Success Story: Doug

— Doug was diagnosed with pneumonia while in the hospital prior to the patient’s re-admission to Polk City Nursing and Rehab. Following the hospitalization, Doug demonstrated decreased strength, and endurance to complete his activities of daily living as independently as before. Once arriving home to PCNR, Doug required Assistance of One caregiver for all transfers and... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Here we are in the Christmas and New Year seasons. The time of year that they call the “Holidays”. Always an exciting and busy time of year. For our recent Trick or Treat Night we must have had 200 hundred people visit our facility. The residents enjoyed dressing up and seeing all of the children.... Read More

Candy Canes Are Festive and Fun!

— Candy canes are everyone’s favorite holiday treat. Their versatility makes them perfect for all kinds of decorative uses! Candy canes can be crushed or used whole in holiday arts and crafts projects. You can find candy canes sprinkled inside of cookies and other delicious Christmas recipes. Candy canes make great ornaments. You can buy real... Read More

Five Ways to Make a Mid-Season Holiday Change

— Start a holiday journal. Every evening write down three things you noticed that day, things that connected you with the meanings of the holidays. Meet or talk with someone new. Do you know your neighbors? Talking to someone new can be daunting, but remember start with a smile. Don’t know where to begin? Ask them... Read More

Tips for Creating Successful Resolutions

— Stick to 1-2 important goals. Having a laundry list of all the things you would like to change in your life can be overwhelming. Having a smaller list allows you to concentrate all your energy and focus on these goals. Once you achieve those goals, you can always set a few more! Be realistic. Ask yourself whether... Read More

Giving Thanks for Being a Caregiver

— Balancing work, home and private life with the demands of being a caregiver can be frustrating. Just when you may find a good balance, the demands of your elderly parent might change and you are again pulled back into that stressful situation. How can you offset the worry, the anxiety, the anger and the resentment?... Read More

Thanksgiving Traditions that can be Shared Year after Year

— Adding some new and interesting family traditions to the Thanksgiving celebration can really liven things up and give people something to look forward to all year. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the people we treasure in our lives and the things we have been blessed with over the past year. A nice... Read More

Success Story: Linda

— Linda was admitted to Polk City Nursing and Rehabilitation following a hip fracture and multiple falls from home related to alcohol abuse. Linda was unable to stand without moderate assistance, walk, or transfer herself upon admission. Her functional level was at 4.3 when she was admitted, with a goal of 9 upon discharge. Linda met... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Here we are already into fall. I always believe that after the 4th of July that fall and winter soon follow. By the time that you read this we will have hosted our Trick or Treat Night. Several children come by and the residents dress in costumes and enjoy interacting with the kids. I remember... Read More

Special Events

— Nov. 7th – 11:00 am Veteran Coffee and Snack with Hannah Nov. 8th – 3:00pm Happy Hour Nov. 11th – 11:30 am Veterans private lunch Nov. 21st – 10:00 am Music with Paul D Nov. 22nd – 3:00 pm Birthday Party Nov. 23rd – 12:00 pm Resident and Family Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 28th – Thanksgiving