Corona virus (COVID-19) Update

March 5, 2020 — To Our Residents and Family Members: We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us here at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern.... Read More

Control Your Diabetes with these Tips

March 4, 2020 — Many seniors live with a health condition called diabetes. The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type, but no matter what type you have, it causes the body to have higher than normal blood sugar levels. Use the suggestions below to help ease the struggle of living with diabetes. Quit smoking. Nicotine constricts your blood... Read More

March 21 is Quilting Day: Make an Easy Quilt

March 4, 2020 — Start by cutting a cotton fabric into a 6-inch square. Fold this piece over to make a triangle with the wrong side of the fabric out. Then sew each side but leave a one-inch gap. Turn the triangle piece inside out. With a knitting needle, place one nylon stocking into one-inch gap. Distribute the stuffing... Read More

March is Nutritional Month: Nutrition Needs in the Golden Years

March 4, 2020 — As we age, we need fewer calories—about 10% less per decade from age 50 onward—but not necessarily fewer nutrients. With our bodies’ own natural antioxidant systems losing steam, we need to increase our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like artichokes, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cranberries and dried plums. Because of this calorie-nutrient paradox,... Read More

Long-Term Care Administrators Week

March 4, 2020 — Join us in celebrating LTC Administrators Week from March 9-13, 2020! The administrator of a long-term care facility has many roles. Their primary duty is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility, which can include: Supervising Resident Care The administrator works closely with the Director of Nursing and the nursing/clinical staff to ensure all... Read More

Employee Anniversary Debbie R.

February 5, 2020 — Debbie R., 16 Years Our beloved Debbie has been a blessing to us at Pinnacle Ridge for sixteen years as of January 15th! She is always willing to lend a hand to whoever asks all while providing the best care to our residents! We love and appreciate all that you do and we are thankful... Read More

A Big Thanks to Veterans United for Our Christmas Miracle!

February 5, 2020 — This year at Pinnacle Ridge, Christmas was something to cherish! From the beaming smiles, to the radiant laughs and the endless trail of happy tears. Each neighbor was adopted by Veteran United Home Loans of Lenexa Kansas. The staff there asked us to create a personalized Christmas list for each resident, which they then personally... Read More

Resident of the Month: Jerry S.

February 5, 2020 — Jerry has been a resident at Pinnacle Ridge since September 2019. He was born in Minnesota and moved to Kansas in June of 1981. His lifelong career was a truck driver which he did for 35 years. He has traveled to 48 states in the US as well as Mexico and Canada, all in his... Read More

Employee of the Month: Johnstone K.

February 5, 2020 — “Hello, my name is Johnstone and I am a med aide at Pinnacle Ridge. I have worked as a CMA since 2013 in different nursing facilities in Kansas. I also had a chance to work with Down ’s syndrome clients as a residential manager. Caregiving is one of the most rewarding careers which I have... Read More