Back at the helm

A familiar face has returned to Windsor Manor Assisted Living. Former manager Jill Scott returned to the facility on Wall Street on Nov. 26 to resume her duties there.

Scott left her position at the Webster City facility last year but continued to work in the industry.

“This is a wonderful population to work with,” she said. “This is a great place to work.”

Scott said Windsor Manor is a special place to her since she had been there since the complex opened in May 2008.

“You know, you heart and soul is in this place and then you leave for other opportunities,” she said. “It leaves a hole in your heart.”

“So, the opportunity to comeback was wonderful,” Scott said. “There were many friends I had here, residents and staff, so I’m happy to be back.”

Scott noted that Windsor Manor’s memory care unit is open, offering residential care for those with dementia. The secure unit offers tenants apartment-style living with a common gathering area and dining.

She added that the assisted living community also has openings and said she looks forward to filling the building and seeing more “neighbors move in.”

Windsor Manor’s month-to-month lease gives people the opportunity to move in for the winter months, with no worries about snow removal, icy conditions or being isolated due to cold and winter weather.

“We have many people who do just that,” she said.”Their goals are our goals, it’s their time line. If we have a really nice winter, they may choose to move back home in April or if it’s a slower spring, they could go home in May. It’s really up to them.”

Scott said Windsor Manor also offers unique dining opportunities not just for tenants who live there, but also for the public in general.

“It’s a full-service restaurant-style dining. There’s a daily special and people can also order right off the menu,” she said. “We invite folks to stop out for lunch and see us sometime.”

Scott said word of mouth about the cafe is spreading and more and more people are stopping in to dine.

The assisted living facility also has a new management company Provision Living Inc., based in St. Louis. According to Scott, the firm is very focused on the needs of those living at Windsor Manor.

“The charge they have given to me is to create a radiant organization where people are loved, inspired and thriving,” she said. Included in that equation are employees, tenants and tenant families, she explained.

“That’s really the basis for how we operate,”she said, adding, “Our employees are a very big part of this. It wouldn’t happen without them.”