“It’s The Little Things That Make The Difference”
Choice. Purpose. Meaning. For our residents, it’s those three things that mean the most in their daily lives. They want to feel like a part of the community. They want to have fun. They want the opportunity to have normal days, and we make those wishes a reality.
At the time of admission, families are asked to share their loved one’s past interests, hobbies, habits and passions. This allows our Cottage Heroes to develop an intimate understanding of our residents from the very beginning — promoting their physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.
We ask questions like:
“ What did Mom and Dad always do? ”
“ What makes them laugh? ”
“ What gives them purpose? ”
“ What’s their favorite type of music? ”
“ Did they like to have coffee with the neighbor? ”
“ Did Mom like to go the beautician? ”
We find the answers to these types of questions, and then we make it happen. We identify the things that provide a sense of familiarity comfort and specially design all activities to meet the needs of those struggling with memory loss.