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200 7th Avenue SW Altoona, IA 50009

(515) 967-4267

Success Stories

Hello my name is Joyce!

I came to Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation for a short Rehab to Home stay. I had a terrible fall and broke both shoulders. I live in the Mitchellville area with my husband and I have 3 sons, all of their names start with R’s! I love being with my family, they mean the world to me. Last year we went camping over the 4th of July and had close to 400 family members camping! It was fantastic.

My family and I own an excavating company, so I can not wait to get my shoulders healed so I can operate the heavy equipment, one of my favorite things to do! I also have been teaching water aerobics at the Altoona campus for over 20 years. Therapy has been hard, but the team is patient and we take time outs if I am in pain.

Everyone here is doing their best to make my stay comfortable, and that includes a frosty a day! Thanks for everything to the therapy team and staff. This has taught me that I have to learn to be tough to fight back from this.

Skilled Resident: Joyce 6/20

Meals on the Go! Testimonial: 
Thanks for Sunday lunch!  You suggested I freeze some of the lovely meals you brought to our home shortly after Herb was discharged so I did.  The potpie made the meal really easy–cottage cheese with chopped fruit and fresh homemade snickerdoodles.

 
He is improving a lot.  OT is finished and I suspect PT may end soon but we keep doing the exercises daily.  Nurses probably will continue until it’s advisable for him to have catheter changes done outpatient again.  He’s had telemedicine appointments and calls with his primary physician–dropped the one med that was adding to his confusion, and tweaking others since his pulse has been hovering in the 40s.  We are both very happy he is home!  Thank you again, personally, and the staff in general for caring for him when he needed to be there!

-Alice Barrett

Hello, my name is Joann.  I had two broken legs, both breaks involved my femur.  I had to have 2 operations, back to back. I was in the hospital for 10 days, then they accepted me at Altoona. 

My daughter works at Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation and she said this was the best place to go for therapy, and I say “OK”.  I have been working with therapy every day and everyone has been there for every one of my needs. Whenever I need something, people are there!  Everyone has been excellent, and so very good to me. The people and the patients are very nice.

I do recommend Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation for care and for therapy.  I will have much success because of the care I have received at Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation!

-Joanne

After a few short weeks working with our therapy team, Tom is ready to head home! Tom is looking forward to getting back to his own space and routine! It was our absolute pleasure to get to know you, Tom!

“The entire staff was more than willing and capable of helping me reach my goals ahead of schedule!”

– Tom

After a few short weeks working with our therapy team, Robert is headed back home to the routine that he loves. Robert, it was our absolute pleasure getting to know you!

“Blake and his therapy team supported me so I could reach my therapy goals!”

– Robert

After a few short weeks working with our therapy team, Karen is feeling like she’s ready to get back home and see her friends! Karen, it was our absolute pleasure getting to know you!

“I feel like everyone helped me get stronger so I could get home and see my friends!”

– Karen

After a few short weeks working with the therapy team, Bea is headed home to family, friends and her routine! Bea, it was our absolute pleasure to get to know you!

“Everybody has been so nice. They all go out of their way to help you!”

– Bea

After a few short weeks, Betty is heading home.  She’s looking forward to seeing her friends again at the senior center for lunch!  Betty, it was our absolute pleasure getting to know you!

“The therapy here helped me so much!  It strengthened my legs and arms and I feel strong because I have more muscles!

– Betty

After a few short weeks with us, Sherry is excited to get back home.  She looks forward to spending time with her husband and getting back into her routine.  Sherry, it was our absolute pleasure to get to know you!

“The therapy team made me the strongest I’ve been since high school.  They tailored a plan just for me and pushed me through it.”

– Sherry

After a few short weeks with us, John is excited to get back home to his wife.  He’s looking forward to being home, more road trips and visiting the farm!  John, it was our absolute pleasure to get to know you and your family!

“We couldn’t have been treated better here!  Everyone was kind and respectful!  Thank you!”

– John

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Life at Altoona

Rehabilitation Services​

Rehabilitation Services

At Altoona Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, our therapy team can provide services for both long-term residents and short-term rehab to home. We can perform a home evaluation prior to discharge to ensure all goals have been attained for the safest return home.
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Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing

The number one priority at Altoona Nursing & Rehab is the comfort, safety and the well-being of each of our residents and peace of mind for their families. Come for a tour. Our attractively landscaped, wooded setting sets the tone for the warm welcome you'll receive inside.
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Special Services​

Special Services

The Special Care Unit offers a comfortable, nurturing and safe atmosphere for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. This secure unit was completely designed to provide a convenient and comfortable setting in an open, active environment.
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