February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day

January 26, 2018 — What could you do today that would make someone else’s day? What could you change in yourself that would ultimately enrich the world around you? Remember the greatest gift that you can give anyone is your time. Gifts can be brought, money can be earned, but your time can never be replaced. Here are a... Read More

Improve heart health and relieve stress

January 26, 2018 — Exercise is a very important part of healthy heart care. The following movements may help your heart and lower your stress levels. Sit in a comfortable chair and loosen your clothing for comfort. Start with your feet and ankles; gently rotate each ankle counterclockwise and then clockwise five to 10 times in each direction. Next... Read More

Cold and Flu Season Has Arrived!

January 26, 2018 — As many of our community clinics, hospitals, and emergency rooms are quite busy related to patients with the Flu/Influenza and pneumonia type symptoms, it’s possible you may experience extended waiting times when seeking treatment. We want you to know that at Altoona Nursing & Rehabilitation our doors are always open. As part of our Pulmonary... Read More

Short Term Therapy Success

January 26, 2018 — “Everything was great during my stay! The therapists were good, the food was great and the rooms were clean!” After a few short weeks at our facility, Kevin is making plans to head home. He is looking forward to getting back to his favorite chair and his own routine! It was a pleasure getting to... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

January 26, 2018 — Attention Medicare Card Holders: Take necessary steps now to ensure your correct address is on file with Medicare. New and different cards will be mailed to each Medicare recipient. The Social Security number will be replaced on the card with a random identifier number. The replacement process will start in April 2018 and extend for... Read More

Top FIVE Superbowl Snack Foods

January 26, 2018 — Even if you don’t really follow football closely, almost everyone celebrates the Superbowl. There is fun for everyone, new and funny commercials, over the top pre-game and half time shows, and an excuse to have a party! Most would agree that the Superbowl is all about food, friends and fun. Chicken Wings – Wings are... Read More

Happy Birthday!

January 26, 2018 — Residents: February 02 Walter D. February 06 Prasath S. February 08 Mary S. February 08 Duane L. February 16 Trilba S. February 20 Michael K. February 21 Farry J. February 21 Lilly W. February 28 Doris J. Staff: February 01 Peggy J. February 01 Janice T. February 04 Heather H. February 06 Taylor D. February... Read More

Help us Help you during this Flu Season

January 23, 2018 — The 2017/2018 Flu Season is already proving to be a challenge especially for the elderly. You can help us help you and our residents by being knowledgeable about Seasonal Flu. The following information is from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Take Time to Get a Flu Vaccine CDC recommends a yearly flu... Read More

January 29 is National Puzzle Day: Jigsaw Puzzles: Food For The Mind, Heart, And Soul

December 27, 2017 — Jigsaw puzzles are normally viewed as learning toys. They can also do wonders for one’s mood and mind! What Educators Say Jigsaw puzzles can be “food for the brain,” professionals believe. At various phases, they stimulate the learning process. Continuous play enhances a person’s inherent ability to reason, analyze, deduce, sequence, utilize logic, and solve... Read More

Winterize – Prepare Your Skin For

December 27, 2017 — Dry, itchy and cracked skin goes hand in hand with winter season. Read on for suggested TLC for your winter weary skin: Hot water baths break down natural body oil. If you cannot avoid taking a hot bath, add a small amount of oils like almond, coconut or other bath oils to your water to help... Read More