Soup: A Meal In a Bowl

January 6, 2020 — 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

In the Know with Maintenance

January 6, 2020 — A friendly reminder that this is a smoke-free building. With winter approaching maintenance will have a snow shovel and salt by each entrance door. If we receive more than two inches of snow maintenance will be in to shovel all the sidewalks. Also, Maintenance has been keeping busy with putting up our new curtain rods... Read More

Children and Residents

January 6, 2020 — One of the greatest rewards in life is watching a child smile and laugh while enjoying the company of a senior citizen. The bonds that can be formed is a beautiful thing to see happen. At Altoona Nursing and Rehab, one of our goals is to bridge the gap between generations. A few things we... Read More

Blanket Drive

January 6, 2020 — In the month of January, the residents are having a blanket drive for the homeless shelters in Des Moines. January is one of the coldest months of the year and unfortunately many homeless do not have proper shelter or blankets to stay warm out in the below 0 degrees and the windy environment that Iowa... Read More

In the Know with Nursing

January 6, 2020 — Slips, Trips, and Falls is what January will be bringing. With all the snow and ice on its way, it’s time to take precautions to keep safe. No one wants a visit to the emergency room. Make sure to use salt on your sidewalks, steps, and driveways. Wear slip-resistant footwear outside. Be cautious about getting... Read More

January Resident of the Month: Norma S.

January 6, 2020 — Norma was born in Iowa City and grew up in Mitchellville where she attended a very small county school. Norma spent 25 years of her life with her first husband Paul. Together they had a farm. Her husband did the farming while she did all the cooking and cleaning. Norma said she enjoyed cooking the... Read More

December Employee of the Month: Nicole G.

January 6, 2020 — Nicole has worked at Altoona Nursing and Rehab for six and a half years. Nicole graduated in 2002 with her LPN from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. She became a nurse because her mother was one and wanted to be just like her. In Nicole’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her two children... Read More

Kids Say the Darndest Things

November 30, 2019 — This was so much fun. Everyone was laughing so hard it was almost too much fun. The residents got the biggest smiles on their faces. The children also almost made a few of us cry. Here is a few of the Q&A How old are your parents? 6, 7, 46, 28 and 2000 What does... Read More

Community Outreach

November 30, 2019 — Helping others who may need a helping hand or shown kindness is something we enjoy doing at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. It’s a wonderful feeling when you have made another person smile. Even when you don’t know them and they don’t know you. Just the thought of the gift being used and helping someone is... Read More

In Honor of Our Veterans

November 30, 2019 — We honor your service, your courage, your sacrifices and your dedication to the United States of America; its ideals and its military is commendable. It is honorable to the freedom you bravely fought for in America but throughout the world. Army: Donald, Walter, Steve, Ken; Air Force: Jason, George; Marine: Milford, Kit; Navy: Willard, Joyce, and Ted Also, we would like to... Read More