June 16: Father’s Day

June 3, 2019 — Celebrate dads, grandfathers, uncles, and father-figures who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. Studies show that men who play an active role in their children’s lives stimulate all aspects of development: emotional, academic, behavioral, and social, even when those men don’t live in the same home as their children. This Father’s Day,... Read More

Men’s Health Month

June 3, 2019 — Some men may experience prostate problems as they age, so it’s important to maximize the life of the prostate gland. Some symptoms indicate there may be a bigger problem and shouldn’t be ignored. Common Symptoms: Problems urinating: too often, unable to, weak, or interrupted flow, pain or burning while urinating. Blood in the urine. Pain... Read More

Safeguard Your Skin

June 3, 2019 — The harshness of summer can take its toll on our skin’s condition. Use these simple tips to safeguard your skin on the inside and outside of your body. Inside: Drink water steadily throughout the day. In hot weather, you’ll need more water as your body will use additional water to regulate your body temperature. If... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

June 3, 2019 — National Nursing Assistant Week is June 13th – June 19th. Please take a moment to recognize the musing assistants who dedicate their lives to the wellbeing of our residents. Nursing Assistants must pass state course and are certified a Nurse Aide Registry. I have enjoyed my short interim position as the Administrator of Buena Vida... Read More

Short-term Therapy Success Story

June 3, 2019 — Clifton walks around with a smile and a “get up and go attitude.” You can spot him in all the activities, speaking with residents on their day to day events. He recently became king of “FIESTA”, which he was pleasantly surprised. Mr. C has been in therapy off and on to improve his strength, balance... Read More

National Nursing Assistants Week, June 13-19

June 3, 2019 — Nursing Assistants have a rewarding profession; they can help patients and residents improve quality of life! Whether you are recovering from a hospital stay or living in a nursing facility nursing assistants are there to make a difference! Nursing Assistants report vital signs, check on patients, help set up medical equipment, and transfer patients as... Read More

Spring Cleaning

May 7, 2019 — Spring Cleaning please help organize, relabel clothing items and personal belongings. Clean out resident’s nightstands and dresser drawers of any food or snacks please put in a plastic container with a lid. This will ensure the freshness and keep the items from spoiling. For the family member who does their loved one’s laundry, please keep... Read More

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May 7, 2019 — Arthritis is a common ailment that affects nearly 54 million people in the United States. There are two common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage. It usually affects hips, knees, feet, and spine. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to mistake a person’s... Read More

National Stroke Month

May 7, 2019 — How can you determine if you are having a stroke? A stroke may cause numbness in the face, arm or leg, usually on one side. If it’s hard for you to smile, a stroke may be occurring. Strokes may cause incoherent speech or slurred speech Strokes may cause paralysis. If you are unable to raise... Read More

Short-term Therapy Success Story

May 7, 2019 — Thomas B. honorably served in the United States Navy Reserves for 7 years worked in construction for 50 years. He moved from Del Rio after taking care of a family member, to be closer to his family her in San Antonio, Texas. He has 2 daughters in Seattle, Washington. Thomas enjoys coming to Rehab, working on... Read More