Farmstead Life

Employee Spotlight: Liza Nelson

Liza is a CNA at Farmstead Living and has been with Farmstead six years, soon to be seven. "I look forward to a happy New Year and working here the rest of my life," Liza said. Her favorite hobby is cooking and includes egg rolls made from scratch as her specialty. Talking to the residents includes lots of laughter and smiles as Liza always encourages others to look at the bright side. She especially enjoys helping residents make a plan for the day so there is always something to look forward to.

“I always encourage and stay positive with the residents. I like to say that's why there is a rainbow after a storm."  ~ Liza

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Employee Spotlight: Susan Siverson

Susan Siverson works in the kitchen as a server. She lives with her husband (a former lead singer in a band) in Fargo. She loves to spend time with her grandson (and grandpets) and going to the lake. Susan's time in the kitchen reaches beyond Farmstead—she owned the Donut Hole bakery in Fargo for 20 years. She admittedly likes to bake more than cook, but does like to make a big pot of chili for her family. 

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When is it time?

It’s our first blog post… and we couldn’t be more excited to share with our readers all things Farmstead!

You may be asking yourself, “Is it time for [insert me, mom, dad] to move into Assisted Living?” There is no easy answer. At Farmstead, we encourage families to go through the process of gathering information, touring, and narrowing down options while your loved one is healthy and able to make a thoughtful decision. Looking for a place to live during a crisis can be frustrating and stressful and you may find that your preferred senior living community doesn’t have any apartments available. By choosing to make a move before an emergency arises, your family member will benefit in several ways including the ability to be a part of the process. We recommend comparing at least 3 or 4 options before making a final decision. Doing a search online is typically the quickest, most thorough way to discover which amenities and services you will want to consider when comparing. Take the time to research the immediate and long-term benefits of assisted care providers. The goal is to find a facility that suits your loved one.

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