September 2020: Notes from Nursing

During these uncertain times, daily routines have been drastically changed.  However, one thing that has not changed, is our commitment and service for our residents here at Copperfield Hill.   We are happy to report that some things are back on schedule.  Here are a few things to note:

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Podiatry appointments have resumed for residents in both The Manor and The Lodge.  Residents in The Lodge must sign up with the nursing department.  Residents in The Manor may sign up in the front office with the Concierge.  Please contact our nursing staff if you have questions.

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Flu shots will be offered to residents in both The Manor and The Lodge. Sign up will be available with the Concierge.  We are encouraging all residents and staff to get a flu shot this fall.  Please have your insurance information available.

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Based on the guidance of the MN Department of Health, Copperfield Hill is welcoming “Essential Caregivers” on campus.  An Essential Caregiver is a third party caregiver that at this time during the pandemic, will provide in-person care and assistance to a resident of Copperfield Hill.  All determinations are made on a case by case basis.  Determinations are based on an assessment by the RN and a consultation with the Executive Director.

Beginning at the end of July, Copperfield Hill has welcomed a number of Essential Caregivers.  There are very strict guidelines and policies in place for this program.  Please consult your building manager if you have questions.

 

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Creative Activities Competition

This year, Copperfield Hill is hosting a “Mini-sorta” State Fair. In typical, State Fair fashion we hosted a Creative Activities Competition. We asked residents to submit their handy work in the categories of needlework, handcrafts, collections, baking and canning.

The exhibits have been on display both Thursday and Friday. Staff were asked to vote for the winners and the RESULTS ARE IN!

Collections: 

Best in Show: Jim with his collection of putters.

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Second place: Jane and her cat collection.

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Needlework:

Best in Show: Donna

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Second place (Tied): Margaret

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Second place (Tied): Diane

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Paintings:

Best in Show: Jane

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Second place: Gudmund

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Handcrafts:

Best in Show: Gudmund

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Second place: Diane

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Horses at Copperfield Hill

We have our winning names for the horses! Thank you to all staff who took the time and effort to make a submittal. There were many great choices and it was not an easy decision.

First place goes to Cassie, our RN in Memory Care:

Spirit~ in remembrance of the residents lost during the pandemic and their spirits that forever live on in us.

Hope~ for a better tomorrow and strength to continue the fight during the pandemic.

Second place goes to Tanya, our Manor Concierge. Tanya submitted the names “Jack and Jill from Copperfield Hill”.

Congratulations Cassie and thank you for helping all of us to remember this life changing season. We will be placing a sign with these names somewhere near the horses as a permanent remembrance of our journey this year.

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Staying active in Memory Care

There are many ways that Copperfield Hill residents are staying busy during the Quarantine. No doubt, it has been a very challenging time. However, it is essential to keep busy and occupied with stimulating and safe activities that keep us all connected.*

*All activities follow social distancing guidelines.

Here are a few examples:

Manicures and Pedicures. Any day is a good day to relax and get pampered.

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Arts and Crafts. Nothing passes the time like a good craft!

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Enjoying the Secure Outdoor Patio. At Copperfield Hill we have a secure patio space for residents to get outside safely. Many like to sit outside and get fresh air, but this space also allows us to GARDEN.

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Celebrating Birthdays. You can never skip someone’s birthday. No matter what is happening in the world. We should always stop and celebrate the special people in our lives.

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Sing-A-longs.  We are very lucky to have musically talented residents. Music is a powerful tool with memory care residents.

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Coffee Hours. Even though we keep our residents busy during the day, it is important to take a seat and indulge in a cup of Joe.

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BINGO. We are consistently thinking of ways to reinvent the game. Our residents have enjoyed variations including: Traditional BINGO, Music BINGO and Candy Bar BINGO.

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Celebrating Holidays. We haven’t skipped any opportunity to CELEBRATE. Pictured below are moments from Earth Day, Memorial Day and Mother’s Day observations.

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Ways we are staying connected at Copperfield Hill

There are many ways that Copperfield Hill residents are staying busy during the Quarantine. No doubt, it has been a very challenging time. However, it is essential to keep busy and occupied with stimulating and safe activities that keep us all connected.*

*All activities follow social distancing guidelines.

Here are a few examples:

Outdoor Visitation with Friends and Family.   As of June 23, 2020 – we have welcomed families and friends to come visit their loved ones at Copperfield Hill.  Our policies reflect the guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Health.  We require reservations in advance.  Visits are limited to 2 guests and everyone must be wearing a mask.

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Outdoor Concerts. We have had a number of opportunities to welcome live music to our campus.  Music is the universal language of humanity, it is always a very welcome addition to any afternoon.  Pictured below: CODA, Bagpiper and Mary Hall.

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Van Transportation.  Even during quarantine, our transportation service is still helping residents get to and from medical appointment on Tuesdays.

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Daily Devotions.  Pastor Jan Hartsook, prepares a handout each week with Daily Devotions.  This has been a great way to stay spiritually connected to one another. Pastor Jan also provides a weekly Bible Study where residents can find meaning and content with guidance. Pastor Jan is also available for personal one on one visits.

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Activities Cart Deliveries. Each week our Activities team has been making their rounds around the Lodge and Manor. They have used the carts to call “Hall Bingo”, deliver treats such as ice cream, chips and salsa and even happy hour libations. Beth and Erin are putting miles on their cart to keep in touch with residents and add a little surprise and cheer to their day.

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Grocery Ordering. Beth has helped many of the resident order groceries online. If you haven’t tried it, it is definitely convenient!

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Auto Parade. Yes, our very own van driver here at Copperfield Hill, organized an auto parade to swing by campus.  Horns were honking, fun was had by all.

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Chalk Stations.  Yes, we have had chalk stations set up around the campus.  Visitors are welcome to leave a message or draw a picture.

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Individual Arts and Crafts.  Our Activities team has been delivering arts and crafts projects to residents who are seeking an outlet for their creativity.

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