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Care Moment – Cabbage Patch Kids

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Care Moment: Cabbage Patch Kids

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At a heartwarming Compassus event held at Commonwealth Senior Living, residents experienced the joy of childhood anew adopting their very own Cabbage Patch Kid dolls thanks to our Fredericksburg, Virginia hospice program. This special event not only brought smiles but also fostered companionship and a renewed sense of purpose among our beloved seniors.

Cabbage Patch Kids, with their distinctive, soft features and unique identities, have sparked joy in the hearts of children and adults alike since the early 1980s. For the residents of Commonwealth Senior Living, these dolls offered more than just nostalgia; they provided a comforting presence and a chance to nurture.

During the event, led by Compassus Hospice Care Consultant Georgeanne McClain, each resident chose a doll, named it, and took on the delightful responsibility of caring for their new “baby.” The sense of ownership and the act of caregiving are profoundly beneficial, particularly in a senior living setting, as they can significantly enhance emotional wellbeing and provide a daily source of joy and engagement.

The adoption of the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls significantly increased happiness within the community. Observing the residents as they interacted and cared for their dolls was deeply touching. It’s akin to witnessing them reconnect with cherished memories while simultaneously creating new ones, which enriches their daily experiences and brings a renewed sense of joy and purpose to their lives.

Following the adoption ceremony, the community celebrated with a festive “baby shower,” complete with cupcakes, donuts, and lots of laughter. This gathering was not just about enjoying treats, but also about celebrating life, community, and new beginnings. The residents shared stories and smiles, showing off their new companions to friends and staff.

This event highlights the innovative ways Compassus is dedicated to spreading our ‘Care for Who I am’ culture. By bringing creativity and compassionate care together to create moments of joy and connection for our patients, we are ensuring they experience joy, dignity, and an enriched quality of life at every stage of their journey.

To learn more about our compassionate care programs and how we are making a difference in the lives of patients and their families in Fredericksburg and beyond, click here. To learn more about our Fredericksburg program, click here.

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At Compassus, our value is in the compassion and expertise of our teams, which act as an extension of patients’ existing care teams. We believe everyone who interacts with us should experience our individualized Care for who I am philosophy, from the care services we provide to patients and families to how we interact with our partners and one another.