Creating a Spirit of Belonging: Our Nursing Team

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In a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Blakeford at Green Hills, we provide a variety of care and services to our residents from independent living to long-term care. As part of our continuum, we rely on the experience, knowledge, and compassion of the nursing team. They are a special group of people who understand the value… Read more »

The Road to Fitness: Building and Sticking to a Plan

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Wellness and fitness expert Brittany Meador addresses frequently asked questions regarding getting and staying fit as a senior adult. Why is it important for senior adults to stay fit? It is so important for senior adults to stay fit because it helps with a host of health issues that the aging population faces. The right… Read more »

A Look Back and a Glance Toward the New Year

Ever noticed how you just get used to dating things correctly and suddenly it’s time to change again? Can it really be the end of 2014 already? Well, in just a very few days we will indeed tear off that last page of the calendar and welcome 2015 with all the promise of the new year that… Read more »

Breaking Down the Language Barrier

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“I can’t imagine how challenging it would be to work in an environment where I did not completely understand the language,” says Blake Harper, Translation Coordinator for Blakeford since September 2014. Providing translation services to team members is a direct result of Blakeford’s initiative to raise the bar on service hospitality throughout the organization. In… Read more »

Procative, Not Reactive: Planning for the Future (Part 2)

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This is the second part of a two-part post. Click here for part one.   The next step in the planning process is to make sure all decisions about housing and supportive care are in place. The most important question to ask is:  What is the ultimate goal when implementing a plan? Some seniors are… Read more »

Providing a Connection to Our Community

Community

When Blakeford developed our WellLife at Blakeford program, we felt strongly that creating a sense of community through volunteering was extremely important. As a result, the CONNECT WellLife Dimension was put into place. By our definition, CONNECT is designed to strengthen the Blakeford community and the greater community by the sharing of personal knowledge and… Read more »

Proactive, Not Reactive: Planning for the Future (Part One)

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When assisting your parent(s) or loved one in planning for the future, discussions are a must prior to the occurrence of sudden health changes. Understanding their wishes when these changes occur will give you peace of mind instead of trying to make decisions in the midst of the storm. The first step in this process is… Read more »

The Birth of LiveWell By Blakeford

For several years, many of us at Blakeford were asking the question:  What is next? The Blakeford at Green Hills retirement community, now almost 20 years strong, is full of vibrant life and excellent care services. In fact, it has become completely full in the independent living apartments, with a growing demand, evidenced by a healthy… Read more »

The Road to Accreditation

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When Blakeford opened its doors in 1996, our focus was on being the premier provider of solutions for older adults by creating a thriving environment encouraging whole life wellness for our residents. Through the years, we have continually set high standards to maintain this focus. While I believe we accomplish our goals, I also believe… Read more »