News

Pet Policy

Jul 1, 2019 — Stevens Healthcare of Yoakum loves pets! In order to enjoy pets that are visiting our facility, we have a Pet Policy that helps keep our residents, staff, visitors, and other furry friends safe. Pet owners need to provide a copy of the most current vaccination records to be kept on file at the facility. A... Read More

Clinical Corner

Jul 1, 2019 — Summer is in full swing here in South Texas! As temperatures continue to rise with no relief in sight I would just like to give a few reminders about heat safety. Hydration is key! If you must be out in the heat of the day, be sure you are drinking plenty of water. Not everyone... Read More

Making Thoughtful Decisions – By Julius E., Resident

Jul 1, 2019 — When it comes to making funeral arrangements, funeral director Bill Thiele offers a piece of solid advice. Thiele, who is a co-owner of Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home with Gary Cooper in Yoakum, says do not overspend if other expenses are ahead. He said one family came in and said they had $10,000 to spend on their... Read More

Macaroni and Cheese Day is July 14: A Fun (but Cheesy) Origin Story

Jul 1, 2019 — Although Americans love macaroni-and-cheese, it might have been an Italian creation dating to the late 13th century. The first Italian recipe called for fermented dough cut in two-inch squares, cooked and tossed with grated cheese – likely Parmesan. Thomas Jefferson brought a similar recipe to his home in Virginia after traveling to France and Italy... Read More

Happy Birthday!

Jul 1, 2019 — Residents Elgrenner J. Adele H. Laura H. Rosemary N. Staff Melissa P. Linda U. Delores C. Brandi T. Lacey S. Christina A. Brooke K.

Letter from the Administrator

Jul 1, 2019 — I would like to take this time to highlight our amazing nursing team members. May 6th through May 12th was National Nurses Week, and we enjoyed a weeklong celebration in honor of our nurses. We celebrated with cakes, Coke floats, potluck lunches, “the blue man”, and of course wine and chocolates as a gift for... Read More

Therapy Success Story: Stevens Stars

Jun 3, 2019 — Rudy S. has been a long-term resident here at Stevens for 2 years due to a neurological issue that left him with decreased sensation of his legs and decreased muscular control rendering him unable to walk, perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and safely live an independent life at home. He required assistance with all... Read More

Library Outing

Jun 3, 2019 — by Julius E., Resident It’s difficult to keep avid readers from going into a library and not finding a favorite novel or audiobook to read or listen to. Several residents of Stevens Healthcare found that to be the case during a May 7 visit to the recently renovated Carl and Mary Welhausen Public Library at... Read More

Clinical Corner

Jun 3, 2019 — At Stevens we are always looking for new ways to improve the quality of life for our residents, their families, and the community. We are very excited to announce that after several months of planning and hard work Stevens Healthcare of Yoakum is now offering Outpatient Therapy! This will allow for a continuum of care... Read More

Happy Birthday!

Jun 3, 2019 — Residents Melba T. Presiliana G. Garland H. Mona L. Yolanda L. Lucy C. Staff Jordan H. Angeline D. Glenda N. Ashley B. Kayestin D. BJ Z. Sonya J.