2018 Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s Recap

We want to thank everyone who walked, volunteered and supported us in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Columbus. We had a beautiful day to remember and celebrate those who have been touched by or are currently fighting Alzheimer’s Disease. More than 400 teams walked together Sunday, September 23 and raised more than $750,000. However we haven’t met our goals yet.

It’s not too late to help support the research, education and resources for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. You can still help in one of two ways:

  1. Help us reach our individual goal in Columbus by donating at: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?team_id=474348&fr_id=11425&pg=team
  2. There’s still time to join our walk in Cincinnati on October 6. You can sign up or make a contribution to our Cincinnati team page here.

We hope you enjoy a few photos from the day:

 

Meet Stephanie!

Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Deaton, LPN
Home Operations Manager Executive

What do you do for Our Family Home?

I am a Home Operations Manager Executive for Our Family Home. In this role, I oversee the day-to-day operations for our homes in Cincinnati and ensure that we are meeting the individual needs of our residents. I also coordinate care with third parties including home health, physical therapy, hospice and physicians.

How long have you worked with Our Family Home?

I have been with Our Family Home for a little over two years. However, I have more than 20 years of experience working in long term care, including working with individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other diseases.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The relationships with our residents, families and staff. Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the residents.  It affects everyone. I want the residents and their families to know they are not alone in their journey.  This is what I love most about the Our Family Home concept: we are able to provide individualized care for each of our residents where they are in their journey. Because of our 2:5 ratio, our staff truly is dedicated to doing what we can to make better days for all.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors. I like hiking, camping, archery and gardening. We also just moved to a 100-acre farm with cows and horses. So I’ve been spending a lot of my time working on our farm.

What have you learned working with the residents of Our Family Home?

I’ve learned that just because a person has Alzheimer’s or dementia doesn’t mean their story is over. Our residents have impacted me as much as I impact them. You just have to be able to adjust your day-to-day approach. You need to be willing to get into their moment and understand where they are in their journey.

How does OFH give residents and families more good days?

Our individualized focus and care help us give our residents and families more good days. It’s what makes us feel like we’re a family. We lean on each other and we take the time to give our residents what they need – empathy, dedication and compassion. I believe this is where we stand out. We are a family and we want our residents to feel like this is their home. It’s a wonderful compliment when a resident says they feel like they’re home.

 

 

Evan DuBro Joins the Alzheimer’s Association Care and Support Committee

Our Family Home is pleased to share that our founder and CEO Evan DuBro has been named to the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association Care and Support Committee. The committee was recently formed to devote more resources to growing the organization’s volunteer recruitment program and to assist with volunteer support for education programs, support group leaders and early stage programming.

Evan Dubro (right) with Matt Levering of the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter

The committee will also be responsible for continuing to build and maintain relationships between the organization and local physicians; explore partnerships with local hospital systems and long term care companies; and offer new opportunities for volunteer engagement.

Before joining the Care and Support Committee, Evan served as a member of the advocacy committee. In this role, he worked with state and federal legislators on the continuous improvement in quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Evan is a member of the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors and national member of the association’s speaker’s bureau.