Pavilion Assisted Living Memory Care Opens
Throughout 2019, crews worked to renovate the Pavilion at Bethany Village. Pavilion Assisted Living Memory Care now features assisted living for persons in need of memory care, with 35 resident rooms and renovated common spaces that invite comfortable and refined living. Pavilion offers a secure environment where residents can explore the space safely.
The renovation completes Master Plan II at Bethany Village which focused on creating modern assisted living apartments to meet community demand.
Pavilion Assisted Living Memory Care offers dementia-trained nursing staff and special programming for those with memory issues, plus assistance with activities of daily life. New residents of the two story building started moving into Pavilion at the end of 2019 and now join over 300 of our community residents currently living in assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support buildings.
Each year, the City of Centerville holds a large Veterans Day ceremony. To make the 2019 ceremony extra special, the City invited veterans from local senior living communities to participate. Mick Vision and Lee Smith represented Bethany Village. Smith retired from the Air Force and Vision retired from the Navy. Each man was recognized with an article and photo in the Dayton Daily News. Both received a standing ovation during the ceremony.
During the program, Centerville Mayor Brooks Compton read a statement from Bethany Village, honoring all Veterans for their sacrifice:
“We thank our many veteran residents, employees and their family members for their service. This includes those who served in World War II to the Vietnam conflict to the Global War on Terror. Freedom isn’t free and we are inspired by the stories our veterans and their family members share at campus events, around the dinner table and in employee breakrooms that bring excitement, wonder and make us very proud.”
Both Smith and Vision are very active at Bethany Village and participate in a variety of volunteer opportunities on campus.
In 2019, LeadingAge Ohio recognized Bethany Village LPN Artie Taylor for exemplary service in nursing, especially her ongoing commitment to resident care in the dementia field.
As a unit manager, Artie Taylor oversees nursing staff and resident care at Courtyard Park, Bethany Village’s memory support unit. Artie has been a dedicated Bethany Village employee for 22 years and was promoted to unit manager in 2009.
Artie is a passionate advocate for residents and their family members facing a dementia diagnosis. She is devoted to delivering outstanding dementia treatment for the whole person, always going the extra mile to ensure residents receive the utmost in quality care.
Over the years, Artie has earned a well-deserved reputation for coaching, mentoring and educating team members so they feel empowered to excel and take pride in their work. She has shaped the culture of her unit by setting a high standard for achievement, modeling success for other nurses at Bethany Village. Nearly all staff at Courtyard Park have been with Artie since the unit opened in 2009. This is unheard of in the nursing world and a testament to Artie’s servant leadership and steadfast commitment to Graceworks’ mission of Faithful Caring.
In July, Jennifer Taylor and Michele Engelbach, representing the LeadingAge Ohio Awards Committee, traveled from Columbus to recognize Artie for her superior service and inspiring leadership in the dementia field. In a meaningful celebration, Artie was surprised with a bouquet of flowers, balloons and a certificate as a room full of her peers cheered and congratulated her.