Who doesn’t love homemade doughnuts? Our staff are so good about making special treats for our residents! We fry doughnuts and make them extra good with lots of sugary icing! Add a hot cup of coffee or a glass of milk and those doughnuts become a reason to have a party! Delicious!
Our Activities staff work to engage all our residents in daily events. They focus on stimulating the senses. This project fits most of those objectives. As soon as the residents smell them cooking, they dash to the dining room to watch! Some of them help put the icing and powdered sugar on the finished product. Others help pass the doughnuts to other residents. Everybody involved puts on a big smile when they take their first bite of the warm, gooey, deliciousness!
This is just another one of those ways that we provide Care You Can Trust!
Visit at mealtime and help deliver your loved one’s meal try to their table. Your company will probably make them eat more.
Visit at the time of activities and encourage your family member’s participation.
Take a favorite book along on your visit and read to your family member.
Write letters or note cards for your loved one. Help them stay in contact with their friends and family. Carry in letters or cards written to them, too. Help them read those!
If you take videos of children’s sports activities or school performances, take your computer or iPad on your visit and share that video!
Take along a favorite board game and play with your loved one.
Take a puzzle that you can complete in the length of your visit.
Music is stimulating, so take your iPod or a CD player and play some favorite songs.
If you have a child to take along, take craft projects that all of you can do. Painting sun catchers or stringing bead necklaces would be appropriate.
Use technology to connect with family members. Take your laptop and Skype so your loved one can have a real time conversation with another family member!
Paint fingernails, brush hair or give hand massages to men and women.
Take your family member on a walk through the facility or outside, and talk about the things you see. Take time to visit the front patio and look at the beautiful planters of flowers.
With special permission, you can take your pet to visit a loved one at Integrity Healthcare of Cobden. Just call ahead and follow the rules!