Hi this is Anthony Diaz from Rosa’s Chante Adult Care Home. They say humor is the best medicine. I cannot agree with that more and no one can say we do not have fun here. In fact, I could write a book about the hilarious adventures at Rosa’s I have encountered.
I recall one late afternoon when we were having dinner. On the menu was spaghetti and meatball’s. Our residents tend to really like this meal and we do enjoy serving it. I had to leave the room for a few minutes. I heard a commotion of sorts so I stepped back in the dining area. When I came around the corner, imagine my surprise to see a couple of my residents playing marbles with the meatballs rolling them back and forth at each other across table. Of course I had to laugh, and so did they. I had no idea perhaps that was why they liked this meal so much.
Now everyone know those who come to Rosa’s Chante is going to smell the wonderful aroma of a clean house. Yes it can smell like Pine sol, but believe me we have tried to have potpourri in this house. Here is the problem. One night we were all watching a movie and the residents seemed to be enjoying it. I heard a crunching sound and so I turned the lights on to see what was going on. One of our residents had a blue mouth and they had mistaken it for popcorn. My resident grabbed the vase of blue potpourri and asked if I would like some popcorn. We now have a popcorn maker!
Finally, a story I enjoy telling is the story of a tour we were having. One day I was giving a very detailed tour of Rosa’s Chante for a possible placement. Normally when I give these tours, I show people all the bedrooms. As we were walking into one of the bedrooms, there hanging from a fan on low speed, was a wet diaper. Surprised, I asked the resident what they were doing. The resident looked at me as if I knew this and stated she was air drying the diaper and it was wet and stinks and this works better than the clothes line. Now mind you the resident is completely nude sitting in a chair waiting for the diaper to dry.
Daily, my day is filled with stories of humor and fun and I love the hilarious adventures at Rosa’s. I am grateful that my residents and I can laugh at the stories and call them memories. For today, this is Anthony Diaz from Rosa’s Chante Adult Care saying home is where the heart is.