Did You Know?

September 3, 2019 — One of the most important jobs of any skilled nursing facility is to limit their residents’ pain. Here at Hurst Plaza, we excel at limiting our Residents’ pain – beating both the state and national averages. Zero percent of long-term residents at Hurst Plaza report pain, while 5.2% of Residents in Texas nursing homes report... Read More

Success Story: Doris K.

September 3, 2019 — Everybody knows someone like Doris K. She’s like the mom, friend, grandmother, daughter and co-worker you know that loves to talk to people. She’s the loving mother who did whatever she had to do to raise three kids. She’s the woman who moved from Texas to Wisconsin and back to Texas. She’s the person who... Read More

Employee of the Month: Linda A.

September 3, 2019 — What is your role at Hurst Plaza? MDS Coordinator How long have you been at Hurst Plaza? Since June 28, 2018 Where are you originally from? Mountain Top, Pennsylvania What are your professional goals? To eventually be a traveling MDS nurse What is your favorite thing to do when not at work? I like to... Read More

Tips to Slow the Aging Process

September 3, 2019 — Celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September by trying the tips below, which may help you age slower and improve your quality of life. Eat a varied and healthy diet. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods. Drink lots of fluids to maintain healthy skin and flush out waste. Exercise every day. Exercise improves... Read More

A Letter from the Administrator

September 3, 2019 — Hello Residents, Families and Staff! I hope you are all enjoying the start of a new fall (even though it doesn’t really seem like it with these temperatures yet)! Before I get to the rest of my letter, I want to take a moment to share something with all families and staff. We have a... Read More

Therapeutic Activities May Help Memory Loss Patients

July 31, 2019 — Many people understand that FDA-approved prescription medication may help slow the progression of the memory loss, but did you know that caregivers can complement treatment with activities that may help reconnect their loved ones to daily life? “In addition to obtaining a diagnosis and beginning medication, it’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with... Read More

Flowers – One of Life’s Small Pleasures

July 31, 2019 — Everyone loves to get flowers – they’re a great gift that you can put on display in your house, reminding you for a week or so of the person who gave them to you. More than that, they can be beautiful things in themselves, even if you buy them for yourself. Today you can order... Read More

August 25th is Banana Split Day!

July 31, 2019 — When you think classical American dessert, banana split would likely make the top five of anyone’s list! On August 25th, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904 a 23-year-old David Evans Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This dessert... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

July 31, 2019 — Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brain power is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to... Read More

August 7th is Lighthouse Day – A Part of Our Past, Present, and Future

July 31, 2019 — Why are so many people drawn to lighthouses? Maybe it is because lighthouses are found in some of the most beautiful places on earth. To some, lighthouses appeal to their nostalgic or artistic senses since lighthouses are some of the most historical structures to be found in the United States today. It may also be... Read More