Mental Illness: What Is It and Common Conditions

Mental Health Awareness Month is a great time to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness with special resources and raising awareness in May! What is a mental illness? Mental illnesses are treatable health conditions that can disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. They are common — about…

National Infant Immunization Week: April 24-30, 2022

National Infant Immunization Week, April 24-30, 2022 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). This year, in particular, it’s critical to ensure that families stay on track for children’s routine checkups and recommended vaccinations following disruptions from COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused some…

Sioux Center Health Receives 16 Nominations for “Best of N’West” Contest

Sioux Center Health has been nominated for 16 categories for the Northwest Iowa Review’s Best of the N’West contest. We encourage all employees, board members, and patients to follow the link and vote for us! You can vote once per day now through Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM Central Standard Time. Only one winner will be selected from…

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is important to your health and wellness for so many reasons and a lot of times the importance of this form of management is overlooked. You can access physical therapy in various care settings and it is beneficial for all types of patients. So, your doctor may recommend this management modality for multiple illnesses or injuries. In this…

Hospice Care

Hospice care is something that many people are now considering for their loved ones and since you are on this page, you may be one of those persons. You may have heard some rumors about it or maybe nothing at all. Well, whichever the case, in this post, we will help you to get a better understanding of this form…

New Visiting Guidelines for Crown Pointe Estates Care Center

CMS has changed the visiting guidance for long term care! CMS strongly encourages all visitors to become vaccinated and we will continue to educate and encourage visitors to become vaccinated. Short list of changes: - All visitors can come at any time to visit their loved ones. - There are no more schedules (Signup Genius) or time limits on visits…

Nursing Recruitment

3 Reasons Why Nurses should Work in a Senior Living Campus Life as a nurse is interesting, but if you're passionate about your profession, caring for others will be second nature. Also, it's something you will want to always be a part of. Nursing recruitment for home nursing is probably one of the most undervalued career paths in the nursing…

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, October 15th – December 7th

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, October 15th – December 7th Every year between October 15th and December 7th Iowans on Medicare have the opportunity to choose the Medicare drug coverage they want for the next year and to decide if they want to get their Medicare health benefits from Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan.  It is important that Iowans…

National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month and last year's theme was the promotion of physical activity and the unique value physical therapists and physical therapist assistants bring to help people get moving. So we are excitedly anticipating this year’s team. In the meantime, we want to help you and your loved ones understand more about physical therapy and its importance!…

Healthy Aging

Aging is a natural phenomenon that everyone experiences, and some of us get to grow older than others; however, it can be a beautiful experience if you let it. The Pan American Health Organization describes healthy aging as a continuous process of optimizing opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental health, independence, and quality of life throughout the life…

Falls Prevention

Anyone can fall at any time; after all, it is an accident, and accidents are unforeseen happenings. However, some groups are more susceptible than others, such as seniors, the disabled, and children. Thankfully there are several ways to be ready with falls prevention, and in this post, we will describe a few of those options. Wear Appropriate Shoes Seniors should…

What you should know about Medicare Scammers

In this post, we will explore Medicare Scammers. It’s something that often happens to the unsuspecting, and it’s quite unfortunate. We want to use this post to arm you with information that you can use to avoid getting scammed. Who do Medicare Scammers Target? Medicare scammers target primarily the elderly; however, anyone can be a victim to their scams. Since…