Coping with Stress

Coping with Stress

The current COVID-19 outbreak can be stressful for many people, especially seniors and their loved ones. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in both children and adults. But knowing the signs of stress can help you, the people you care about, and your community successfully cope with anxiety.... Read More
Online Safaris and Underwater Adventures

Online Safaris and Underwater Adventures

What is your favorite wild animal? Elephant? Lioness? Or maybe it’s a penguin? Have you ever wondered how long sea turtles live? Or know that otters use “tools” to eat their food? Watch your favorite animals through live webcams, explore habitats, learn about diets and discover underwater ecosystems and species from around the world by... Read More

Staying In Touch With Those You Love

Due to current social distancing guidelines, it’s important that we get creative with how to stay in contact with the people we love. The good news is that many options to see loved ones are available when you can’t interact in person, including apps like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and Facebook Messenger! When contacting your loved... Read More

Men’s Health Month

Some men may experience prostate problems as they age, so it’s important to maximize the life of the prostate gland. Some symptoms indicate there may be a bigger problem and shouldn’t be ignored. Common Symptoms: Problems urinating: too often, unable to, weak, or interrupted flow, pain or burning while urinating. Blood in urine. Pain or... Read More
National Nursing Assistants Week: June 18-24

National Nursing Assistants Week: June 18-24

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) have a rewarding profession; they assist patients and residents with everything from activities of daily living, to medical equipment set up, to simply lending a listening ear to help improve quality of life. Whether you are recovering from a hospital stay or living in a nursing facility, CNAs are there to... Read More
Best Friend’s Day – June 8th

Best Friend’s Day – June 8th

Some people are lucky enough to have friendships that began in elementary school or later in school. Some develop a best friend in college, on-the-job or through parent groups. Best friend day is a holiday celebrated all over the world. It is a day you can take to let your very best friend know just... Read More

COVID-19 Update: May 26, 2020

During this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has worked diligently to provide you with updated information as soon as possible. Effective communication is always important but is critical in this COVID-19 environment with heightened emotions, fear of the unknown and restrictions on in-person visitation.   As you know, we have cases of... Read More

COVID-19 Update: May 19, 2020

We currently have thirty-eight (38) confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus, and we are working to mitigate their impact on our community. One (1) is hospitalized for care.  Eight (8) have recovered and have tested negative after a previous positive test result. We are working with the county Health Department in attempts to complete mass testing again.... Read More

COVID-19 Update: May 8, 2020

As you know, we 34 have confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus, and we are currently working to mitigate its impact on our community. Six (6) have been hospitalized for care.  We know you will be worried about the spread of this virus, for yourself and your loved ones.  Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe... Read More
Show Me the Science – Hand Washing

Show Me the Science – Hand Washing

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. The CDC recommends cleaning hands in a specific way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to... Read More
On Memorial Day, May 25, Take the Time to Remember

On Memorial Day, May 25, Take the Time to Remember

We must remember that it can be important for younger generations to hear and honor the stories from previous generations in order to understand the horrors of war and the wonders of peace. Historically, Memorial Day started in 1868, when a division of the Grand Army of the Republic demanded that their commander, General John... Read More

National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Blood pressure can damage the heart, kidney, and brain without showing obvious symptoms. To combat its effects, it is important to know what your healthy blood pressure goal should be. What can you do to reduce blood pressure? Exercise. Exercise such as walking, lifting light weights, and simple workouts may reduce blood pressure. Lose weight.... Read More
May 10-16 is National Skilled Nursing Care Week: Sharing Our Wisdom

May 10-16 is National Skilled Nursing Care Week: Sharing Our Wisdom

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) recently announced “Sharing Our Wisdom” as the 2020 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. The theme strives to encourage families, their loved ones and residents to participate in “Sharing Their Wisdom.” Ask your parents or grandparent, great aunt or uncle... Read More

May 10 is Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day celebrates moms, foster moms, surrogate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and the other important women role models in your life. Approximately 152 million cards are mailed and 122 calls are made on Mother’s Day! President Woodrow Wilson declared May 9, 1914 as the first Mother’s Day. Be sure to celebrate your mom, grandmother, aunt, or... Read More
Protecting Residents and Employees Alike During COVID-19

Protecting Residents and Employees Alike During COVID-19

We are saddened about the allegations that were featured in today’s evening news.  They are simply misrepresented and untrue. Leewood Healthcare Center is completely dedicated to protecting our residents and staff, as well as keeping everyone informed of what is happening as this pandemic unfolds.   We’re Following Safety Protocols Since our first confirmed COVID-19 illness,... Read More

COVID-19 Facility Update 4/24/2020

We are updating you on the status of disease caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Leewood Healthcare Center. As you may know, part of the process to stem this pandemic is to have an early warning by testing people who are not yet showing symptoms of this virus. Last week, local government declined our request... Read More

COVID-19 Facility Update 4/20/20

We are updating you on the status of disease caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Leewood Healthcare Center. As of today, COVID-19 has been identified in six (6) residents in our skilled nursing facility and we are doing everything we can to ensure that they get the care they need. There are no active cases... Read More

COVID-19 Facility Update 4/14/20

This letter is to provide you with an update on the status of disease caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Leewood Healthcare Center. As of today, COVID-19 has been identified in 3 residents in our skilled nursing facility and we are doing everything we can to ensure that they get the care they need. There... Read More
COVID-19 at the Leewood Healthcare Center

