In the News

Home Office: Jack Vetter – Right Opportunities Came at the Right Time

Reprinted with Permission – New Horizons the monthly publication of the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging. By: Nick Schinker, Contributing Writer Jack Vetter is a caring man who considers everyone to be his neighbor, whether they live next door or halfway around the world. As a young man strengthened by his faith and the values… Read More

Lincoln, NE: Sumner Place and Izaak Walton’s League Join to Make a Wish Come True

Article by Chris Westover Reprinted with Permission Izaak Walton’s League              The team members at Sumner Place Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation began a new and exciting program this year which focuses on enhancing Quality of Life for the residents they serve. This program is all about recreating past pleasurable pursuits that were once, or… Read More

When In-Home Care May Not Be Enough

If your current care solution isn’t meeting your loved one’s needs, or is becoming too difficult for you, it’s time to explore different options. Oftentimes, different relationships or circumstances require a different approach. Below, we offer tips on discussing care concerns with your spouse or with a loved one. Discussing care concerns with your spouse… Read More

Lake City, IA: Family Feast!

             Tis the season! Nothing is better than sharing an afternoon with family and friends while enjoying a delicious meal. That’s exactly what we did November 22nd at Shady Oaks! The Culinary Team started preparing for the day at 4:30 AM. The feast consisted of a buffet of salads, pork loin… Read More

Papillion, NE: Papillion Manor Public Relations Coordinator Jenny Janovich Named Volunteer of the Year

Tobacco Free Sarpy Honors Community Members Tobacco Free Sarpy (TFS) held its annual luncheon at CHI Health Midlands to recognize community leaders who have taken leadership roles in creating healthier, safer tobacco-free environments. Community leaders, policy makers, coalition members and volunteers were led by Master of Ceremonies Karen Gibler, Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce President…. Read More

Omaha, NE: A Place Where Kindness Matters

What a beautiful fall we have had in here Omaha, and on one of those rare warm November days, a very special random act of kindness occurred. Thanks to Shelly, our Transportation Coordinator, and Melissa, her assistant, we were able to help one of our Brookestone Village residents realize a wish that he has been… Read More

David City, NE: Open House for Dr. Robert Daro

Dr. Robert Daro and his family were guests of honor at an open house held at David Place on Sunday November 15. Guests filled the reception area to welcome home Dr. Daro to the community and the greater Butler County Medical Professionals. After receiving words of thanks from many, Dr. Robert Daro addressed the crowd,… Read More

Lander Wyoming: Natalie Korell Chosen as a Future Long Term Care Leader

      Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Health Care Association announces that Natalie Korell, Administrator of Westward Heights Care Center in Lander, Wyoming has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term care. Korell will join the Association’s Future Leaders… Read More

Choose the Rehab Facility That Knows How to Get Your Family Member Going

By Denise Brown. Careconversations.org My mom has three new hips (one hip had to be replaced twice) and two new knees. After each surgery to get her new parts, she recovered at a long-term care facility. Her rehab stays ensured she returned home able to maneuver the house’s landscape (which includes lots of steps) and… Read More

Why Gerontological Training?

Why Gerontological Training? By Paul P. Falkowski, Ph.D. Online Instructor/Coordinator Department of Gerontology – University of Nebraska at Omaha Hardly a day passes without a headline appearing about elder abuse, nursing homes under investigation, growing staff shortages and turnovers rates and so on. While many providers give excellent care, Boomers are increasingly searching Nursing Home… Read More