These are just a few of the phrases that can be seen as staff make their way down the main hallway at Cabrini of Westchester. Large poster boards have been set up with encouraging and heartfelt messages to let all the staff know how grateful the administration is for their dedication and hard during the Coronavirus pandemic
In an effort to keep spirits up, Cabrini of Westchester’s caring team have been entertaining the residents who are restricted to their rooms in order to keep them safe and planning appreciation gestures for the tireless staff.
Sheri Gottlieb, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, and her staff have [devised] creative ways to engage the residents who can no longer gather in groups. They are televising bingo to the residents’ rooms. Other activities include hallway exercise and word games. And, with the help of the social workers, the staff is using Facetime and SKYPE for residents to communicate with their loved ones.
Daily Mass is another comfort that is broadcast from the chapel. The Pastoral Care Department, led by director Fr. Thomas Vadakemuriyil, has planned meaningful and spiritual ways to celebrate Holy Week so that residents can participate during this solemn time.
The Administration, Missionary Sisters and Trustees have expressed their gratitude. Each employee has been given a $10 gift certificate to the Cabrini café, Girl Scout cookies were distributed to all staff with an announcement of a bonus payment to be made during this crisis. Trustees have ordered individually wrapped snacks for all to enjoy. More of these gestures will take place while staff are valiantly working to keep each resident safe during this uncertain time.
Cabrini of Westchester is committed to staying vigilant and proactive to ensure the health and safety of each resident and to provide all necessary and compassionate care. Thank you to each member of our staff who strives daily to provide truly loving care to every single one of our patients and residents. ~submitted by Susan Herceg, Cabrini of Westchester