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Know Your Rights: Family Resources

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Just beginning the process of looking for a higher level of care for your loved one can be overwhelming and daunting.  You listen to the advice of friends and family and those who have gone through this process. You do your research online, Google different places, look at reviews, etc. You tour facilities to see for yourself, scrutinize every detail, and ask as many questions that you can think of.  Even after all of this, you still having feelings of unclarity and confusion.   This is potentially one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make.

Employee of the Month - September

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Tennyson Court would like to put the spotlight on our September Employee of the Month, Shanay. Shanay is our daytime LPN supervisor and has been with our company for just over a year. Shanay is very dedicated to assuring our residents are given the proper care and all nursing needs are met. With Shanay in our nursing office, our residents and staff have grown to appreciate her attention to detail and customer service. Thank you Shanay for all the hard work!

Family Awareness: The Importance of Exercise

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

As you think about the best ways to care for your aging loved ones, one of the things you can do that will provide the most benefit in all areas of life is encouraging exercise. Being active can help them in a wide range of ways, from strengthening social relationships to improving memory and even preventing depression. Social Activity For many seniors, exercise is a social activity. Walking in groups provides the chance to catch up on exercise and the latest social news. Encouraging your senior to stay active means encouraging a healthy social life, in many cases.

Family Involvement: Overcoming an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is overwhelming to both the person being diagnosed, and to their loved ones. There is a sad realization that although this person isn’t gone, they are going to change-and that can be hard to cope with. Once one is diagnosed there is a period of time which the person can probably function on their own, or under the care or assistance of someone at home. Unfortunately, in some cases there will come a time when your loved one may need to look into memory care.

Employee of the Month - August

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Our August employee of the month is Amy! When you enter or call Tennyson Court, you are always pleasantly greeted by Amy. She is always willing to go above and beyond for our residents, families and guests.  Tennyson is very fortunate to have someone like Amy as a part of our business office. Next time you stop in; congratulate Amy on all her hard work!

Senior Living: Staying Active

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

We already discussed the pains of making the decision to put your loved one in senior living. One thing we want to make sure you look for is that the facility you are looking at has activities going on.  More importantly, activities that enrich the life of your loved one.  Activities that make them get up and move, makes them use their brain, and encourages them to remain social. As we age, we need to make sure to keep our minds and bodies stimulated.  Here at Tennyson Court, we understand that importance...

Tennyson Court Joins the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to Raise Awareness

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

It’s that time again! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is right around the corner. Tennyson Court is proud to walk the Walk!    Saturday, September 17 at 10:00am Delaware Avenue/Buffalo Zoo   We would love for you to join us for this 2-mile walk! Whether you know someone personally who has Alzheimer’s, know someone at Tennyson Court in Memory Care, have lost a family member or loved one to the disease, or just want to support the cause, participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s helps the Association to invest in new research, care, and support for memory care all around the United States...

Senior Living: Is it the Right Move?

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Moving a loved one into senior living can be a difficult decision.  How do you know if you are making the right choice? Is now REALLY the right time? What if you could “test it out” before you made a commitment? Here at Tennyson Court, we understand that making these decisions can be tough! That is why we offer our trial stay option.  Being a caregiver can often times be hard on you.  It can put a strain on your daily well-being, your health – mental and physical, and your outside relationships.  Often times people don’t even realize how much it truly is affecting you.

Employee of the Month - July

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

For the month of July, our employee of the month is Lori! Lori is a hardworking and dedicated employee, who joined our team as a cook over three years ago. We are very thankful to have Lori working within the culinary team and creating all of our resident's delicious meals...

Employee of the Month - June

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Our employee of the month for June is Jennifer. Jennifer joined our team a year ago and is an incredible care aide for our residents. Throughout the year Jennifer has been very dependable and a true team player. You can always find her in our memory care house, Hampton, working hard to make sure each resident is happy and cared for.

