Skilled Care: Six Ways to Make the Most of Your Visits






Melanie Desjardins, MSW, Household Coordinator on the Shapiro Neighborhood at The Cedars

Personal visits can make a big difference for loved ones who live at The Cedars. Although our Life Enrichment Department offers several activities, arriving with a planned activity can make your visit more pleasant and meaningful for both you and your loved one. Here are some creative things to do while visiting:

  1. Bring photos of family and friends from days gone by and/or recent photos of their house or hometown.
  2. Help your loved one write letters or send cards to people.
  3. Together, start to create a photo album, framed photograph collection or a poster to hang in their room.
  4. Cook your favorite family meal together in our Life Enrichment kitchen.
  5. Create a life story to frame for all staff to see. Write about the great life of your loved one!
  6. Play word and trivia games to keep your loved one’s mind alert.

For information on long-term care at The Cedars, call us at 207-221-7000.