Seuss-Inspired Recipes

— Green Eggs and Ham This has to be the most famous Dr. Seuss inspired dish. Scramble a few eggs, add a couple of drops of blue food coloring to the mixture and cook as usual. You can serve a warmed up slice of ham with it, and if you want to go all out, brush... Read More

Success Story

— A 69-year-old male was admitted to Maravilla in December 2018 from another SNF. He had a history of vascular dementia and heart and kidney disease. He was ambulatory with a walker but had decreased strength and gait disturbances including foot drop. He could walk 150 feet maximum on admit with assistance. Previous medication issues led... Read More

Chocolate and Heart Health – Fact or Fallacy?

— Wouldn’t it be wonderful if chocolate and heart health went hand-in-hand? You might be surprised to find out that chocolate isn’t as bad as it was once thought. The fat content in chocolate, derived from cocoa butter contained in premium grade dark chocolate, is comprised of equal amounts of oleic acid (a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat... Read More

A Letter from Our Community

— Emergency preparedness of Behavioral pilot study continues to make progress. Facilities are participating on this program are Maravilla Care Center, Marilyn Gardens, Desert Haven. Maintenance Directors and Executive Directors of these facilities continues to collaborate together on different safety measures including E-tags expectations. Thank you for AHCA disaster preparedness team to lead us on this... Read More

Celebrating National Inventor Day: February 11

— What makes a successful inventor? What separates successful inventors like Thomas Edison from everyone else? History has shown that the most successful inventors possess the following characteristics: They are persistent. Obstacles loom in front of us on a regular basis. But it’s what you do when faced with these barriers that will determine your level... Read More

Happy Birthday!

— Neighbors Steven S. Daniel K. Donald M. Debra M. Gergely F. Rodolfo V. Eluterio C. Linda B. Annita F. Ella M. John R. Staff Canderlaria E. Mary M. Robert T. Alice K. Nancita M. Louise S. Shanieka B. Donna L. Perkash D. Cheryl B. Angelica P. Vivian B. Jared T. Pareese R. Willie R. Jessica... Read More

The Value of Soup

— Often our diets change during the cold weather. More hot foods then cold sandwiches grace the dinner table. Our schedules do not slow down so we seek out hardy, quick-to-prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot meal. The origin of soup dates back to practically the beginning... Read More

Cream of Anything Soup

— Basic Recipe 2 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup flour 2 tablespoons butter or margarine Dash salt Dash pepper Put all 6 ingredients into blender “briefly” until smooth and pour into saucepan. Stir constantly over medium-high heat until it begins to thicken (watch it – can scorch easily!) Take off heat at first bubble of a... Read More

Success Story: Robert

— Robert was admitted to Maravilla Care Center in July and he couldn’t eat, talk or walk. During his stay he received Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. He began eating and was able to feed himself. By discharge he could propel his wheelchair 35 feet and walk 25 feet with minimal assistance. He had good sitting... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Maravilla has gone through annual survey 2 weeks ago, as well as Life Safety Code. The leadership was outstanding as usual with survey management. I was impressed with the level of participation from all levels of organizational strata and THANK YOU to the leadership and ALL staff. Yes, there are lessons to be learned and... Read More