Katies Korner

Mar 19, 2019 — The first symptoms of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) are often thought of being attributed to aging, smoking or being out of shape. These symptoms include cough with mucus, shortness of breath, and fatigue. COPD is a progressive disease that may present with mild symptoms at first and becomes more severe over time. Progressive symptoms... Read More

Residents and Families

Mar 3, 2019 — Spring is right around the corner! We encourage everyone to help do a little “Spring Cleaning” in the residents’ rooms. Some areas that could use some extra attention are closets and drawers. Trade out those winter clothes, take out anything that no longer fits, replace anything with holes or tears, toss elastic that is worn... Read More

Keeping Your Mind Healthy

Mar 3, 2019 — Mental activity can keep your mind sharp. Review the following tips to help challenge your brain for continual growth: Learn to play a musical instrument Play scrabble or do crossword puzzles Interact with others Switch careers or start a new one Start a new hobby with crafts, painting, or woodworking Learn a foreign language Volunteer... Read More

Aging and Oral Health Basics

Mar 3, 2019 — As people age, there is a need to exert more effort in order to preserve those wonderful teeth for a lifetime. Every day we are confronted with lots of food and beverages to choose from that can be damaging to oral health, and there are medications as well that could pose damages to teeth surface... Read More

Clinical Corner

Mar 3, 2019 — For 2019 we are excited to roll out a few new special areas of care here at Stevens Healthcare of Yoakum, one of which being our Stroke Rehabilitation Program. With this program, our interdisciplinary team including nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, dietary, and activities work together to help stroke victims achieve their goals... Read More

Pi Day: March 14

Mar 3, 2019 — The popularity of Pi Day (3.14) has taken off in recent years. This symbol, the Greek letter π, is used to represent a constant numerical figure in mathematics. The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over a trillion digits as it... Read More

Upcoming Events

Mar 3, 2019 — Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Mardi Gras Festival Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Resident Council Meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 Dollar General Trip Friday, March 15, 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Party Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Golden Nuggets Thursday, March 21, 2019 “The Practice” performance Friday, March 29, 2019 Resident Birthday Party

Clinical Corner

Feb 1, 2019 — Though we talked about treating the flu last month, I would like to discuss a few tips this month on preventing the spread of flu. Flu season is in full force usually until March, preventing the spread of germs is vital to the health and safety of our residents here at Stevens Healthcare of Yoakum.... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

Feb 1, 2019 — I hope you all had a happy and safe New Year! I am excited to announce a few changes that are taking place this month here at Stevens. To better serve the needs of our residents, we have made some changes our activities department. Ashley Boedeker, our previous activities director, is now taking on her... Read More

Random Act of Kindness Day is February 17

Feb 1, 2019 — Kindness is a generosity of spirit. It comes to life when we give of ourselves and our time to help others, without expecting anything in return. When you show kindness to someone, you bring out the best in yourself. Pay attention to the impact your behavior has on others, and notice your own feelings in... Read More