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January News and Events

Happy New Year everyone! The holidays are officially over and decorations are slowly starting to come down as we settle into 2018! We are very excited for the year ahead of us and we hope you are too! Continue reading for all the latest news and events happening around our growing facility! 

Regular Reminders

Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing Residents and Families

Please remember to clearly label all of your loved ones clothes with their name. The holidays brought lots of new clothing into our facility and not all has been marked yet. Do so as soon as possible so nothing gets misplaced! See Brenda our Housekeeping Supervisor for questions. 

Joining Us for One of Our Delicious Meals?

We love visitors at our meals! Let us know you are coming and we'll get your plate ready! Reservations should be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance. All meals are $5 (with the exception of our complimentary monthly brunch). Payment is due before or at the time of the meal and can be given to any staff member. Please see Eva our Recreation Program Director for questions. 

Monthly Events

Coffee Club

Warm up your winter Monday mornings! Join us every Monday at 9 a.m. in The Garden's Piano Lounge for a fun hour of coffee and conversation with our Community Relations Director, Andrea! All are welcome! And no coffee mug? No problem! Stop by and on your first visit receive one for free! 

Monthly Brunch

Creating opportunities for you to spend time with family and friends is important to us. One opportunity The Gardens of Cedar Rapids offers to our residents is a complementary monthly brunch for their invited friends and family! This month's brunch is set for Friday, January 19th at 10 a.m. Talk with your loved one and let Eva know you will be attending! 

January Calendar

For more fun things happening around the building or to see what your loved one is up to, click on the link below! 

https://www.thegardenscr.com/activity-calendar/

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Come Visit Our Growing Memory Care!

The Gardens of Cedar Rapids is fortunate to offer memory care as a part of our Assisted Living Facility. Assisted living memory care is a staffed, secured living space designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with Dementia. There are numerous benefits to residing in memory care and The Gardens of Cedar Rapids is ready for you to come experience them here! 

Features of Our Memory Care

Intimate and Homelike

The layout of our memory care is specifically designed for those with Dementia. The common area offers wide open spaces and separated living and dining sections to alleviate the potential for over stimulation. And with just 12 beds it is the perfect size to feel right at home. 

Trained Assistance

As Dementia progresses behaviors change. Behaviors can start and stop at a moment's notice. It is not the person's fault, it is the progression of the disease.  Not being properly equipped to handle these changes can cause a lot of stress on the caregiver. Our staff is trained on the progression of the disease, the behaviors that may arise, and how to handle them. 

Personalized Care

No two people are alike and should not be treated as if they are. At The Gardens of Cedar Rapids our care is tailored to our resident's needs, interests, and preferences. 

Not just BINGO

Our facility offers a variety of music, art, cognitive, spiritual, individual, and social programs that are designed to meet the specific needs of those with Dementia. Talk more with our Recreation Program Director Eva to ask any questions or for more information on how the memory care calendar is designed! 

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Talk more with our Community Relations Director Andrea BS RN to take a tour and see what else our memory care has to offer! (319)930-6666

We Hope You All Have a Great Month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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