April 7, 2019— Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping their clients to... Read More
April 7, 2019— Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or... Read More
April 7, 2019— Laura Beamer began as our Director of Social Services in February and has been doing a great job acclimating to our building. She comes to us with a wonderful background in healthcare so has been a great asset to the team. If you haven’t already, stop by and welcome her!
April 7, 2019— In March we had two residents leave our facility and go back to the community after working with our therapy department and receiving care from our nursing staff. “I enjoyed the nurses and aides because they worked together with me as a team, I also liked that my medications were always delivered on time.” –... Read More
April 7, 2019— The months for me keep flying by. After our cold and snowy winter it is good to see spring slowly peak through. It had been a long time since I have had to drive on snow and ice covered roads. It came back to me just like riding a bike. A couple of times it... Read More
March 3, 2019— Keep a look out on our bulletin boards for different educational items from our therapy team as they spend the next 12 months teaching us various ways to take better care of our bodies! February was Heart Health Awareness Month, who knew there were such simple steps to take each day to improve your heart... Read More
March 3, 2019— Crystal is a graduate from Drake University and has spent all of her time in long term/skilled care. She’s excited to be a part of the building and be an active member of the Polk City community!
March 3, 2019— We want to highlight that March is recognized as National Nutrition month! We want to thank our wonderful team of dietary staff here at the building who provide our residents with meals each day. We also want to remind our readers that if you have any questions regarding your loved one’s diet, please do not... Read More
March 3, 2019— We have experienced some very cold and snowy days in January and February. Although we can also experience some bad weather in March for the most part will be starting to have warmer weather and head into spring. This does bring up the issue of checking on your families, friends, and neighbors during extreme conditions.... Read More
March 3, 2019— Happy Birthday Residents Glenn S. Beverly F. Staff Ramiza Jasmine Juana Whitney Gabrial Welcome New Residents Jerry (Paul) H.