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Five Choices to Create Happiness

March 27, 2018 — We have all met people who just seem to be happy most of the time. We tend to assume they are just naturally happy, or that they are the lucky people who have an easy life, or they had really loving parents. In reality, happy people are making specific choices regarding their thinking and behavior.... Read More

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

March 27, 2018 — Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the more than 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 them... Read More

April is Stress Awareness Month Stressed Out? Give These Tips A Try!

March 27, 2018 — The amount of stress that you endure has a direct impact on your health and overall well being. Pay close attention to the tips provided in this article for how to manage your stress. Don’t worry about being totally stress free. While it is important to lower our stress levels to maintain a good health,... Read More

Reduce Your Environmental Footprint

March 27, 2018 — There are many projects we can do to reduce our environmental footprint and help in the rehabilitation of the earth. Here are some tips you can easily do everyday to care for our environment. Reduce – Conserving our natural resources can be done everyday. If we don’t start conserving our resources soon, we may face... Read More

Short Term Therapy Success

March 27, 2018 — “I definitely benefited from the whole package – nursing care, therapy and great food! I needed all of it to heal, get stronger and go home.” After a few short weeks with us, Marjorie is ready to get back home. It was such a pleasure to get to know you, Marjorie!

National Doctors’ Day

March 1, 2018 — National Doctors’ Day is Friday, March 30 – a day we celebrate the contributions of our physicians. The United States Congress designated Doctors’ Day as a national holiday with a resolution passed on October 30, 1990. Physicians play an important role in post-acute and long-term care. The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) formed The Society... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

March 1, 2018 — In recent years, the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin, Ireland have extended to a week-long event called St. Patrick’s Festival, encompassing a spectacular fireworks display, open-air music, street theater and the traditional parade. Over one million people annually attend. As a part of the celebration, many attendees wear shamrocks on their lapels or caps... Read More

PULMONARY REHABILITATION WEEK

March 1, 2018 — March 11-17 is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, which was initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) to educate about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. The 2018 theme, “Improving Life, One Breath at a Time,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome... Read More

Long-Term Care Administrators Week

March 1, 2018 — Join us in celebrating LTC Administrators Week from March 11-17, 2018! The administrator of a long-term care facility has many roles. Their primary duty is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility, which can include: Supervising Resident Care The administrator works closely with the Director of Nursing and the nursing/clinical staff to ensure all... Read More

Blessing Bags

March 1, 2018 — The Social Service/Activity Department along with the Residents collected Items to make Blessing Bags. They delivered them to the Central Iowa Homeless Shelter. The bags included things like brush/comb, deodorant, shampoo, tooth brush and toothpaste, bottled water and other essential items. They were much appreciated at the shelter! The Residents truly enjoyed giving back to... Read More