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Bishop Drumm Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

Date Published: Jun 13 2019

Eighty years ago, the Sisters of Mercy started Bishop Drumm Retirement Community for aging seniors in the Des Moines community supplying compassionate care and creating a history of innovation.  

Preparing for care after surgery and/or a hospitalization

Date Published: May 22 2019

You have met with the doctor and other staff at the hospital.  You may have had surgery or another illness that requires physical, occupational, or speech therapy.  However, what happens when the hospital is ready to release you to a rehab facility? A little preplanning can ease your mind.

10 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR HEART

Date Published: Jan 31 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can be managed or prevented when people make health choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

Bishop Drumm Awarded Gold Seal from The Joint Commission

Date Published: Aug 30 2018

CHI Living Communities Bishop Drumm Retirement Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Post-Acute Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

Preplanning Can Ease Your After Surgery Woes

Date Published: Jun 26 2018

You’ve met with the doctor. Scheduled your surgery. Have all your hospital plans in place.  But what happens after surgery when the hospital is ready to release you? A little preplanning can make your recovery faster.

Ten Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Some Help

Date Published: Jun 15 2018

When Becky’s sister asked how their mother was “really doing” after a whirlwind weekend of relatives in town, a bridal shower and a milestone birthday celebration, she was told, “Okay.” But was she?

Four Ways to Improve Brain Health

Date Published: Jan 23 2017

Aging is a part of life.  As we grow older, often our mind slows down, we can become forgetful and it can be harder to multi-task.  This natural part of aging has been referred to as mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Ten Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Some Help

Date Published: Nov 10 2016

When Becky’s sister asked how their mother was “really doing” after a whirlwind weekend of relatives in town, a bridal shower and a milestone birthday celebration, she was told, “Okay.” But was she?

New Branding for Franciscan Living Communities Announced

Date Published: Oct 25 2016

Franciscan Living Communities long-term care facilities are being rebranded as part of CHI Living Communities, a national business of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). Sylvania Franciscan Health became part of CHI in 2014.

CEO Recognition Award Earned

Date Published: Oct 23 2016

CHI Living Communities earned the Chief Executive Officer’s Recognition Award for being among the Top Five high achievers in the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) 2016 Performance Culture Assessment.