AROUND THE PARK

Foundation Park Alzheimer’s Care Center is in the 30th year of expertise and experience caring for elders with dementia.

To celebrate this anniversary, over the next few months the campus will be undergoing an entire renovation.

One thing that will not change is our inherited nickname. Over the years our staff and visiting family members have lovingly nicknamed our campus “The Park.” A park is a place we often go to find perspective, and peace of mind. Welcome to The Park……. We are that place.

The Heart that Truly Loves Never Forgets……

Do you believe?

Let me tell you a true story about Bud. Bud lived in a senior community in Colorado, he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It was the right choice for Bud, he needed to be with trained professionals who provided memory support.

His granddaughter Kay was given up for adoption in 1971. In 1998 Kay found her family in Colorado and went to meet Bud.

Kay knocked on his door and entered his room.

Bud stood up from where he was sitting and walked over to his mirror looked at his reflection and asked Kay who the man in front of him was and how did he get in his room?  Kay smiled at Bud and sat with him, it was clear he was okay with her presence. Bud touched her cheek and asked Kay how old she was. His eyes got big and lit up, as one single tear flowed from his left eye.

He softly stated   it is you……. I waited……. My granddaughter……. I have always loved you.

 Bud knew who Kay was. That moment vanished quickly. Abruptly Bud stood up walked over to his door and announced to Kay, that he built the place from the ground up, and walked out. Speechless and smiling Kay experienced first-hand that the heart that truly loves never forgets.

If your loved one has Alzheimer’s or another related disorder, don’t ever lose hope that they don’t know who you are. The person you have loved and shared your life with is capable of loving you always. Bud loved Kay for 27 years and he never laid eyes on her.

After a very close friend shared her true story with me, I was moved by that love to help others afflicted with memory loss.

10 years later I got a job at Foundation Park Alzheimer’s Care Center located at 1621 South Byrne Rd Toledo, Ohio 43614.

I meet with people every day looking for help and guidance. I listen to their situations and heart ache, and it just confirms we will go to any length to care for someone we truly love.

However when their reality is challenging, and they figure out very quickly sometimes love is not enough to care for an elder afflicted with Alzheimer’s or related disorders. I want you to know, you are not alone. Until there is a cure … There is a place that can help.

Established in 1989, Foundation Park Alzheimer’s Care Center is in the 30th year of expertise and experience caring for elders with dementia.

It was the first free standing campus dedicated solely to Alzheimer’s in Toledo. To celebrate this anniversary, over the next few months the campus will be undergoing an entire renovation. One thing that will not change is our inherited nickname. Over the years our staff and visiting family members have lovingly nicknamed our campus “The Park.”  I really thought about it. A park is a place we often go to find perspective, and peace of mind. We are that place.

Foundation Park continues to stand out as a leading expert in dementia care in the community. What makes them different? The memory support programming, staff longevity, extensive staff training in dementia, as well as The Eden Alternative TM . .The Eden  philosophy  is focused on the care of the human spirit as well as the care of the human body. We offer a full service rehabilitation services Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapies.

When an elder is exit seeking or wandering away from home, Foundation Park offers ample space so they can safely explore, and is the only care center in Toledo licensed to have the level of total security of the entire campus.

24 hour RN coverage allows our staff to provide a higher level of acuity with care, as well as inpatient hospice services onsite.

In addition to hands on licensed care givers, we provide activity monitors to watch over elders and ensure safety.

Foundation Park is also a proud supporter or our Veterans.

As a VA contracted campus, we are honored to care for them by providing respite stays, long term care, short term rehabilitation services, and hospice care.

Out of state Veterans are welcome too. Most often these services can be funded by the VA. You must qualify. Please reach out to your local Veterans clinic for more information on all program qualifications.

Our nursing staff, social services, dietary, housekeeping, therapists, and administration are the hardest working, loyal, compassionate, and dedicated employees I have ever worked with. If that sounds like you, please come in person to fill out an application. Positions are available. We are always looking for individuals with integrity, compassion and professionalism to join the team. For more information about our campus, please contact me Kimberly Korecki Admissions Director at 419-385-3958.

The Davis Wedding

Miriam Reeves is escorted down the aisle by her father Bernard Reeves, 64, who has Alzheimer’s, and her mother Marie Reeves, right, during the Reeves / Davis wedding at Foundation Park Alzheimer’s Care in Toledo, Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Reeves wanted the ceremony to take place beneath the gazebo in the courtyard of the facility so that her father could participate in the happy affair.

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