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A Heritage of Service for Little Ones

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a genuinely great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.​​​​​​​​ Benjamin Franklin It is with great sadness that I share the passing of Father Francis Giudice who departed from us last week at the age of 92.  As a profoundly good and virtuous man, Father exemplified the words of Benjamin Franklin.  He will be greatly…. Read More

Laughter Is Powerful Medicine

From the desk of Susan Whipple, CEO/Administrator  “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.”  – Patch Adams For almost a year now, our healthcare frontline has been stretched to the limit. With extreme pride, every day I watch my staff at Cedar Crest face their fears head on, determined to provide the best care to our vulnerable residents and patients.  Always seeing the individual person in front of them and reaching out with compassion.  Eyes…. Read More

Our Time to Shine

From the desk of Susan Whipple, CEO/Administrator, The Cedars While It seems like the distant past, it was exactly a year ago in October that The Cedars was honored to receive The Silver Award from the American Health Care Association.  I was extremely proud of my staff as I crossed the stage that day to accept the award on our behalf.   I had no idea then that I could feel even prouder.  This…. Read More

Mother’s Day at Cedar Crest

Hello, all Family Members, For this Mother’s Day we are honoring our Mom’s. We have made Personalized Mother’s Day Tee Signs to put up in the front of ourfacility. Due to the Pandemic we are not allowing flowers or cards from outside the facility to keep our residents safe.  We thought this would be a nice way to have families come and write a message on the tee sign to…. Read More

Looking Ahead to Brighter Days

It’s hard to believe that only a few short months ago, we were celebrating and jitterbugging away at our 50th anniversary party. Several people mentioned that night how much love was in the room. It was clear to see. Love rooted in years of working as a team to care for our residents and patients, yet so much more. Over the years, we became more than colleagues. We grew into…. Read More

A Prescription for Kindness During Chaos

A Prescription for Kindness During Chaos Last week at a local T.J. Maxx an older woman was checking out. She had a bad cough. Suddenly, the woman next in line began to berate her for coming out in public with all her germs. The first woman turned around and started yelling back that it’s a “free country” and she can go wherever she wanted. True story. How We Act is…. Read More

COVID-19 Update for Cedar Crest & Cedar Home Health

March 9, 2020 Dear Cedars Community, As we reported to you last week, at The Cedars our greatest concern is ensuring that our residents, patients, and staff are in the safest and healthiest environment possible. Currently, we remain free of any COVID-19 (the new coronavirus). Our administrative staff has actively participated in two teleconference meetings with medical professionals at the RI Department of Health and most nursing homes in RI….. Read More

Compassion Makes the Difference

Nursing home employees by their nature are often people who others consider to be compassionate people. They may have experienced suffering in their own lives and can relate it to others, especially to their residents and patients. This strong affinity with those who are in pain or suffering often draws people into a profession of helping others. Most derive great emotional satisfaction from it. Compassion is word many of us…. Read More

Cedar Crest Nursing Centre Celebrates 50 Years of Quality Care

Cranston, RI – January 11, 2020 – It was a roaring great time at the swanky 50th Anniversary Celebration for Cedar Crest Nursing Centre held this January at Alpine Country Club. Embracing the boisterous prosperity associated with the 1920s, hundreds of guests vamped it up dressed as glamorous flappers and dapper dans. From boas and bobs for the ladies to caps and fedoras for the guys, everyone felt the party…. Read More

Cedar Crest Nursing Centre Celebrates 50 Years

We Are Family: Cedar Crest Celebrates 50 Years! “Here’s what we call our golden rule Have faith in you And the things you do You won’t go wrong with this” Sister Sledge. Lyrics to “We are Family” Happy Birthday Cedar Crest! Trying to sum up fifty years in a few sentences is challenging. This half-century birthday is a significant milestone, for a person or a business. As Cedar Crest’s owner…. Read More