Hard to believe as I write this that we are almost to the half point of 2021.  While 2021 has presented some setbacks, we have had much to celebrate as well with less restrictive guidelines for visitations and the availability of vaccinations.  We are continuing to update and review our policies related to COVID-19 as new guidance is released.  We are hopeful that as more individuals become vaccinated that we will continue to move forward with a new "normal".

In the month of May we celebrated National Nursing Home Week.  Our staff and residents enjoyed a week filled with dress-up days, different interactive activities, Maria's Taco Truck, a tailgate party with all the fixings, a grill out and a special meal prepared by our very own Chef Kevin!

During May we also recognized our Nurses during National Nurses Week.  I would like to thank and recognize our wonderful nurses.  These individuals are Hayley Massman, Tessa Hagen, Heidi Reed, Amanda King, Amy Orr, Linda Green, Lou Ellen Holzer, Sherry Kazda, Taylor Perkins, Amanda Reuter, Andrea Shekleton, Staci Taylor, Alicia Fink, Ashley Jackson, Lacy Reams, Courtney Wagens and Sam Wedo.  

This month we will celebrate and recognize our CNA's.  These individuals go above and beyond each and everyday and would like to thank them for all that they do.  Please join me in thanking Troyetta Barron, Lyn Bailey, Aaiiyah Boss, Jaycie Byrne, Nancy Copper, Branigan Dahl, Megan Drewelow, Hannah Eichenberger, MaryAnn Flatjord, Kayla Gebel, Jerzi Gitch, Alexis Hampton, Jacob Hidding, Dawn Jurgensen, Krystina Lipa, Yuvy Nullan, Cheryl Rethamel, Rylee Schumacher, Renata Sitting, Tekira Thomas, Brooke Usher, Jayden Usher and Brittney White.

I would like to thank Ernie Willsher for his years of service to NHNRC.  Ernie has retired as of May 28th. Ernie has been a great asset to our facility over the last seven years and we wish him a wonderful retirement!  He will surely be missed.  I am pleased to announce that David Liddle has accepted the Maintenance Director position.  He began his duties on May 18th and was able to get acquainted with his new position by working a long side Ernie.  I am confident David will continue to provide the facility with an excellent maintenance department and his previous will continue to benefit the facility.  Join me in welcoming David to our team!

Lastly, did you know the NHNRC is the only 5-star facility in Chickasaw County?  We are pleased that we recognized at an above average nursing facility.  If you or a loved one in need some additional assistance, we would be glad to help you and walk you through our different levels of care which include: Assisted Living, Skilled Rehabilitation Services and Long Term care.  Call (641) 394-4153 to learn more about how we can help you!