Fall Protection for Rehab

Here is one of our new pieces of equipment that we now have available in our new Outpatient therapy clinic. 

There are many different types of patients who could benefit from using the Solo-Step such as:

-Neurological Disorders
-Balance Disorders
-Geriatrics
-Bariatrics
-Pediatrics
-Amputees
High Performance Athletes (ACL tears)
-Adaptive Athletes
-Anyone at risk of falling

WHEN IT DOESN’T COME EASY

When you are feeling bad and are struggling with life, you are not alone. Everyone experiences emotional anguish sometimes. It’s one of those human experiences we are likely not able to avoid in our lifetime. 
However, when the pain becomes really tough or too long-lasting, it is time to do something about it. When life gets hard, you have to figure out what you can do to make it better. Sometimes you can change your circumstances so that your situation is better. Most times, you have to accept your situation and learn how to change your train of thought or challenge your thinking so that you can modify your mood and actions. 
What is the connection between our thoughts, feelings and actions? Oftentimes, how we interpret our thoughts has a significant effect on our emotions, including emotions that are painful as well as pleasant. For example, if you think that your husband doesn’t love you because he didn’t get you anything for your birthday, you are setting yourself up for a downward spiral of depression and resentment. However, if you think that your husband shows his love in many different or spontaneous ways, not including times you expect acknowledgement, you are likely to be less disappointed if he doesn’t come through. Changing how you think can significantly alter how you feel. 
Most of us can’t change our feelings unless we change what we think. I can ask you to feel “happy” right now, but it is unlikely to happen unless you think of something that makes you happy. On the other hand, sometimes our feelings come from nowhere, like a panic attack, and we can’t think of any thought that may have brought on the emotion. When this occurs, you can choose to change how you think to help better manage your anxiety and realize that the panic is simply an autonomic response telling you to better manage your stress level; or you can let your emotions run the show to a point in which you are convinced that you will die, have a heart attack or go crazy because of the panic attack. Again, how you think about the panic attack makes a difference in how you cope with it. 
The same goes with excessive worriers who ruminate about something they have no control over. Once they realize that they need to challenge those thoughts to stop their unnecessary worrying, they may be able to “let go” of what they can’t control and have room to take a breath and enjoy the moment. 
Sometimes, thoughts and emotions spiral down to a point that is difficult to break the fall. However, changing your actions may then be a positive step to regain some control. For example, even if you don’t feel like it, go for a walk, take a hot bath, watch a good movie, smile even if you don’t want to, or do something fun; all of which help you get a better perspective. 
Helping yourself by using your thoughts to change your moods or using your actions to help both your moods and thoughts are good starters when life gets tough. Of course, getting out of a bad mood takes lots of will power and motivation, but it just may be worth it when things don’t come so easy. 

Claudia A. Liljegren, MSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
St. Williams Mental Health Services

claudia@stwilliamslivingcenter.com

Phone: 218-338-5945

St. Williams Living Center

Larry Lahman Celebrates 25 Years!

Congratulations on your retirement Larry, you will be missed!

Today we celebrated Larry Lahman and his 25 years of working at St. William’s Living Center in our Maintenance department.

Congratulations on your retirement Larry, you will be missed!

St. Williams Nursing Home

St. William’s Living Center Celebrates National Nursing Week

Happy National Nurses Week to our amazing nursing team! 

 

It is because of all of our great staff that St. William's Living Center made the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Nursing Homes in Minnesota! We are proud of our 5 Star Organization and grateful for all of our staff who have helped us receive this recognition!

Mental Health Worker Part Time Day Shift

–Mental Health Worker Part Time Day Shift

Our Mental Health Workers are responsible for assisting residents who are mentally ill or developmentally disabled with their daily activities of living.

Requirements: No experience necessary, will train. Individual must also pass a state required background study.

Benefits of a Mental Health Worker include:

  • Vacation and sick time start accruing on your first day of employment.
  • After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for health insurance if they average 30 hours per week. This benefit has very affordable premiums and is partially paid for by St. William’s Living Center.
  • After 6 months of employment if you average 20 hours per week, St. William’s Living Center will contribute the equivalent of 3.5% of the employee’s gross wages into a 401k account. Employee contribution not required.
  • After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for dental insurance if they average 20 hours per week. This benefit is partially paid for by St. William’s Living Center.
  • Scholarships available after 6 months of employment for employees looking to further their careers.
  • After 6 months of employment, employees who average 20 hours of work per week will provided a $25,000 life insurance policy. This is fully paid for by the employer.
  • After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for voluntary benefits; such as: disability, accident, life, cancer, critical illness, and hospital confinement indemnity insurance.

