One of the most important relationships you will have in your life is the one you have with your parents or senior loved ones. As they get older and frailer, you will have to make a choice about how you will care for them. Elder care is a great option for seniors who want to stay at home or at our assisted living facility but are in need of assistance with everyday activities. Continue reading
Times can be tough when you have an elderly parent dealing with various challenges. Some of these challenges could be related to the natural process of aging or they could be due to chronic health issues. Sometimes, aging men and women might be diagnosed with a form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s. Assisted living is a topic you may want to discuss, since you may be this person’s primary caregiver, and you may have been doing this for a while. Continue reading
The Resident Spotlight shines on Virginia Mohamed for August.
Ms. Virginia is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and is an only child. Her favorite family memory is when they spent time at the family’s summer home in Annapolis, Maryland, where she swam in the Chesapeake Bay, went fishing, canoeing and caught fresh Maryland crabs. Ms. Virginia met her high school sweetheart in the lunchroom when he came and sat at her table every day. He asked her to the prom and later became her husband! Continue reading
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, AUGUST 2021
Our Employee Spotlight shines on Tifany Houston for August. Tifany is originally from Bradenton, Florida and grew up the middle child with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Her favorite memory from her school years was when she played on a traveling softball team from age 12 through high school. Third base was her position and she loved playing in the year round tournaments. The most memorable tournament was the Halloween one where they started playing at 7:00 pm and played until 7:00 am.
After high school, Tifany went to school to become a surgical technician. She graduated and began doing the work, but discovered she missed the people contact and decided to go into home health. Tifany has been in the medical home health field since 1994. Continue reading
Rita Manatrizio, Shirley McGahan and Joan Telotte are highlighted with Woodland Ridge staff in a recent AJC article explaining the impact of the pandemic on senior living. As Beth Cayce the CEO of CaraVita stated, the goal of the article was to raise Governor Kemp’s and the public awareness of the need to provide some of the $17.4 billion American Rescue Plan money that the state received to help bolster senior living. Woodland Ridge is a nonprofit and its mission is to meet the needs of those they serve, but with the prices of supplies doubling and tripling along with a work force challenge, and everyone trying to boost occupancy at the same time, our recovery efforts need a boost. Continue reading
One of our favorite entertainers sang for us recently. Steve Sadowitz performed songs from the 50’s and 60’s. We were singing along and tapping our toes. It made for a fun afternoon reminiscing to this sentimental music. Continue reading
Out in our community!
We made a trip to Sweetwater Creek State Park. It was our first chance to go out since 2019. We had a wonderful picnic lunch of fried chicken and enjoyed watching the ducks as well as the people in canoes and kayaks. Continue reading
Hepatitis Awareness Week falls during the week of July 28th. There are three main types of hepatitis in the U.S., and each one has symptoms that can make it hard to function. Here are six facts to learn about hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Elder care can help by providing respite care to the caregiver.
The first time Donald’s family thought what they were witnessing with him could be Alzheimer’s, he had been struggling with some aspects of his memory for a while. They couldn’t be sure, but his daughter and son thought they first recognized some challenges for him about a year or so earlier. Assisted living might be an option for memory care. Continue reading