November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there were less than two million people with the disease during the 1980s but through the years, that number has grown to more than five million. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, leading to memory, thinking, and behavior problems.
November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring awareness to diabetes. This year’s focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. High blood sugar from diabetes can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart which increases a person’s chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
Anticipation abounds at Mount Olivet Careview Home with our hopes and dreams of building a portico on the 55th Street entrance. This much-needed covered entrance will provide our 150 residents and transitional care patients with protection from the weather as they come and go from appointments and outings. In addition, everyone will appreciate a driveway and sidewalks without curbs to make it easier to move around using wheelchairs, walkers, and canes.
Our second-quarter Compassionate Caregiver Award winner was nursing assistant, Roland Cooper! Roland received multiple nominations and accolades from not only his coworkers, but from residents and families alike. Roland has worked for Mount Olivet for nearly 5 years, demonstrating an unwavering commitment and sincere passion toward our mission to provide high-quality care and service. Roland is often described as gentle, caring, helpful, and engaged but he is most recognized and remembered for his heart-felt greetings and big smile.