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Evergreen Nursing Home has a Busy December

Local elf, Charlie, hides in the facility’s Christmas tree.

Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado, had a busy December in 2018 with many community interactions.

The fun began with the local chamber of commerce’s “Elf on the Shelf” hide-and-seek event...

Group from Evergreen Nursing Home attends local antique car show

Staff and residents watch as cars parade by.

On Sept. 1, 2018, staff members from Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado, took five residents to a local antique car show called the Early Iron Festival.

Executive Director Kara Finger, Health Information Manager Jennifer Carr and Staff Development Coordinator Rick Rodriguez teamed up with a few other members of the staff to coordinate the outing for the residents ...

AQ Project donates quilts to Evergreen Nursing Home for second year

Associates and quilters hold up the quilts.

On Oct. 16, 2018, members of the AQ Project delivered 12 sensory lap quilts to residents on the memory care unit at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado.

This is the second year that the nonprofit organization has donated to Evergreen. AQ stands for Alzheimer’s Quilts, and members make and donate quilts to seniors with dementia as well as to blind babies and individuals with sensory perception issues...

Evergreen Nursing Home participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Left to right: Juan Espinoza, volunteer; Margaret Lopez, social services director; Kara Finger, executive director; Maria Quintana, activity director; Jennifer Carr, health information manager; and Dominick Duran, transportation associate

On Sept. 8, 2018, Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado, took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Pueblo, Colorado.

Six associates and volunteers from the building made the 120-mile road trip in order to participate, volunteering their time and energy to show support to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease...

Evergreen Nursing Home activities assistant sews sensory items

Anita Adcock, activities assistant, with her fidget vest and positioning pillows she has sewn

Anita Adcock, activities assistant, is always on the hunt for treasures for our residents at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado.

It is not uncommon for her to return to work on Monday with an armload of goodies from garage sales and thrift stores to help her teammates provide a wide range of activities and new experiences for our residents...

Evergreen Nursing Home wins best float in 4th of July parade

Evergreen Nursing Home’s float

On July 4, 2018, Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado, participated in the town’s Independence Day parade.

Not only that, but the skilled nursing and rehab center tied for first place in the float contest! Jennifer Carr, health information manager, designed the float...

Life Care’s Alamosa centers offer unique summer therapy experiences

Residents and associates at the softball game

The therapy teams at Evergreen Nursing Home and San Luis Care Center in Alamosa, Colorado, have worked hard this summer 2018 to provide unique and individualized therapy experiences to their residents.

Greg Richardson, director of rehab services at San Luis, encouraged his team to think of a fun or different activity they could offer to residents while accomplishing therapy goals. His team responded with, “Why only one activity?" ...

Evergreen Nursing Home associates offer expertise on local radio show

Ramona Dutton, director of nursing

In May 2018, Ramona Dutton, director of nursing, and Ericha Loosbrock, admissions and marketing director, served as special guests on a local radio company’s Senior Spotlight.

The associates from Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado, joined radio host Jenni Peal to discuss the topic of facing an end-of-life diagnosis with grace, empowerment and love...

Evergreen Nursing Home celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week

Left to right: Kristine Daniels, Alamosa Councilor; Ramona Dutton, director of nursing; Kara Finger, executive director; and Ty Coleman, Alamosa mayor, hold the proclamation.

Residents and associates at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado, had a lot of fun during National Skilled Nursing Care Week, May 13-19, 2018.

The American Health Care Association sponsors the week each year to increase awareness of skilled nursing and rehab centers and showcase how they provide an environment of security and quality of life...

Mobile dental clinic to visit Alamosa facilities

The truck is fully equipped with the most up-to-date tools and technology.

Once a month, Colorado Mobile Dental will soon begin visiting residents at the Evergreen Nursing Home and San Luis Care Center in Alamosa.

Colorado Mobile Dental offers a variety of dental services, such as cleanings, X-rays, fillings and dentures. The trailer the dentists bring is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that provides quality and professional care to their patients...