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

Letter from the Administrator

May 7, 2019 — Alzheimer’s Disease affects 5 million Americans and nearly 40 million people worldwide. Why? Simply because people are living so much longer today than at any other time in human history. In 1900, most Americans didn’t live past 50. Only a little more than 100 years later, life expectancy is nearing 80. What do we do?... Read More

Happy Birthday!

April 9, 2019 — Residents Mary C. Fay P. Alfredo C. Agnes W. Mable R. David B. Ester K. Patricia P. Joann T. Esequiel G. Inez G. Regina L. Claudia V. Norma P. Maria S. Employees Belinda W. Mary H. Sandra K. Nadine W.

Earth Day is April 22: How to Help the Environment

April 9, 2019 — Helping the environment by recycling is a popular method, but there are many other ways to make a difference in the future of the earth. You can help by turning down the heat, turning off the lights when you leave a room, cutting down your commute and using alternative forms of transportation. Recycling is a... Read More

Reliant Physical Therapy Department has done it again!

April 9, 2019 — Our greatest rewards here at Buena Vida is getting to know our patients and celebrating their success! Olivia’s referral to therapy was a new onset of strength and functional mobility. Olivia resides here at Buena Vida as a long term resident. She would be one of the first patients down in therapy with a smile... Read More

April is Poetry Month: How to Write Poetry

April 9, 2019 — If you want to begin writing poetry, start today! It doesn’t matter how it turns out. Your own mistakes will become your teachers. Your own writing will motivate you to greater creativity. Once you start the process, how do you improve it? Use nouns and verbs more than adjectives. Which is stronger: “She was as beautiful... Read More