Category: Newsletter

Digestive Tract Health

Submitted by Dave Draeger, CDM, CFPP, Director of Dietary and Dining Services Gut health (once thought to be associated with just eating yogurt) has evolved into a complex process.  Gut bacteria can be tied to obesity, diabetes, depression and colon cancer.  An ever increasing population suffers from Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disorder, Celiac…

Crafty Crew

Resident enrichment is an important value on our campus. Keeping residents engaged in activities helps to keep them active, both physically and mentally. It also aids in daily entertainment and increasing quality of life. They gain a sense of independence and positive self-image as well. There are many, many activities planned in a month (see…

Produce Power

Submitted by Dave Draeger, CDM, CFPP, Director of Dietary and Dining Services At some point in time we have all heard “eat more fruits and vegetables.”  No one disputes the benefits and healthfulness of eating fruits and vegetables, yet it remains difficult for most to consume the suggested amounts.  The 2015 -2020 Dietary Guidelines for…

SVHRC Recognized for Improving Quality of Long-Term Care

Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center was recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its achievements in the quality of care they provide. Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center accomplished national goals in areas including achievements in reducing hospitalizations and dose reductions for anti-psychotic medications. “The entire…

December 2019 Activity Photos

Circle of Love Ceremony On Saturday, December 7th we held our annual Circle of Love ceremony. Delores Hygnstrom received the special duty of flipping the switch to turn the lights on. She is pictured with her daughter, Dawn, and they are both our residents. Thank you to everyone who came and to the choir who…