April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to warn that during the pandemic, there has been a sharp increase in traffic fatalities. For example, during 2020, though people in the U.S. spent substantially less time behind the wheel, an estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes—the largest projected number of fatalities since… Read More

Senior Health Updates

What’s happening in healthy aging and senior care research? Brain Scientists Offer Tips for Communication While Masked Since the pandemic began, wearing face masks has been vital for protecting vulnerable older adults against COVID-19. Older adults and people with dementia are at high risk of serious illness from the virus. “Doing without masks to protect… Read More

Resolve to Improve Your Attitude About Aging in 2022

Over the past decades, experts in the field of aging have seen a big change in the ways we think and talk about growing older. There’s been a movement toward empowerment, and toward helping all older adults remain as independent, active and engaged as possible, even as they face physical and cognitive challenges. In our… Read More

Short-Term Therapy Success Story

Our friend, Martha, came to Santa Fe Care Center back in July 2019. She worked with therapy to go from dependent on caregivers for all needs, to completing basic tasks on her own. She progressed from eating very little to consuming the good meals served every day. Martha began to wheel herself independently with her… Read More

Mardi Gras Party Ideas-Fat Tuesday is February 25!

While Fat Tuesday is the traditional time to throw a Mardi Gras party, you can have one any time of the year. What better way to liven things up? It’s also a great way to celebrate the ongoing spirit of New Orleans. Decorations– You can create a fun party without having to purchase a lot… Read More

Employee of the Month: Jerry Archuleta

Jerry Archuleta was chosen by the Resident Council to be this month’s Employee of the Month. Jerry has worked at Santa Fe Care Center for approximately three years and does a fantastic job as Janitor. Jerry is a Mechanic by trade, and says his favorite thing is spending time with his family — 2 sons… Read More

What’s Good For The Heart

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about doing things that are healthy for your heart. Hardly a week goes by without some new fact or warning on the news about the latest foods and exercises to avoid or to add to your routines. It seems like almost everyone is consumed (and… Read More

Send a Card to a Friend Day: February 7

There is something special about a greeting card that nothing else can touch. They are lasting reminders of the relationships in your life, and there may be no better way to remember how much someone loved you and how much they meant to you. The best thing about the greeting card is that you can… Read More

Letter from the Administrator

Dear Neighbors, Friends and Families of Santa Fe Care Center: Thank you for trusting us with your care or the care or your loved one. It is our privilege to provide this care. This month we celebrate Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). We will have a parade on February 25 at 10am with… Read More

Popcorn Mix-In Ideas: National Popcorn Day is January 21

Whether you like popcorn plain, with cheese, or classic theatre-style with melted butter—today is a great day to try something new! Here are some quick and easy mix-in ideas to try the next time you pop those hot, fluffy kernels. If you like peanut butter… mix in a small bag of Reeses Pieces into your fresh, hot… Read More