What do you think of when you think of a neighborhood? Do you have visions of a close knit community of friendly and helpful people who are bonded together by virtue of their proximity? Do you picture laughter and friendship, kindness and good will, social gatherings and good company? Do you imagine people you can count on to enrich your life, lift you up in times of need and listen to you?
Neighbors are special friends. That’s what we are striving to achieve at the Friendly Home. Each nursing unit is a neighborhood with its own unique characteristics comprised of Members, families, unit staff and staff from all departments. Our goals are to know one another as friends would, and to create an environment that is warm, inviting, caring and infused with lots of love and laughter. It is about developing friendships that create a sense of community and camaraderie. As Ed Cummingham quotes “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”
At the Friendly Home we are on a journey to grow and develop as a community where people are cared for and cared about; where people live as independently and autonomously as possible with support as needed. Now that’s a neighborhood we would all like to live in! Why? Because Friends Care!
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