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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.

This prestigious designation is reserved for the top 10% of nursing homes in the nation!


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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View the SHC 2014 Year In Review

Expansion. Adaptation. Innovation.

These words, in many ways, defined 2014 for Signature HealthCARE. The Revolution brought our total number of locations to 125. We welcomed new centers to the family and took pivotal steps to position SHC as an integrated care network capable of meeting health care needs across the full spectrum of care. We expanded into new business lines while continuing to enhance and invest in existing service offerings.

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This Veterans Day, Signature HealthCARE would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our nation’s military veterans, and those still actively serving. We especially want to thank all of our residents and stakeholders who served our country.

Happy Veterans Day from the Signature family to yours.

Our residents enjoyed having their family members come help them give out candy to trick-or-treaters! Everyone had an amazing time!

Stakeholder Ron Wallace teaches art to our residents in our Beautiful Minds room.  Our residents have all learned they have hidden artistic talent!

Some of our Residents went on a picnic to Hammock Bay.

A special thanks goes out to Ms. Betty Jones’s daughter Beth for arranging a trip to Hammock Bay, and for allowing the residents to use their facility on such a beautiful day! They had a fantastic time!

Halloween pic 2014

Our residents and stakeholders go all out for Halloween!  The therapy department all went with their pirate theme!  What fun!

Please join us for our Holiday Family/Volunteer Dinner on November 20, 2014.  We will begin at 5 pm.  RSVP to Sonya or the activities department at  850-892-2176 ext 317. If you leave a message, leave the total number in your party.  The tradtitonal Thanksgiving Dinner will be served with desserts.  There will also be a cake auction that day.  Bidding will begin that morning and will close at 6:15 pm.

Come join the fun! Thursday, November 13, 2014, will be our Outdoor Family Movie Night! Activities begin at 4:30 pm. Chili dogs, popcorn, and drinks will be served!  The movie will be chosen later.

Please join us Tuesday, November 11, 2014. We will be having a Veteran’s Program.  Covenant Hospice and airmen from Eglin Air Force Base will be joining us.  Call Sonya Brown in Activities for more information at  850-892-2176 extension 317.

We will be accepting trick-or-treat visitors at our front entrance on Friday, October 31st, from 5 pm until 7 pm.