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Memory Lane

Mar 2, 2019 — Jeanne: growing up in Boone, IA in the winter was a blast. Jeanne said she and all the neighborhood kids would have so much fun playing in the snow. A few of their favorites were building snowmen, making angels, building forts, and having snowball fights. When they went sledding her mom would pack sack lunches... Read More

New Activities Director

Mar 2, 2019 — Austin is new to the Granger team and is sharing activities director responsibilities with Janet. He served as interim activities director at Granger’s sister facility, University Park Nursing and Rehab, and is excited about his new role at Granger. He brings a lot of energy to the position and is enthusiastic about involving as many... Read More

Activities Director: Janet

Mar 2, 2019 — Janet served as activities assistant at Granger and was recently promoted to the co-activities director role. She is very outgoing and well connected in the community. She enjoys time with her daughter and grandkids and participates in special outreach events as a fantastic representative for Granger Nursing.

Therapy Success Story

Mar 2, 2019 — Margaret came to Granger Nursing and Rehab and had some struggles early on in her skilled therapy stay here. Margaret has recently been picked up under part B services and has a new attitude and new outlook on life, as well as better abilities with transfers in the facility. Margaret went from not being able... Read More

March 2: National Read Across America Day

Mar 2, 2019 — Theodor Seuss Geisel, known best as the author Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2. He was a beloved author who entertained young and old audiences for over 80 years with titles such as The Cat in the Hat, And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street, and Green Eggs and Ham. In 1997,... Read More

Top 10 Activities for 2018

Jan 30, 2019 — Top Animals Henry the Dog Webster the Duck Singers Rick Mike Luke Steve Sean Outings Botanical Center Historical Building Jolly Holiday Lights Gymnastics Activity Bible Study Bingo Crafts Baking Educational Games Special Entertainment Kids Dancing Ballroom Dancing Line Dancing Cheerleaders Preschool Kids Special Events with Staff Cake Contest Potato Soup Contest Wheel Chair Decorating Funky... Read More

Go Red For Women

Jan 30, 2019 — February is American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association’s signature women’s program, Go Red for Women, is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and help improve the lives of women around the world. Learn more about how you can help raise awareness at

Success Story: Ron

Jan 30, 2019 — Ron has been a long term care resident at Granger Nursing and Rehab for the last year. He originally experienced an above the knee amputation on his left leg and recently had a right leg below the knee amputation. Ron has been working aggressively with therapy on his right knee, as well as wound healing... Read More

Resident of the Month

Jan 30, 2019 — Shirley has been a wonderful addition to our family at Granger Nursing and Rehab. She has been living here for almost a year and loves every minute of it. Shirley grew up in Knoxville IA along with her three younger brothers. After she moved to Des Moines she started working in a hat shop. She... Read More

National Heart Health Month: Know Your Heart Health

Jan 30, 2019 — We all know that keeping up with our heart health is important. We also know that there are a wide variety of factors that cause heart problems, and there are some basic ways to help protect the health of our hearts. What many people do not realize, however, is that key to their heart health... Read More