Good Day Live! Providence Health Care


TO HIT 40 SO THERE IS MORE COLD-WEATHER LATER NEXT WEEK. Hazelmarie: WE GOT THE TRICK-OR-TREATING OUT THE WAY AND NOVEMBER IS HERE AND PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO FOCUS ONTHEIR HEALTH , THEIR WELLNESS, THEIR MIND SO WHY NOT TALK TO MY FRIEND LYDIA FROM PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE. THANKS FOR JOINING ME. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. Hazelmarie: I AM SO HAPPY YOU’RE HERE BECAUSE THE SUBJECT WE ARE ABOUT TO TALK ABOUT IT SENT IT TO ME AND MY FAMILY. FIRST OF ALL I PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE WE ARE ALL ABOUT SPIRITAND HEALTH BUT THERE ARE NEW THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING THERE . WE ARE VERY EXCITED. WE ARE ENHANCING OUR DEMENTIA CARE. OUR TEAM CONSISTS OF MAINTENANCE, HOUSEKEEPING, EVERYONE. THE WHOLE FACILITY IS AT THE MATTER FROM THE FACILITY. WHAT IS LIKE TO BE TRAINING. YOU ALREADY ARE CERTIFIED TO PEOPLE AT HOME I BE GOING THROUGH THIS AND WORKING WITH FAMILIES SO PEOPLE MIGHT THINK THEY DO KNOW WHAT FIRST HAND IS . WHAT IS LIKE TO BE A CARETAKER OR BE WITH SOMEONE THAT HAS DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER’S? IT IS VERY SPECIAL. WE HAD THIS NEW TRAINING AND ARE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE HER WITH A VERY POSITIVE APPROACH. WE ARE HEALTH CAREGIVERS SO WE HAVE A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE AND A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE WITH FAMILIES AND OUR STAFF AND WITH THIS NEW TRAINING, WE TAKE THIS POSITIVE APPROACH OUT ON THE FLOOR. WE DO HUDDLES JUST TO ENHANCE NEW HABITS EVERYDAY HABITS FOR THIS POSITIVE APPROACH. Hazelmarie: I THINK THAT’S GREAT. POSITIVE. SCIENCE HAS PROVEN IF YOU HEAR SOMETHING POSITIVE THEN POSITIVE THINGS WILL HAPPEN. LET’S TALK ABOUT WORKING WITH THE FAMILIES. IT’S NOT JUST WORKING WITH THE PEOPLE, BUT THE FAMILIES AS WELL. YOU GUYS ARE REALLY HANDS-ON. WE HAVE A GREAT SOCIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT. GET GO THEY WANT TO KNOW ALL THE TIME THE DEMOGRAPHICS ARE ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONE. FROM THE HISTORY TO MY FAVORITE MUSIC MAYBE EVEN THE JOBS THEY USE TO DO BECAUSE ALL OF THE THINGS ARE SO IMPORTANT TO KNOW TO ENHANCE AND MAKEA BETTER LIFE FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA . Hazelmarie: AT THE FACILITY IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH THOSE DOORS, YOU FEEL NOT ONLY A PIECE BUT YOU KNOW YOU ARE A PART OF FAMILY AM I RIGHT? ABSOLUTELY. THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS HIM AS SOON AS YOU COME ONTO THE CAMPUS TO JUST FILE. YOU FEEL THAT SENSE OF PEACE AND LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE AND IT IS VERY SPECIAL. Hazelmarie: FOR YOU WHY IS IT SO SPECIAL? FOR ME I HAVE BEEN THERE ALMOST 8 YEARS NOW AND IT’S DIFFERENT THAN ANYPLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN. Hazelmarie: FIVE-STAR RATING, THE STAFFERS WONDERFUL, POSITIVE OR APPROACH FOR BRAIN CHANGE. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT THIS NEW APPROACH? JUST KNOWING IT’S A TEAM AND ALL THE THINGS OUT THERE, OUR ACTIVITY DEPARTMENT HAD THIS AMAZING IS NEVER TOO LATE. IT’S AN INTERACTIVE TELEVISED DEVICE THAT WE CAN BRING SOMETHING AS SPECIAL AS THEIR CHILDHOOD HOME UP ON THE SCREEN BECAUSE AS WE KNOW THOSE WITH BRAIN CHANGES, THE LONG-TERM MEMORY IS THE LAST TO GO. FOR THEM TO SEE THEIR FACES BRIGHTEN UP AND SEE THAT CHILDHOOD HOME OF THEIRS, THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THEY CAN DO AS WELL THAT SOMETHING JUST SO SPECIAL THAT WE HAVE. Hazelmarie: YOU WILL MENTIONED EARLIER AN INTERVIEW ABOUT HOW YOU GUYS ARE TRAINING WHEN IT COMES TO HOUSING AND THIS AND THAT. HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING THIS BECAUSE I KNOW WHEN SOMEONEHAS DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER’S , THE LITTLEST THING MIGHT SET SOMEONE OFF OR THIS IS RICK SUPPOSED TO BE SO HOW ARE YOU GUYS TRYING TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS FEELING COMFORTABLE? A LOT OF TIMES WHEN YOU’RE IN HEALTHCARE YOU HAVE TASKS. YOU THINK YOU HAVE TO DO IT IS A VERY BUSY JOB. AND HAVING THE SMALL HURDLES AND TAKING A MOMENT TO RECAP AND LET THEM KNOW JUST LIKE HAVING SOMEONE BRUSH THEIR TEETH IT IS EASY TO SAY IT WAS PRESSURE TEETH BUT A STAFF MEMBER THEMSELVES MAY BE DOING IT AND NOT REALIZE. IT’S AN AHA MOMENT AND HOW WE CAN HAVE THE RESIDENT DO THE TASK THEMSELVES WITH THEM. THERE ARE SPECIAL TECHNIQUES WE CAN DO AND EACH THE STAFF. YOU ARE JUST BLOWING MY MIND RIGHT NOW. WE TAKESO MUCH FOR GRANTED . THE LITTLE THINGS BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. ONCE AGAIN PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE IS THE PLACE TO BE. FOR ANY QUESTIONS, GO AHEAD AND FEEL FREE TO CALL THEM OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE ON THE SCREEN.

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