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Meet Wellan!

Employee Spotlight: Wellan Team Lead at Tonti Drive What do you do for Our Family Home? I am a team lead at our Tonti Drive home in Columbus and provide care to our residents. I help our residents get ready for the day. I make breakfast, engage in activities throughout the day and socialize with […]

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How They Grew Up

The home my mom grew up in was nice; a ranch with three bedrooms. However, there was no bonus room, no projector screens, no cappuccino machines. Her childhood home was simple. A radio and a turn table. Later a black and white television, then color when I was young. Yet pick up a brochure from […]

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Meet Philip!

Employee Spotlight: Philip Owens Team Leader What do you do for Our Family Home? I am a team leader with Our Family Home. In this role, I work with our care team and residents and help ensure that their needs are being met. More specifically, I help make sure that our reports are completed, medication is […]

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Meet Begashaw!

Employee Spotlight: Begashaw Gurmessa Assistant Manager What do you do for Our Family Home? I am an assistant manager with Our Family Home. In this role, I help oversee scheduling, payroll, resident care and our caregiver team. How long have you worked with Our Family Home? I started with Our Family Home six years ago […]

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A Family Home

As we talk with families, one of the best compliments we receive is when they tell us that their loved one thinks they’re home. I was talking with a family member recently, and she shared, “I think my mom believes she’s in her childhood home because it was a ranch similar to this one.” One […]

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Forever Friends: The Story of Esther and Dottie

“It’s important to remember that Alzheimer’s and dementia affect the short-term memory first, so as soon as they saw each other their faces lit up. They recognized each other immediately,”  said Mary Carol. Mary Carol’s mom, Dorothy, was a resident of Our Family Home when a family member noticed Dorothy’s cousin, Esther, in a photo posted […]

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Meet Charles!

Employee Spotlight: Charles Smyser Leadership Development  What do you do for Our Family Home?   My role is to coach Our Family Home caregivers on how to work with people with dementia. Using various Teepa Snow principles, I teach the staff techniques to work with our residents, create a calm environment, reduce triggers and decrease stress. […]

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