Hillcrest Rehab Administrator elected President of NPTA

Grace Knott, PT, GCS, Rehab Administrator for Hillcrest Rehab Services, was recently elected as the President of the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association.

Knott has been a longtime member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Nebraska Chapter. In 2015, Knott was awarded the Mary Ellen Sacksteder Award by the NPTA for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of physical therapy.

“Grace has been a tremendous advocate for the physical therapy profession her entire career,” said Matt Oestmann, Vice President of Rehab & Post-Acute Services for Hillcrest Health Services.

Knott is a graduate of Kansas University in physical therapy and has extensive experience in acute, skilled nursing and outpatient settings as both a clinician and a manager. Her passion is working with the older adult, especially in the areas of fall risk reduction, dementia care and optimal aging. She is a frequent lecturer for the Omaha “Tai Chi for Balance” community program and lectures in the area of dementia-related therapy services.

In her role at Hillcrest, Knott leads the rehab directors in Hillcrest’s post-acute rehab facilities.

Hillcrest to host Pancakes for Parkinson’s

Get ready to catch a flying pancake! Hillcrest Health Services is hosting a pancake benefit for Parkinson’s Nebraska at Hillcrest Country Estates Grand Lodge on Friday, March 9. From 7 to 10 a.m., the Pancake Man will be entertaining guests and serving up cakes of buttery goodness for a freewill donation.

All proceeds from the benefit will go to Parkinson’s Nebraska, a 501(c)3 charitable organization committed to helping those in Nebraska and surrounding areas who are affected by Parkinson’s disease. Donations to the organization are used to educate communities and caregivers through access to resources and information.

“Parkinson’s Nebraska is in awe of Hillcrest Health Services’ attention to detail and commitment to its residents, patients and the local Parkinson’s community,” said Ted Wuebben, Chair of the Parkinson’s Nebraska Board. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Hillcrest Health Services for the second annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Nebraska strives to be Nebraska’s number one resource for local Parkinson’s disease information, educational programs, exercise classes and support. We are committed to the local community, and all of the dollars raised stay right here to fund LOCAL Parkinson’s services.”

Hillcrest Country Estates Grand Lodge is located at 6021 Grand Lodge Ave in Papillion.

WIN A TRIP from Hillcrest Millard!

Hillcrest Millard, a post-acute rehab center, has officially opened its doors and has started accepting guests. Nebraska’s leading post-acute care provider with nearly 30 years of experience enhancing the lives of aging adults has brought its innovative services to Douglas County.

With state-of-the-art therapy equipment, Hillcrest Millard provides innovative physical, occupational and speech therapy to help speed up recovery. Hillcrest Millard’s team of nurses and therapists provides guests with consistent and reliable care throughout their stay with a focus on helping them recover from a surgery, injury or illness and return to their previous level of independence as soon as possible.

To celebrate the building’s opening, Hillcrest Millard is hosting a Mardi Gras themed open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Fat Tuesday, February 13, from 4-7 p.m. The ribbon cutting will begin at 4:30 p.m. The event will feature live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, raffle prizes, tours and more. One lucky guest will WIN A TRIP for two to New Orleans ($1,500 value). Guests should RSVP by February 9 to (402) 682-4800 or online at hillcresthealth.com/events/mardigras.

Hillcrest Millard is located at 13225 Westwood Lane, Omaha, NE 68144.