Residents at Granny’s Place enjoy delicious, nutritious home cooked meals every day. There is something about a home-cooked dinner that brings back favorite memories.
At Granny’s Place, caregivers take pride in the nutritious meals they serve every day. Nothing but the best ingredients are used, including fresh fruits and vegetables. Residents often smell the food as it’s being prepared and wander into the kitchen to find out what the next meal will be!
Did you know that people eat with their eyes as well as with their mouths? Check out how the food looks and is presented. At Granny’s Place, the meals are beautiful, colorful, and captivating. Not only does it make the resident really want to eat, but residents at Granny’s Place know they are being served nothing but the best.
Home cooked meals are the best option for those with special dietary needs. Granny’s Place can accommodate those who required reduced salt or reduced sugar in their diets. Because they plan meals based on good nutrition, it is easy for them to modify the menu slightly for special needs.
And what about residents who would like to enjoy a family favorite? There are two options here that are sure to please the resident:
Granny’s serves three meals and provides snacks every day. It doesn’t get any better! You will be able to have your preferences and needs heard and applied directly to your breakfast, lunch and dinner. And this includes portion control. Caregivers get to know the residents well, and adjust proportions according to their needs on a regular basis.
Residents feel great knowing their meals are homemade specifically for them. It is one of the many advantages of living at Granny’s Place, where nothing tastes better than a home-cooked meal made with care especially for you.
There are lots of opportunities to socialize at Granny’s Place. Residents live in a family home, share meals in the dining areas, participate in outings on a regular basis, and enjoy games, videos, and their guests in the living areas of the home on a regular basis.
Spontaneous activities such as cooling down by putting their feet in the water on a warm afternoon (see photo) are encouraged. Guests, including children are welcome to visit and are enjoyed by all the residents and caregivers.
It has been said that music makes everyone happier and more social. Claudia’s Sing-A-Longs are held every Friday in each of the Granny’s Place homes. Residents enjoy old favorites and learn new songs as well.
Through music, our residents with various health conditions are able to live more fully. They are not defined by their conditions or their need for medicines and care. They become engaged members of a supportive community that encourages emotional growth, sharing, and self-worth. This is vitally important to seniors who experience challenges.
There are lots of opportunities for prayer and spirituality at Granny’s Place. In addition to scripture reading, group reading, prayer and medication, volunteers from the local religious community often visit, offering comfort and spirituality with the residents.
For those who request it, a volunteer from St. Killian’s Catholic Church in Mission Viejo brings communion to all the Catholics at Granny’s place each week.
Residents at Granny’s Place enjoy walking, group and individual exercise, stretching and moving to music, Tai Chi, weights, yoga and more. When physical therapy exercises are prescribed, guidance will be given and the residents will be given help and encouragement to meet their physical goals.
Residents at Granny’s Place enjoy regular wheel chair “walking”, fresh air, nature interaction, picnics, pool parties, group exercise, individual exercise, gardening, monthly birthday parties and more.
Caregivers always bring the comforts of home to all the outings – including food, extra sweaters and jackets, and anything else that might be needed when they are away from home.
Residents at Granny’s Place enjoy lots of games, including dominos, bingo, checkers and cards. They enjoy doing puzzles of all types. Many of the residents enjoy participating in cooking, laundry and other household activities. Some enjoy sewing, crafts and gardening. The residents are encouraged to continue with activities that they have enjoyed all their lives.