Our Island Home is very proud of its diverse activities programming. It is planned to provide incentive and opportunity for the residents to use mental, social, and physical capabilities and skills. This includes games, movies, art class, crafts, parties, discussion groups, homemaking activities, movement and exercise programming, gardening, field trips, clergy (ministers of all faiths are welcome and encourage to visit), and much more.
To list a few of the community activities our residents participate in are:
- Daffodil Parade
- Boston Pops Concert
- Christmas Stroll and Tree Decorating
- Whaling Museum Trips
- Coast Guard Valentine’s Day Ball
- Our Island Home Van Trip around the Island
- Wheelers Program
Music for Memories
Our Island Home currently participates in the Music for Memories concept by providing IPods(c) to residents with Alzheimer or other related Dementia with personalized music to provide our residents with familiar music that serves to help invoke memories, improve mental functioning, and improve overall quality of life. This has been amazing process to watch and very successful. To read more about this please visit the Music and Memories website.
Our rehabilitation program is offered 7 days a week. Therapy is offered under our Restorative Nursing Program or though skilled therapist (physical, occupational, and speech) that have expertise in both therapy evaluation and treatment.
With a physician prescribed order; a treatment plan is developed that suits each individual’s needs. Our rehab services are designed to maintain each individual’s level of functioning, independence, or assist them in reaching their highest level of functioning as well as to assist in the transition from post acute care to home.
Our Island Home has a very strong and active volunteer program through the Activities department. Currently we have at least 25 members of the community who offer their time! We encourage anyone interested to bring their skills, talents or just time to Our Island Home by becoming a member of our volunteer team and Our Island Home family.
Your donations help us continue to enrich the lives of our residents and further enhance our quality care provided. Often, individuals provide donations with specific activities or items in mind. We often find that many choose to donate to celebrate the lives of loved ones to sustain their memories. Whichever you choose, please know that every donation is greatly appreciated by all staff and residents.
You may also contribute through Friends of Our Island Home. Visit their website.
Our Island Home is a department of the Town of Nantucket and receives funding from private revenues, reimbursement from Medicaid, Medicare, and subsidy from the town.
Our Island Home does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its program, services, activities, or in employment.
For further information about this policy, email the facility administration, or call 508-228-0462 ext 7406.