Here we have another personal experience on what assisted living is like for one of our amazing residents. In his experience, assisted living has been one of the best decisions he has made. Assisted living tends to have a negative connotation; however, we would hope that your experience with us in our community can be positive and help you experience more out of life.
One of our amazing residents, Jay Monson at Birch Creek Assisted Living (located in Smithfield, Utah) wrote this article sharing his experience moving into assisted living. We love seeing someone make the best out of an unexpected situation and helping others along their way. Jay says “…my room went from being completely empty to feeling ‘homey,”…” thanks to the help of his family and friends. Thank you to Jay for his kind words on our community and we hope that everyone has this same experience moving into one of our Communities under SAL Management Group.
We are excited to announce that many of our communities have already or have scheduled their first round of COVID vaccines. We are so grateful for all the community staff that have helped and are helping to make these days successful and positive. Our residents have been excited and are all doing well! Stay tuned for more updates after vaccine #2!
Assisted Living residents will be among the first people that could receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We’d love to give you as much information as you need about this. Please call us for more information or to get your loved one on the list to get the vaccine first!
Moving is always a daunting task, and moving from a lifetime home can make the process even more difficult. When moving a loved one into an assisted living community there are some suggestions that we would recommend as you start this process. In this article below there are some very good tips on how to make moving a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
Having family members live close by can be a huge asset as your loved one settles into their new environment. Make sure to plan visits and outings on a regular basis so that you are still maintaining your relationship with them.
Get to know the staff members that will be working closely with your loved one. Knowing who will be taking care of your mom or dad will help you feel more at ease with them living there. It also helps caregivers get to know your loved one better so they can provide the best care .
Make their room feel more like home by bringing personal possessions and pictures, favorite snacks or drinks, or favorite books or movies. Help them set this up on their first day so they feel more comfortable in this new place.
Help your loved one feel more in control of the situation by letting them make decisions. Their opinions are important and they should have a say in this next stage of life. Their concerns should not be ignored.
Lastly, make sure to emphasize all the good things that will come from this move. Will your loved one have fewer responsibilities to worry about? Are there activities that interest them? Will family be visiting more often? Looking forward to the future and what positive things will come from this change will help everyone feel excited about it.
We are gearing up for some exciting few weeks here. This year has been difficult on all of us, but our community is ready to make this holiday season exciting and beautiful. We’ve been setting up our decorations and we have Christmas music playing. Even though we have to celebrate differently this year, we still know how to have a good time together and make the best of it.
At our community we want to ensure that our residents feel like family. Each of us have committed to our WOW Culture in order to achieve this goal.
It is our goal to create and provide a safe home-like environment for each of our residents and Super Caregivers. The way we provide this environment is by making our communities beautiful, clean and delivering “WOW” experiences.
Our SUPER Caregivers are committed to providing the following to our residents:
Delivering “WOW” Experiences
Being Flexible and Teachable
Creating Positive Interactions
Building Staff Synergy
Creating a Home-Like Environment
Being a SUPER Caregiver
Creating Fun, Smiles and Laughter
Thank you for putting your trust in us and allowing us to care for your loved one.
We wanted to share this video with you because we think that our staff is AMAZING! This year has been tough on all of us, but we are so proud of our staff and all those who have helped make our community the best it can be. We appreciate all you do!!