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M*A*S*H* Bash

In Honor of VSL’s 40th anniversary this year we decided to throw a M*A*S*H* themed party for our residents and staff. With the help of the Life Enrichment Department, Nurse Shelly, and NA Laurie a makeshift “camp” was constructed in the dining room to look like a mobile army surgical hospital. We served lunch in… Read More

David Place Coronation

A big hit of the month of February is the Coronation of the King and Queen of David Place. We had voting open to any of the residents at our campus. Staff, Families, and residents were all encouraged to vote. The Coronation itself drew a large crowd in anticipation of a new King and Queen…. Read More

Mary Steinberger Retires After 33 Years

We said farewell to our MDS Coordinator (also had been RN and DON during her tenure) Mary Steinberger after 33 years of service to David Place and the VSL family. We have many fond memories of Mary. Her wisdom, advice, and general knowledge of keeping order will be missed. We hope that she enjoys her… Read More

David Place, David City, NE; Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center, Seward, and The Manor at Elfindale, Springfield, MO, Recognized For Improving Quality Care

  The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) announced that nationwide, more than 7,400 long term and post-acute care organizations have achieved one or more of AHCA/NCAL’s Quality Initiative’s four goals. Among the achievers are 7,436 skilled nursing care centers and 298 assisted living communities, 151 of which achieved the… Read More

Aldrich is new David Place Administrator

The Banner-Press BY SHARI AND JIM REISDORFF FOR THE BANNER-PRESS For Barb Aldrich, david place is the place she can make a difference. In order to do that, Aldrich has returned to the nursing home facility here in a new capacity as administrator. She took over the position June 2, succeeding former long-time administrator Mary… Read More

Caregiver Checklist

The following checklist will help you identify your care needs. With this information, your health care provider can help you customize a care solution. View Checklist

Care 911: Finding care during a time crunch or crisis

Sometimes unexpected circumstances, distance or a lack of resources can escalate a situation to one of immediate need or crisis proportions. A hospital may catch you off guard with plans of a discharge. Regardless of cause, you’ve got to find a care solution fast. Personal obligations or out-of-town coordination further complicate the situation. Fortunately, there… Read More

Early signs that care is needed

How do you know if you, a loved one or a caregiver needs assistance or relief? Learning to recognize the early signs of need for a loved one or symptoms of caregiver stress will assist you in evaluating your or your loved one’s needs. While everyone is different, there are common considerations that you can… Read More

Care Conversations make difficult decisions easier

Care Conversations™ is about people working together toward a shared goal. Through information and guidance, Care Conversations helps people connect with loved ones, health care providers and industry professionals. Care Conversations provides insight into the care planning process and firsthand accounts of various care experiences. With the understanding that each person’s situation is unique, multifaceted… Read More