How To Reduce Blood Pressure Symptoms

May 11, 2018 — Blood pressure is the pressure exerted on the arteries. Blood pressure can differ from person to person. When your blood pressure is measured, it is expressed in two numbers such as 120/80 (healthy). If your blood pressure is measured as 140/90 (or higher), then you are a patient of hypertension or high blood pressure and... Read More

Osteoporosis: The Facts

May 11, 2018 — Osteoporosis means “porous bones” and it is a condition where the skeleton becomes very fragile and bones can break easily. Simple things may cause a bone to break, such as stepping off a curb, sneezing, being hugged or even bending down to pick something up. Bone breakages are mainly in the hips, spine and wrist.... Read More

Celebrating Life’s Stories

May 11, 2018 — The American Health Care Association (AHCA) recently announced “Celebrating Life’s Stories” as the 2018 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. “Celebrating Life’s Stories” pays homage to the diverse set of perspectives that residents, families and staff bring to everyday interactions. From May 13-19, 2018, centers will... Read More

Birthday Party!

May 11, 2018 — A very Happy Birthday to our resident born in May! Each month we throw a party to celebrate residents having a birthday that month. Everyone is invited to join the fun on May 31st at 2:30 in the Long Term dining room. William and Delite will be performing. Stop in to sing happy birthday and... Read More

Patrick M. was our Second Wind Dreams recipient for April

May 11, 2018 — Patrick M. was selected to be the Second Wind Dream recipient for April. He has always loved animals but had never been to a zoo. So he and his daughter Becky chose to go to the Phoenix Zoo. Pat was most excited to see the big cats; even though he doesn’t normally like cats. He... Read More

Resident Spotlight: One of Our Own

May 11, 2018 — Gary T. came to La Estancia in February of this year. It’s amazing what you find out about our residents when you ask the right questions. Gary was born and raised in Littlefield, Texas. Singing had always been a part of his life so in high school he entered several competitions against 8 – 10... Read More

Success Story: Kathy H.

April 1, 2018 —   Kathryn H. has been a resident at La Estancia since July 17, 2017. When she first came La Estancia, her goals were to be able to walk and to be able to speak more clearly. Kathy first participated in regular physical therapy for 3 months. Over the next couple of months, Kathy then participated... Read More

Resident Spotlight

April 1, 2018 — Gladys W. — This month our Spotlight shines on Gladys W. Over the last seven years she has been a resident at La Estancia seven times! Several visits were due to a broken ankle. She and her husband Bob have been married for 61 years. He lives close by and comes to visit often. They... Read More

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 1, 2018 — April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which helps to increase awareness of Parkinson’s disease in the United States. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system that affects motor skills. Symptoms can include shaking, slowness of movement, and difficulty walking, with advanced stages usually involving dementia and memory impairment. There currently is no... Read More

18 Reasons to Volunteer Your Time

April 1, 2018 — April 15-22, 2018 is National Volunteer Week. Have you thought about the benefits you will get from volunteering? Consider these 18 reasons to volunteer some of your time: To make new friends To build personal and professional contacts To build your self-esteem and self-confidence To develop new job skills To make a difference in the... Read More