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Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is currently the only Eden Registered Nursing Home in the State of Florida. As a comprehensive culture change model, The Eden Alternative focuses on creating elder-centered communities—wherever elders live—that thrives on close and continuing relationships, meaningful interactions, opportunities to give as well as receive, and a rich and diverse daily life. Elder-centered communities are places where treatment is the servant of genuine human caring, elders are the daily decision-makers, and where wise leaders grow other leaders.

Thank you for visiting Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. If you have any questions about our facility, please call (850) 892-2176.


DeFuniak Springs, Fla. – Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2014 list.

The news magazine and website each year publishes a list of the best nursing homes in the United States based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The list is designed, according to U.S. News & World Report, to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home this year.

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Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing Center (CRNC) has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.

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More than 100 Signature HealthCARE (SHC) facilities were recognized this year for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) efforts by Providigm, which develops quality management systems for long-term care providers.

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Signature HealthCARE is proud to once again be named to Modern Healthcare​’s list of “Best Places to Work in Healthcare!” Only 100 nominees make the list each year and this is the fourth time Signature HealthCARE has been named to the list! The ranked order of nominees will be revealed in October.

To see the full list, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1PqBuQk

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Our facility hosted a Regional outing to Hammock Bay with our sister facilities, Signature Healthcare of North Fl, Washington Rehab, and The Courtyard.  Everyone had a blast. Our residents enjoyed swimming and a cook-out.  Some of our residents went down the slide, while another lady, Ms. Debra McCormick, did hand stands in the water.

“You never get too old to enjoy life,” said a 91-year-old Signature resident who traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla. earlier this year, the fourth consecutive year Signature has taken groups of residents on vacation. Check out the video above for highlights from the trip, and be sure to click the links below for additional coverage.

Panama City Beach Vacation – 2015 on Facebook

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Residents, staff, and family members gathered outdoors to Celebrate the 4th with a tailgate-style cook-out. The maintenance guys fired up the grill as the rest of us worked diligently to get the elders out and fix plates before the rain set in.  We had hamburgers, chips and dip, watermelon, smoked ham salad, cookies, and cupcakes. It was a great day!

atd Excellence in Practice Award - Signature HealthCARE

Signature HealthCARE received the citation in the ‘Facilitating Organizational Change’ category for its Executive CNA Program. The award recognizes organizations for results achieved through the use of practices and solutions from the entire scope of talent development.

For more information about the story, visit the SHC Newsroom.

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Residents of the facility participated in the Signature Healthcare Art Gallery. Residents have been working on artwork for the past several months. We displayed oil paintings, ceramic/acrylic painting, and pastel drawings. The artwork was put on display in our front day room for visitors, families, and peers to observe.  The art was also submitted to Signature’s Reflect ‘N Us Gallery where over 600 pieces of art is on display from all of the Signature Homes.






On Thursday May 21st, our ladies went on an outing to Panama City. What an awesome day to be at the beach! This group of ladies had a great lunch at Schooners, the last local beach club of PCB. There was a nice breeze blowing through as they looked out on the water and enjoyed lunch. Our waitress and their staff were more than accommodating.

Afterwards, the ladies wanted to ride down to one of the marinas to see if anyone had brought in any fish and to just sit around watch the boats and enjoy the sun, so we headed for Capt’n Anderson’s Marina where they sat on the ” Docks of the Bay ” wasting time. Lucky for us a boat had just came in from a day of fishing and they invited our ladies to watch them unload and take pictures with the fish so the ladies could come back with their own “fish stories.” They (the guys with the Charter boat) also took pictures of the fish with one of our willing ladies and told her she would be famous now. In one of our pictures, you can see a school of fish swimming on top of the water. The ladies were  amazed to watch that school of fish.

Thank you to the guys with the Charter Boat out of Tennessee and thank you Duane Barber for recommending Schooner’s–the ladies loved it!

Signature HealthCARE and the Department of Spirituality will welcome several spiritual and community leaders to our corporate office in Louisville, KY for our 2015 Interfaith Global Day of Prayer celebration.

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