“Open Door Policy”
Amy Simon found her way to Autumn Pointe about five years ago after her husband was transferred to the area. A registered nurse, Amy is the Director of Healthcare for Autumn Pointe. Her duties include overseeing the medication administration and aiding with the daily cares of the residents.
Amy gets to see almost all the residents on a daily basis between their medication needs and the fact she keeps her office door open so residents can drop in for anything from a good talk, to a question or concern that requires Amy’s assistance.
Amy also enjoys greeting everyone in the dining room during breakfast time and lunch. She likes to touch base with the residents in this informal atmosphere where people can flag her down to discuss any issues they have, or just to chat.
As far as Amy’s day goes, there really are no two days that are exactly alike. Along with being accessible to residents during the day, she’s on call 24/7 if anything arises where staff would also need her assistance.
Along with enjoying the family-oriented atmosphere of both the staff and residents at Autumn Pointe, Amy has an actual family member working with her; her oldest daughter also works there as a C.N.A. Because she had grown up in that type of environment, Amy says it was natural for her daughter to take an interest in the same field as Amy.
Amy says a lot of the residents view the younger staff members as their own family with wanting to know what’s going on in their lives, and she feels that most of the staff really enjoy that type of relationship with the residents. The small community feel where everyone pretty much grew up in the same community and knew each other before they came to be together at Autumn Pointe.
Amy says that if families are searching for the right assisted living center for their needs, stop by and spend an afternoon at Autumn Pointe. She thinks people will really get a feel for the cozy family atmosphere as opposed to an institutional feeling some places may have. She says the homey environment really sets them apart from old-school nursing homes, and once people take a tour they will immediately feel the difference.