Resident of the Month: David I.

— David was born September 16, 1960 in Des Moines to Gordon and Darleen. He has one brother, Mike, who lives in Kansas City. David has never been married and doesn’t have any children. Before retirement, he was a carpenter and mowed lawns. David doesn’t have just one memorable moment or world event from growing up.... Read More

Maisy’s Memo

— Therapy dogs bring cheer to residents in nursing homes, helping them heal mentally and emotionally. They encourage strides in physical therapy, because people subconsciously try harder when the reward is visiting and playing with a dog! There is no better therapy in the world better than a dogs love because a dog is the only... Read More

Success Story

— Susan came to Norwalk Nursing and Rehab after getting a hip replacement secondary to an R hip fx from a fall at home. Susan received physical, occupational, and speech therapies while she was in skilled care. Physical therapy worked with Susan on her gait, transfers, and over all functional independence with mobility. Occupational therapy worked... Read More

Happy Birthday!

— Residents Jean R. Staff Roxanne Q. Montana G. Katlyn L.

Letter from the Administrator

— Hey Y’all! Can you believe it’s June already? Where has the first half of the year gone?! This last month went by especially quickly, because we had so many great things occur. To start it off, we kicked the month off with finishing a great annual state survey. For those of you that do not... Read More

What Is Osteoporosis?

— As we age, so do our bones. Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become brittle due to lack of proper levels of calcium. It can affect men and women, but mostly women. When bones lose calcium (or density) they become weakened and can be easily fractured or broken. The most common fractures occur in the hip,... Read More

Resident of the Month: Lavata S.

— Lavata was born in Chariton, Iowa on December 30th to Roy and Alice Agan.. She was an only child. She met her husband, Oliver, because he was her best friend’s brother. They had three children; daughter Sandra and sons Tom and Jerry. Before retiring, Lavata worked at Grinnell Mutual Insurance and at the marina at... Read More

Maisy’s Memo

— Residents who have been in the nursing home for quite a long time can experience depression due to their chronic conditions and lack of social interaction. They can spend their entire day worrying about their health and their loved ones. Pets can help divert their attention and shift their focus to more positive thoughts. They... Read More

Success Story

— Elecha was admitted to Norwalk Nursing and Rehab on January 16th with a distal femur fx. During her stay here she received PT, OT, and ST services. PT worked with her on increasing her functional mobility through gait, transfers, and balance training tasks. OT worked with her on increasing her functional mobility with ADLs, Grooming/Hygiene,... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Hey Y’all! For this newsletter, I wanted to take the time to thank the staff who help make this facility a home. Here at Norwalk, we are blessed with the most caring individuals who love on the residents like they are their own. Being a direct care worker can be emotionally and physically draining on... Read More