Resident of the Month: Laura G.

— Laura was born August 18, 1955, at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa to Loretta and Edwin Olson. She has two brothers, Don and Paul, and two sisters, Linda and Deanna. She has two sons, Joshua and Lincoln and one granddaughter, Lily. Before retirement, she did computer work for On With Life in Ankeny. The... Read More

Therapy 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

— Hello everyone, It is with a heavy heart and teary eyes I am announcing my departure from Norwalk Nursing and Rehab starting on January 3rd. These last 2 plus years have been nothing short of amazing and I could not have asked for a better experience helping lead this building. If it were not for... Read More

Winter Sniffles: Allergies or the Common Cold?

— The cold days of winter bring most of us indoors for the year – and then the sniffles start up. Symptoms like sneezing, congestion, and sore throat are common during the winter months. These unpleasant symptoms can be evidence of a winter cold, but they can also mean indoor allergies. What are the causes of... Read More

Candy Canes Are Festive and Fun!

— Candy canes are everyone’s favorite holiday treat. Their versatility makes them perfect for all kinds of decorative uses! Candy canes can be crushed or used whole in holiday arts and crafts projects. You can find candy canes sprinkled inside of cookies and other delicious Christmas recipes. Candy canes make great ornaments. You can buy real... Read More

Therapy Success Story

— Patricia Garber was admitted to Norwalk Nursing and Rehab on October 14th after having recurring falls in her home. Patricia worked hard in PT, OT, and ST and got back to her prior level of independence within a week and half and was able to return home with home health services. Great Job, Patricia! It... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— I absolutely love the holiday season for many reasons. One of them being everyone is in a good and giving mood… for the most part! You see more people volunteering and helping each other out when in need, more now than any time of the year. I also love the lights, food and traditions that... Read More

Resident of the Month: Lois S.

— Lois was born February 6, 1925 in Glasco, Iowa to Alvin and Marvin Kinney. She has five brothers Darrel, Alvin Jr., Wayne, Wendell and Larry. She has one sister, Erma. She met her husband, Dennis, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He was a crane operator. They have three children Patricia, Michael and Dennis. Before retirement, she... Read More