Author Archives: Janel Brestel

Comments Off on National Food Service Week October 2019

Congratulations and thank you for our wonderful Dietary Staff as they celebrate “National Food Service Week”! We appreciate each and everyone of you in providing nutritious meals for our resident and staff! Pictured Left to Right: Tracy Steinbach(Cook), Shalina Scott(Dietary Aide), Jessie Halsey (Dietary Aide), Deb Ritchie(Cook), Halla Eggleston(Dietary Manager). Not pictured: Lea Underwood(Cook), Missie Chatten(Dietary Aide), JoAnne Sadler(Dietary Aide), Cheyney Loper(Dietary Aid), Sydnee Sallach(Dietary Aide), Ellana Willis(Dietary Aidd)

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Comments Off on National Environmental Services Week September 2019

Celebrating National Environmental Services Week here at Callaway Good Life Center! Thank you to all these awesome employees for a job well done! We appreciate you! Pictured from left, Patrick Jorgenson, Maintenance,Melissa Jorgenson, Environmental Services Coordinator, Mavis Newton, Laundry, Tracy Stubbs, Housekeeping, Janell Longmore, Housekeeping. Not pictured: Shalina Scott, Housekeeping/Dietary Cook!

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Join us for our 7th Anniversary Celebration!

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Comments Off on Custer County Foundation provides grant to CGLC

Thank you to the Custer County Foundation for their generous $3600.00 grant towards the purchase of the blanket warmer for our residents. These heated blankets are bringing comfort and peace to so many of our precious residents!

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Congratulations to our September Employee of the Month, Shannon Curlile!

Shannon has been a Certified Nurse Aide since 2007.  She has been with the Callaway Good Life Center for six years.

Shannon loves to color, listen to music, and make people laugh.  She spends most of her free time attending her teenage daughter’s extra-curricular activities.

Shannon lives with her 13 year old daughter Shelby, Harvest-their cat, and Casper and Dusty, their two dogs.  Sounds like an adventure every day!!!!

Shannon’s co-workers nominated her and said, “Thank you Shannon for working hard to make our residents feel like this is their home.  You know each one and you talk to them like they are the most important person.  Thanks for all you do.”

We asked Shannon why she enjoys her job, and she replied “I like to think of my career as a book.  I’ve had lots of good chapters, some bad, but it’s the characters in it that I’ve encountered along the way that make me never want to put my book down.”

We appreciate all that you do Shannon, keep up the good work!

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“Nebraska Nursing Homes in Crisis”

Did you know…in any given month, a nursing home loses on average about $1000 per month per resident that is on Medicaid. Over 60% of Nebraska nursing home residents are on Medicaid. This was the focus of Senator Deb Fischer’s visit recently at the Callaway Good Life Center! We thank Senator Fischer for her generous gift of her time to be with us, hear us and advise us on moving forward during this Nebraska Nursing Home Crisis!

Vicky Hendricks, Administrator, Ron Ross, President of Rural Health Development, Senator Deb Fischer

A special thank you to Carla Kimball for all your help and organization in making today possible!

To learn more and how you can help…

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Comments Off on August 2019 Employee of the Month!

Congratulations to our August Employee of the Month, Jodie Wewel!

Jodie began her career here in November of 2017.  She began as a Certified Nurse Assistant and moved on to Med Aide.  Prior to working with the Callaway Good Life Center she worked for 4 years in other care home facilities.

Jodie’s interests include caring for her kids, listening to music, and watching movies.  She also enjoys caring for other people.  Recently she furthered her education to include Emergency Medical Technician.  She says, “I am looking forward to becoming an EMT in Callaway.”  Congratulations Jodie!  We are very proud of your dedication to our facility and to our community!

Jodie was nominated and they had this to say about her, “Jodie cares deeply about our residents as is seen in her dedication to her job.  She ensures that meds are passed on time and correctly. Her quiet demeanor is soothing for all who know her.  I appreciate all you do!”

When asked why she likes doing what she does, Jodie replied, “I like the connection with the residents and the friendships made between co-workers.”

Jodie, we are glad you connected with us and we treasure all you do!  Congratulations!

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Comments Off on Callaway Community Health Fair – August 2019

Thank you to the Callaway District Hospital for including us in your Callaway Community Health Fair yesterday! The winners of the CGLC mug candy bouquet drawings were Karlene Ostergard, Em Jorgenson, Mike Wendorff, and Stephanie Paulsen. Congrats!!

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Comments Off on Amazon Smile – Make a donation to CGLC!

Choose Callaway Good Life Center while shopping on Amazon and they will make a donation to our facility! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization, like the Callaway Good Life Center AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Callaway Good Life Center by starting your shopping at

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