One of our CNAs, Alexis, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Alexis is a great worker and we miss her very much! Below is a GoFundMe link if you would like to donate to Alexis’s cause.
Keep loving life
Regardless of religious beliefs, the Easter season is a great time to embrace the new life and rebirth that comes this time of year. It’s also the perfect opportunity to reconnect with family and friends and to observe Easter traditions. At Autumn’s Promise, we know how important it is for our residents to continue living the life they loved before requiring professional care, so we do everything possible to assist.
Autumn’s Promise always has a variety of on-site activities planned, from games and dance lessons to painting classes. Spring and Easter-themed crafts are always a hit with residents.
As you prepare to celebrate Easter, there are many ways to incorporate a senior loved one in the festivities, including:
With Easter comes the promise of warmer temperatures. After months inside, seniors are just as anxious to get outdoors. Autumn’s Promise is set in a tranquil neighborhood, so as the weather warms residents are welcome to take a walk outside or to enjoy the lovely view from the patio.
Come check out our beautiful surroundings and meet our Autumn’s Promise team who are committed to quality care and to make sure every resident feels at home. Call us today at 920-465-1181 to schedule a schedule a free tour.
Memory books are an excellent way for seniors to document their memories and for families to get a window into their loved one’s lifetime of experiences.
Memory books are typically constructed in nice, quality notebooks. The books are filled with written recollections and printed photographs, from early childhood to the present day. Many people like to include memories of historic events, traditions and favorite hobbies as well as perspectives on life.
At Autumn’s Promise, we work with residents on special books called Memories for My Grandchild. This 90-page book allows residents to showcase their family tree, memories from their childhood and teenage years and much more. We find when residents recall their life stories, communication improves and they become engaged. As an assisted living facility, we’re able to honor a resident’s life and provide a positive diversion.
To get started, collect background information—name, date and place of birth, schools attended, wedding date and birth dates of children. Then, begin asking questions. These could include:
Jot down the responses in the first person point of view. Take time and care in creating the memory book, after all, the contents come from decades of experiences.
Autumn’s Promise, a luxurious assisted living facilities in Northeast Wisconsin, provides residents with every opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest. The staff offers the support and assistance each resident needs while allowing them to remain as independent as possible. Call Autumn’s Promise today at 920-465-1181 to find out more or to schedule a free tour.
The holidays are a magical time—loved ones gather to celebrate the season and reminisce of years past. But, for some seniors, the holidays bring a feeling of isolation and loneliness. Christmas often stirs up memories of friends or family lost. It’s also more difficult for them to attend or host parties as they had years ago. At Autumn’s Promise, we bring the holiday fun to our residents with socials, carolers, crafts, movies and more.
In December, Autumn’s Promise likes to hold holiday-themed happy hours with specialty drinks, including RumChata hot chocolate, as well as offer hot chocolate and apple cider socials. Music helps get residents in a seasonal mood so carolers will stop by to sing Christmas favorites. Crafts keep hands busy and offer a perfect opportunity for residents to share cherished memories.
As you plan out your holidays this year, there are plenty of ways for you to include and inspire elders, including:
We understand there are times when you can’t be with an aging loved one but you want to be sure they are happy. Autumn’s Promise not only meets residents’ care needs, but also offers a fun-loving, comfortable environment to help them catch the holiday spirit. Call us today at 920-465-1181 to find out more or to schedule a free tour.
Music is powerful—it has the ability to take the listener back in time and stir up memories and feelings of the past. At Autumn’s Promise, we play music to stimulate the brain and help improve memory, as well as to provide comfort to our residents.
Our seniors enjoy the many benefits of listening to music while participating in various activities. Music encourages movement—from dancing or walking to toe tapping. And, the part of the brain that processes what’s being heard also controls motor function. By playing music while exercising, the muscles and brain are both getting a workout.
Music also stirs up deep feelings. Our team of caregivers utilize music to make memories come alive. Songs are stored in the part of the brain that is last to be touched by Alzheimer’s, so even residents far on their journey with dementia can recall a melody. We find seniors like to remember experiences from their youth so we select popular performers from their generation and play music from when residents were in their teens, 20s and 30s.
Finally, we turn music on for residents when they feel anxious or agitated. We know the sounds and rhythm of music are calming, especially as seniors approach the end of life.
The staff at Autumn’s Promise work around the clock to help residents live a meaningful, fulfilling life. We are happy to help evoke positive memories and touch the hearts of our residents through thoughtful music selection.
Autumn’s Promise, one of the top assisted living facilities in Northeast Wisconsin, provides the comforts of home with the level of care residents need. The staff is known for having compassion for people and a love of fun. Call Autumn’s Promise today at 920-465-1181 to find out more or to schedule a free tour.