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

In the Know with Rachel the Dietitian

November 30, 2019 — Baking is one of my favorite things to do when the weather turns cold. The warmth from the oven heats up the entire house making it feel much cozier. It is nice to reminisce on past holidays when using traditional Christmas sweets recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. In recent years, I... Read More

Bridging the Gap from Hospital to Home: Therapy Success

November 30, 2019 — Wanda came to Altoona Nursing and Rehab for a short rehabilitation stay. At first, she was scared because she didn’t know what to expect. She’s worked hand in hand with therapy on her road to recovery. Wanda has been practicing on her standing, walking and upper body strength. With the help of our therapy team... Read More

December Employee of the Month: Rosemary

November 30, 2019 — Rosemary moved to the United States from Kenya 15 years ago. At that time she received her CNA and has been working at Altoona Nursing and Rehab since then. Rosemary enjoys going for walks, watching lifetime movies on TV and getting to together with family and friends. In Rosemary’s near future she would like to... Read More

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