When an aging person is struggling with vision related problems, that doesn’t automatically mean they have to move from their home. However, assisted living can be a great option to consider. In the grand scheme of senior care options, assisted living is one of the best, not just for people who have vision related challenges or vision loss, but even those aging seniors who are perfectly healthy, strong, and fit. Continue reading
RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT FOR OCTOBER 2021
Our Resident Spotlight shines on Nell Mardell for the month of October. Ms. Nell is from Atlanta and has one younger sister, Laurie. In school her favorite subject was writing and art. She was the designer of invitations, banners and decorations. This led her to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri where she was the literary magazine editor.
Ms. Nell loved to go to the formal dances and that’s where she met her future husband, while he was a student at Emory and Ms. Nell was a senior in high school. They married after Ms. Nell’s first year of college and when her husband joined the Air Force, they were stationed in Presque isle, Maine for 2 years. Continue reading
October 2021 Employee Spotlight
In our Employee spotlight for October is Josiane Essoh. Josiane is originally from Cameroon and is the oldest of 4 children, having 2 brothers and 1 sister. She remembers Cameroon as being a stress free life, with more free time than we have in the United States. She came to the USA in 2004, going to Maryland first, before coming to Georgia about a year and a half ago.
Josiane learned English in school and studied marketing. She worked in marketing for a beer company. While she enjoyed marketing, she realized healthcare was something she wanted to do. In 2006 Josiane became a CNA and later a med tech, which is the job she has at Woodland Ridge.
It’s going to be frustrating when you try to talk to some seniors about assisted living. There’s no way to get around that. Some people don’t want to hear about various topics, which may include assisted living.
If you have been attempting to talk to your elderly mother or father about assisted living, but you can’t get past the words themselves because they shut you down, shout over you, or even shut you out, it can be frustrating. Continue reading
Mickey wasn’t keen on the idea of assisted living when his adult daughter brought up the topic. Widowed, living alone, and beginning to struggle with some basic tasks of everyday life, he knew something had to change. He considered different elderly care options, but his daughter talked about assisted living often. Continue reading
Visitation in Georgia’s LTC communities (Assisted Living in our case) is based on 2 main criteria per the Georgia Department of Public Health. The first is the PCR testing positivity rate in the surrounding county. They have color coded these rates as:
Green- < 5% positivity rate
Yellow- between 5 and 10% positivity rate
Red- > 10% positivity rate Continue reading
Resident Spotlight for September 2021
Our Resident Spotlight shines on Yvonne Zachary for the month of September. Ms. Yvonne is from Atlanta and grew up with 3 brothers. She went to Turner McNeal High School and while there played in the band and played basketball. Ms. Yvonne was on the honor roll and later in life was the President of the reunion committee several times. Continue reading
Employee Spotlight for September 2021
In our Employee Spotlight for September is Renae Miller. Renae is originally from Jamaica and grew up in a family with one brother. The family moved to the United States and Atlanta when Renae was 5 years old. She remembers being the kid who had an accent and others trying to understand her.
After high school, Renae joined the Job Corps at age 19 and lived in Texas for 2 years. During that time, she worked as a medical administration assistant, took a residential advisor course and worked as a corrections officer for 2 years. She says it was scary at times, but a good experience. Continue reading