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Garden Terrace at Overland Park hosts 2018 Carnival to End Alzheimer’s

Resident Opal Wylie

On Aug. 18, 2018, Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, hosted its annual Carnival to End Alzheimer’s.

With a cake walk, a colorful hair spraying station, cotton candy, popcorn, a balloon animal artist and games such as a toilet paper toss and putt-putt, the event drew in hundreds of people – including residents, their family members, associates, their family members and other friends...

Saunders finds rehab success at Garden Terrace at Overland Park

“She came to us with limited functional use of her right arm, and upon discharge exhibited pain-free, full functional use.”

After a fall at home fractured her right hip and caused a right shoulder injury, Eula Fay Saunders needed rehabilitation.

Saunders was also struggling with atrial fibrillation and an infection. When she arrived at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, on April 25, 2018, she was unable to wheel herself in a wheelchair and needed extensive assistance with bathing...

Garden Terrace at Overland Park earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Garden Terrace of Overland Park

Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The rating system for CMS is designed to help people choose the best care for loved ones. The ratings are based on the results on health inspections, staffing and quality measures such as weight loss, falls and pain management....

Garden Terrace at Overland Park hosts Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony

Associates release balloons in memory of residents lost to Alzheimer’s.

On Nov. 9, 2017, Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, held its annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony.

The event was held to honor those who have lost their battle with Alzheimer’s disease and those who are still fighting. Several family members of current and past residents at Garden Terrace, as well as associates and community members, attended....

Garden Terrace at Overland Park participates in two Alzheimer’s walks

Left to right: Jennifer Hutzell, director of community relations; Debbie Biehl, executive director; and Christianna Smith, admissions director at the Oct. 1 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Fall 2017 has been a busy time for Alzheimer’s Association fundraising at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas.

The facility exclusively serves patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, so fundraising for Alzheimer’s research and support is a top priority for associates and residents’ family members. This year, for the first time, Garden Terrace at Overland Park took part in two different Alzheimer’s walks....

Garden Terrace at Overland Park hosts Carnival to End Alzheimer’s

Donna Stepaniak, a resident’s daughter, ready to make popcorn

On Sept. 5, 2017, Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, continued its seven-year tradition of Alzheimer’s fundraising with a Carnival to End Alzheimer’s.

Residents and their families, as well as associates and their families, came out to the event....

Garden Terrace at Overland Park helps patient recover from broken leg

Frances Miles works on computer exercises with Patricia Strohm, occupational therapist assistant

After a fall broke her leg, Frances Miles came to Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, for rehabilitation.

When Miles arrived on June 8, 2017, she was unable to put weight on her right leg, so she needed extensive assistance to get around, transfer from one surface to another, balance and take care of involved self-care tasks...

Rehab at Garden Terrace improves dementia patient’s quality of life

Frances DiGeorge

Rehabilitation can truly help some dementia patients live a better quality of life.

Frances DiGeorge, 94, is one of these patients. Diagnosed with vascular dementia, her decline in cognition stemmed from a lack of blood to her brain. She had been living at a different nursing home but had declined not only cognitively but also physically....

Dr. Bruce Hodges wins Life Care Centers of America’s Heritage Award

Dr. Bruce Hodges, nursing home specialist

Life Care Centers of America recently presented Dr. Bruce Hodges, nursing home specialist at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, with its Heritage Award.

The award was given on March 16, 2017, during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. It recognizes contributions to the advancement of the art of healing, career achievement and service as an example of dedication to patients.

Get to know our social services staff

Left to right: Marquette Wagner, assistant director of social services; Susan Hocker, director of social services (first floor); and Lindy Griffith, director of social services (second floor)

March is Social Work Month, and at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, our social services associates play a vital role in our residents’ lives.