Facts You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

March 1, 2019 — One of the legends of St. Patrick began hundreds of years ago when a boy in England was captured and taken to Ireland as a captive, where he then found God. It is said that St. Patrick could hear angels, and that he had raised people from the dead. He was a very active missionary... Read More

2019 Rehab Director of the Year Award: Jada Iglesias PTA

February 28, 2019 — Buena Vida would like to congratulate Jada Iglesias PTA, recipient of the 2019 Rehab Director of the year for the state of TEXAS selected by Reliant Rehab. Mrs. Jada Iglesias has 37 years of experience in physical therapy, the Director of Rehab at Buena Vida for 2 years. Jada’s passion and enthusiastic drive help our patients... Read More

Introducing Our Memory Care Champion: Monica L Palacisos, LNV

February 28, 2019 — Monica has been a Nurse at Buena Vida since the spring of 2018. Graduated from St. Phillips Collage obtaining her LVN Nursing Degree. Monica will provide oversight of effective operation of the Memory Care Unit. Assist the Memory Care residents in providing the best quality of care. Monica will be available Monday- Friday, if you... Read More

THERAPY SUCCESS STORY: Robert R. is a Superstar!

February 28, 2019 — Robert has been at Buena Vida as a patient and a long term resident for the past year. He has been on and off Therapy service due to decreased gait stability, endurance, and strength. He is an excellent patient- always there to give a “helping hand” to nursing and patients. You will see him all... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

February 28, 2019 — Why do you choose to work at Buena Vida? Do you believe you can make a difference? We have over 90 employees here and I believe that the majority work here because they believe they can make a difference in our residents’ lives. What we do every day is practice “sacred art.” It’s touching, it’s listening,... Read More

Room Redecorating Contest

February 8, 2019 — Staff members were given a limited budget and total creative freedom to redecorate resident rooms!

Getting to the Heart of the Matter on Health

February 4, 2019 — Here’s some news you can take to heart: Experts say more than 70 million Americans currently live with cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take to reduce the health threat posed by heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, much of the burden of heart disease and stroke... Read More

February 10th-16th is Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

February 4, 2019 — Cardiac rehabilitation is a medical program that helps patients deal with the aftermath of heart disease. It aims to assist with fast recovery and help them achieve previous levels of physical and mental health whenever possible. Cardiac rehabilitation also has the goal to maintain, if not improve, the patient’s present heart condition and to prevent the... Read More

Chinese New Year, February 5th: Year of the Pig

February 4, 2019 — The Pig may be the most generous and honorable sign of the Chinese Zodiac. People born in a Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are thought to be nice to a fault and possess impeccable manners and taste. They can be perfectionists and may be perceived as snobs, but... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

February 4, 2019 — As health care professionals, our jobs are filled with countless tasks. We are constantly on the move, going from room to room, from issue to issue, with barely the time for a deep breath. And those in our care witness that constantly and may, as a result, be reluctant to bother us with an issue... Read More