COVID-19 at the Leewood Healthcare Center

A case of COVID-19 was confirmed on a former Assisted Living Facility resident on April 3 and we are currently working to ensure we stop further spread of this virus at our facility. On March 4, a new resident was admitted to our Assisted Living Facility without any COVID-19 symptoms. On March 11, we put... Read More

Stress Management Tips

Everyone needs successful stress management techniques. Try any of these easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement tips: Copy good stress managers. Have you noticed there are some people who always appear calm in stressful situations? What are they doing differently? What language do they use? Try to sit down with them for a chat. Learn from the best... Read More
Jokes, The World’s Best Medicine

Jokes, The World’s Best Medicine

What were the last jokes that made you roll around on the floor because you were laughing so hard? Was it on a TV show, or part of a stand-up comedy routine, or part of a recent lecture? In any event, do you remember how it made you feel? It’s likely that joke probably made... Read More

Earth Day is April 22: How to Help the Environment

Helping the environment by recycling is a popular method, but there are many other ways to make a difference in the future of the earth. You can help by turning down the heat, turning off the lights when you leave a room, cutting down your commute and using alternative forms of transportation. Recycling is a... Read More

Haiku Day is April 17th

What is a haiku (hahy-koo)? A haiku is traditionally a non-rhyming three-line poem of Japanese origin that offers a way of looking at the physical world. The origins of haiku can be traced back to the ninth century. The haiku consists of three lines with a five-seven-five syllable structure using sensory language to gain inspiration.... Read More
The Origins of Easter

The Origins of Easter

The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 12. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More
April is National Occupational Therapy Month

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping their clients to... Read More

COVID-19 Facility Update 3/11/20

To Our Residents and Family Members: We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact us here at Leewood Healthcare Center. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority. At this time, we do NOT have any... Read More

Coronavirus 2020 (COVID-19) Letter to the Community

Dear Community Partners, As your trusted health care provider, employer, and partner we want to provide you with updated information on the respiratory illness outbreak, COVID-19, that originated in Wuhan City, China in relation to our community. Overall, the public health response is multi-layered, with the goal of detecting and minimizing the introductions of this... Read More

Aging and Oral Health Basics

As people age, there is a need to exert more effort in order to preserve those wonderful teeth for a lifetime. Every day we are confronted with lots of food and beverages to choose from that can be damaging to oral health, and there are medications as well that could pose damages to teeth surface... Read More
Baby On Board!

Baby On Board!

Congratulations to our Director of Nursing, Jocell Manauis and Dietitian, Mallory S. both of whom will be welcoming babies this 2020! Mallory in March, and Jocell in June. We are excited to welcome these new bundles of joy to our Leewood family. May you both be blessed with healthy babies, restful nights, and endless love... Read More
Nutrition Month: Using Nutrition To Look And Feel Your Very Best

Nutrition Month: Using Nutrition To Look And Feel Your Very Best

Proper nutrition is important for everyone. Without proper nutrition, people may not be able to properly function and perform day-to-day activities. Most people do not realize that healthy carbs are generally good for you. While you may not need to eat in excess, low-carb diets can actually hinder you. Carbohydrates are needed by the body... Read More

Celebrate Social Services

In the month of March, we celebrate National Social Work Month as well as World Social Work Day on March 19th. We take this time to celebrate our Social Services team, Director Andrew W. and Assistant Tata B. for the incredible work that they do to provide our residents and their family members with the... Read More

Pi Day: March 14

The popularity of Pi Day (3.14) has taken off in recent years. This symbol, the Greek letter π, is used to represent a constant numerical figure in mathematics. The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over a trillion digits as it... Read More
Valentine’s Day Soiree

Valentine’s Day Soiree

Thank you to all that attended our Valentine’s Day Soiree! We hope that everyone who came had a wonderful time. This year, we welcomed Rosebud Tunes (pictured right), who filled the atmosphere with classic love songs to set the tone of our celebration of love. He was joined by our resident tambourine master himself, Eugene... Read More
Happy Birthday Terrence!

Happy Birthday Terrence!

On January 16th, we celebrated our Administrator, Terrence’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Terrence! Thank you for all the hard work and long hours that you put in every day to help our facility run smoothly. We appreciate you and everything that you do. Cheers to another year!

Leadership Quotes to Live By

Presidents’ Day, February 17, is all about celebrating the leadership of those who have led our country over the past two-hundred plus years. Many have provided us with wise words to live by, such as: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to... Read More

Leewood Healthcare’s Valentine’s Day Soiree

Attention residents, staff members, family, and friends. Please join the Activities Department on Friday, February 14th at 2:00 pm in the main dining room for our Valentine’s Day Soiree. We are excited to celebrate this day of love with our Leewood family. Snacks and beverages will be provided for those attending. We hope to see... Read More

Celebrating National Inventor Day: February 11, 2020

What separates successful inventors like Thomas Edison from everyone else? History has shown that the most successful inventors possess the following characteristics: They are persistent. Obstacles loom in front of us on a regular basis. But it’s what you do when faced with these barriers that will determine your level of success. Successful inventors are... Read More
Getting to the Heart of the Matter on Your Health

Getting to the Heart of the Matter on Your Health

Here’s some news you can take to heart: Experts say more than 70 million Americans currently live with cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take to reduce the health threat posed by heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, much of the burden of heart disease and stroke... Read More
February 9-15, 2020 is Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

February 9-15, 2020 is Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

Cardiac rehabilitation is a medical program that helps patients deal with the recovery and aftermath of heart disease. It aims to assist with fast recovery and help them achieve previous levels of physical and mental health whenever possible. Cardiac rehabilitation also has the goal to maintain, if not improve, the patient’s present heart condition and... Read More