May 31: Save Your Hearing Day

May 5, 2019 — Hearing loss is the result of noise, aging, disease, and heredity. There are two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. Conductive hearing loss is interference of sound waves traveling from the outer ear to the inner ear. This is causes by inner ear infections, fluid in the middle ear, excessive wax, damage to the... Read More

Success Story: Louie E.

May 5, 2019 — At Hurst Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitation, family comes first. Each resident and staff member who comes through the front door is welcomed into our family from the very first day, and for Hurst Plaza resident, Louie E., family is certainly a big deal. Louie, who admitted to Hurst Plaza back in 2016, is the all-American... Read More

May 26th: National Heat Awareness

May 5, 2019 — National Heat Awareness Day is May 26, 2019. The National Weather Services advises citizen to never leave children, pets, or disabled persons in a car for any length of time. Sunlight can pass through a windshield but gets trapped inside the car. Even in winter, heat can get trapped inside a car. During your Memorial... Read More

Employee of the Month: Albert Kenyanya

May 5, 2019 — What is your role at Hurst Plaza? Licensed Vocational Nurse How long have you been employed at Hurst Plaza? 6 Years Where are you from? I am originally from Kenya. Moved to the United States in 2001 and then to Texas in 2010 where I have been ever since. What are your professional goals? My... Read More

National Stroke Month

May 5, 2019 — How can you determine if you are having a stroke? A stroke may cause numbness in the face, arm or leg, usually on one side. If it’s hard for you to smile, a stroke may be occurring. Strokes may cause incoherent speech or slurred speech Strokes may cause paralysis. If you are unable to raise... Read More

Stress Management Tips

April 5, 2019 — Everyone needs successful stress management techniques. Try any of these easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement tips: Copy good stress managers. Have you noticed there are some people who always appear calm in stressful situations? What are they doing differently? What language do they use? Try to sit down with them for a chat. Learn from the best... Read More

Success Story: James A.

April 5, 2019 — For the last year, James A. has been a resident at Hurst Plaza, but his relationship with the facility, its residents and its staff goes much deeper. James, a part of the Hurst community for a number of years, had been a regular visitor to Hurst Plaza before moving to the facility in early 2018.... Read More

Pigs in a Blanket Day is April 24th

April 5, 2019 — Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or... Read More

The Origins of Easter

April 5, 2019 — The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More

Associate of The Month: Helen Dyles

April 5, 2019 — What is your role at Hurst Plaza? Assistant Dietary Manager How long have you been employed at Hurst Plaza? Since Oct. 16, 1994 Where are you from? Calvert, TX What are your professional goals? I would love to be able to retire in the future and be able to travel to new locations I have... Read More