To all the staff at Olivenhain Guest Home,
We are wanting to express how much you are appreciated for what you do. It is so difficult to live with everyday as watch your loved one. I have nt seen my brother smile so much in years. I know he is happy and comforted by all involved with his care. I personally do not worry about him as much. Bless you for all you do
The Simmons Families.
|What a Tour Is Like|
You will meet at least one of the owners or managers.The owners Hank or Suzanne Kurtz are there every day. It becomes obvious very quickly that this is an actively managed home with committed and caring people running the place. They take you along to meet some of the residents, including telling you some stories about some of the people who live at Olivenhain.
Next, you'll meet some of the staff members. If your loved one has medical issues, you'll talk to specially trained managers about them. You will be impressed how familiar these managers are with the problems of the aging. The Kurtz's make a point of hiring staff with a genuine affection for the residents as well has maintaining a staff to resident ratio which allows the staff to interact lovingly with the residents.
You'll see the resident's rooms which are nicely furnished, clean and well kept. Hank and Suzanne keep familiar things in the resident's rooms to make them feel better and make sure they have a sense of belonging and place.
Central to the home is the large kitchen where meals are usually being cooked. You can sample the food the residents eat during your tour.
Other things you might see, depending on when you visit, are the musicians leading the residents in song or the piano player playing old show tunes. The yoga instructor may arrive for some stretching exercises, or the masseuse for a massage.
You'll see the rooms that are available, including the room your loved one will be staying in. We offer a variety of rooms, some with back porches. Other rooms are closer to the staff for residents who require more care.
We have three separate areas where the residents congregate. The areas vary in the amount of activity and stimulation they provide. Your loved one can stay in any of the areas, as well as our gardens areas outside. We make a point of bringing the residents outside, weather permitting, for exercise and some fresh air.