What would be your “best day?” This simple question asked at our Azura Memory Care of Eau Claire home led one of our residents to respond “win the Masters…hit a hole-in-one…just play golf again.” While the first two seemed impossible, our Team knew that they could make the third request a reality.
Their first step was to implement the MOSAIC principles by engaging Warren in discussions of golf, learning his personal links history from his family and in doing so finding a way to make a dream come true.
You see Warren had once been an avid golfer, but multiple back surgeries and a diagnosis of Parkinson’s with increasing mobility issues, had caused him to sell his golf clubs and give up the game. Hearing this, the Team began to work on getting Warren out on the course. As word spread donations of a putter, indoor putting green, personalized golf clubs, a trophy, a photography session and a green jacket with a replica Master’s logo came pouring in!
As Warren walked unassisted up to the first tee, wearing his Azura Master’s jacket and a huge smile on his face…it was evident that realizing his dream had truly helped him RECOVER. It played a part in encouraging him to exercise, brought life to his conversations, personalization to engagements and allowed him to RETAIN his abilities despite his diagnosis.
At Azura we know that we can make a moment magical, but first we must have the RESPECT to ask the question, the INNOVATION to engage others in the dream and the understanding that when you come from a place of “yes” you CAN be EXCEPTIONAL!
Our parent company, Azura Living, has earned a reputation for elevating the standard of care with creative services, innovative therapies and caring relationships. We’re proud of the transformational programming we provide for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and promise that your loved one will be cared for with respect and unparalleled support for his or her physical, mental and spiritual needs.
It is very important to keep in mind the special needs of someone dealing with memory loss when considering Wisconsin Assisted Living facilities and nursing homes. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or even early signs of memory loss we will provide an unmatched level or care. We have 12 memory care assisted living communities in Wisconsin. Please take the time to learn more about the community closest to you: Beloit, Clinton, Eau Claire, Kenosha North, Kenosha South, Manitowoc, Monroe, Oconomowoc, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Stoughton and Wausau