One of life’s little pleasures: Hanging out laundry to dry. When moving to long term care, it is often something forgotten. Azura Memory Care of Monroe brought back this ritual and understands the importance of getting outside.
It is familiar to nearly everyone. It is sign that someone is home and that someone cares about the values of thrift, work and looking after others. It is fun to hear the stories about our residents’ wringer washer and first dryer. And, there’s something rather soothing about line-dried clothes. Some enjoy the conversation that happens when hanging it up together and reminiscing about children that once helped. Others simply like being outside and feeling the warmth of the sun. Or maybe it is watching and hearing it flap in the breeze and shine whitely in the sun’s reflection. And, even a small few, like the exercise. Hands down, everyone agreed that the absolute best reason to hang the wash outside was the fresh smell of sheets coming off the line.
So many MOSAIC Moments from such a simple task. Kudos Azura Memory Care of Monroe for engaging our residents and bringing back one of life’s simple pleasures.
"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