At Azura Memory Care we know that some of our residents’ best days can be relived by tapping into long held memories, which is why one question we ask our residents is what their “best day would be.” The MOSAIC Dreams squad then uses this and other information to reenact special days or moments that we hope will make their day.
Paul had farmed or lived on a farm for nearly all of his life, so knowing that he wanted to go back to a farm was no surprise. However, his greatest desire was to ride a tractor again and see the fields from above. Thanks to our friends at Edwards Apple Orchard in Winnebago, Illinois we were able to make Paul’s dream come true.
In fact, it was amazing to watch the transformation that occurred when Paul saw the tractor, whose drivers seat was 6 feet off the ground. Even though Paul walks with a walker and there was a 6 foot stair to climb to get into the cab, nothing slowed him down from getting his dream realized. Paul was so quick to grab the tractor ladder the MOSAIC Dreams squad had to scramble to assist.
However when Paul turned and looked down at his family and Azura entourage his smile said it all, he was home. The Team from Edward’s Apple Orchard took Paul for a ride around their farm, provided him and the rest of the residents back at Azura with fresh apple cider doughnu
ts and apple cider and wonderful day of memories and smiles. It was definitely a great day for a tractor ride and some good old farm fun!
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse