Chef Cook Off

August 29, 2019 — The August is national chef appreciation month so of course, we had to have a chef cook-off. Three chefs entered the contest and but only one could walk away with the trophy. Jessica entered her famous sloppy joes, Eddie had baked potato, asparagus wrapped in bacon with cajun lemon chicken, and Alisha made cheese baked macaroni... Read More

National Gorgeous Senior Day

August 29, 2019 — To celebrate National Gorgeous Senior Day we decided to have a little fun and dressed up. Even our residents say they enjoy dressing up once in a while. Everyone was able to choose from different hats, feather boas, mustaches, and many other items. It was a big success with lots of smiles. After it was... Read More

Healthy Tidbit

August 29, 2019 — September brings cooler weather, warm sweaters, colorful leaves, and the unavoidable flu bug. To help you prepare for the flu here are a few helpful preventions. Always wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. Make sure to cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow if no tissue is available.... Read More

September Resident of the Month: Judy

August 29, 2019 — Judy has lived at Altoona Nursing and Rehab for four and a half years. In the time she has been here she has made a lot of friends. Judy has been married for 53 years and has two children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Judy enjoys working on her puzzles, playing games, going outside. She... Read More

Bridging the Gap from Hospital to Home Therapy Success

August 29, 2019 — Brenda raised two boys then decided to full fill an item on her bucket list. That is when she went to school and became an R.N four years ago. Altoona Nursing was her first job right out of school. She told me that when she was nine years old her grandmother asked what she wanted... Read More

Long Lasting Friendships Grow

August 5, 2019 — The thought of moving into a nursing facility can be worrisome and unsettling for some. The feeling of losing their independence and giving up all the fun things they did at home. At the nursing facility, we strive to put those worries aside. As a new resident gets acquainted they will find many fun things... Read More

Thank you Sandy!

August 5, 2019 — After 30 Years of service at Altoona Nursing and Rehab Sandy is saying good –bye and retiring. Thank you, Sandy, for everything you have done and your commitment to the residents. Sandy started out has a volunteer in our activities department 30 years ago and loved it so much she officially became a part of... Read More

A Note from Activities

August 5, 2019 — We are halfway through the year; it seems almost impossible. It has been exciting and fun with more of the same to come. We always enjoy having our community members serve us as volunteers, if you have time or a special talent you would like to share, please let Lisa in activities know. If you... Read More

August Employee of the Month: Juan

August 5, 2019 — Juan has been a part of the Altoona Nursing and Rehab team for 3 ½ yrs. She started out as a hospitality aid then moved to activities for two years and from there she received her CNA license and has been working as a CNA aide since then. Juan says that the best part of... Read More

Bridging the Gap from Hospital to Home Therapy Success

August 5, 2019 — Donald came to Altoona Nursing and Rehab after a fracture on his back. Since his arrival, he has been working hard on physical, occupational and speech therapy. Donald has been working triple time to get better and though at times he was discouraged he has pulled though. With faith and dedication, he is hoping to... Read More