MEANING OF ME®
Lifestyle and Socialization
At Mosaic we believe that the person comes first. We deliver our care through ‘you’. But, we would go as far as saying that the person is more important than the service we provide. This though is easy enough to say.
We have, therefore, been thinking for some time as to how we can emphasize the importance of the person while delivering our care. Our solution has been to develop an ongoing conversation between our Mosaic members and our caregivers. A conversation we think you may also wish to extend to a much wider audience. This conversation is explained further in our new booklet, the “Meaning of Me®”
“The Meaning of Me®” is an interactive journey into ‘your’ past and ‘your’ present, into key moments in ‘your’ life, ‘your’ family and friends and pets, ‘your’ interests and hobbies. We believe that the person is more than the sum of a series of events and experiences. Personal values and beliefs all shape who we are.
First and foremost, the “Meaning of Me®” is meant to create conversation between Mosaic’s caregivers and our Client Services’ Liaison who visits our members on scheduled and non-scheduled visits. But we envisage it being used by some of our member families to build, among other things, interesting records and collages of life history.
This “Meaning of Me®” is not meant to be done in ‘one sitting’ and it is not meant to be a tiring process. The meaning and the content is likely to keep on expanding over time and, like a painting, with its many different layers, the conversation is open to creative expression. It is both a conversation and a journey.
Families are more than welcome to participate in this activity – you may be surprised at the stories that come out of it!
The “Meaning of Me®” booklet will be given to new Mosaic members at the time of an assessment and for our existing members; it will be found in the Care Plan Binder at the place of residence after our home visit. This will give everyone working with our Mosaic member an opportunity to see and hear their life stories, and the milestones and memories that made it all so special!
Mosaic Home Care Services takes pride in standing out in the industry. We are dedicated to building relationships, serving and getting to know our members. We do this through our scheduled home assessment visits, phone conversations, emails and drop in home visits.
We are all looking forward to some valuable story sharing and as always, hearing your feedback!
Responses and testimonials of Families using this person centred care approach “The Meaning of Me®”
The “Meaning of Me” for those in need of homecare!
Article from Rehab & Community Care Medicine Magazine
Martha Miller Client Services Liaison speaks on the importance of “Meaning of Me®”
Mosaic’s “Game Time!”
Join Mosaic every month for an afternoon and games, friends and fun! Come into our Community Resource Centre to play board games, card games, and video games with other people in the community. Take an afternoon to meet new people, learn new games and have fun. Mosaic’s “Game Time!” promotes brain health through mental stimulation and socialization. Contact us today to find out more!