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Holiday Ornament Crafts

— Whimsical Light Bulb Reindeer You will need: One used light bulb Brown felt cloth or fun foam Acrylic paints and brushes Ribbon 1 small red pom-pom Glue First, paint the light bulb brown. Set aside and let dry. Once the brown paint on the light bulb has dried completely, use a paintbrush to paint eyes and... Read More

Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep

— The holidays bring extra demands—shopping for gifts, party preparation, wrapping the gifts—and it’s easy to see why many people are more sleep-deprived than ever this time of year. Here are some suggestions for better sleep during the holiday season: Take time to relax. Even if you have a lot to do, allow yourself to stop... Read More

Be Sure To Wash Your Hands!

— December 3-7, 2018 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week and, according to the Centers for Disease (CDC), “the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands.” Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to... Read More

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

— What makes January 1st such a special time to make a change in our lives, and why can it be so difficult to maintain that change? There are a number of key reasons that apply to some, if not all, of the broken resolutions. We are not being realistic when we make the commitment. Everyone breaks New Year’s... Read More

The Beauty of the Holidays

— We all know it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the hustle and bustle of the winter season. For that reason, it is important to plan ahead for spending time on what matters most. Holidays are meant to be celebrated together with a community of people. So, before the next holiday approaches, plan a party,... Read More

Success Story: John M.

— John M. was admitted to Gateway Post-Acute Care at Arlington Villa after a hospital stay from having a fractured knee and having surgery to repair it. Upon admissions, John was unable to have full movement in his right knee. Mr. John M. was treated at Gateway through our specialized programs and clinical pathways. We were... Read More

Taking Care of Yourself is Part of the Job

— The job of becoming the primary caregiver for your aging parent is universally recognized as one of the most difficult transitions we can go through. It’s hard to experience the reversal of parent and child. The task of caring for an elderly parent can be overwhelming. It’s easy to begin to “hover” around them in... Read More

Nov. 12th is National Pizza Day

— The pizza pie is a ubiquitous symbol of both Italian cooking and Americana. Oven-baked, thin-crust or deep-dish, round or square, it is a common favorite throughout the United States, with a wide number of regional variations. The most traditional pie is the pizza Napolitano or Neapolitan pizza. Made of strong flour, the dough is often... Read More

Gateway Post-Acute Care

— One of our greatest assets at the Gateway Post-Acute Care at Arlington Villa is our Respiratory Program. In collaboration with Texas Pulmonary and Critical Care Team, Gateway works with five physicians from this team to treat our patients. Along we these five physicians, Arlington Villa also employees a full-time Respiratory Therapist who treats our short-term residents,... Read More

October 13th is National Train Your Brain Day: Sudoku

— Sudoku is a puzzle craze sweeping the nation. Many people refer to this challenging game as the new Rubix Cube. It’s difficult to forget the six-sided and six colored square, but Sudoku is doing just that. If you think that Sudoku is a new game, you would be incorrect. In fact, it was created in 1979... Read More