News: December 0

Highland Park Care Center Receives National Health Care Award

Highland Park Care Center is a proud recipient of the 2016 American Health Care Association Bronze National Quality Award. Based on the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence, the Bronze Award is given to facilities that show a commitment to the pursuit of outstanding health care outcomes. […]

Home Office: Dementia Program’s Goal: To Change People’s Perceptions

Team members started by changing the way they interpreted behavioral expressions and then spread the word to others. By: K. Miekka Milliken, CSW, NHA, and Cameo Rogers, CTRS, CDP, CDCM Perhaps the long term care management company, Vetter Senior Living, Omaha, Neb., with 30 long term care communities across five states, has always been weird. […]

Hunka Hunka Burning Good Time

Proving that age is merely a number, Elvis paid a rocking visit to Highland Park on his 80th birthday and showed he still has what it takes to make the crowd go wild. With a brief historical comment prior to each song, Elvis then belted out the favorites as only he can do. In true […]

Party with a purpose

This year’s team member and resident Christmas parties were assigned a little extra mission with the designation of “Party With a Purpose”. It was the intention to collect non-perishable food items and then distribute them in our community where needed. The recipients included a local family and the Alliance Senior Center. While this idea grew […]

Willing to share the love

Santa Claus truly gets it when it comes to dignity in life. With his unique “Yes, I Can” attitude, Santa took precious time away from his toy building schedule and visited our community last weekend. Armed with a sack of goodies and a radiant, contagious smile he made his way to each of us sharing […]

50 years a PEO member

One of Highland Park Care Centers family members was honored recently for her 50th year as a member of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization). Marie Sorum, who resides at HPCC with her husband Keith, has supported this organization which, through its 6 philanthropies, promotes educational opportunities, celebrates advancement of women and motivates women to achieve their highest […]

Helping close to home

The Highland Park Care Center leadership team embraced the seasonal theme of giving and wanted to offer some Thanksgiving cheer; the discussion led to who could benefit from such energy and what exactly should we do. It didn’t take long before the realization arose that there are team members within our HPCC community who could […]

Our annual treatfest & wagon ride

Every year we invite the community to trick or treat at our home and this year proved to be the biggest turn out yet. While the evening proved to be jam-packed with ghouls and goblins, the afternoon was equally eventful. Highland Park sponsored a Halloween house decorating contest in Alliance and to determine the winner, […]

Endorphins are us

The cliche about some people are born with it was demonstrated last week as during our monthly visit from a local school we were privileged to witness a walking, talking, hugging endorphin boost. This little girl was full of compliments for everyone she encountered and, as she was leaving, made sure to hug everyone she […]