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

Paws Pet Therapy Program

January 3, 2019 — Buena Vida is proud to announce Shanti has completed the Paws Pet Therapy Program. Shanti is Officially Buena Vida’s pet therapy dog. Shanti is a friendly gentle calm dog; our residents look forward to her visits every Wednesday. Her interaction with our residents have significant benefits. Seeing the smiles, she brings to our residents lifting... Read More

Jump Start Your Self-Confidence

January 3, 2019 — To begin feeling a fresh spark of self-confidence within you, try as many of these as you like! Open up your cookbook to a completely new recipe and learn to cook it well. Learn how to say “I love you” in two different languages. Look inside a thesaurus to find new ways to say the... Read More

Keeping an Eye on Vision Health

January 3, 2019 — Doctors say maintaining vision health can be especially important as you age. Fortunately there are multiple ways to keep your eyes healthy. Try these tips: Quit smoking. If you smoke, you’re much more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, than nonsmokers. AMD is one of the most common causes of blindness in those... Read More

National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

January 3, 2019 — This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the life-saving contribution from blood and platelet donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2019. National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January... Read More

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 3, 2019 — January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, but what is glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes people to gradually lose their sight. There is no cure and vision loss is permanent. Over 3 million people in the United States currently suffer from glaucoma – it is a leading cause of vision loss in the... Read More