Memorial Day History

May 8, 2018 — Recognizing Memorial Day started in 1868, when the division of the Grand Army of the Republic demanded that their commander, General John A. Logan, adorn the graves of their fallen war comrades with flowers. It was an event that began to recognize the soldiers who died in the American Civil War. After World War I,... Read More

Osteoporosis: The Facts

May 8, 2018 — Osteoporosis means “porous bones” and it is a condition where the skeleton becomes very fragile and bones can break easily. Simple things may cause a bone to break, such as stepping off a curb, sneezing, being hugged or even bending down to pick something up. Bone breakages are mainly in the hips, spine and wrist.... Read More

Celebrating Life’s Stories

May 8, 2018 — The American Health Care Association (AHCA) recently announced “Celebrating Life’s Stories” as the 2018 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. “Celebrating Life’s Stories” pays homage to the diverse set of perspectives that residents, families and staff bring to everyday interactions. From May 13-19, 2018, centers will... Read More

Resident Spotlight: Vervidell L. Matthews

April 6, 2018 — Verve (as she is so affectionately called) was born on March 16, 1922 to the late Joe and Ernestine(Polidore) Matthews.  She is the last surviving siblings of 4 brothers and 2 sisters.  She was reared in the Catholic Faith in Four Corners, LA.   She attended public school in St. Mary Parish but left to complete... Read More

Resident Spotlight: Dorothy D. Butler

April 3, 2018 — Read more from The Daily Iberian Mrs. Dorothy Butler was born March 16, 1911 in Glencoe Louisiana to Martha Taylor and John Dennis. She was the youngest of three siblings. She was only two years of age when her father passed away and her mother could not afford to take care of her, Mrs. Dorothy... Read More

Therapy Success Story: Mrs. K. M.

April 1, 2018 — “Franklin Health Care Team made a believer out of me.” says Mrs. K. M. In the beginning of Mrs. K. M.’s journey as a devoted wife, she cared for her husband who was a past resident with Franklin Health Care Center. Now with personal health challenges she was faced with the decision to have surgery... Read More

Happy Birthday!

April 1, 2018 — Residents Arthur P. April 01 Paulette B. April 01 Delores Mc. April 03 Larry C. April 06 Gurtie B. April 15 Muriel B. April 15 Willie C. April 15 Lorena V. April 18 Carlton B. April 18 Staff Alice C. April 02 Ladaisha J. April 04 Toni C. April 30 Franklin Health Care and Rehabilitation... Read More

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 1, 2018 — April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which helps to increase awareness of Parkinson’s disease in the United States. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system that affects motor skills. Symptoms can include shaking, slowness of movement, and difficulty walking, with advanced stages usually involving dementia and memory impairment. There currently is no... Read More

Using Leftover Eggs from Easter

April 1, 2018 — Leftover eggs can be used in a number of ways. Take your culinary skills and go from there. Hard Boiled Eggs – Shell the egg and eat it. Nothing like a good boiled egg with a little pepper on it. Egg Salad – Just add some mustard, mayonnaise and some dill and you have a... Read More

A Perfect 100 Years Young Rose

March 22, 2018 — “the stem represents Winnie’s strength, the leaves represent her stretched out arms and the petals represent her soft skin; she is a perfect rose.” Wise Industrious Nice “NAUGHTY” Inquisitive Encouraging Mrs. Winnie C. on March 5, 2018 celebrated a very special birthday turning 100 years young.  On this same day in 1918 little Winnie entered... Read More