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The Origins of Easter

Apr 9, 2019 — The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More

Occupational Therapy Month

Apr 9, 2019 — April is Occupational Therapy month. Occupational therapists address the need for rehabilitation following an injury or impairment. When planning treatment, occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and environmental needs involved in adult populations across a variety of settings. When you think of occupational therapy you can think of those things that we do for... Read More

Employee of the Month

Apr 9, 2019 — Our employee of the month is Miguel Sanchez. Miguel works in maintenance and he has been working at Briarwood just over 5 years. He has proven himself to be a dedicated and hard-working employee who is willing to help out anywhere that he is needed. Miguel is well liked by both staff and residents alike.... Read More

Short-term Therapy Success

Apr 9, 2019 — Mr. Donald H. first became a resident of Briarwood Nursing and Rehabilitation little over 3 years ago. He was afflicted with a variety of medical and musculoskeletal problems which made him unable to even move on his own through the facility. Mr. H’s persistent work with physical, occupational, and speech therapy over the years has... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

Apr 9, 2019 — Hello Spring!! Spring is a time when we can look forward to better weather, Easter, and of course spring cleaning!! We ask that our families please assist their residents here in the facility by switching out winter clothing to spring and summer clothing. In addition, at this time we ask that you please also take home... Read More

Facts You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

Feb 28, 2019 — One of the legends of St. Patrick began hundreds of years ago when a boy in England was captured and taken to Ireland as a captive, where he then found God. It is said that St. Patrick could hear angels, and that he had raised people from the dead. He was a very active missionary... Read More

March 2: National Read Across America Day

Feb 28, 2019 — Theodor Seuss Geisel, known best as the author Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2. He was a beloved author who entertained young and old audiences for over 80 years with titles such as The Cat in the Hat, And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street, and Green Eggs and Ham. In 1997, the National Education... Read More

Activities Professionals Week

Feb 28, 2019 — Activities Professionals Week was during the fourth week of January. Briarwood provided a luncheon and had a cake to share to show appreciation for our hard working activities professionals. Thanks for all you do!

Short-term Therapy Success

Feb 28, 2019 — Mr. John L. arrived at Briarwood Nursing and Rehabilitation after a stay in the hospital and he was referred to therapy for experiencing some confusion and difficulty with daily tasks which was hindering his independence. Mr. L. has made great progress in speech therapy and is moving to a personal care home where he will be... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

Feb 28, 2019 — After a two-year run as a regional, I have returned to my former position as administrator here at Briarwood!  I am glad to be back to where I once had my home away from home for over a decade. As before, I commit myself and my team to provide the best quality of care possible... Read More