Strengthening connections is a driving theme for this project.
The project will reclaim common space on the main living level where most residents live. This space was converted to offices when Pioneer vacated its original location. By relocating those offices to a new, more appropriate workspace we will, in turn, expand and improve access and connections to group activities and programming.
PioneerCare will create a private, high-tech infection control visiting space for families and residents with this renovation. This enhanced preparedness for infection control is the new reality for nursing home care. This addition will ensure families never again go through the experience some had during the earliest stages of the Covid-19 pandemic while visiting loved ones.
Pioneer will also enhance a resident space known as the Tree Top Room by improving sound quality and privacy for residents and others who meet thereby reducing background noise without sacrificing the space’s unique character.
Finding New Purpose
Barb came to Pioneer as a hospice patient in 2021.
She remembers deciding, “I can’t just lay here and die!” And she didn’t!
PioneerCare was here for Barb. Jennifer, an RN care coordinator, commented on Barb’s nursing background. “Barb is very active,” said Jennifer, “she participates in nearly everything. She looks after some residents who can’t speak for themselves. She advocates for others. I guess once you’re a nurse, you’re always a nurse and you just keep giving care where care is needed. Barb is definitely here for a reason.”
Barb’s surprising recovery has left her feeling grateful and helped her find a new purpose, spreading joy and care to those around her. She’s also there for her family. “I must have known my family needed me to be here for them,” she said, “I just knew I had a purpose.”
Barb is an inspiration. She found a way to use her gifts and talents to connect and support those around her. PioneerCare also needs partners with a purpose to connect and extend the PioneerCare way of serving the Fergus Falls community – for people like Barb!
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