The purpose, Doug, finds at Birchwood Cottages:
What Inspires me?
I try to exceed expectations by always striving for excellence for myself and others. I try to understand others first, instead of expecting them to understand me. Understanding, respect, kindness, politeness and helpfulness are all attributes for serving others. By serving others I’m always serving my God.
Why Memory Care?
Recognizing that not everyone is “cut out” for the work, I chose to work in a memory care community because of the challenge and the reward that it provides for me. Working in a memory care community requires a special person who can provide expertise by providing a learned and strategic individualized care plan to each resident through a 24/7 observation of the resident. It requires an understanding that in order to reach the resident, I need to get into each resident’s personal world all the while providing a community world atmosphere.
Why Birchwood Cottages?
I enjoy Birchwood Cottages because it’s locally and privately owned. By being a smaller, self-managed operation Birchwood Cottages can provide a more specialized, common sense approach for the health, safety, security of its residents. The goal for Birchwood Cottages is to strive for excellence and I strive to make it the very best memory care provider in south central Minnesota, for our residents and their families.