National Nursing Assistant Week

— In Honor of National Nursing Assistant Week, we celebrated our staff with a BBQ, music and tons of fun. Big thank you to all those helping hands that put together an amazing event. Big Shout out to Our wonderful CNA’s, we thank you all for the amazing job you do at Maravilla Care Center for our... Read More

When Exactly Should I Be Wearing Sunglasses?

— Sunglasses play an important role in protecting your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays. This invisible form of energy takes the form of radiation which can damage your eyes if they are overexposed. But the pertinent question is, when exactly should I be wearing sunglasses? One of the major determinants about deciding whether a particular... Read More

Family Members Are an Important Part of a Resident’s Care Team

— When an elder loved one moves into a senior living community, family members are often concerned about how their loved one will deal with their new surroundings. Will they get the care they need? Will they be happy in their new home? What can I do to ensure a successful transition? Research shows that family... Read More

Happy Birthday – July!

— Neighbors Maryann M. July 04 Marianne L. July 04 James M. July 14 Margie V. July 15 Carmen B. July 16 Steven P. July 17 Marlan D. July 19 Darryl E. July 19 John D.  July 21 Thelma K. July 23 Debra M. July 27 Joel R. July 29 Anna O. July 31 Staff Jessica... Read More

Jokes and Riddles – How To Write Them

— July 1st is International Joke Day! Jokes and riddle don’t come to mind randomly. Comedians use “humor algorithms.” You can learn to do the same as an interesting brain exercise. One systematic and creative humor algorithm involves starting with a word or a subject, and then fitting it into various joke and riddle “types.” For... Read More

June Is National Safety Month. Is Your Loved One Ready for an Emergency?

— The past year has reminded us over and over that natural disasters are especially hard on older adults. Whether it was Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, the huge wildfires all over the West, or the major blizzards in the Northeast, seniors suffered. Everyone should be prepared for disasters. At our community, we... Read More

Have a Hassle-Free Summer!

— With summer already here, things can get a little bit hectic. Here are some tips to help make your summer a little less frenzied and a little bit safer. Keep a summer fun bag. Keep a bag well stocked with all the summer essentials, such as sunscreen, bug repellent, a water bottle, a mini first... Read More

Preventing Life-Threatening Dehydration

— Why does hydration matter? In older adults, adequate fluid consumption has been associated with fewer falls, less constipation, better recoveries in orthopedic patients, reduced risk of bladder cancer in men and lower rates of fatal heart disease. Dehydration can often lead to adverse effects from medications, urinary tract and respiratory infections, delirium, renal failure, seizure,... Read More

Meet NAHCA’S Board Chair

— Mr. Wendell Anderson, CNA, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of NAHAC! Wendell most recently served as the vice-chair of the steering commission. With that experience, he is poised to make a smooth transition to the chairman’s role. Wendell has given his services to NAHCA for more than 9 years and has... Read More

Welcome New Neighbors!

— We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new neighbors. Cliff D. Thelma Jill B. Rudolph H. Tina H. Tony S.