Shortly after that post, Melissa told me about some activities around Employee Appreciation Week and, at my request, sent me some pictures of one of their events. Each "household" had a tri-fold poster display about how, as staff, their household lives out the Villa Mission Statement and Values. I asked Angela if I could share it with my blog readers and was so happy she said, "Of course!"
The pictures do not permit easy reading of what employees wrote, but they are so worth reading that I have included some of them beneath the appropriate picture.
"We make this place feel like the resident's home as much as possible. Let them eat when they want to eat. If they want to sleep in, they can. We treat them the way we treat our own mother and father, with dignity, respect, and honor."