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Ed and Edie Layton moved to Moosehaven in December 2016.  Ed has been a dual member of our lodge for many years.  Edie has been a dual member of our Chapter.  Edie suffered a stroke last year and lost the ability to walk, communicate and take care of herself.  Being the kind of husband he is, Ed used up a lot of resources having Edie in our local Palm Bay Life Care Center Nursing Home.  All along he knew Moosehaven was a benefit of his long time membership in the Loyal Order of Moose. Once they had made the decision to move, Edie was transported to Moosehaven and immediately placed in the LifeCare Center at Moosehaven for treatment.  Ed was given his own room in Chancellor’s Hall.

While Ed was trying to adjust to the new surroundings and life style, he said there was so much to do; he has not had time to do everything.  His time is spent with daily visits to Edie, driving a golf cart transporting residents and fishing.  Edie on the other hand has been focused not on comfort, but recovery.  The care she is receiving is 5-Star Rated. When we visited with her during the Florida Day Event, March 18th at Moosehaven, she could nod, understand us, recognize us and was eating on her own at the picnic.  Then at the dinner dance that night, she stood up and danced with Ed.  An amazing triumph for Edie and a testament to the care she is getting at Moosehaven.

  • PBMOOSEMAIL | Loyal Order of Moose, Palm Bay Lodge 2311 & Chapter 2193

May 2017 | Volume 30 Issue 1


National Nurses Week

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May 12, the final day of National Nurses Week, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). The English nurse became known as the founder of professional nursing, due to her pioneering work during the Crimean War (1853-1856). Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp” because of her habit of making rounds at night. National Nurses Week was first observed in October 1954, the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s mission to Crimea.

May 6 was introduced as the date for the observance in 1982.1 Moosehaven provides 24-hour nursing care for our residents who live in the Paul P. Schmitz LifeCare Center. Campus nurses are available as needed for all residents, regardless of where they live.

There are 20 Licensed Practical Nurses and 12 Registered Nurses that deliver a major part of our top-rated healthcare. Nursing Assistants and other staff contribute the support needed for the excellent care shown to each senior Moose member that resides on our campus.

We are proud of our nursing staff. During the upcoming Nurses Week, take a moment to recognize them, to honor them and to thank them for the never easy, but always loving care that they provide.

Marina Mathews