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

Letter from the Administrator

— Residents, families, and friends, Please join me in welcoming Pam Gray, RN to the Assistant Director of Nursing role (ADON). She has 30 plus years of experience as a nurse and brings with her a vast knowledge of patient care and management experience. We are very excited to have her on our team and look... Read More

Happy Birthday!

— Residents Shorty V. Ruth Ann S. Staff Pam F. Erin C. Michelle K. Sammi P. Cassandra F. Patricia P. Sally N. Welcome New Residents! Judith C. Twyla H. Tim N. Larry D. Deborah R.

June 10 is Iced Tea Day

— There is nothing like a cold drink on a hot day. For about 2 billion people, iced tea is their drink of choice. Tea is a very versatile drink, being able to be served hot and cold. It’s also healthy for you as well! Tea is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants rid your body of harmful free... Read More

June 27- Sunglasses Day

— In the summer months, we pull out our sunglasses to protect our eyes from those harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, sunglasses didn’t begin their life to protect us from UV rays. Early “sunglasses” were nothing more than polished gems. Nero, a Roman emperor, watched gladiator fights through these gems. Early models of sunglasses can be traced... Read More

Employee of the Month – Katelyn G.

— Katelyn G. was nominated by the staff for always going above and beyond. She is willing to take on any new task or project, cover extra hours and does it all with a smile. She worked extra hard during the survey and helped ensure the resident needs were met and all items were located for... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Residents, families, and friends, Please join me in welcoming Jodee Combs, LPN to her new role as wound nurse. She has over 20 years’ experience in wound care and wound care management and will excel at ensuring all wounds are treated, healed and continue to prevent further ones from occurring. We are very excited to... Read More