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Culture Change at the Friendly Home

The Friendly Home is on a culture change journey to create a home for our Members in which person-centered care and relationship-building are paramount. The culture change movement has been sweeping nursing homes across the country in an effort to transform facilities from the traditional models of medical institutions into homes where residents’ choices and […]

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What’s Doing at the Friendly Home?

How many of you watch television, whether a favorite show, sports or the news? How many of you read the newspaper, listen to the radio or music, go to a barber or salon for a hair cut, enjoy talking with neighbors or visiting with family and friends? These simple pleasures remain no matter where we […]

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“It was a Wise Decision”

Patients recovering from illness, injury or elective surgery are faced with the decision of whether to go directly home from the hospital or recover in a rehab facility. Home care is great when the patient is ready for that level of care; however, many times the patient needs the intensity, equipment and motivation provided in […]

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Person-Centered Care: Much More than a Buzz Word

No one’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss conditions is quite the same. At Glenmere, our mission is to really get to know each person: likes and dislikes, personalities, unique strengths and struggles, and then tailor our care to best serve those particular needs. This focus on the individual is paramount. We work […]

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Culture Change at the Friendly Home: A Historical Continuum of Reform

The recent initiative undertaken by the Friendly Home to educate its entire staff about the intricacies of person-centered care (also known as Culture Change) exemplifies the continuation of the historic trajectory of medical institutions, and represents the next stage in the Reform Movement that initiated the creation of the Home. The values associated with Culture […]

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Happy New Year!

Another new year, another round of New Year’s Resolutions! We asked a variety of folks around the Friendly Home to share their hopes, goals and ambitions for 2014. Here are the responses we’ve received from our staff, Members, TCC patients, and families. Though simply stated, many of these sentiments are quite profound and meaningful, focusing […]

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“It Feels Like Home As Soon As You Walk In”

Cloverwood Senior Living recently hosted a panel discussion. The panelists: our residents. The audience: guests from the community interested in a potential move to a senior living community. The outcome: lots of helpful tips and advice! Many people struggle with figuring out when – for them – is the right time to make a move. […]

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Living Our Values

Most organizations have formal mission and philosophy statements, and it is becoming increasingly common to have a standard set of values as well. The Friendly Home’s Values are: Friendship, Teamwork, Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, and Customer Focus. It’s vital that an organization demonstrates these values in the behaviors that employees practice every day and that they […]

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Celebrating Our Certified Nursing Assistants!

National Certified Nursing Assistants Week is June 12 – June 19. At the Friendly Home,  Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) play a very important role 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. They are the caregivers who know our Members best, and spend the most one on one time with Members. […]

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Back to Health, Back to Home Success Stories!

One of the greatest joys of being a therapist in the Lovejoy Transitional Care Center (TCC) is watching our patients meet their therapy goals and eventually get discharged home:  independently and back to health!  Let us share some of our success stories here on the Lovejoy TCC: Mary came to us after falling and breaking her […]

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