By Christopher Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager
Today’s Front Line Hero is Orchard Ridge Senior Living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho!
For nearly a century, Orchard Ridge has provided comprehensive services for older adults in a Christian-based environment. The organization incorporates residents’ families in its care plans. Orchard Ridge views development and growth as a process that everyone—no matter their circumstances—are capable of achieving to ensure a more enriched life.
Orchard Ridge has made a concerted effort to keep its residents active and connected to loved ones during the pandemic. In the Assisted Living area, residents participate in physical activities such as group exercise, brain fitness, and cycling—all socially distanced, of course. The facility’s Memory Care area is also filled with games, music, crafts, and more exercise. On Sundays, Orchard Ridge connects residents to online church services with local churches, and even has an employee who is capable of offering communion through the Church to Catholic residents. While the mental and emotional weight of the pandemic cannot be completely lifted, Orchard Ridge is doing its best to keep residents connected with family through phone calls, video chats, window visits, and in-person visits with masks and plexiglass dividers included.
Thank you to Orchard Ridge for trying to bring some semblance of normality to the lives of your residents during these challenging times.