Blog Posts by Sarah Duggan

Written By Sarah Duggan on June 15, 2016

The Tube

Written By Sarah Duggan on June 1, 2016

Let’s go bring back summer!

Written By Sarah Duggan on May 18, 2016

Recycling at Meadowlark Hills

The question remains, can we place recycling containers in common areas, such as the Game Room, Billiards Parlor, Kansas Room & Pub and Verna Belle’s to encourage even more recycling? My short answer is no, but my explanation is a little more lengthy.

Written By Sarah Duggan on May 11, 2016

Going the extra mile

Sometimes we all just need a little extra attention whether it be from our family, friends, hairstylist, restaurant server or even our doctor. A well-rounded approach to healthcare coupled with great customer service can often be the difference between a relaxing evening at home and hours spent in the ER.

Written By Sarah Duggan on May 4, 2016

True appreciation

I always “appreciated” my Mom. I appreciated her cooking for me. I appreciated her paying for my activities. I appreciated her for listening to me when I need someone to talk to. I appreciated her for knowing exactly what to say when I was upset. I appreciated her support and I appreciated her hugs.

Written By Sarah Duggan on April 28, 2016

Let’s Pig Out!

Today is the day! It’s time to Pig Out for Parkinson’s at Cox Bros. BBQ to support the Meadowlark Hills Parkinson’s Program. Join us as we raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Michelle Haub, Parkinson’s Program Leader, and the members of our Parkinson’s Core Team will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 9 p.m. to educate people who stop by about PD and the services offered by the Parkinson’s Program. Cox Bros. will donate 10 percent of the sales from this day to the program.

Written By Sarah Duggan on April 13, 2016

I need a new doc!

Written By Sarah Duggan on April 6, 2016

Can we do it all?

Meadowlark Hills is each resident’s home. The organization strives to provide high-quality care and customer service for those who live at Meadowlark Hills while creating a welcoming and comfortable environment an individual can call home and staff can take pride in their work.

But is Meadowlark Hills always able to take care of any resident needs? The short answer is no – not if the clinical acuity of a resident is too high for a skilled nursing or transitional care facility to manage.

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 23, 2016

It’s all about communication!

Communication is important for any relationship, professional or personal, to be successful. However, in our fast-paced world, it is sometimes hard to communicate as often or thoroughly as is required.

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 16, 2016

The fire alarm is sounding…now what?

Fire alarm testing and procedure drills fall into the category of things that are super inconvenient and irritating – that is until the day comes that it is not a drill. Then we appreciate the fine-tuned, functioning and loud alarm for alerting us to an emergency.

This week the fire alarms went off and it was not a drill – yikes! The issue turned out to be minor and easily resolved; however, this incident prompted the question of what happens if there is a real fire?