Since coming to Brooks-Howell two years ago, it has been a delight to discover all that is available in a one mile walking distance. I am visually challenged and cannot drive, but I can get to my faith community, the downtown library, the walking trail, and two supermarkets. When you add in all the activities at Brooks-Howell, life is very full.
We understand that transitioning to a new home can be energizing for some people and overwhelming for others. The Brooks-Howell community works together to welcome each new resident. We want everyone to feel supported as they establish new relationships and routines.
We consider ourselves fortunate to have both a Social Services and Resident Service department. Together with our nursing department, these teams coordinate daily activities, community appointments, transportation and care plan implementation.
Our desire is that resident life be person-centered and community-centered. We invite residents to offer feedback, organize events, and plan outings. Staff also work closely with individuals in their residences or in our group settings to engage in physically, socially, and spiritually stimulating activities.
We believe that quality of care and involvement in community is critical at every stage of aging in place. Regardless of ability, each resident is offered the opportunity connect with others on a regular basis. Nurses, other residents, volunteers and staff prioritize their time to interact with individuals through:
- individual conversations in rooms or group living spaces
- reading and singing
- physical exercise and wellness programming
- eating meals together
- spiritual activities and events
- arts and crafts
- compassionate care