Living With Us
Time to enjoy your independence.
While the welcoming residential feel of our structure sets Memorial Gables apart from other senior living facilities, the sense of home continues throughout our living, dining and recreational spaces.
In fact, the location sets the tone for an environment where residents feel at home, and embraced for who they are.
Memorial Gables residents also feel a tremendous sense of independence here, thanks in part to another empowering idea — our Resident Council. Run under the direction of an annually elected president, the Resident Council provides feedback and suggestions to management regarding ways to continually enhance and enrich the lives of residents.
By the way, we encourage families and friends to visit often, participate in our programs, and stay involved in the lives of their loved ones. After all, it wouldn’t be home if you couldn’t host family and friends.
And it wouldn’t be Memorial Gables if we didn’t provide the kind of atmosphere that makes everyone feel safe, respected, and welcome.
Helping people regain their skills. And their independence.
Not only is rehabilitation a priority for both short-term and long-term residents who are looking to regain their ability to live independently, it’s the most essential type of care we provide. It’s usually a required component of treatment for and recovery from a serious medical condition such as heart failure, stroke, personal injury, as well as elective procedures such as hip or knee replacement.READ MORE
Core rehabilitative services and resources available:
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
- Trained therapists and therapy assistants create and deliver rehabilitation
- Therapy sessions conducted in a state-of-the-art center equipped with the appliances, furniture, and personal care items that people use on a daily basis.
Therapy also continues beyond scheduled sessions. Residents who are taking routine therapy are also encouraged to get involved in the planned daily activities to enhance their rehabilitation and get back on their feet sooner.
For many residents, therapy can be hard work, but with the can-do encouragement of a skilled team of therapists, the rewards are restored mobility and maybe even getting home ahead of schedule.
You’re never too old to have a good time.
At Memorial Gables, good health is synonymous with good times. That’s why enthusiastic activity coordinators plan and implement a variety of daily programs and events—each one designed to stimulate the physical, intellectual, social, or spiritual wellbeing of our residents.
Each month’s activities are posted in a calendar format in each resident’s room and in the community lounges to ensure that residents and family members are aware of upcoming programs.READ MORE
Fun isn’t forced.
While we encourage all residents to participate, the choice is theirs and often depends on their daily routine and physical ability. Whether it’s a large group activity or a one-on-one activity with a staff member or volunteer, we continually look for the best fit for each resident.
By the way, the play has a purpose here. Participation in each scenario is monitored and recorded so we can routinely assess the total care of each resident.
We conduct activities that physically stimulate the body at least five days each week. Activities may include, but are not limited to, stretching, muscle strengthening, and relaxation. And activities such as ring toss, bowling, and craft making that encourage interaction and conversation can also improve mobility and circulation.
Activities that stimulate thinking and reasoning allow each resident to maintain and even sharpen their cognitive abilities. So programs like book reading, card playing, current event discussions and listening to music are not only fun; a growing body of science shows that engaging in them also contributes to overall health and wellbeing.
Churches from the local community take turns conducting services at Memorial Gables on Sunday afternoons. Communion is offered monthly and group Bible study is held weekly. Pastoral visits are also available upon request. Some of the local churches offer transportation to their Sunday Worship Service and many clergy make routine visits to commune with church members who reside at Memorial Gables.
Of all the human needs we’re focused on meeting, it’s the need for interpersonal connection that in one way or another drives everything that happens at Memorial Gables.
For example, intergenerational events like the annual Gables Fair, Halloween Trick-Or-Treat, and the Easter Egg Hunt bring in youth from the surrounding area. The fall Hot Dog Roast & Hayride and spring golf cart rides around Green Pastures take everyone outside for a breath of fresh air as the seasons change. And residents can watch the brilliance of the fireworks rising from the nearby Union County fairgrounds on special holidays.
With decades of event experience to draw from, we know that whether it’s a spontaneous gathering in a lounge or an outing that requires weeks of planning, what matters most is bringing people together.
Sense of Belonging
New residents are asked to complete an “Interest Assessment” so residents with like interests can be introduced to one another and new friendships nurtured. This also allows the staff to make any adjustments as our resident community evolves and interests change.
Volunteers Assist with Activities
We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers looking to make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering your time at Memorial Gables, contact
Volunteer Services Office
500 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Community groups (school, civic, 4-H, church) that wish to share their talents with our residents should contact
390 Gables Dr.
Marysville, OH 43040
When you look good, you feel better.
Our number one priority at Memorial Gables is the wellbeing of our residents. That is why we monitor and record their physical and mental health on a daily basis. That emphasis also includes supporting the personal grooming desires of residents.
After all, who doesn’t feel better with a fresh haircut or manicure?
Of course, we’re just as meticulous about ensuring that we meet the health needs of everyone who lives at Memorial Gables.READ MORE
Every Tuesday and Thursday, our medical personnel, activities staff, social worker, and dietary manager hold Care Plan Meetings to discuss resident health. We thoroughly review the health of each resident at least once every three months, and invite residents and their families to be a part of this quarterly session.
And if the family cannot attend, the documented results of our staff review are available.
Should our staff notice a significant change in a resident’s habits, such as activity level, eating, or personal hygiene, we will hold a special Care Plan Meeting with staff and family members (if available) to consider any care changes that may be indicated.
Finally, and we can’t say it often enough, residents or family members have the right to request that a Care Plan Meeting be scheduled if they believe it’s warranted by something they’ve observed or they’re concerned about.
Nourishment for body, mind, and special occasions.
A home wouldn’t be nearly as welcoming without the aroma of freshly prepared food at key times of the day. No matter what’s on the menu, it always carries a scent that stimulates appetites and mealtime conversation.
The dining rooms in both the Intermediate Care and the Special Care neighborhoods offer a warm and casual vibe, complete with wood floors and beautiful outdoor views. No one wants to feel like they’re breaking bread in an institution. And meals, prepared by professional chef teams in a state-of-the-art kitchen, are monitored by a dietician and a food services manager.READ MORE
So they’re as tasty as they are consistent with care plans.
And to keep things from getting stale, a Food Council comprised of residents and staff offers menu suggestions along with ethnic and festive menu options to recognize special holidays.
By the way, with a refreshment cart loaded with healthy snacks and ice-cold water and drinks throughout the day, hunger pangs and improper hydration don’t stand a chance here.
Those who can are encouraged to eat in the dining room, but it’s ok if someone chooses to eat in the privacy of their room on occasion. Weather permitting, supervised dining may also be available on outdoor patios and verandas.
The scent of fresh air can be delicious too, especially if skies have been gloomy for an extended time.
And family members are welcome to make same-day reservations with our dietary department and enjoy a meal with their loved ones for a minimal charge. After all, what better way to bring families together than a freshly prepared meal?
What’s on your mind?
Made up of a cross-section of those living at Memorial Gables and complete with an annually elected president, the Resident Council meets monthly to review activities, events and situations that may impact a resident’s quality of life.
They give our staff a sense of what the resident community desires. The suggestions are carefully considered, along with family input and new resident assessments, and used to help develop next steps and new directions. Because even if something isn’t broken, giving people the opportunity to think about ways to fix it helps create an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.
And who can object to that?