Maintaining Dignity with Respect
Residents are always encouraged to look their best since this significantly impacts their self image. Staff offer as much assistance as needed getting dressed each day so residents start their day with dignity. The hairdresser comes to the Home once each week to keep residents looking their best.
While residents have access to showers, most take advantage of the whirlpool bath on the nursing unit. In addition to a leisurely soak, the nursing staff is also available to provide a back rub.
We have a licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, dietician, pharmacy consultant and doctors available as needed. Doolittle Home also partners with a hospice organization so residents spend their final days as comfortable as possible in their familiar surroundings.
Doolittle staff has experience in assisting residents and their families deal with change – whether that is the move to Doolittle Home, the recent loss of a spouse or other loved one, or changes in health over time. Staff provides outstanding support to residents who have special, unique needs and help them adjust to life at Doolittle Home.
Staff closely monitors medication and diet of all residents. Many residents show improved health after the arrival at Doolittle due to the increased attention to proper medication and diet. Residents and their families fondly consider Doolittle their home.
Staff handles all housekeeping, laundry and maintenance for the residents. Staff personally assist residents in keeping their rooms and clothing in an orderly manner. Doolittle staff even does ironing for the residents. Staff is always available to help residents with their rooms whether it is to hang a picture or to program the VCR.
Significant fundraising efforts enabled the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible van to provide transportation of residents for medical appointments and social activities. As a good corporate citizen, Doolittle Home also makes the van available to transport Foxboro veterans to medical appointments with members of the board as drivers.