What a great way to help a toy drive and yourself for Christmas!
What a great way to help a toy drive and yourself for Christmas!
Love working with people that help service seniors with compassion! Thank you Eric Peterson!
Tiffin House campus has 1 room available at this time.
Wanted to share a couple of testimonials from families that have been blessed to call Tiffin House home! To see more testimonials go to http://www.tiffinhousellc.com.
From the Heckman Family: We moved Bob to Texas from Iowa 2 ½ years ago when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We searched all over for a place to care for him until finally finding the perfect home…Tiffin House. It was a home in a beautiful country setting with a loving family atmosphere.
We believe with all our hearts Tiffin House stands out as a premier home for Memory Care of Alzheimer’s patients. Justin Trodahl is the owner of “Tiffin House” and he personally trains each of his staff to ensure the highest standards are maintained. Justin ensures each resident gets the loving care they need with a patient ratio of better than 3 to 1. This allows for the staff to attend to each Resident’s personal needs and the concerns of their families.
At Tiffin House Uncle Bob and other Residents are allowed to wake-up on their own schedule, are assisted with showers and hygiene and always have fresh clean and ironed clothes to wear. Fresh homemade meals are served 3 times daily in a family style dining room. Snacks and drinks are always available during the day.
The Activity Director visits daily and engages the Residents in many different activities that are always fun. With the help of the staff all Residents are encouraged to participate in playing ball, bingo with prizes, painting, dancing and karaoke or going for walks (with a staff member) to get them outdoor for fresh air. With a secure back yard Residents are encouraged to play with Snoot, the dog that lives there and brings much joy to the Residents. The Residents and staff help the Director decorate the home for all holidays. Each Resident is honored on their birthday birthday with cake just so they know it their special day. At Christmas time Santa comes just to spread the cheer and pass out gifts for all of them.
There are monthly outings that consist of dinner out at local restaurants, going for ice cream, or Starbucks for a cool drink or maybe just a fun ride in the car.
There is other outing such a gentlemen’s day out or ladies day out. Transportation and supervision is provided to and from doctor appointments. There is also a visiting Physician that comes to the home monthly.
Family members are encouraged to visit often as the door is always open. On all holidays the families are invited to enjoy lunch or maybe just a snack and to celebrate with their loved one. We always helped Justin cook the turkey and other families brought food to make it a family fest for the residents.
I want everyone to know this is our family’s experience as our brother was the very first Resident in this home, living there for 2 1/2 years. In that time he did so many things that he would never have gotten to do at other places. All Residents are encouraged to do what they can around the home. Tiffin employees are motivated to keep all the Residents busy, healthy and happy to enjoy life.
When your loved one decides it’s time to go home to the Lord the Owner and Staff assist you in providing the palliative care your loved one deserves. They also help the family through this difficult time and that support was so helpful and appreciated by our family.
We as a family were so glad to find a wonderful place for Bob to live out his years where he was safe, happy, healthy, and most importantly loved.
From: Susan Bellard (wife of Texas A&M Football Coach, Emory Bellard)
It is very difficult to completely express our love and appreciation for the Tiffin House and, for you, Justin. For Emory to spend the last 6 weeks of his life with all of you at the Tiffin House was the best thing that could have ever happened to him, and, to me. Emory felt he was at “home” and enjoyed everyone that resided there as well as all the staff. Your weekly “outings” for dinner with some of the residents was always a favorite for Emory. You treated Emory like a “king” – taking him for haircuts, spending time alone with him for conversation and just being there for him when he needed you. I knew he was in “good hands.” Thank you again for reading Emory “The Last Corps Trip”. His time spent with you was more than special and it will never be forgotten. Hugs to you and yours.
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What a local real estate agent wrote on his blog about Guiding Hands! Thank you Eric Peterson!
How would you find an assisted living community for a loved one in the Central Texas area?
Imagine you’re 32 years old with no family in Austin when your dad has a massive stroke and needs to be moved here to an assisted living community. How would you find the best place for his needs when you don’t know anything about the various communities or what services are available.
That was my situation 10 years ago. I can’t tell you how much I would have appreciated a service that helped match up seniors with communities to help me find the best place for my dad. Back then it wasn’t available, today there is a woman named Deanna Lueckenotte and her company Guiding Hands who provides just this service.
Guiding Hands helps families find assisted living communities for seniors needing care in the Central Texas area. They meet with families in person to understand their needs and requirements and then are available to go with them to prospective communities so that they can see them first-hand with the Guiding Hands representatives and ask the questions that are important to them. Guiding Hands will then assist families once their choice has been made to help ensure the move in process goes as smoothly as possible.
I can’t tell you how much help Guiding Hands would have been to me 10 years ago. My dad lived in various assisted living communities in Austin over an 8-year period. Over that time I learned a great deal about what makes a good community and what questions to ask but at the beginning I didn’t have any idea what was really important. From all his stays in the hospital I also learned that although well-meaning most of the social workers I spoke to weren’t able to keep up with the services offered by the different assisted living communities. I even had one social worker tell me my dad couldn’t live in assisted living unless he could walk to the dining room. It would have helped me to have someone who knows the communities filter this information.
The owners of Guiding Hands have 35 years combined experience in the geriatric area and are Alzheimer’s/Dementia specialists.
There is no cost to the family for working with Guiding Hands. The assisted living communities pay Guiding Hands a referral fee. If you would like to learn more about Guiding Hands visit their website at http://www.Guiding Handsllc.com.