Our Culinary Services Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Blakeford’s Culinary Services demonstrate consistency, integrity, and team work. More importantly, they provide a sense of community to our residents. The team graciously let us film them over the last couple of weeks. They are an active group of people on a mission and we value… Read more »

Is It Time to Hire a Professional Caregiver?

More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one. – National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP; November 2009 If you’re… Read more »

The Power of the Word Belong

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Just one word. That’s all. A two-syllable word that describes the spirit of an entire community. Belong. When our leadership team heard this word while in the midst of a re-branding meeting, they grabbed on to it. It wasn’t about marketing though. It was what we already knew about Blakeford. People feel they belong here…. Read more »

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

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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 »