Mission: To promote independence, wellness and community for older adults in an active and friendly continuing-care environment.
Programs: Providing home and care for over 330 senior residents in a highly labor intensive environment. Underwriting salaries and benefits for nursing, community life, food service, housekeeping, maintenance chapliancy, and administrative staff is our largest but most valuable expense. Our staff is 24/7 covering multiple shifts and having a wide range of competencies. The work that is done can be repetitive and very difficult, so keeping and cultivating a quality work force is a challenging necessity. Investing in this quality staff, ensures the physical, spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual wellness of our residents. Our staffing ratios are very high compared to other care facilities and promoting this timely and consistent care is at the heart of our mission. Physical wellness of our residents is our therapy and pharmaceutical programs. We have invested in electronic medical records to support the accurate distribution of medication. We have a complete therapy department that supports short and long term health center, assisted living and independent living residents. Over 800 meals per day are served at friendship village, and the majority of the meals served are in dining rooms where residents gather with their friends. Largely a social time, it is often residents' highlight of the day. Many comment that they moved to our community specifically because of the quality and variety of our meals. We have private dining rooms and wing lounges for families gathering to enjoy meals- just like our seniors hosted in their homes previously. We employ an executive chef who makes our meals culinary instead of ordinary, dietary services can manage special diets.