Therapeutic Activities May Help Memory Loss Patients

— Many people understand that FDA-approved prescription medication may help slow the progression of memory loss, but did you know that caregivers can complement treatment with activities that may help reconnect their loved ones to daily life? “In addition to obtaining a diagnosis and beginning medication, it’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with their... Read More

National Potato Day is August 9th

— Throughout America, potatoes are the most popular vegetable, even being ahead of other well-known vegetables such as lettuce and onions. You can cook potatoes in a variety of ways, and they are included in one out of three meals eaten by almost all Americans. When they are prepared in a healthy way, a potato can be an... Read More

August 25th is Banana Split Day!

— When you think classic American dessert, the banana split would likely make the top five of anyone’s list! On August 25th, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904 a 23-year-old David Evans Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This... Read More

Employee of the Month

— Becky was nominated by all of staff due to her participations with lots of special meals throughout the past few months. She helped support for a few days while the main stove was down and adjusted/cooked the menu on the grill or in alternative measures. All the residents appreciate her and her friendly customer service... Read More

Success Story — Babette S.

— Babette S., a 91-year-old female, was admitted to Clearwater Nursing and Rehab following a hospital stay for rhinovirus and bronchitis. Babette ‘Betty’ had become very weak with her illness and required assistance to get around. Betty needed assistance with transfers and was only able to walk limited distances with a standard walker. But as a... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Residents, families, and friends, Some projects that we are continuing to work on currently include better fall management, meeting residents’ preferences on bathing times and frequencies as well as their waking and sleeping times. Utilizing a team approach to ensure all call lights are answered timely and all needs are met. These changes will help... Read More

July 25: Wine & Cheese Day

— The basic rule about pairing food with wine is that one shouldn’t overpower the other. Simply put, strong cheeses should pair well with strong wines, while mild cheeses would go well with mild wines. Acidic wines go perfectly well with pungent cheeses. Brie goes well with sparkling wine or Chardonnay while goat cheese matches well... Read More

Success Story: Opal C.

— Opal C. was admitted to Clearwater Nursing and Rehab on 4/19/2019 for skilled rehab services. A customized rehabilitation program was implemented to address functional deficits related to the diagnosis of kidney stones. Opal was a resident in the independent living homes in Clearwater, KS and had come to Clearwater Nursing and Rehab following an acute... Read More

Macaroni and Cheese Day is July 14: A Fun (but Cheesy) Origin Story

— Although Americans love macaroni-and-cheese, it might have been an Italian creation dating to the late 13th century. The first Italian recipe called for fermented dough cut in two inch squares, cooked and tossed with grated cheese – likely Parmesan. Thomas Jefferson brought a similar recipe to his home in Virginia after traveling to France and Italy... Read More

Employee of the Month – Jessica

— Jessica was nominated because she is always positive! She is willing to jump in and help even before she is asked to do so. Jessica is willing to help with activities and makes sure that all the residents get the snacks from the activity, even if they stay in their room or choose not to... Read More