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Grangeville Health & Rehabilitation

The smells from the kitchen at GHR waft into the hallways, drawing in residents for their daily meals. Wednesday through Sunday, those breakfasts and lunches are made by Joyce Bruegeman.

Joyce and her husband, Jim, live in Cottonwood. They have one daughter and one granddaughter. She makes the drive for work to Grangeville and said she enjoys it.

“I love the elderly. Just visiting with them and getting to know them is worthwhile,” she said.

Bruegeman has worked at GHR for two years and before that was a property appraiser for 14 years. Before that, she and her husband owned a restaurant for a decade.

“I love to cook, and I was tired of what I was doing,” before coming to GHR, she said. “I needed a change.”

Bruegeman follows a state set menu daily, but said everyone has their favorites – just like in any family.

GHR has five-star dining, and in the past, meals have included menu items such as pork tenderloin, filet mignon, halibut and salmon. Of course, these entrees are interspersed with such home style favorites as baked chicken, meatloaf and chicken noodle soup, along with fresh bread and a variety of soups.

GHR’s goal is to serve well-balanced, attractively prepared meals in a pleasant setting that provides opportunities for social interaction amongst peers as well as visiting family and friends.

Special meals are available to accommodate residents' health needs such as for those who need or choose to have a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free diet.

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