Success Story: Kelly

— Kelly was admitted to Polk City Nursing and Rehabilitation following a hip fracture and septic shock due to a UTI. She required IV antibiotics, managed by our six IV certified nurses. Kelly required oxygen at times, as well as intense therapies including physical, occupational, and speech. After treating her UTI and completing her therapy course,... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— By the time that you read this, it will be 2020. The “New Year” will be upon us. I remember when 2000 was coming upon us and everyone worried about Y2K which never happened. I have a lot of memories of New Year’s Day. Back home my Mother’s side of the family always gets together... Read More

Soup: A Meal In a Bowl

— Despite the shorter winter days, our schedules do not slow down. We tend to seek out hardy, quick to prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot choice as it’s often called a meal in a bowl. There are dozens of different healthy soups that you can make;... Read More

How to Create the Perfect Story with Simple Scrapbook Journaling

— Scrapbook journaling is the inscription that goes with pictures in a scrapbook compilation. There are a variety of ways to create scrapbook journals, which include story-telling, script-writing, or use of fictional stories. The most typical way of scrapbook journaling is by writing the notes or comments by hand, but if your penmanship is hard to... Read More

Popcorn Mix-In Ideas: National Popcorn Day is January 21

— Whether you like popcorn plain, with cheese, or classic theatre-style with melted butter—today is a great day to try something new! Here are some quick and easy mix-in ideas to try the next time you pop those hot, fluffy kernels. If you like peanut butter… mix in a small bag of Reeses Pieces into your... Read More

Winter Sniffles: Allergies or the Common Cold?

— The cold days of winter bring most of us indoors for the year – and then the sniffles start up. Symptoms like sneezing, congestion, and sore throat are common during the winter months. These unpleasant symptoms can be evidence of a winter cold, but they can also mean indoor allergies. What are the causes of... Read More

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