As a widower, I felt extremely lonely and disconnected in my neighborhood and home. My friend introduced me to the idea of retirement living in an independent retirement community. I looked at several in Brevard County, but none had the sense of family or friendliness that Glenbrooke has. I’m here at Glenbrooke to stay!
Assisted Living Week Back
National Assisted Living Week was established in 1995 to celebrate the role assisted living communities play in senior care and the relationships that form between caregivers and residents due to their time spent together. This year National Assisted Living week is Sunday, September 10th through Saturday September 16, 2017. The theme for this year is Family is Forever and was inspired by this quote from Maya Angelou:
“Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what.”
This week is the perfect time to celebrate the beautiful relationship that forms between staff and residents at Assisted Living communities. It truly takes a special person to be a caregiver. You have a huge impact on the people around you. You not only take care of residents, but you become their family, forming bonds that cannot be broken. Someone that they not only rely on, but enjoy spending time with.
The caregivers and staff at Assisted Living communities become residents’ second family. They are the eyes and ears that observe things about their residents and relay these observations to their family members. They are the ones who notice if there is a change in a resident’s appetite or health. Caregiving staff works as a team to provide the best care to residents, providing them with the love and respect a family member would. We are very thankful to all of the awesome caregivers that are dedicated to caring for our residents every single day.
National Assisted Living Week is also to celebrate our wonderful residents. It is an honor to not only care for you, but to know you and be part of your life. Caregivers, be sure to express your thanks and appreciation for all the assisted living residents you care for.
Spend National Assisted Living week enjoying time spent together; caregivers and residents alike.