SUPPORT RESTHAVEN DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
This crisis has left us doing more with less. We are providing more care and taking additional precautionary measures to support our residents and our staff. We are committed to caring for our residents through this crisis and are beyond grateful to be a part of a generous and caring community. Here are are some areas where we need support right now:
Increased staffing and overtime expense
Volunteers have been a key partner in the delivery of care for our residents, yet we’ve had to restrict all volunteer visits at this time. Our volunteers give 250 hours to Resthaven each week; they lead programs, visit residents, and provide other essential services. This has put increased strain on our staff, many of whom face financial challenges and are scrambling to cover child-care accommodations. We have had to hire temporary positions to help us meet the increased demand, for which we will not be reimbursed
Increased need for socialization materials and equipment
Due to the guidelines, we have adapted recreational therapy programs to ensure no more than 10 people are in a space at one time. Regulations necessitated dining restrictions in communal areas, a primary means of socialization for residents. We have had to purchase activity kits for residents to do in their rooms and increased our staffing to ensure our programming can meet each resident’s emotional and spiritual needs.
Increased technological needs to support residents
Our care conferences and meetings with families have moved to virtual meetings. We are doing our best to keep residents and families connected via video calls and other creative means. We have had to purchase additional technological equipment in order to meet these needs (laptops, cameras, ipads, televisions).
SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO SERVE SENIORS
Your donation helps us care for seniors even after their funds are depleted. As a non-profit, faith-based organization, we rely on the generosity of our community members to fulfill our mission of providing a continuum of quality care and services.
Your gift helps support:
Your gift supports care to residents even when longevity or level of care required exceeds financial capabilities.
Your donation can help us provide quality activities, events, and outings that focus on bringing joy to our residents’ days.
With your generous contribution, we’re able to honor our mission, supporting residents and their families in their faith and through life’s transitions.
Resthaven has been an answer to prayers for my mother and our family. We have confidence and trust in Resthaven to provide her every need.
SALLY, DAUGHTER OF MAPLE WOODS RESIDENT