Memory Care Moments
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In Sickness and In Health
MEMORY CARE OF NAPLES DIRECTOR, TINA BROWNING, TALKS ABOUT THE POWER OF MARRIAGE
My husband and I were very young when we were married on a warm, late-August day. It was a traditional wedding, complete with a big white dress and a huge celebration with our families in small-town Ohio. More than 25 years later, it’s fun to look back on those memories and think about how we have grown. We have certainly come a long way from the two young kids taking a chance on one another. My 15 years spent in older adult care has shown me the power in spousal relationships, even my own marriage. Having been at Memory Care of Naples since this past January, I have seen the immense challenges and heartbreak that spouses go through when they are burned out as a caregiver. No one can fulfill that caregiver role 24/7, but that’s where we come in. Every day, our staff cares for your loved one so you can get back to being their loving spouse.
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approaching, we knew we had to make their reunion special.
We already knew it was going to be powerful, and we wanted to give them the privacy they deserved. Staff at our facility set up our
This Easter, the staff and residents at Memory Care of Naples saw the significance of these relationships. A new resident came to
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private dining room for an Easter brunch for the family, positioning our resident at the head of the table and his wife in the seat of honor to his right. Our resident immediately lit up at the sight of his wife, and he held her hand throughout the entire meal. It was a reunion just months in the making, but when you have built a life together, any time apart is heartbreaking.
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live with us after his wife was taken to the hospital with a cardiac condition. The couple’s daughters arranged for their dad to live at our facility while their mom recovered in the hospital earlier this year, so his care could still be tended to. For two months, the sisters were shuffling between the hospital
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and our facility, visiting and checking on their parents while managing their full-time jobs and personal lives. Meanwhile, this husband and wife duo hadn’t seen one another, and with Easter
is the power of that long-term memory. Most of our residents believe they are much younger
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