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Importance of Activities in a Skilled Nursing Facility

Importance of Activities in a Skilled Nursing Facility
Theresa Kalka
Activities Director
Southern Hills Nursing & Rehab Center
Most people do not realize the importance of activities in nursing homes. The purpose of the activities staff is to improve the quality of life for these residents. It helps a resident realize that they are not alone, and that there […]

December 2018 Activities Calendar

December 2018 Activities Calendar

Improving Dialysis

Improving Dialysis
Dialysis, prescribed by nephrologists, removes toxins as well as fluid from the body when the kidneys stop working.  More frequent weekly treatments have been associated with improved patient outcomes. Transportation, payment and other issues, however, have limited many nursing home residents to less frequent but longer therapy with more rapid ultrafiltration (fluid removal).

Major fluid […]

Benefits of Stretching

Why Is Stretching Important
Hannah Steigerwalt
Therapy Manager
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
We all know that stretching should be an important part of our daily routine. Let’s all be honest and admit it. We are all guilty of skipping the post workout stretch.

These days there is a huge focus on getting two and a half hours […]

Dialysis: All You Need to Know

Dialysis: All You Need to Know
Tanisha Y. Winslow, CPhT
Pharmacy Technician/ Central Supply Manager
Southern Hills Health and Rehab
Dialysis: All you need to know
People with failed or damaged kidneys may have difficulty eliminating waste and unwanted water from the blood. Dialysis is an artificial way of carrying out this process. Dialysis substitutes the natural work of the […]

Southern Hills On-Site Home Hemodialysis Den

Southern Hills On-Site Home Hemodialysis Den
Dialyze Direct is now providing staff assisted home hemodialysis treatments inside Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center. Using the most advanced NxStage equipment, the treatments are tailored to help patients get the most out of their time at the facility.

Research shows that patients being dialyzed in both shorter more […]

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Krista Laich
Dietary Manager
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Our Residents and their families will be enjoying this recipe at our Family Thanksgiving event in November.

Ingredients and Directions for Crust

1 and ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs

1/3 Cup of sugar

7 Tablespoons of butter melted

1 and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.

Combine all above ingredients in […]

Improving Interactions with Dementia Patients

Theresa Kalka
Activities Director
Southern Hills Nursing & Rehab Center
Improving Interactions with Dementia Patients
Communicating with someone struggling with dementia can be quite challenging. This is not only frustrating for the visitor, caregiver, or worker, but also the dementia patient.  Dementia is not a specific disease, but a disorder that causes a loss of cognitive functions such as […]

Employee Banquet

Take a look at the Southern Hills Annual Staff Banquet. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. We truly appreciate the care and compassion you give our residents and their families.

Delay the Disease Classes

Hannah Steigerwalt
Therapy Manager
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Delay the Disease Classes
Wednesday’s were not just any normal day here at Southern Hills Nursing and Rehab Center, Wednesday was our Delay the Disease day. When I first started here 4 months ago, class attendance was low, with only 1-2 participants coming on good days. Many of those […]