Questions? Contact Lola at 218.338.6403 or lola@stwilliamslivingcenter.com

Apply Now

LPN or RN Part Time Overnight Shift

–LPN or RN Part Time Overnight Shift

Our nurses are responsible for the administration of general care of our residents as detailed in each resident’s individualized care plan. We are currently looking for a part time overnight shift (10:30pm-7am) LPN or RN. There is an every 3rd weekend, every other holiday commitment with this position. Come to work for an organization that values both its employees and its residents.

Requirements: Current registration as State of Minnesota LPN or RN and current CPR certification. Individual must also pass a state required background study.

Benefits of a LPN/RN include:

  • Vacation and sick time start accruing on your first day of employment.
  • After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for health insurance if they average 30 hours per week. This benefit has very affordable premiums and is partially paid for by St. William’s Living Center.
  • After 6 months of employment if you average 20 hours per week, St. William’s Living Center will contribute the equivalent of 3.5% of the employee’s gross wages into a 401k account. Employee contribution not required.
  • After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for dental insurance if they average 20 hours per week. This benefit is partially paid for by St. William’s Living Center.
  • Scholarships available after 6 months of employment for employees looking to further their careers.
  • After 6 months of employment, employees who average 20 hours of work per week will provided a $25,000 life insurance policy. This is fully paid for by the employer.
  • After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for voluntary benefits; such as: disability, accident, life, cancer, critical illness, and hospital confinement indemnity insurance.

Questions? Contact Carly at 218.338.1020 or carly@stwilliamslivingcenter.com

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Certified Nursing Assistant Part Time & Full Time Evening Shift

–Certified Nursing Assistant Part Time & Full Time Evening Shift

Our Certified Nursing Assistants are responsible for assisting residents with Activities of Daily Living through daily nursing care as described in each Resident’s Plan of Care. Both part time and full time positions are available. Come to work for an organization that values both its employees and its resident.

Requirements: Individual must be on the State of Minnesota’s Nursing Assistant Registry, or registered to take the course (contact us for more information on this option). Individual must also pass a state required background study.

Benefits of a CNA include:

  • Vacation and sick time start accruing on your first day of employment.
  • After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for health insurance if they average 30 hours per week. This benefit has very affordable premiums and is partially paid for by St. William’s Living Center.
  • After 6 months of employment if you average 20 hours per week, St. William’s Living Center will contribute the equivalent of 3.5% of the employee’s gross wages into a 401k account. Employee contribution not required.
  • After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for dental insurance if they average 20 hours per week. This benefit is partially paid for by St. William’s Living Center.
  • Scholarships available after 6 months of employment for employees looking to further their careers.
  • After 6 months of employment, employees who average 20 hours of work per week will provided a $25,000 life insurance policy. This is fully paid for by the employer.
  • After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for voluntary benefits; such as: disability, accident, life, cancer, critical illness, and hospital confinement indemnity insurance.

Questions? Contact Carly at 218.338.1020 or carly@stwilliamslivingcenter.com

Apply Now

Dietary Aide Part Time Evening Shift

Current Openings:

–Dietary Aide Part Time Evening Shift

Our Dietary Aides are responsible for assisting with dietary functions, such as: setting up tables, serving meals according to tray cards detailing modified diets and fluid restrictions, washing dishes, and putting dishes away, among other dietary tasks.

Requirements: This position requires the ability to work effectively as a team and independently. Must be detail oriented, have strong time management and multitasking skills, and be well organized. Individual must also pass a state required background study.

Benefits of a Dietary Aide include:

  •         Vacation and sick time start accruing on your first day of employment.
  •         After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for health insurance if they average 30 hours per week. This benefit has very affordable premiums and is partially paid for by St. William’s Living Center.
  •         After 6 months of employment if you average 20 hours per week, St. William’s Living Center will contribute the equivalent of 3.5% of the employee’s gross wages into a 401k account. Employee contribution not required.
  •         After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for dental insurance if they average 20 hours per week. This benefit is partially paid for by St. William’s Living Center.
  •         Scholarships available after 6 months of employment for employees looking to further their careers.
  •         After 6 months of employment, employees who average 20 hours of work per week will provide a $25,000 Life Insurance Policy. This is fully paid for by the employer.
  •         After the first 2 months of employment, employees are eligible for voluntary benefits; such as: disability, accident, life, cancer, critical illness, and hospital confinement indemnity insurance.

Questions? Contact Carly at 218.338.1020 or carly@stwilliamslivingcenter.com

Apply Now