May 31: Save Your Hearing Day

May 5, 2019 — Hearing loss is the result of noise, aging, disease, and heredity. There are two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. Conductive hearing loss is interference of sound waves traveling from the outer ear to the inner ear. This is causes by inner ear infections, fluid in the middle ear, excessive wax, damage to the... Read More

Success Story: Clarence H.

May 5, 2019 — Clarence H. was admitted to Fountainview Nursing and Rehab after being hospitalized for influenza B. Following his hospital stay, Clarence experienced significant weakness and was unable to walk independently and safely complete simple self-care tasks. Clarence was evaluated by our Physical and Occupational therapists and an individualized plan of care was developed to target his... Read More

May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

May 5, 2019 — Blood pressure can damage the heart, kidney, and brain without showing obvious symptoms. To combat its effects, it is important to know what your healthy blood pressure goal should be. What can you do to reduce blood pressure? Exercise. Exercise such as walking, lifting light weights, and simple workouts may reduce blood pressure. Lose weight.... Read More

May 12: Mother’s Day

May 5, 2019 — Mother’s Day celebrates moms, foster moms, surrogate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and the other important women role models in your life. Approximately 152 million cards are mailed and 122 calls are made on Mother’s Day! President Woodrow Wilson declared May 9, 1914 as the first Mother’s Day. Be sure to celebrate the mom in your life... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

May 5, 2019 — We would like to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all of our wonderful NURSES! May 6th is National Nurses Day. Our Nurses give so much and very rarely get recognized. They work long hours, are compassionate and go above and beyond. They treat each and every resident like they are their own... Read More

Employee of the Month: Enrique

Apr 5, 2019 — We would like to congratulate Enrique for being our Employee of the Month for April. Enrique has been with our facility since February 2018. Enrique is our Lead CNA/CMA on 2nd shift. Enrique is very hard working and thoughtful. He has a passion and big heart for taking care of our residents. Always willing to... Read More

Success Story: Sammie H.

Apr 5, 2019 — Sammie H. has been a resident at Fountainview Nursing and Rehab since 2017. Recently, Sammie was hospitalized after experiencing respiratory failure. Following her return to the facility, Sammie demonstrated difficulty with swallowing solid foods, completing safe transfers with staff, walking, and maintaining general balance. Sammie was evaluated by our Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapists and... Read More

Earth Day is April 22: How to Help the Environment

Apr 5, 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

The Origins of Easter

Apr 5, 2019 — The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More

April is Poetry Month: How to Write Poetry

Apr 5, 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... Read More