About a year ago we initiated a new position at Village On The Isle titled, Quality of Life CNA. This CNA position is specific to spending time with small groups or individual residents in our continuing care retirement community who would benefit from personal time with our staff. Originally it was put in place to help reduce the risk of residents falls and promote safety but this position has now evolved to much more than that. The Quality of Life CNA helps our residents with other personal tasks such as making sure they are having time outside getting fresh air as well as inside, receiving care and attention for little things like getting their nails done or being read to. Our Quality of Life CNA might also be in charge of running an event like bingo or an ice cream social for our residents.
In order to determine events for our skilled nursing residents, our CNAs discuss with our residents’ families and the residents themselves to get to know them on a more personal level. We communicate and engage with them to learn about the lives they lived, the activities they like and the places they’ve been. From there, we are able to see what events and activities our residents are able to partake in. Depending on the residents’ response we can choose specific activities and the nursing team can then evaluate their progress. The progress of the residents in these activities is tracked and reported to the families in our quarterly facility care meetings. At these meetings we discuss offered programs, medications, report if there are any changes in their care and their condition.
The Quality of Life CNA at Luke Haven is an important team member that is here to help make a positive impact on the lives of our residents. Here at Luke Haven we provide higher than mandated staffing numbers for CNAs and nurses. Even in our departments such as housekeeping and dietary, making sure Luke Haven is kept a clean and healthy environment for our residents is top priority. This helps ensure that all residents are getting the care they need and deserve. At Luke Haven, we stand out amongst other Skilled Nursing facilities. Our caring staff works together as a team to improve the lives of our residents, and their families while making sure they are getting the most out of their time spent here. Just ask our residents or their families about Luke Haven. It is the place people have come to know as a skilled nursing center that provides the best care possible.