Meet Victoria Harrison our Employee Spotlight for May! Victoria is the Community Liaison for The Pavilion Senior Living at Lebanon. She is originally from Lebanon, Tennessee and has spent much of her life within its beautiful lush landscape. Victoria is a New Year’s Baby, born on January 1st at 11:11 am. Victoria is married to Davis Harrison who is also a lifelong resident of Wilson County. Victoria is also mother to Aiden, who is 13-years-old.
Here at The Pavilion Senior Living, we know it can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous to get the senior in your life out and about during the winter season. However, when the snow starts to melt and the flower buds start to bloom, it can be the ideal time to help your loved one get some fresh air. We have compiled a list of senior-friendly activities for you and your loved one to do this spring.
If you are transitioning a parent to a memory care community, we understand it can be difficult time. Here at The Pavilion, we feel compassionately about helping ease the transition with our memory care services. We also want to help educate you that there are activities that can be fun and beneficial for your loved one. These activities consist of, but are not limited to arts & crafts, games, and home-related tasks. Let’s take a look at what these activities can do for you and your parent.
Discovering a loved one is dealing with memory impairments can be a challenge. Transitioning a loved one into memory care can be an intense, overwhelming experience. That is why here at The Pavilion, we help make the transition to memory care in Lebanon, TN as smooth as possibly for your loved one. It is important to plan ahead before you choose which community and do your research. Once you have a community in mind, frequent the community at various times to see how a normal day cycles at the community. Also, be friendly with the staff so you have the opportunity to ask them questions about the communities. This will give you a better feel for the employees that will be caring for your loved one. If your loved one has limited cognitive abilities, we suggest not getting them involved in the planning process. Also, try and avoid telling service providers “my loved one needs more help,” in front of your loved one. Although you may be correct, this can be intimidating and insulting news to someone with memory impairments. You can use these responses to respond to your loved one with memory impairments.
Aging is a natural part of life that brings with it a unique set of experiences and challenges. Though all of us have to one day face this, sometimes, it's necessary to get a bit of help with tasks that you could once do easily on your own. As you enter this stage of life, it's important to have support and love from family, friends, and caregivers. Though things in life may be changing, this doesn't have to be something to dread. As you age, certain things may get more difficult, but with the right help and care, you can continue to function independently and enjoy your favorite activities for years to come.
Here at The Pavilion, we understand it can be a challenge to schedule time with your mom or dad in a senior living community. And that’s why we are here to offer some great suggestions for you. Cooking together can be an amazing way to spend time together without it feeling forced. Sometimes it is easier to open up when your hands are busy. And even if you don’t chat all that much, the time spent together will mean more than you might even realize.
In the past, nursing homes were generally thought of as places to avoid. You might have grown up with grandparents or great-grandparents who insisted they not be "put in a home." Fortunately, times have changed. Today, the best nursing homes are comfortable and welcoming, and they provide an ideal solution for many aging adults.
We would like to highlight Debra Alfred for our first Employee Spotlight. Debra is the Business Office Manager at Crestview Manor Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care in Jane Lew, West Virginia. She is being recognized for all the excellent work she has done for the residents and managing the office!
When you're the primary--or even sole--caregiver for a spouse whose health is rapidly deteriorating, you'll quickly discover that burnout is a very real possibility. Respite care, however, can go a long way toward improving your quality of life and your spouse's. If you've been on the fence about investing in respite care, there are several key reasons why it's well worth the investment.
Becoming a caregiver to an aging relative with a chronic health condition can be a beautiful gift for the relative and for you as the caregiver. You enjoy quality time with each other, which may have never been an option before.
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