection and Creativity

Many studies agree that social interaction is important for maintaining quality of life for seniors, some noting it can prevent illness by boosting the immune system. It is almost common knowledge, as is the idea that art can be used to bring people together and has since we learned  how to share crayons in kindergarten.

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