May 13, 2022
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896.
Our Wellness Director, Leona is a team player who is always going above and beyond. She cares about the health and well-being of every person in our community. Leona is dependable and hardworking. Residents would say Leona is attentive, listens, and responsive to their needs. She is knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
Our wellness team is caring and empathetic, showing up each day with a great attitude. They are energetic, positive, and contribute to our home-like environment. They treat the residents like family, with patience and caring.
The wellness team stepped up to support the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
They made certain our residents were taken care of, helping with activities and resident engagement.
We are recognizing our nurses at Rock Creek Senior Living Ankeny, IA during National Nurses week with cards from the residents, gifts, and lunch. They do so much for our residents, so we are taking this week to focus on them!
Rock Creek Senior Living in Ankeny, Iowa offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Nestled in the Boulder Brook Park subdivision just north of 5th Street, residents of Rock Creek enjoy a close connection with the surrounding neighborhood with tree-lined walking paths that connect directly to local family homes; just minutes away from local shopping and attractions.
May 6, 2022
Mental Health Awareness Month was originally celebrated in 1949. That was 73 years ago! The goals of the sponsoring organization, originally the National Committee for Mental Hygiene (now Mental Health America), were to improve attitudes toward mental health/illness, improve services for mental health clients, and promote mental health. Older adults are more at risk for […]
April 15, 2022
Gardening is potentially a “long-term” memory for Rock Creek residents with dementia. It was a way of life for many residents. Iowa does have very cold winters, but we have great soil and rarely are in a drought. Gardening can bring back many memories for our friends. From suckering tomatoes to snapping beans, gardening targets […]