November Employee of the Month: Melissa

November 5, 2019 — Melissa is a C.N.A. at Altoona Nursing and Rehab and has worked here for eight months. Melissa graduated from Saydel High School and recently received her C.N.A. She has three boys and one girl that keep her on her toes. She keeps herself busy with going fishing and to local parks with her children. Her... Read More

Bridging the Gap From Hospital to Home: Therapy Success

November 5, 2019 — Gary came to Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation for a short term rehabilitation stay after having knee replacement surgery. While working with Blake and the Therapy Team, participating in Occupational and Physical Therapies, Gary worked hard on his upper body to build his strength. While working on his upper body strength, he was also working to... Read More

In the Know With Maintenance

November 5, 2019 — November brings brisk winds and a thousand ideas on how to keep warm. Lucky for us, our maintenance team has started one way to keep us warm this winter. They will be coming around to everyone’s room and covering the inside and outside of your air conditioners. This will help everyone to keep toasty warm.... Read More

Our Special Guest in September and October

November 5, 2019 — In September we had the honor of having the Altoona Fire and Police as our special guest. After introductions where made, they spent time talking with the residents and enjoying the delicious donuts. The residents were thrilled that they took time out of their day to spend it with them. They even met police officer... Read More

November Resident of the Month: Ann J

November 5, 2019 — Ann has lived at Altoona Nursing and Rehab for almost one year. Ann enjoys keeping herself busy with joining activities, reading, crocheting, knitting, sewing, and making jewelry. Ann has a son and two grandsons. She grew up in Decatur IL and has two older brothers and a younger sister. Ann has a BA in Vocal... Read More

In the Kitchen with Dietitian Rachael

October 3, 2019 — Now that it’s Fall, the weather is getting cooler which means it is time for those seasonal comfort foods. You can expect to see an increase in pumpkin, soups, and upcoming hearty holiday meals. Who doesn’t love the change of season into fall? Pumpkin bars and pumpkin pie are delicious fall desserts. Pumpkin is classified... Read More

Crafts, Crafts and more Crafts

October 3, 2019 — We do crafts every Monday, and by Tuesday, residents are asking about next week’s craft. The residents are always in awe of the artwork they have made. The staff even wants to join in. After the residents have completed their piece of art they like to share what they did with everyone. They are proud... Read More

October Resident of the Month: Margaret

October 3, 2019 — Margaret has lived at Altoona Nursing and Rehab for 8 years. Margaret was married for 34 years to Ora and had three amazing children. She also has three grand kids and eight great grand kids. Margaret grew up on a farm in Vanwert with her eight siblings. Her daily chores included milking the cows and... Read More

Pet Fashion Show

October 3, 2019 — Our first pet fashion show was a success. Everyone had a great time watching the animal’s parade around. Their favorite part was petting and loving on them. The four dogs were Pebbles, Maddie, Lily, and Lakota. We also had a special guest appearance by Pokey “who is a mini pony”. We are hoping that all... Read More

Bridging the Gap From Hospital to Home Therapy Success

October 3, 2019 — Toni was admitted to our facility in the middle of August. She required physical therapy during her stay here. She worked on transferring, walking and exercising with therapy. She was with us for a short time but in those few weeks, she was able to give it her all and successfully graduated our rehab program.... Read More