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Technology, creativity connect Jennings at Brecksville residents

Like all of us, the residents of Jennings at Brecksville are weathering a new normal. Jennings at Brecksville staff harnessed the power of creativity and technology to keep residents connected to each other and their families.

Up until March 2020, Jennings has used an app to share information on the resident televisions and with families, such as daily activities and special events and announcements. Staff were also able to share photos and video that played as a slideshow in between messages. When new distancing precautions took place, Jennings at Brecksville staff began using this channel to communicate directly with the residents on their suite televisions.

Staff has recorded informative and entertaining videos to keep residents in the loop. Instead of daily exercise together, the staff streams stretching and exercise for residents to watch and join in the privacy of their suites. This same technology has enabled residents to participate in daily mass, Stations of the Cross and weekly scripture readings recorded weekly by a staff member. This connection to faith has been the most important and deepest connections. Families schedule video chats with their families, so staff can bring the technology and assist residents with these virtual visits.

The staff has also been creative with activities for residents. Instead of happy hour, life enrichment staff visits residents with a “Bar Cart,” and other themed carts such as Cinco de Mayo and make your own trail mix. They initiated a daily drawing for a random raffle winner who was then videotaped the winner choosing a prize from the prize gift basket. The residents enjoy seeing themselves on the television and often ask when it will be their turn.

Mary, one of Jennings at Brecksville’s original residents, was heard calling another resident congratulating her on her win. Her birthday, which was on St. Patrick ’s Day, was celebrated by staff serenading her and offering her choice of gift from the gift basket. This was a small way to share throughout the community the joy we are sharing with each other.

As everyone eases into new routines, the technology and creative connections show that community and connection still exists at Jennings at Brecksville.

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“There is freedom to do the things you like to do. This is a place that enables me to still do so much, and I take advantage of programs that will help me go anywhere I want to go.”

Dave

Resident, Jennings at Brecksville

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