The Men of West Ridge invite their guests to the Men's Picnic, Thursday, June 22nd 5pm. Come enjoy the culinary talents of Richard and Mike and enjoy the fresh air and fabulous food!
Falls are the leading cause of brain injury among the elderly. Falls also have a profound impact on mobility—yet many seniors who live independently don’t take the proper steps to protect themselves.
When your loved one is living with a memory disorder like dementia, you don’t always know what to expect when you visit. Some days will be good and things will seem normal. Other days can be frustrating, even painful; your loved one might call you by the wrong name, they may seem agitated or angry, or maybe they refuse to see guests altogether.
Growing older presents many gifts–maturity, grace, wisdom, experience and perspective to name a few. But it also has its set of challenges. The good news is that there are many things you can do to improve your well-being as a senior. Eating healthy, exercise, meditation and brain training exercises can help you improve your overall well-being.
As the only registered Eden Alternative facility in Cedar Rapids, we are often asked to define our unique philosophy of care. You can see it reflected in the way we treat our Elders and in everything we do. It motivates us to provide better care and become better care partners. But what exactly is the Eden Alternative Philosophy?
Getting into the Spirit
December got off to a fun start this weekend with visiting friends from the Girl Scouts and Coe College. On Saturday, the enthusiastic Troop 5819 was in to play games and do some crafts with the residents. We loved looking around the room and seeing nothing but smiles!
After I blogged last time, we went to the IHCA Convention in Des Moines and haven’t blogged since. So I apologize for that since I said I would blog each week. I would like to call a mulligan! That being said here are the details for our Trick-or-Treating event this Saturday:
West Ridge has not fully utilized our blog as a tool to communicate with our families, care partners and community partners. My plan is to submit at least one post each week to our blog. You can use the blog along with our website and Facebook page to keep up to date with the happenings at West Ridge.