Health and wellness are a fundamental part of our community’s overall philosophy. From the very beginning, we set the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as our foundation for building a community of love, respect, and compassionate care for residents and our staff.
With the rise in COVID-19 across the country, our team has made a commitment to strive for 100% vaccinated staff. Any new staff being hired will be *required to be vaccinated (or have initiated vaccination) prior to hire.
This is important to us not only as a means to protect our senior living residents in our assisted living and memory care community but also our staff that are here every single day who provide care to these residents.
With summer’s sweltering temperatures, this can quickly play a toll on the overall wellness of seniors. Whether they opt to stay indoors more to stay cool or enjoy being out in the warmer weather, various elements of the changing season should be taken into consideration.
Our assisted living and memory care teams make it our top priority to ensure the wellness of our residents year-round. Check out their tips for summer!
We’re excited to introduce you to our fabulous Memory Care Director extraordinaire, Sabrina Powers. Sabrina has joined the Melody Living Lake in the Hills community and is deeply connected with our memory care residents and their families. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Sabrina to learn more about her and wanted to share that with you too!
Q: Can you share with us what a day in the life of a Memory Care Director entails at Melody Living’s Lake in the Hills senior living community?
A: Of course! In my new position, I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Memory Care Community. Expectations are to coordinate and implement programs and services designed for residents with cognitive impairments; meet or exceed standards of care; encourage and assist each Memory Care resident to function at their highest level of ability; and by word and action reassure families and friends that residents are safe, secure, and well cared for here at Melody Living.
Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, delicious food and drinks, and meet our team during our Open House Wine Down Evening Stroll events. Join us for an evening stroll at Melody Living while sippin' some wine or coffee. Meet our team, explore the community, make some s'mores on our patio and take home a delicious dessert!
Meet Michael Norman, Melody Living’s new Regional Food & Beverage Director! Michael's career has had a continuous thread of giving back to people from all walks of life. He has worked for the United Nations Peace Corps as a Chef, which was the beginning of his true passion for the value of his occupation. Sharing his passion for what he does, Michael stated, "Food crosses all borders and all walks of life and if prepared, cooked and served well, it is the finest form of 'Culinary Compassionate Care' that a Chef can provide, and that in itself is the most rewarding feeling of success."
In his new role, Michael will support all Melody Living Dining Services for the communities' existing assisted living, memory care and independent living locations, to include Colorado Springs, Colorado and Lake in the Hills, Illinois. Michael will lead by teaching, training, and mentoring key department heads.