Anthony Diaz and Rosa’s Chante’ Awarded Again

AwardHi, this is Dr. Tyler Woods. I do holistic mental health at Rosa’s. I am proud to work with the likes of Anthony Diaz and his crew. Anthony is wise and open enough to bring in holistic mental health to his residents. That is just one of the many reasons that he received a plaque from the Assisted living Network of Southern Arizona this week. He was awarded because Anthony is dedicated in promoting excellence in assisted living homes.

As a care provider, I see the many ways Anthony cares about his residents. Anthony makes sure there is activity in his assisted living home by providing things such as group discussions, art/food therapy, chair yoga, and urban therapy. He makes sure well balanced meals are served and gives his residents a say in what they would like. He has a team of caring staff and contractors.

He takes it one step forward and spends a great time in community networking with people about caring for the elderly. He specializes in mental health and dementia and educates the public about these conditions in people over 50. Anthony runs rigorously to attend functions and engagements while making sure Rosa’s needs are met.

His experience and education makes him the perfect candidate for such an award and the Tucson community should be very proud of his efforts and making sure that residents get the best care. Congratulations Anthony Diaz to you, your home, and your staff. Tucson is proud!

Dementia and Psychiatric Behavioral Home

anthony2Hi this is Anthony Diaz. Many people see Rosa’s Chante as a wonderful adult care home. I agree and we have worked hard to be a solid home for our residents. We have introduced different types of therapies and make sure our resident’s needs are taken care of. Here is a piece of trivia that you might not know. Did you know that Rosa’s Chante is a dementia and psychiatric behavioral lock down facility?

That is right. In this quiet lovely home setting, we are designed to be a safe setting for intensive mental health treatment including observation medication management are all part of an overall plan of care that is a coordinated effort between the individual, the family or guardian and the treatment team and outpatient service providers.

We do this because here at Rosa’s, we are fully aware that about 20 percent of adults aged 55 or older have experienced some type of mental health concerns. One of the ongoing problem with diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in seniors is the fact that older adults are more likely to report physical symptoms than psychiatric complaints, However, even the normal physical and emotional stresses that go along with aging can be risk factors for mental illnesses like anxiety and depression.

Some of the symptoms that are associated with aging and mental health include depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, loss of interest in things that used to be enjoyable, confusion, disorientation, problems with concentration or decision-making, memory loss, feelings of worthlessness, inappropriate guilt, helplessness; thoughts or talk of suicide and trouble handling finances or working with numbers.

Of course there are other symptoms and many reasons why people who are ageing have mental health issues and concerns, however for Rosa’s our number one concern is to keep our residents safe and healthy while addressing the many issues that they may face. This is just another thing we are committed in doing for our community.

Urban Therapy Goes 50s

rosas 50sHi, this is Anthony Diaz with Rosa’s Adult Care Home. One thing that we are proud of with our home is our newest therapy we have put together three months ago. It is called Urban Therapy and our clients love it. With the help of Dr. Woods and our arts and activity director, our residents are out and about enjoying the sights, sounds and foods of Tucson.

Their latest adventures took them to the 50s diner Little Anthony’s. They happened to go that day on Elvis’s birthday. Elvis was playing in the background as they sat and looked at the menu. Though no one wanted the grilled peanut butter and banana Elvis sandwich, they all agreed on hamburgers, fries and a good old fashion sundae.

The music got our residents in the mood as they began to take it upon themselves to play trivia. Who was the actor in this old movie and what was the theme song of Gilligan’s Island? They kept coming up with fun trivia questions as they enjoyed their burger and fries.

What I have noticed about Urban therapy and our clients is it makes them happier individuals and get along better as a group. They share with one another, and they often reminisce with each other on these outings. This is important since Rosa’s is a dementia and psychiatric home. It is wonderful to see our residents exercise their memory and reminisce.

The 50’s diner experience was a real hit with our residents and before they could finish eating their burgers they were asking to come back for more. At Rosa’s, we do everything we can to make sure our residents have the opportunity for fun and pleasure.

Urban therapy serves more than one purpose here at Rosa’s. It gets our residents out, it offers them fun, it helps them with memory and it helps them build relationship between each other. Building relationship with each other is important since they need to get along. Seeing them laugh together is always a joy. It is a goal here at Rosa’s.