Employee Spotlight: Faye Scott
What do you do for Our Family Home?
I am the Assistant to the CEO and support the team at Our Family Home. I’ve worked alongside Evan as the company grew from two homes to eight. I’ve done a variety of tasks from grocery shopping and ordering to property management. I continue to help with administrative duties and support the marketing team.
How long have you worked with Our Family Home?
I started with Our Family Home in January 2013.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I really like being able to spend time in our homes with the staff and residents. I enjoy volunteering at Our Family Home events and being able to support the team.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my son, family and friends. I like swimming, reading and being outdoors. I also love attending local music and sporting events with my son. We enjoy cheering on the Buckeyes, the Blue Jackets, The Cleveland Browns and the St. Louis Cardinals.
What have you learned working with Alzheimer’s patients and residents of Our Family Home?
I’ve learned this horrible disease will impact nearly everyone. Most people will be affected either as a caregiver or as someone in need of care. I’ve also found the quality of care you receive is very important and having peace of mind that your loved one is receiving great care is priceless.
Have you been impacted by Alzheimer’s or memory disease personally?
Yes, my grandfather had vascular dementia and my grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve also been impacted by each of the residents who have come to Our Family Home.
How does OFH give residents and families more good days?
Our homes provide a well-designed environment in which our residents and their families can feel “at home.” But, I think the uniqueness is that we really become a family and give our residents a sense of belonging. At the end of the day, they may forget what you said but they won’t forget how you made them feel.
Also, I think this story helps demonstrate the level of care we offer: I walked into one of our locations in Worthington to do a site visit and drop off some materials for one of our nurses when I noticed one of our residents having a “tough moment.” Something had agitated him. Within no time, one of our caregivers turned on a baseball game and began singing, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” The resident immediately began singing along at the top of his lungs. They stood with their arms around each other swaying, singing, and watching that baseball game without a care in the world. It brought tears to my eyes to watch this resident go from such a difficult moment to pure joy all because this caregiver was patient and understood what he needed in that moment.