From the Desk of the Administrator Jim Harkness Hello everyone, I hope you have had a wonderful spring. I thought I would talk a little about the CMS 5-star rating system. Some of you may have viewed the CMS website and looked at the nursing home compare section. This site...
Nursing News Amy Waller, RN, Director of Nursing Summer weather is finally here. Though the heat and sun can be fun and relaxing, it can also be dangerous if you are not prepared. During warmer weather the elderly are more susceptible to dehydration. As we age, we lose the ability...
Dietary News Ealana Roling, Dietary Supervisor Hello Family and Friends! Summer is finally here! Here are some fun food activities that are going on for a “Fun in the Sun” June! 14th - National Strawberry Shortcake We will celebrate by enjoying homemade shortcake topped with fresh strawberry topping! 17th -...
Ealana’s Recipe Pic of the Month These grilled kebabs have all the makings of a classic fajita seasoned chicken, onions and peppers. Warm a stack of tortillas in a foil packet on the side of the grill to turn the kebabs into an easy fajita dinner. Or serve with lime-and-cilantro...
Housekeeping News Brandi Veach Environmental Services Supervisor We are beginning the beautiful month of June and the start of summer. June is a busy month with graduation parties, weddings, picnics, ball games, and camping outings. Enjoy all of your gatherings and have a safe summer. Our gazebo and lawn area...
Activity Department Joy Marchiando Recreation Program Director Hello everyone! We recognize and honor our Nursing Assistants with National Nursing Assistants’ Week (June 14-20, 2018). We invite you to join us on Sunday, June 17 for our Annual Father’s Day Gathering with your loved one. Coffee and rolls will be served....
Resident of the Month Raymond Lawson Ray was born on May 15, 1920 in Ottumwa, Iowa. His parents’ names were Clell and Cecile Marie (Hatfield). He was the oldest of 3 brothers, both deceased. Ray graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1938 and was inducted into the Army Signal Corps...
Staff of the Month Brittany Johnson, CNA/RCT Hi, my name is Brittany Johnson, CNA/RCT. My husband, Corey and I have three children: Corey, Jr. (6), Eli (4), and Charlene (1). We live on a small farm outside the Maquoketa area. I enjoy riding my horses. We have four horses and...