June Resident of the Month

June 3, 2019 — Brandi has lived at Altoona Nursing Home and Rehab for 11 years. She enjoys spending time with her good friends. They have snacks and great conversations in the afternoons. Brandi enjoys crafts and sports activities. Once a month Brandi’s best friend takes her out shopping and to eat. Brandi grew up in Altoona with her... Read More

Happy Birthday!

May 7, 2019 — Residents: Hala S. Sandra Kit James Mary G. Rene Bessie Staff: Matt Darla Charlie Nancy Betty Thank you for your Service: Stephanie M. 1 year Dori S. 2 years Jamerica 1 year Kaylee 1 year  

Cards for Hospitalized Kids in Chicago

May 7, 2019 — At Altoona Nursing and Rehab we have found a fun and creative way to give back to children around the world. Once a month we get together and make cards using stickers, stamps, hole punchers and fancy paper. Then we send all of our cards to Cards for Hospitalized Kids in Chicago. Once they receive... Read More

Thank You to Our Outstanding Nurses

May 7, 2019 — Lynne, Lisa C, Erin, Ruth, Elizabeth, Cassandra, Melanie, Kelly, Wilson, Brenda, Lisa R, Shaina, Kim, Stephanie B, Carine, Amy, Quinta, Nicole G, Betty, Charlotte, Peggy, Stacey, Jennifer, Stephanie M, Amanda, Teresa, Nicole V and Betty W. Thank you for all you do!

Memory Lane

May 7, 2019 — Jenny has lived at Altoona Nursing and Rehab for eight months and loves it here.  Jenny grew up in Creston IA with her two brothers and two sisters. She recalls a funny story about her mother that she shared with me. It started with her mother going to the local dime store and bought herself... Read More

May Resident of the Month

May 7, 2019 — Mary has lived at Altoona Nursing and Rehab for two years and since then she has made a lot of friends especially her roommate. Mary grew up in a small town called Pomeroy IA where she graduated from high school, married her high school sweet heart and raised her two children. Mary and her husband... Read More

Happy Birthday!

April 9, 2019 — Residents: Jeanette S. Becky M. Wilma Justin Staff: Victoria Will Patricia Lynn Emnie Lisa C. Abby Thank you for your Service: Lisa C. 5 years Erin 1 year Missy 2 years Michele 11 years Welcome New Residents! Barb C.

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

April 9, 2019 — Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping their clients to... Read More

The Girls Scout Cookie Challenge

April 9, 2019 — The residents participated in a Girl Scout cookie contest to find the best tasting cookie. They tasted one of each cookie, Lemonands, Smores, Peanut Butter Patty, Thanks A Lot, Carmel Delites, Peanut Butter Cookie, Thin Mint and Shortbread. And the winner is… SMORES!

Pigs in a Blanket Day is April 24th

April 9, 2019 — Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or... Read More