Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Second Childhood

Cedarfield's very own resident, Martha Newell, is living her second childhood at 93 years old. With the help of her American Girl Doll, Samantha, she has created over 150 outfits for her great-granddaughters' dolls. Read her extraordinary story from the Richmond Times Dispatch here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Person-Centered Care: Exactly What is It?

A lot of talk is going around these days about person-centered care. Its not a new concept, but one that has been slow to take off, especially in nursing homes.

Person-centered care focuses on the individual needs and desires of each resident, rather than institutional processes designed after hospital models, with strict schedules and no choices. However, with person-centered care, a resident chooses when he wants to get up in the morning, rather than being told when to rise. A resident has his morning cup of coffee, maybe while reading his newspaper in the privacy of his room, enjoying the quiet - just like he did at home.

Cedarfield has begun to move away from the traditional institutional method of care and is implementing the person-centered care philosophy in the health care center. Staff from all departments are currently training, by attending classes and in-service programs, to learn this new concept and how to provide individual resident-driven care. It's an exciting time for everyone! Watch out for more news to come.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blood Drive Success!

Cedarfield hosted its third annual blood drive this past week, in collaboration with Virginia Blood Services. Over 15 residents and employees participated in the drive. Thanks to our participants, Cedarfield was able to donate enough blood to save up to 45 people within the Richmond community.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

From Cedarfield's Dietician...

As the temperatures rise, so does your body's need for water! To keep it functioning normally and to prevent dehydration, you body needs an ongoing water supply throughout the day - especially in extreme temperatures like we have experienced lately.
-Drink up. If you're thirsty, your body has already started to become dehydrated. Drink water throughout the day - never let your mouth become dry.
-Hungry? Drink a glass of water. The mind often confuses thirst for hunger.
-Keep the eight glasses a day in mind. Eight glasses is not the exact amount everyone needs, but a good estimate.
-And while nothing beats a tall glass of water to quench your thirst, certain foods can help supply    some of your daily water needs. Some fruits and vegetables with the highest percentage of water are lettuce, watermelon, cucumbers, grapefruits, carrots and apples.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pathways to Wellness

How would you describe “wellness?” A healthy lifestyle, good nutrition, daily exercise and adequate sleep are foundations for continued good health. Managing stress, keeping your mind active, tapping into your creative side – these components also define wellness.

Cedarfield introduced a new initiative in November titled Pathways to Wellness which includes nine components: strength and endurance, creative expression, intellectual growth, spirituality, emotional balance, community outreach, dining/diet and nutrition, social connections, and brain fitness. The Pathways to Wellness program allows the Cedarfield staff to plan activities, classes, trips and entertainment to meet each of these components – creating an all-encompassing wellness and activities program.

Cedarfield showcased Pathways to Wellness to residents and staff yesterday, as well as unveiled the program’s new logo. The staff consultants and resident advisors for each of the nine components presented a booth with past activities and future plans related to their element of Pathways to Wellness. 

Monday, May 25, 2015