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WLBT-TV3's Chief Meteorologist Barbie Bassett speaks to Jaquith University's inaugural class on September 19, 2008.








 

 

Affiliation: Jaquith Nursing Home

In its five “Inns,” JNH has a total of 418 long-term care beds. Each Inn is separately licensed and accredited by the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Also, in 2001, JNH earned the gold seal of approval by the Joint Commission and enjoys their continued support of the services provided. JNH offers two special care units (one male, one female) for individuals with decreased cognitive functioning or increased behavior management needs. In addition to the services one would expect from a nursing home, JNH also offers some unique services such as physician availability 24/7 for any resident. JNH's philosophy is best said in a quote by Walter Hathaway: “Our residents do not live in a facility; we work in their home.”

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Mississippi's elderly population was growing and resources to provide care for them were limited and decreasing. Dr. William L. Jaquith (JNH founder and namesake) opened the first nursing home on the hospital's Whitfield campus in June 1976. Although managed by Mississippi State Hospital , JNH is licensed and accredited separately from MSH and is nearly the largest nursing home in the Southeast United States . JNH is not a "psychiatric" nursing home; it operates as private nursing homes do, accepting individuals determined appropriate for long-term care.




Typical Monthly Events
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Week 1 Movie Monday

Games
Party or Cookout Shopping Trip
Northpark Mall
Lunch Outing

Cinema
Art Class

Bingo
BBQ Cookout
Week 2 Baseball Games

Salon/Barber
Music Class

12 noon
Popcorn and Movie
Gardening

Bingo
Senior Reception

Shopping at
Walmart
Fish Fry

Music and Games
Bingo
Week 3 Lunch Outing

Cinema
Cinema

Art Class
Birthday Party

Community Church Services
Shopping Trip

Target
Cinema Dance Lessons
Week 4 Ice Cream Social Museum Visit

Pizza Lunch Outing
Farm Visit Watermelon Cutting

Music Class Holiday Celebrations

Parades

Art Exhibits

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