People Celebrating Life
To provide a Christian atmosphere, nurturing a happy, active and independent celebration of life.
Every effort has been made to make the Manor as comfortable and homelike as possible. At Zion you will see plants, children and pets as an integral part of life for elders. Zion Park Manor has multiple cats, birds, and fish who live onsite. Pet therapy visits are also routine and outside pets are encouraged to visit with appropriate vaccinations. Our elders help to care for the animals and fulfill each other’s emotional needs. There are plenty of well-maintained and secure outdoor spaces for elders and families to frequent. Gardening programs are common throughout the year. In addition to our professional landscapers, a community gardening association volunteers on a regular basis to help beautify the grounds.
The facility is well known and well respected in the community and is one of the largest employers in Cloverdale. We have strong ties with the Lutheran church and school next door to us. Students volunteer in the facility on a regular basis and classes visit often.
The aim of Zion Park Manor is to assist seniors to maintain their health and activity by providing needed care while encouraging independence. We are committed to providing the highest quality of service with a compassionate, dedicated, skilled and well-trained team.
In order to do this, we follow the Eden model. The Edenizing Philosophy of Care:
- Understands that loneliness, helplessness and boredom account for the bulk of suffering in a typical long term care home.
- Commits itself to surrendering the institutional point of view and adopts the human habitat model that makes pets, plants and children the pivots for daily life in the long term care home.
- Provides easy access to companionship by promoting close and continuing contact between the elements of the human habitat and elders.
- Provides opportunities to give as well as to receive care by promoting elder participation in the daily round of activities that are necessary to maintain the habitat.
- Imbues daily life with variety and spontaneity by creating an environment in which unexpected and unpredictable interactions and happenings can take place.
- De-emphasizes the programmed-activities approach to life and devotes those resources to the maintenance and growth of the habitat.
- De-emphasizes the role of prescription drugs in the elders’ daily life and commits these resources to the maintenance and growth of the habitat.
- De-emphasizes top-down bureaucratic authority in the home and seeks instead to place the maximum possible decision-making authority either with the elders or in the hands of those closest to the elders.
- Understands that Edenizing is a process, not a program, and that the habitat, once created, should be helped to grow and develop.
- Is blessed with leadership that places the needs to improve elders’ quality of life over and above the inevitable objections to change. Leadership is the lifeblood of this process, and nothing can be substituted for it.