You can help residents enjoy their favorite hobbies again.
A gift of elevated garden beds restored the enjoyment of gardening to the lives of people with limited mobility at Ohio Living Swan Creek.
Someone confined to a wheelchair can’t do the bending or kneeling required to plant, weed or otherwise lovingly tend soil and plants. A gardener with this limitation faces the end of a joyful, lifelong hobby. But through a charitable gift, the daughter of a former resident helped restore an enjoyable activity for those who could no longer walk their own garden paths.
Located just outside Ohio Living Swan Creek’s Memory Enhancement Center, the two garden beds sit at just the right height for someone in a wheelchair to roll up and dig in. The donor’s financing of the project was an investment in the physical and emotional health of current and future wheelchair-bound gardeners at this campus. She helped improved lives by giving residents a way to continue their favorite hobby instead of feeling its loss.
You, too, can help Ohio Living residents enjoy their favorite hobbies again. Click here to make your gift today!
You can help fulfill patients’ special wishes.
To some, it might have just seemed like a trip to a pool for an elderly man. But for Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice patient Howard Pekar, it made all the difference.
As Howard aged, he experienced great loss: his wife, home, car, health and independence. It was hard to get him to leave his room. His hospice team knew he missed being able to soak in a warm bath, something he could no longer do at the care facility where he resided. So the team worked to fulfill Howard’s wish through our Make it Happen program.
Howard was taken to nearby Ohio Living Breckenridge Village, where there’s a large, warm-water pool at the Veale Wellness and Aquatic Center. With the assistance of a therapist, Howard was wheeled into the pool and was able to float and relax. His staff said that, after his excursion, he was more alert, ate more food and was more inclined to talk to staff and other residents. Everyone around Howard was touched to see how this special wish come true helped to improve his spirit.
You can help fulfill special wishes for patients like Howard. Click here to support Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice.
You can give residents access to places we take for granted.
Residents at Ohio Living Dorothy Love can enjoy a trip to a beautiful salon without ever leaving the campus, thanks to a special gift.
A resident paid to remodel the campus beauty shop in honor of his late wife, who used to love going to the salon every Friday. The space was completely updated, giving it a more modern look with a relaxing, peaceful feel. Plain walls, pink chairs and tile floors have been replaced with sleek fixtures, artwork and wood cabinets and floors. There are plenty of dryer chairs, a manicure and pedicure station, and even a vacuum system to make collection of hair easier.
You can help bring amazing amenities like this to our communities by making your gift today.
You can help enhance residents’ spiritual well-being.
A recent campaign for spiritual life has made it possible for residents at Ohio Living Lake Vista to have the services of a permanent, part-time chaplain and the resources to pay for spiritual life programs.
Now, weekly Bible study attendance has doubled and an additional session has been added for assisted living and long-term nursing care residents. Attendance at the chapel service has gone from around 13 to nearly 40 each week.
Having access to these services on-site is especially important for our residents, as they may not have the means or ability to travel off campus to attend local church services. In addition to offering weekly services, the chaplain has been able to visit hospitalized residents, conduct funeral services and offer grief support to families and staff alike.
Through their generosity, donors to this campaign have helped enhance the spiritual well-being of everyone at Ohio Living Lake Vista. You can be part of initiatives like this by supporting our mission through a charitable gift.