Employee of the Month - May

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Our employee of the month for May 2016 is Ruth Burns! Ruth has worked with Tennyson Court since they broke ground to build the community. Ruth works so well with our residents and families to make this a wonderful atmosphere to live. Throughout all the years, Ruth has completed some great projects with our residents, recently, she has completed personalized, decorative story posters for each memory care resident. Please visit our memory care units to see what a great job Ruth has done with this project! 

Employee of the Month - April

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Tennyson Court's employee of the month for April 2016 is Shannon. Shannon has worked with Tennyson for two years! She is a hard working individual who can be found in our memory care units, Langley and Oxford, almost everyday.

Employee of the Month - March

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

We would like to congratulate our employee of the month for March 2016, Christena. Christena is a very dedicated Resident Care Aide who works countless hours to make sure our residents receive the best care. Christena has been a resident care aide with Tennyson Court for two years and has become a very dependable staple for our community.

Making the First Moves; 5 Steps Toward Transitioning into Assisted Living

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Some people are willing and able to care for their loved ones in their own homes when they feel it is necessary. For other families, the option to continue caring for their loved ones becomes too much, yet they still want the best for them. Assisted Living is a great alternative for those families to choose who cannot be there constantly for those who are not safe left by themselves. When our loved one’s develop dementia or alzheimer’s, assisted living becomes less of a choice, and more of a need...

5 Tips to Be a Practicing Member of Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Team

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

When it comes time for your loved one to enter an assisted living facility, you and your family can face many challenges throughout the transition. Such a big life shift can cause any member of the family to  feel scared, hopeless, or worthless in the effort. You aren’t “giving up” on your loved one. You are “giving up” responsibility to skilled professionals who are there purely to make your loved one’s life better. Here are a few ways to assume your new role, a member of the Assisted Living Care team at Tennyson Court...

Resident Council Meetings at Tennyson Court

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Since we want Tennyson Court to be our residents’ home, we also want them to feel comfortable voicing their opinions about what goes on here. At the end of each month, our residents meet with staff members to discuss what they would like to see changed. These changes vary from what activities they enjoy doing the most, to what activities they would like to try, to new foods they would like to see on the menu.

Vintage Photo Shoot at Tennyson Court!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Residents, families, and staff can sign up at the front desk to be a part of our Vintage photography session on October 24th. Assisted living for seniors in WNY is meant to be an enjoyable and exciting, and what a wonderful way to get all of our residents together with their families and friends! We are constantly striving to be one of the most intriguing and exciting WNY memory care facilities, and are looking forward to turning the clocks back with our vintage photo shoot. We love gathering the families of our residents here at Tennyson Court, and so do our residents.

Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit | National Assisted Living Week 2015

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

This week “Celebrates the numerous ways assisted living enriches the lives of each individual residing in these communities.” September 13-19 is National Assisted Living Week, celebrating residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community. Assisted Living communities all over the country celebrate the care work, and love that caregivers put into the mind, body, and spirit of assisted living residents. Each and everyday our team at Tennyson Court puts their all into giving the most comprehensive and devoted care for our residents...

Ex NFL QB Counts on MVP Caretaker Team for Memory Care

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Bart Starr Can’t Remember His Career…Yet Bart Starr is 81. He began forgetting things about five years ago, losing track of where he was intending on going, or getting lost while driving. Before suffering two strokes, a heart attack, and four seizures in September of 2014, Bart Starr  was an 80 year old man who still jogged and worked out in his home gym. Before health complications Bart Starr had a lifetime of fond memories, being a former NFL Super Bowl Champion and living legend. Now he doesn’t recognize the number 15 on the cover of old Sports Illustrated covers, himself....

10 Questions About Safety | Memory Care Q&A

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Tennyson Court prides itself in being positioned in the top tier of WNY memory care facilities. One of the most important factors in choosing between buffalo memory care facilities is safety. Ensuring your loved one is safe means peace of mind for you. Memory care becomes necessary when one cannot care for themselves without supervision, due to the degenerative effects of alzheimer’s and/or dementia. The emotional aspect of letting a loved one go into someone else’s care is hard enough...