Tips for your next visit
By Vicki Sunderman Social Services Director, Villisca
Residents and staff members become close friends at the Good Samaritan Society, but residents’ family members will always be the most important people in their lives. A visit, letter, an outing or a walk outside can mean so much to them. Birthday or anniversary celebrations are encouraged, too, and our family room, dining and activity room are available for these special occasions. Here are a few other helpful tips for your next visit.
• View our Web site for the monthly activities calendar
• Share a meal together in the centers’ dining rooms or private family rooms
• Assist in writing a letter or sending cards to loved ones
• Put together a storybook of your loved one’s life so he or she can share with staff and visitors
• Bring in your loved one’s favorite music, talking books or a favorite hobby
• Help your loved one pot a plant
• Play games, such as crib- bage or puzzles
• Help your loved one put a scrapbook together. Introduce him or her to a new craft idea. V
G ift ideas for Mom and Dad
3. A bird feeder to put outside your loved one’s room. Bird seed can be donated to the activities department and staff members will make certain the feeders remain stocked.
4. Flowers for one of our raised flower beds. Contact the activities department if you have any questions about flowers.
By Becki Peterson Social Services Director, Red Oak
year to give your loved one a special gift. Our residents would enjoy the following gifts.
1. A gift certificate from Donna Larsen, our beautician. Available for any dollar amount or service. Donna’s phone number is (712) 824-7889.
2. A communication basket filled with personalized stationary, cards, colorful pens and stamps.
other’s Day and Father’s Day are wonderful times of the
5. A personal hygiene basket filled with lotions, tissues, nail polish, shampoos, conditioners, body washes, makeup, etc.
6. Family videos, scrapbooks, photo albums, framed family memories, wall hangings.
7. Handkerchiefs, caps, sunscreen for summer outings.
8. Mail. Resident e-mails and snail mail are delivered daily.
9. The gift of time. V
L earn more about our services
Skilled nursing Nursing services are provided 24 hours a day. A nursing team assists each resident with activities of daily living, and an individualized care plan is developed for each resident encompassing social, spiritual, emotional and physical needs.
Rehabilitation services help people of all ages who are recovering from surgery, injury or illness. Therapy progams help them return home safely and success- fully.
Memory care Memory care helps residents with Alzheimer’s dis- ease and other related dementias. The memory care unit features a calm and homelike environment.
Community Connection Life Times
January 2008 May 2012
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