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

Getting to the Heart of the Matter on Health

Feb 1, 2019 — Here’s some news you can take to heart: Experts say more than 70 million Americans currently live with a cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take to reduce the health threat posed by heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, much of the burden of heart disease and... Read More

Chinese New Year, February 5th: Year of the Pig

Feb 1, 2019 — The Pig may be the most generous and honorable sign of the Chinese Zodiac. People born in a Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are thought to be nice to a fault and possess impeccable manners and taste. They can be perfectionists and may be perceived as snobs, but... Read More

The Value of Soup

Jan 3, 2019 — Often our diets change during the cold weather. More hot foods then cold sandwiches grace the dinner table. Our schedules do not slow down so we seek out hardy, quick-to-prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot meal. The origin of soup dates back to practically the beginning... Read More

Yoakum Bulldogs Visit

Jan 3, 2019 — December was all about supporting our Yoakum Bulldogs as they fought for their spot in the High School Football playoffs. The Bulldogs advanced all the way to the state Semi-Finals, and on behalf of our staff and residents, we would like to congratulate them on a great season! Our residents enjoyed attending pep-rallies, weekly visits... Read More

Clinical Corner

Jan 3, 2019 — As you are all aware, we have a secure Memory Care Neighborhood here at Stevens. This area is designed for the safety and life enrichment of our patients with memory problems and dementia. Though some residents with dementia function very well and safely in our general environment, some tend to “wander” and may forget where... Read More