We celebrate life stories and I want to share one with you. But first, I’d like you to put on your “empathy cap.” Imagine if you were 99 years old. You’re lounging in bed watching one of those morning shows probably thinking “just 3 more months to 100!” and the guy on TV says you’re dead. “Well, it’s going to be a sad Veterans Day this year because all the Rosie the Riveters have passed away.” Would you pinch yourself? Think about it for a second. Your friends are gone. Maybe even all your family is gone too. How would you feel about learning of your own demise? You would pinch yourself just to make sure.
That really did happen to our treasured guest at Palm Garden of Tampa. Our very own Rosie the Riveter. She told me herself when I attended the Palm Garden Veterans Day Celebration. Her name is Doris H. and I promise you she is very much alive.
We are proud to serve all those who served and who continue to do so! Click below to see our Salute to Veterans and all those who serve The United States of America. We will never forget the sacrifice made by all the men AND women who’ve served so that we may breathe free.
Dear Palm Garden Family, ..and this is what it means to those we are fortunate to serve. Please read this “contact us” message that came through our website from Palm Garden of West Palm Beach: Name: Joseph – Guest at PG/WPB For whom are you inquiring? Self How did you hear about us? Hospital What… Read more »
Dear Palm Garden Family, We believe in celebrating the life story- our Palm Garden Family. In fact, we learn all the little details that make each of our guests, residents and family members unique, different and special. We think it informs how best we can help those entrusted to our care achieve their highest level… Read more »
Palm Garden treats folks like family. We celebrate the life story of every guest, resident, and family member entrusted to our care by training and retaining team members as members of our own family. It takes extra compassion, but by learning about those life events that make each of us special, Palm Garden Team Members… Read more »
Palm Garden is so proud of our team member– Armen Froojen- because he puts persons before tasks. Looking at the picture above you might think Armen is a piano virtuoso. You might think “what a great picture of a pianist being paid to entertain the guests, residents and family members of Palm Garden Vero Beach…. Read more »
Want an example of WHY we put persons before tasks? Want some goosebumps, a little inspiration? Read below. Let’s say we have a resident with moderate cognitive impairment. She rarely verbalizes but when she does it’s usually to ask “where’s the coffee?” We bring her coffee but once it’s gone she asks for more. So… Read more »