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RESIDENT DOESN’T LET ADVERSITY STOP HER

Sandra Schartz and her husband Russell have been independent living residents at Manor of the Plains for almost 3 years this month. During this time, Sandra has struggled with Macular Degeneration and a hip fracture.None of this seems to slow Sandra down.When Marketing Director Kurt Lampe asked for volunteers for Manor of the Plains’ Mission Committee at a recent resident council meeting, Sandra didn’t hesitate to step up.
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June 15, 2019

5 Things Family Caregivers Need to Know About Family Leave

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off from work to care for a new child or sick relative or to manage their own serious medical condition without fear of losing their job. The biggest cause for celebration, however, isn’t for what the law has accomplished over the past quarter century, but rather what may come next.
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March 2, 2018

Fired up about large new grill and smoker

Manor of the Plains residents and staff have been enjoying many meals cooked on our new Traeger grill, including four smoked turkeys for our Thanksgiving celebration. Delicious!
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December 20, 2017

Senior Olympians bring home the hardware

From left to right: Senior Olympics winners John Brent, Tony Indiek Dean Snodgrass pose with their gold, silver and bronze medals.
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October 19, 2017

When doctors should ignore end-of-life directives

Sheila was very clear about her wishes for the end of life. She was 88 years old and a former hospice volunteer. When her time came, she wanted no ventilator, no feeding tube, no CPR. She even wrote down her wishes — NO LIFE SUPPORT! — in an advance directive, in case she wasn’t able to say what she wanted. (Advance directives such as the one Sheila wrote are common; many hospitals even use their completion rates as a quality metric.)
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June 27, 2017
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