At Hillsdale County Medical Care the Life Enrichment team focuses on providing a wide variety of scheduled and spontaneous activities each and every day. As a Registered Eden Alternative Home following the practices of its founder Dr. Bill Thomas, we believe that our elders should never face loneliness, helplessness or boredom. We strive to discover the social, emotional and spiritual needs and interests of each resident and provide activities that hold meaning and lead to enjoyment, supportive new relationships and a healthy sense of well-being. Our residents may choose to relax quietly in their rooms reading, watching TV, visiting with others, knitting or playing a game or they may participate in programs. Our activities are adapted to the physical and cognitive needs of the individual so that all may participate considering their ability.
Weekly/Monthly Activities include Bingo and other Games, Exercise Group, Resident Support and Council meetings, Sing Along, Cooking Group, Crafts, Happy Hour and many more.
Just a few of our many photos of our residents enjoying their lives!
The last picture is just some of our bounty. Outings: We love to get out into the community, our favorite destinations include Wal-Mart, Glei's, The Ice Cream Parlor, Out to lunch at local restaurants, the Allen Antique malls, Scenic Tours, Christmas Light Tour, an annual picnic at Baw Beese and the movie theater. We spend the whole week taking residents to the Hillsdale County Fair and encourage residents to offer suggestions of where to go next!
Our home has a beautiful Salon with a licensed stylist and our staff provides nail care and painting. Local pastors provide Church Services every Sunday afternoon and Thursday evenings. Mass is held monthly and Bible Study is offered at least one time weekly offered by volunteers.
Neighborhood and Community Parties: We go all out at Christmas time and other Holiday’s, Birthdays, Wedding/Baby Showers, retirement, you name it, and we’ll do it!
During the warmer months we spend much of our day outdoors, gardening, playing games and watching the dogs play while we sip lemonade. We enjoy holding a country market once a month. Families are very welcome to use our patio or courtyard any time they wish for visiting.
Our Eden home offers an outstanding pet program. We certainly understand that not everyone enjoys pets and therefore elders may choose if they would like to participate. They may choose to have a bird live in their room or visit one of our four beautiful aviaries. They may relax by watching the fish in one of our many tanks or stop to visit one of our kitties. Our program includes several visiting dogs belonging to staff and elders or their families. Pet companionship is vital according to Dr. Thomas and we agree!
I would love to tell you more about our Life Enrichment and Eden Alternative Programs. If you have questions, please phone me. We look forward to enriching your loved one’s Life!