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KM Resident Turns 103!

Oct 5, 2017 — A special party was held at KM to celebrate Miss Jimmie R, who turned 103 in September. A resident here at KM for over 6 years, she is a staff favorite, always smiling and giving an encouraging word to those who pass by. The City of New Braunfels recently issued a proclamation, which officially honored... Read More

KM Rehab Superstar

Oct 5, 2017 — T.E. C. was admitted to Kirkwood Manor following a complicated hospital stay in June 2017. Mr. C. had suffered a stroke following his heart surgery, which severely limited his mobility, activity tolerance and the ability to perform his own care. His plan of care included daily Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy. Mr. C. was more... Read More

Volunteer of the Month

Oct 5, 2017 — Our Volunteer of the Month is Gary Gilson. Gary was born and raised in the Fort Worth area. After college, he taught Physical Education to elementary students. He is actively involved at Christ Presbyterian Church here in New Braunfels, doing nursing home visitation. Gary has been coming to visit KM residents in their rooms for... Read More

Resident of the Month: Short Term Unit

Oct 5, 2017 — Ray S. is our Short-term Unit Resident of the Month. Born & raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Ray attended the University of Nebraska for his Bachelor’s degree & the University of Kansas for his Master’s degree. He was the first in his family – both father’s and mother’s side – to graduate from college. His occupation... Read More

Resident of the Month: LONG TERM UNIT

Oct 5, 2017 — Our Long-term Unit Resident of the Month is Betty B. Ms. Betty is a resident here at KM. She’s been here for over 4-1/2 years; you can always see her smiling face throughout the halls of KM. Born in Bandera, she worked at Kelly Air Force base. She was married 50 years to husband Lewis,... Read More

Letter from Administration

Oct 5, 2017 — Hi! My name is Kaci Gougler, LMSW- Director of Social Services at Kirkwood Manor. Most of my time is spent managing social services issues for our short-term rehab patients on our 600 Hall. It’s hard to believe that in December, I will have been with Kirkwood 3 years. I have worked in the nursing home... Read More

Learn How To Ease The Aging Process

Sep 6, 2017 — Aging doesn’t have to drag you down! Use these tips to get a better edge on aging with grace. Learn all you can about your health. Learn about what aging does to the body, what things you can fix and what will happen as you get older. Knowing this information allows you to take charge... Read More

KM Rehab Superstar!

Sep 6, 2017 — Thomas E. was originally admitted to Kirkwood Manor in April 2017, following a lengthy hospital stay, with multiple complications following a below the knee amputation. While in the hospital, Mr. E developed multiple wounds and became debilitated to the point that he was completely dependent with all tasks. He was bed bound and was unable... Read More

Volunteer of the Month

Sep 6, 2017 — Our Volunteer of the Month is David Hack. David was a schoolteacher for 29 years, after achieving a college degree at Tennessee Temple University. Active in several Baptist & Presbyterian churches, he has been a church pianist for over 30 years – which is an amazing feat since he was born 80% deaf! He loves... Read More

Residents of the Month: Short Term Unit

Sep 6, 2017 — Hilmar K. is our short-term unit ROM. Born at home in Harper, TX, he was raised on the family ranch in Harper. He grew up talking German and still speaks German if someone speaks German to him. He had to learn English when he started school. A farmer by trade, he was involved in the... Read More