Village at Valley View SymbolPhilosophy

Our philosophical approach focuses on three aspects of wholeness: home, wellness, and connections.

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Home

A warm, homelike environment surrounds the residents, where they find safety, comfort and stimulation in the daily activities of the community. The Village’s programs are designed to enrich the quality of life for all of our residents, and invites each to participate according to their capacity and interest. The focus is on personal care with an emphasis on nurturing residents’ dignity and individual choice.

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Wellness

All services provided are based on the individual needs of each resident as outlined in their detailed and personalized Growth and Wellness plan.

Our person-centered, elder directed care plans are called Growth and Wellness Plans, as we believe that elders always have the capacity to grow and to live joyful lives with a sense of well-being. The Growth and Wellness Plans are created collaboratively with families, the resident, health care providers and our care teams.

Our nurses, medication technicians and care partners collaborate with families, physicians, home health, physical therapy, hospice and other providers to assure the wellness needs of each person is met, and that each person experiences empathetic, tender, kind, and competent care.

Mealtime is an important daily activity geared towards the wellness of our residents. The meals are planned and prepared by our chef under the direction of a dietician to provide delicious, healthy and balanced diets. When possible, organic and locally grown food is preferred. Our care partners typically join with the residents for meals in the dining room, and family members are always welcome to dine with their loved one. In addition to quality dining experiences, food is provided throughout the day. The aroma of cookies or bread baking in the kitchen is an enticement for residents who often don’t think about eating.

Connections

Residents experience new activities, make new friends, and find new successes every day. Many delight in life and in maintaining their abilities as much as possible. Each day is filled with meaningful indoor and outdoor activities and engaging programs specifically designed for those dealing with memory loss.

This provides each resident with the opportunity to do what they love. Art, music and gardening both stimulate and calm the mind, as well as give meaning to the day. Participating in activities also helps encourage residents to socialize as much as possible. Socializing has been shown to be an important factor in maintaining as much memory function as possible.

We believe trusting relationships are the most basic of human needs and the strongest foundation for caring for one another. To that end, we have well researched and effective programming specifically for those who are living with memory loss to allow human connections.  Our True North Programs were developed to allow connections to one another, the world, and to themselves through music, aromatherapy, validation circles, technology, and more.

At Village at Valley View we are creating a community where elders, families, and employees are growing and teaching each other.  We are discovering, contributing, and trusting one another as we build a culture of grace and trust.