Short-Term Success Story: Dale A.

September 5, 2019 — Reliant Rehabilitation and University Park would like to introduce Dale A. as September’s therapy success story. Dale came to University Park following a stroke. He was very limited in performing basic tasks and functions. Dale received speech therapy five times a week for eight weeks. Dale was always dedicated and motivated throughout his treatment. Dale’s... Read More

Employee of the Month

September 5, 2019 — I would like to introduce Beth Powell as September’s Employee of the Month. Beth has been a CNA for over a year and this is her first job working in healthcare. Beth’s favorite part of the job is helping residents and ensuring they are always happy. Beth enjoys spending time with her family and has... Read More

September 21 is World Gratitude Day: The Gratitude Attitude

September 5, 2019 — Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. It may not look as good as money, a fancy car or the latest makeover – in fact, you can’t see it at all – but gratitude has more power to change your life than all these material things put together. The dictionary tells... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

September 5, 2019 — Welcome back Fall! I can’t believe the summer is drawing to a close already. It seems to have started late and ended early this year. Getting back into school and football is always a welcome sight though. It’s nice to see my girls learning and I enjoy watching college football. We are excited to host... Read More

The History of Grandparents Day

September 5, 2019 — National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 8, 2019, but do you know where the holiday originated from? Marian McQuade first brainstormed the idea of honoring the elderly with a “Grandparents Day,” which later became a nationally recognized holiday in 1978. McQuade, the original founder of Grandparents Day, was the mother to 15 children, grandmother... Read More

Therapeutic Activities May Help Memory Loss Patients

August 5, 2019 — Many people understand that FDA-approved prescription medication may help slow the progression of the memory loss, but did you know that caregivers can complement treatment with activities that may help reconnect their loved ones to daily life? “In addition to obtaining a diagnosis and beginning medication, it’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with... Read More

Short-Term Success Story: Ben M.

August 5, 2019 — Reliant Rehabilitation and University Park would like to introduce Ben M. as August’s therapy success story. Ben came to University Park in April for rehab after procedures to his knees. Ben participated in a rigorous therapy regiment consisting of 8 weeks of physical therapy, 5 weeks of occupational therapy, and 2 weeks of speech therapy.... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

August 5, 2019 — Happy Summertime! Well it’s State Fair time and we are all in for activities around the fair. There will be pie eating, rubber chicken toss, bean bag toss, and a dunk tank (featuring yours truly)! Please join us in celebrating the fair! I would like to introduce Chris Param as our employee of the month.... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

August 5, 2019 — Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brain power is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to... Read More

August 7th is Lighthouse Day – A Part of Our Past, Present, and Future

August 5, 2019 — Why are so many people drawn to lighthouses? Maybe it is because lighthouses are found in some of the most beautiful places on earth. To some, lighthouses appeal to their nostalgic or artistic senses since lighthouses are some of the most historical structures to be found in the United States today. It may also be... Read More