News

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

Maisy’s Memo

— We are excited to add a new article to our newsletter: the launch of Maisy’s Memo!! Anyone that has visited Norwalk Nursing and Rehab has been greeted by the facility therapy dog Maisy. Coming to terms with your own illness or that of a loved one is undoubtedly one of the most difficult things a... Read More

Resident of the Month: Wendell P.

— Our Resident of the Month is Wendell P. (also goes by Archie) Wendell was born in rural Knox County, Illinois on March 19, 1925 to John and Anna Plym. He had 5 brothers and 4 sisters: Wilson, Donald, Leroy, Wayne, Dale, Lorain, Bernice, Mary Ann and May. Wendell met his wife, Betty, in Woodhall, Illinois... Read More

Success Story

— Alice was admitted to Norwalk Nursing and Rehab after being hospitalized for pneumonia. Alice worked hard with physical therapy and occupational therapy, met all of her goals, and was able to return home with family in just 9 short days. Way to go, Alice! It was a pleasure serving your patient's rehabilitation needs. If you... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Hey guys! It is spring time FINALLY here in Norwalk! We are so excited to be able to get to go outdoors again and utilize our backyard area. If you have not been out there, you have to check it out. We have a playground for the grandkids, a grill out area, a pergola, a... Read More