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3 Fall Risk Factors You Should Know

Falling, particularly with aging adults, is a scary reality. In fact, the risk of falling increases with age. At skilled nursing centers across the country, health care teams are working with residents and their families to prevent falls before they even occur. But if your loved one does take a fall, know that an investigation… Read More

From the Ditches of Nebraska-Weeds and Grasses

       On Saturday, September 12th, Life Enrichment assistant Darlene, treated the residents to a program titled “From the Ditches of Nebraska-Grasses and Weeds”. She spent countless hours scouring the ditches around her farm looking for as many different types of grasses and weeds as she could find. The residents really enjoyed reminiscing about… Read More

Ladies Lunch Outing

       On Thursday, September 10th our Life Enrichment department took a group of ladies out to lunch to a little cafe located in the town of Gilead. Gilead has a population of only 39 but manages to keep the Pioneers Inn busy daily! Hilda was especially excited to go as Gilead is her… Read More

Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, NE is Changing the View of Long Term Care

       Heritage Care Center is a 5 out 5 Star Skilled Nursing Facility. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare skilled nursing centers more easily and to help identify areas they may want to ask questions about. The… Read More

New Friendships

New friendships develop at the Heritage all the time. Here is a centurion and an nonagenarian who have met at the Heritage. We offered for them to join in a music activity but they both declined. When I offered one a ride in our van, she said yes excitedly and asked me to go invite… Read More

Local Church Donates Activity Mats

      Beth Block our Administrator accepts an Activity Mat made by Karen Banahan from the Steele City, Presbyterian Church. The Women’s group is putting Activity Mats together for our residents to enjoy. Activity Mats are the size of a lap mat or place mat and include pockets, zippers, buttons, strings of beads, bells, etc…. Read More

70’s Party for 40th Anniversary

             On Friday, March 6th, we kicked off our first anniversary celebration with staff and residents. We celebrated big with 70’s karaoke, finger foods popular in that decade and fun decorations and photo props! It was groovy to see all the engaging interaction between the residents and staff. Everyone agreed they… Read More

Heritage Care Center Receives Bronze National Quality Awards

Heritage Care Center has been recognized as a 2014 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center… Read More

Homecoming Parade

On Friday, September 26th we participated in the annual Homecoming parade downtown.  This year’s theme was “The Jeffs are out of this World”!  We decorated our float with a Jeff astronaut and a Milford alien.  Our King and Queen this year was Virgil and Betty Richardson.  Virgil was the captain of the football team in… Read More