What professionals are saying about Bishop Wicke Health & Rehab Center
“My grandmother lives at Bishop Wicke Health Center. LIVES.She was not “placed” there by her family; she was not “admitted”. She was welcomed into her new home and has lived on the Wesley Village campus now for seven years. Envision a vibrant and exciting life at 96! A life in which you look forward to getting up in the morning. A life that is filled with love and respect. That is the life that my grandmother had first at Wesley Heights, and now at Bishop Wicke.
Beth Baker in her book, “Old Age in a New Age”, speaks of people moving into nursing homes and becoming what she calls generic old people. Unfortunately this truth plagues most aging service organizations. Not so at Wesley Village. In fact, the individualized and person-centered approach of the staff at Wesley Village was actually highlighted in that same book!
Imagine my surprise when I got a phone call that my grandmother was no longer confined to the wheelchair she had been in for two years, but walking independently. It happened because she did not become a generic old person to the staff of Bishop Wicke. Despite the fact she is 96, they treated her as the unique individual she is and worked with her to regain her independence.
Through my work in healthcare consulting, I have had the opportunity to visit dozens of organizations throughout North America. Large and small, stand alone or part of a campus, for profit and not for profit, some simple and some fancy. Not only does Wesley Village stand out as a superior organization in Connecticut, but it is a role model and leader in the field of aging services on a national level.
Seven years ago my grandmother and I chose Wesley Village as her new address because, quite simply, that’s where she LIVES!”
– Denise Boudreau Scott, Denise B. Scott, LLC Geriatric Consultant