Who knew dancing would be so popular for elders typically using walkers? A sense of celebration and fun moved residents to the dance floor on October 19 for the grand reopening of The Arbor, a specialized memory care wing, at Lakeview Personal Care Community that is a part of the Pine Run continuum of care.
Music, dancing, and tasty nibbles fueled the energy at the grand reopening, and hearty applause greeted Senior Administrator Barbara Dumas, RN, when she took the microphone at the close of the party. “The renovations exceeded our expectations, and I was amazed not to receive a single complaint from families or residents during the construction,” she enthused. “I feel certain the dedication of our staff, including Daniel Alonzo, Tamika Brown, and Teresa Sawyer, was a big part of the reason our transition proceeded smoothly.”
Located just a block from Doylestown Hospital, Lakeview’s specialized program in The Arbor is staffed 24 hours a day by passionate and committed caregivers who tend to just 13 residents. Individualized care and approaches to activities are elevated by creating a complete picture of resident preferences that begins with families completing a form about their loved ones’ lives called “My Life Story.” The sheet includes questions about what name the resident likes to be called, hobbies they enjoy, and how they take medications to promote more responsive bedside care.
Lakeview hosts a monthly Alzheimer’s Association support group for family caregivers. To learn more, call Maureen Riley at 215.489.5872.