Provider Daily Special Edition: Stories of Care
Special Edition: Stories of Care
Stories of Care is now distributed weekly on Tuesdays.
The Columbus Symphony, unable to play live concerts to large crowds, has taken to playing to a different audience: long term care providers. A trumpeter, trombonist and French horn player visited Hilliard Assisted Living and Memory Care to play some of the residents’ favorite tunes.
LONG TERM CARE RESIDENT ATTENDS GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER’S WEDDING VIA VIDEO
89-year-old Lavonne Thames was not going to let a pandemic prevent her from seeing her first great-granddaughter’s wedding. The father of the bride contacted Hemphill Care Center, where Thames resides, to set up a solution. Thames watched the entire wedding and was able to chat with her great-granddaughter after the ceremony.
IN-PERSON VISITS BRING SMILES, TEARS ON FIRST DAY OF OUTDOOR GATHERINGS
Some states are lifting strict policies on long term care visitors and many families are relishing seeing loved ones in person again. At Willowood Care Center, individual porches on rooms allow for several visits to happen at the same time. “If we did this once a week, I’d be a happy camper,” said Sheila Brenckle, who was visited by her children.
FRIENDSHIP BLOSSOMS FROM LONG TERM CARE PEN-PAL PROGRAM
A pen-pal turned into a real pal at Chardon Healthcare Center where a young boy named Sergio formed a friendship with a resident, Marge. “During such a strange and scary time, Sergio and Maria took the opportunity to reach out to make a difference in the life of a stranger, and they have touched all of our hearts in the process,” CommuniCare Family of Companies wrote on Facebook.