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Note from Therapy

Feb 5, 2020 — Mr. L came to San Rafael after having his second hip surgery. When he got here, he was maximum assistance with all activities of daily living, ambulation and transfers. His goal was to go home independently. He worked very hard 5 days a week with occupational therapy and physical therapy to attain his goals. After... Read More

From Admissions/Marketing

Feb 5, 2020 — Happy February! We are very excited about what we have in store for 2020. Our department is working closely with Misty, the Administrator, and Monica, your Activities Director. We have been brain storming on what to bring to San Rafael Nursing & Rehab to benefit our residents. Many ideas have been brought to the board,... Read More

Note from Nursing

Feb 5, 2020 — Happy Valentine’s Day!!! This month I would like to take the time out to recognize one of our nurses. Her name is Mary Trevino. She has been a nurse since 1976. Some of that experience includes her being a floor nurse, assistant director of nursing, staffing nurse, and has been a wound care nurse for... Read More

Exercise and Heart Health

Feb 4, 2020 — If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or are at risk of developing heart disease, regular exercise is essential for the health of your heart, body and mind. In fact, aerobic exercise and heart health really do go hand-in-hand. Before jumping into your gym shoes, however, talk to your doctor about your desires and objectives.... Read More

Mardi Gras Party Ideas-Fat Tuesday is February 25!

Feb 4, 2020 — While Fat Tuesday is the traditional time to throw a Mardi Gras party, you can have one any time of the year. What better way to liven things up? It’s also a great way to celebrate the ongoing spirit of New Orleans. Decorations– You can create a fun party without having to purchase a lot... Read More

Reduce Stress with More Vitamin C

Jan 6, 2020 — It’s all too easy to feel that you need to reach for the medicine cupboard when stress causes headaches and fatigue. Research shows that vitamin C is a healthy alternative to combat stress and may also have latent benefits such as preventing colds. Vitamin C may reduce both the physical and psychological effects suffered by... Read More

Soup: A Meal In a Bowl

Jan 6, 2020 — Despite the shorter winter days, our schedules do not slow down. We tend to seek out hardy, quick to prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot choice as it’s often called a meal in a bowl. There are dozens of different healthy soups that you can make;... Read More

January 29 is National Puzzle Day

Jan 6, 2020 — Jigsaw Puzzles: Food for the Mind, Heart, and Soul Jigsaw puzzles are normally viewed as learning toys. They can also do wonders for one’s mood and mind! What Educators Say Jigsaw puzzles can be “food for the brain,” professionals believe. At various phases, they stimulate the learning process. Continuous play enhances a person’s inherent ability... Read More

National Glaucoma Awareness Month: Glaucoma, A Brief Overview

Jan 6, 2020 — Glaucoma is not a single disease, but a group of diseases that gradually steal eyesight without warning and oftentimes without any prior symptoms. The loss of vision occurs due to damage to the optic nerve. There are many forms of glaucoma, however, two are most prominent. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) is the most common... Read More

How to Create the Perfect Story with Simple Scrapbook Journaling

Jan 6, 2020 — Scrapbook journaling is the inscription that goes with pictures in a scrapbook compilation. There are a variety of ways to create scrapbook journals, which include story-telling, script-writing, or use of fictional stories. The most typical way of scrapbook journaling is by writing the notes or comments by hand, but if your penmanship is hard to... Read More

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