Every month an activity calendar is created to find a good combination of activities to decrease boredom and frustration, increase physical activity, increase sensory and mental stimulation, along with improving self-esteem through failure-free activities. The activity calendar combines a variety of activities including music, reading, social and physical activities, and reminiscing.
Activities are designed to use skills that our Residents already have. These activities focus Resident's current abilities and strengths. Some of these activities may include folding laundry, needlework, baking, doing crafts, and feeding the birds and squirrels.
Activities encourage physical activeness for our Residents. Such activities include bowling, dancing, ball toss, and exercise. As weather allows, we walk outdoors and involve Residents in flower and vegetable gardening.
Activities designed to promote social interaction may include: birthday parties, holiday parties, and barbeques.
Activities stimulate cognitive functioning. We include reality orientation (today is... the weather is... the season is...). music, word games, and reminiscing. Reminiscing activities may include our memory kits, looking through scrapbooks, and reading stories.
Our mom has lived at ComfortCare Homes®, Legacy House, for over a year. When her needs became greater than the needs Assisted Living could meet, we began our search for a new place for mom to live. We looked at the traditional Memory Care housing units. We promised mom we would never put her in the "nursing home" environment.
When we found Comfort Care Homes it met all our needs and promises. Mom is in a beautiful home with 24/7 care. She is able to help with chores that make her feel valued and important.
Mom continues to look and feel beautiful with weekly in-home beauty care.
As a family we are able to celebrate birthdays, holidays and special occasions in an environment we call "home".
- Frank, Mary Jo and Patty