Tips for Better Heart Health

January 30, 2018 — Along with Valentine’s Day, we celebrate American Heart Month during February. How can your heart stay healthier longer? Fill up on fiber. Not only does fiber help lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, it can aid weight management. Go bananas. Too much sodium and too little potassium is a recipe for high blood pressure. Strike... Read More

Ms. Farley’s Success Story

January 30, 2018 — Ms. Farley had a lengthy stay at Christian Heights; she came to the facility on June 26, 2014 following hospitalization for sky high potassium and renal failure. She would end up in intensive care at Jennie Stuart Hospital for three days. Unfortunately, the illness left her in need of extensive care and therapy. She didn’t... Read More

Short Term Therapy Success

January 30, 2018 — Bill H. came to Christian Heights Nursing Home on August 22, 2017 from Centennial Hospital in Nashville Tennessee. Upon his arrival he was recovering from heart failure, and experiencing pain in his back and legs often causing him unexpected falls. Bill required extensive assistance for most of the activities of daily living. He had limited... Read More

Featured Resident: Ophelia A.

January 30, 2018 — Our featured resident is Ophelia A. She is very enthusiastic and helpful. Mrs. Ophelia helps decorate during the holidays, take care of the plants, and at times advise with seating in the dining room. She influences other residents around her with her kindred and gentle spirit. She always exudes a positive attitude and a great... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

January 30, 2018 — Dear Friends, As a health-care professional, I have many ideas about what should represent a healthy, comfortable and warm nurturing environment for residents. I deeply feel that a home for the elderly should feel just like “home”. It should be obviously clean, very well maintained and furnished with the comforts of home. The staff should... Read More

Looking Forward to February

January 30, 2018 — February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month of the year as it is the only month to have a length of less than 30 days. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th... Read More

Help us Help you during this Flu Season

January 24, 2018 — The 2017/2018 Flu Season is already proving to be a challenge especially for the elderly. You can help us help you and our residents by being knowledgeable about Seasonal Flu. The following information is from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Take Time to Get a Flu Vaccine CDC recommends a yearly flu... Read More

Winterize – Prepare Your Skin For Winter

January 3, 2018 — Dry, itchy and cracked skin goes hand in hand with winter season. Read on for suggested TLC for your winter weary skin: Hot water baths break down natural body oil. If you cannot avoid taking a hot bath, add a small amount of oils like almond, coconut or other bath oils to your water to help... Read More

Cheer Up Your Windows This Winter With a Garden

January 3, 2018 — When winter sets in and nips at your toes, don’t let the winter blues stop your love for gardening outdoors… simply bring it in indoors! Try this wonderful winter gardening remedy: Your windowsill is the perfect place for starting a seasonal indoor garden that can sustain your gardener’s soul, warm your heart and enhance meals... Read More

January is National Oatmeal Month: Oatmeal’s Many Health Benefits

January 3, 2018 — High protein diets and other food fads have been the current trend, with less attention given to the health benefits of oatmeal. Oatmeal is one the most nutritious and quickest meals that can be prepared and packed with necessary nutrients. It is a healthy and versatile food that can served with fruit, chopped nuts, applesauce,... Read More