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What Your Mother Really Wants for Mother's Day

on 05/12/2017 8:41 AM
She was there when you soared and there when you failed, moms are often the biggest cheerleader for their children.  But, there comes a time when as children we become mom's advocate. The one who gently pushes her to go to the doctor for care, to eat more, or make it through a few weeks of therapy after an injury or surgery.  Each Mother's Day, children of all ages honor the c...
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Senior Sun Safety Tips

on 05/10/2017 4:05 PM
Summer is a time of year most people look forward to, especially in the cool winter months. However, there are some precautions individuals should take to stay safe during months with excessive heat. Seniors, infants and children, and those with chronic conditions are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. While excessive heat can bother anyone, seniors are at a special risk, especially...
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When Memory Loss Becomes a Concern

on 04/03/2017 1:40 PM
Everybody misplaces items, forgets the name of someone they know well, or doesn't show up for an appointment because it slips their mind. How often have you found something you lost in an unexpected place, like your keys in the freezer? While memory loss is a common occurrence, especially in aging, there is a difference in memory loss and a significant decline in cognition such as tho...
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Job Fair March 9! CNAs, RNs, and LPNs

on 03/07/2017 4:51 PM
RNs, LPNs, and CNAs – All Shifts Welcome to Apply!   Location: Karmenta Center 4502 Milwaukee Drive, Madison, WI 53714 Phone: (608) 249-2137   Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Time: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Apply in Person – Same Day Interview!   $10 gift card if you are selected for an interview!   Apply Online: Certified Nursing Assistan...
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Karmenta Center Has Bowling Fun

on 02/24/2017 2:07 PM
At Karmenta Center, our activity team plan daily recreational events that are meant to engage residents and allow them to participate in hobbies that have brought them joy in the past years. Two Karmenta Center residents sat in the dining room one morning discussing their hobbies.  “My wife and I had bright pink shirts with matching bowling balls and would bowl once a week at the l...
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Karmenta Center Hosts “Beach Party Day”

on 02/24/2017 2:00 PM
To observe the recent arrival of spring, Karmenta Center is hosting a “Beach Party Day.”  Our Skilled Nursing Facility will be instantly transformed into a tropical island of paradise. Residents will be given Hawaiian leis, grass skirts, and sunglasses to wear throughout the day.  Staff have been encouraged to dress the part and wear their favorite “beach attire.&rdqu...
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Karmenta Center Celebrates National Elvis Week to Benefit Madison, WI School

on 02/24/2017 2:00 PM
In observance of ‘National Elvis Week,’ Karmenta Center recently celebrated in a big way to benefit Kennedy Elementary School.  In honor of the King of Rock & Roll, Karmenta Center invited residents, families, and friends to join us for a live performance by Elvis Impersonator, Tony Rocker.  It’s only ‘once in a blue moon’ you can come get ‘all s...
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VFW Band Visits Karmenta Center

on 02/24/2017 1:57 PM
On March 27, the VFW band visited Karmenta Center, a skilled nursing community in Madison, WI, to perform their annual band concert for residents.  The musicians in the band are made up of 40 community members who volunteer their time and talents to play up to 20 concerts each year for senior and retirement centers, senior housing communities, nursing homes, and assisted living centers.&...
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Vicki Brown Named Employee of the Year at Karmenta Center

on 02/24/2017 1:57 PM
Residents, families and staff honored Vicki Brown as the Karmenta Center Employee of the Year. Vicki began her career at Karmenta Center in 1999 and remains a valuable member of the environmental service department.   “Not only is she a valuable member of the environmental service team, but also a valued member of Karmenta Center as a whole,” stated Ray Freson, Executive D...
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Karmenta Center Wins Fine Dining Competition

on 02/24/2017 1:46 PM
Karmenta Center has been chosen as the inaugural winner of the Exceptional Living Centers Fine Dining Competition. The fine dining competition, held among all Exceptional Living Centers facilities, was judged on several different elements. These items included: resident survey, overall presentation, tabletop display, and themed menu options.
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Karmenta Center Celebrates “12 Days of Christmas”

on 12/11/2014 2:18 PM
Karmenta Center celebrated the holiday season with their annual “12 Days of Christmas” themed events throughout the month. Residents and staff had fun raising holiday cheer with each day of activities.   Tuesday, December 2 – Santa Claus Guessing Game Wednesday, December 3 – Complete the Christmas Song Quiz and win a prize Thursday, December 4 &...
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Karmenta Center Resident Recognized as D-Day Survivor

on 06/10/2014 2:02 PM
Seventy years ago, 21-year-old Kenneth Schumacher of Madison was floating in a landing ship off Omaha Beach. As far as he could see to either side, boats were idling or maneuvering as German shells exploded in the water and on the beach, taking a terrible, bloody toll. Trucks for gun crews like Schumacher’s were being blown up as they drove off the ships, through shallow wa...
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