Market Square Culture Changes
There is four legged excitement afoot at Market Square Health Care Center these days. Moses and Victor, the two newest residents of Market Square, and the only felines in residence, have the human residents wrapped around their little paws.
Barbara Townsend, Social Services Assistant explains that both cats are about a year old and have become very well loved since joining the Market Square family. Both are laid back, Victor prefers to nap in the Medical Records office, while Moses, who loves to purr, sleeps under desks, chairs or beds, and seeks out residents to snuggle. When family members come to visit, residents will often take them on a cat-hunt, to show off the new pets. Both cats love their treats and enjoy the attention they receive from residents.
The cats are just one addition to Market Square as part of their goal to change the culture from typical nursing home to the home where residents will be truly happy.
Another exciting change is the addition of evening activities to the already overflowing activity calendar. At the suggestion of residents, evening activities have been added three times a week for those who prefer to sleep in during the day, and play later at night! Residents are also excited by the addition of digital cable in their meeting rooms which allows for the viewing of NASCAR races as well as the Discovery channel, which helps spark some interesting conversations among staff and residents.
The Market Square staff is constantly striving to maintain residents' happiness and starting the conversation with people about what they would like is where they start.
Photo Caption: Victor napping