What is it?
The Phoenix Wing is a secured assisted living unit with special care given to those who are memory impaired, or to the more frail elderly requiring extra attention. It is a long-term care facility with environmental features and programs designed for residents with dementia and other disorders.
The rooms in the Phoenix Wing have a memory box on the hallway wall outside of each room. This box displays memorabilia of individual residents and helps the resident recognize their room. Additionally, items in the memory box serve as conversation pieces.
The Phoenix Wing has access to a large fenced in garden with a large patio covered by a trellis arbor. This is a place with birds, butterflies and flowers and it encourages residents to enjoy and appreciate being out doors.
Where did the name “Phoenix Wing” come from?
In ancient Egyptian mythology, the Phoenix is a bird with beautiful gold and red plumage. At the end if its life cycle the Phoenix builds a nest of cinnamon twigs and then ignites it. Both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes from which a new, young Phoenix arises. The new Phoenix embalms the remaining ashes of the old Phoenix in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in “the city of the sun.” The Phoenix is said to regenerate when hurt or wounded, thus being almost immortal and invincible.
Our goal in the Phoenix Wing is to give our residents a sense of rebirth by providing the best care available. Good care is more than just looking after a resident’s physical needs for safety, nutrition, and good health. The Webb House offers care for a full range of human needs including mental stimulation, companionship, building self esteem, providing a safe and secure environment and to make our residents feel valued, and to be treated with dignity and respect.
All aspects of the resident’s life are taken into account including:
- The kind of activities the resident enjoys and will engage in
- The way the resident interacts with others and the way others interact with them
- The way others communicate verbally and non-verbally with the resident
- How others respond to the resident’s self esteem and sense of self