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Whispering Heights Activities

At Whispering Heights we realize how important activities are to everyone, including the elderly. We encourage all residents to be as active as they can be in large group, small group and individual activities. We strive to provide individualized activities to meet the needs of every resident. Every person needs to feel they have a purpose or reason for being and the goal of the activity department is to help each resident know they still have something valuable to give.

We encourage family participation and input; as who knows your loved one and his or her likes better than family and friends. We are always interested in knowing specific activities your loved one enjoys or has enjoyed in the past. Will do our best to incorporate these activities in our programming. Our number one goal is to ensure your loved one enjoys the time spent with us.

Wheel Chair Accessible Van

Usage

Whispering Heights has a van available for the Resident's use. It will be scheduled for outings and activities that the facility and the residents plan.

Personal usage of the van may be provided for a fee for:

  • medical and dental services
  • special requests by a resident and/or their family

Out of town trips will be limited to 150 mile radius of the community. Overnight trips will not be provided. Please talk to the Activity Department or Social Services to make arrangements.

Fees

The cost of the trip will be billed to the resident unless they are using Medicaid monies. The bill will be based on the actual cost of the driver, a fee for an escort and mileage. If the driver's work time exceeds eight hours, an overtime fee will be charged. Residents who utilize Medicaid monies will be limited to medical and dental appointments unless the family agrees to pay for special trips. An estimate of the costs related to the trip will be provided to the resident and/or family. The estimate will be based on total expected mileage, expected time frame for the trip, and estimates of the cost of the driver and an escort. The bill will be included in the next resident monthly statement.

Family Responsibility

The existence of the van does not diminish the family's responsibility to the resident. If possible, the family or responsible party should be available at the designated time to accompany the resident to the appointment.

Operation of Van

Only staff with a limited chauffeur's license may operate the van.

Please contact the activity department for more information on this service at 712-476-8213 or milinda.leloux@hegghc.org.

Family Parties

Family Parties

Our activity room is available for family parties with your loved one. This room is available when arrangements have been made with the activity department. A signed agreement form for use of this room must be turned in to the activity department prior to use of this room. There is no fee to use the room we only ask rules be followed and other residents be treated respectfully while you enjoy the use of the activity center.

Volunteers

Volunteers

Whispering Heights utilizes volunteer services daily within the facility. We have many volunteers ranging in age from 11 to 80 something. We have many wonderful volunteers who help our residents in large group activities like bingo and crafts. We also have volunteers who assist our residents by providing personal visits for those who are unable, for one reason or another, to attend group activities or have little independent activity.

We have a wonderful candy-striping program at Whispering Heights. This program is a positive way for residents to get inter-generational activity daily.

The activity department is always looking for additional volunteers and would be happy to meet with anyone interested in providing volunteer services. If you are interested in becoming a Whispering Heights Volunteer please contact the activity director at 712-476-8213 or milinda.leloux@hegghc.org