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July is Anti-Boredom Month

Jul 1, 2020 — Although many of us have spent the last couple months inside doing puzzles, coloring, and reading due to local shelter-in-place directives, July’s midday summer heat may continue to keep many of us cooling off inside. With so much time inside, some of us may be experiencing moments of boredom, but the good news is that... Read More

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Jul 1, 2020 — STAY COOL  Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.  Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place... Read More

Simple Creative Twists to Tasty Summertime Staples

Jul 1, 2020 — At almost every cookout, picnic, and party during the summer you’ll find at least two commonplace food items: the hamburger and hotdog. If you look more closely, you might notice the traditional toppings of mustard, ketchup, cheese or relish – but rarely anything else. If you’re tired of the same old, boring burger or hot... Read More

Father’s Day: June 21

Jun 1, 2020 — On Sunday, June 21, say “Happy Father’s Day” to all of the fathers in your life! Thank you, fathers, for all of your loving support and silly dad jokes.  While the origin of the term “dad joke” is unknown, dad jokes are easily identified as being overly-simplistic and intended to provoke an exasperated reaction. A... Read More

June Employees of the Month

Jun 1, 2020 — Dedra Thomas, RN, BSN Director of Nursing  Dedra is the daughter of former Kansas City Chiefs defensive back coach & NFL Hall-of-Famer, Emmitt Thomas of Angleton, TX. Dedra began her nursing career as a CNA in 1995, moved on to become an LVN in 2001, and an RN in 2010. Dedra received her Bachelors of... Read More

Eat Healthy to Help Reduce Anxiety

Jun 1, 2020 — Due to necessary lifestyle requirements resulting from ever-changing health and safety guidelines, many people across the country are having to deal with significant anxiety. Anxiety is a normal reaction to change and stress, but when anxiety becomes excessive or irrational, it can become disabling. At this time, people often turn to food for comfort, causing... Read More

National Nursing Assistants Week: June 18-24

Jun 1, 2020 — Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide compassionate, hands-on healthcare to patients in medical and residential settings. They assist with everything from bathing and dressing to the basic activities of life. CNAs frequently go above and beyond their professional duties by being supportive, dependable and helpful to residents. Our CNAs have the unique opportunity to develop close... Read More

Recognizing Our Amazing Nurses!

May 2, 2020 — National Nurses Week: May 6-12 National Nurses Week is a wonderful opportunity to honor the “Mother of Nursing,” Florence Nightingale, and all the dedicated, compassionate nurses who have followed in her footsteps. Florence was a British citizen and social reformer. In 1854, she and a group of nurses provided care to wounded soldiers during the... Read More

Hobbies: New & Old

May 2, 2020 — With all of the current shelter-in-place and social distancing directives, it’s a great time to learn something new or catch up on old hobbies and activities. Coloring has been proven to have great benefits for all ages, including stress relief, improving motor control and creativity, and increasing concentration. Many online retailers now carry coloring options... Read More

The Importance of Hand Washing

May 2, 2020 — Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. The CDC recommends cleaning hands in a specific way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to... Read More