July 1: US Postage Stamp Day

July 1, 2019 — The US postage stamps share and showcase as much history as the nation itself. As such, the stamp collectors are offered a huge selection of models and designs to choose from. It’s what makes stamp collecting an interesting and challenging hobby. It was in the 1920s when stamp collecting became so widespread. In the same... Read More

Facility Smoking Policy

July 1, 2019 — Facility permits smoking in a designated area outside of the facility, subject to certain requirements and restrictions set forth below. All residents who smoke will be screened using the Safe Smoking Evaluation form upon admission, quarterly and with a significant change in condition to determine any special smoking needs. Resident-specific smoking needs will be addressed... Read More

Care Plan Meeting: Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)

July 1, 2019 — Buena Vida provides care plan meetings every Wednesday, for each resident. These meetings are set by a 92-day quarter cycle period. In these meetings the plan of nursing care is discussed, social services, physical therapy goals, and progress, along with dietary services, activity services, and any other concerns or compliments are discussed at this time.... Read More

July 20: 50 Year Anniversary of the Moon Landing

July 1, 2019 — Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, people across America stopped to watch their TVs in awe as an event that only seemed possible in science fiction movies happened on screen— Apollo 11, carrying three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. With a captive audience thousands of miles... Read More

Reliant Therapy Patient of the Month

July 1, 2019 — Mrs. R. is known throughout the facility. Playing bingo, joining all social events. Always ready to get up and go! She has been in therapy several different intervals for our Walk to Dine Program. She enjoys meeting new friends and always has a positive attitude. She is a beautiful lady and enjoys life to the fullest.... Read More

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