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

October Employee of the Month: Peggy

October 3, 2019 — Peggy started working here 24 years ago after she graduated from DMACC with her LPN license. Peggy applied to work here because her grandmother was living here at the time. Peggy has three children and eight grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys attending her grandchildren’s sports, watching Netflix and going fishing. Peggy grew up... Read More

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