Whether your loved one is thinking about moving or has been in a retirement home for years, below are a few personal thoughts from our care providers on what’s important to them when it comes to our residents and their well-being.
1. Keeping the day to day routines of incoming residents is super important – they’re already going through a big change by moving. We ensure that residents, especially new residents coming from home, are able to maintain their daily routine as much as possible – transitioning into retirement living is a major change. Maintaining a routine can make the transition less overwhelming and more enjoyable.
2. Not everyone has family members that can see them on a regular basis. We treat residents the way we would want our family members to be treated. Showing kindness and genuine interest in each and every resident’s life improves everyone’s well-being (including our staff).
3. We encourage residents, as much as they’re able and willing, to keep moving and to do little things to stay as independent, for as long as as possible (like face washing, teeth brushing, etc). These seemingly little tasks foster independence and create confidence and purpose for residents.
4. We encourage residents and family members to know their limits and to recognize the limits of their loved ones. Independence is important, but if completing tasks independently is beginning to become dangerous or the resident loses interest, it’s time to re-evaluate the situation.
5. We work to remind residents and family members that we are always here to help with any and all concerns. Residents and family members are never bothering us, taking care of residents is what we’re here to do.
Want to learn more about us? Schedule a tour to see our home and to meet our wonderful team. Contact Susan at 519-882-3157