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National Safety Month: Medication Safety

Jun 2, 2019 — Medication errors can occur in a medical center, senior living facility, or at home. Hospitals, pharmacies, and facilities have checks in place to minimize medication errors. When getting a refill or a new prescription, be sure to verify: Your name is on the bottle. The name of the doctor. The name of the medication, since... Read More

Success Story: Sue

Jun 2, 2019 — Sue admitted to Granger Nursing and Rehabilitation in April for additional physical and occupational therapy services and discharged home after only one week! She was initially intimidated by what the future would hold but remained steadfast in returning to her apartment in a neighboring town. One way in which she adjusted to the care community... Read More

June 16: Father’s Day

Jun 2, 2019 — Celebrate dads, grandfathers, uncles, and father-figures who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. Studies show that men who play an active role in their children’s lives stimulate all aspects of development: emotional, academic, behavioral, and social, even when those men don’t live in the same home as their children. This Father’s Day,... Read More

Success Story: George

Jun 2, 2019 — George is originally from Kenya and relocated to the USA in 2006. He has been working as a nurse for over eight years. He started as a CNA and because of his passion for the work coupled with his ambition and drive, he became a nurse. His advice is to follow your heart and believe... Read More

Employee of the Month: Dawn

Jun 2, 2019 — Employee of the Month for June is Dawn, CNA. She grew up in Houston Texas and has been married for many years. She has five kids with the oldest being 19 and the youngest, 10. Her favorite color is red. She has been a C.N.A. for 20 plus years. She has an associate’s degree in... Read More

Quality Assurance Action Item

May 5, 2019 — We are making intentional efforts to improve the safeguarding of residents’ belongings, including clothing, so we are asking residents and family members to inform the business office of new clothing and articles being brought into the facility to ensure proper recording and labeling of these items. Please bring any items to the business office and... Read More

Employee of the Month: George

May 5, 2019 — George is an overnight employee and was recently recognized as Employee of the Month. George is an LPN and is valued for his hard work ethic and commitment to our residents. He is well-known for stepping up and taking on extra shifts to support our residents and does so with a positive attitude.

Resident of the Month: Shirley

May 5, 2019 — Shirley was born in December in Nevada, Iowa behind the brickyard in a little house. She has three children: Kenneth, Diana, and Roger and nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. She has lead a very interesting life, having performed as a stand-up comedian at one time under the stage name “Flakey Grannie... Read More

Success Story: Cheryl

May 5, 2019 — Cheryl came to Granger Nursing and Rehab following repeated falls associated with weakness and having difficulties in her home. Cheryl made very quick progress with the therapy team and progressed to become independent in less than a week due to her willingness to work hard with therapy and always going the extra mile during her... Read More

Notes from the Business Office

May 5, 2019 — Please inform the business manager of any insurance benefit changes. This updated information is critical to ensuring continuity of care and determining patients’ eligibility for cares, including therapies, psychology services, and is imperative for scheduling appointments with outside providers. If you or a loved one have made a change to your benefits please call and... Read More