Programmable thermostats are great additions to any retirement home

They generally prefer it to be a little bit warmer at night, and sometimes I forget to adjust the thermostat with all of the other closing duties I have.

I’ve worked at the front desk of a retirement home for quite some time, and I honestly love it here. I’ve learned so much about the residents and many of the stereotypes about elderly people simply aren’t true. It actually can be quite hurtful to assume anything about a group of people. However, there are a few true things. One thing I found is that the residents are constantly complaining and asking questions about the air conditioning and heater. They are very concerned about the temperature of the retirement home because they typically don’t like it to be too cold. When your bones lose mass, you have an increased likelihood of developing arthritis, so they need proper temperatures to maintain homeostasis. I learned about programmable thermostats from a friend, and mentioned it to my manager. Since the residents typically follow the same patterns throughout the day, it would be worth having a thermostat that we can automatically program to change to certain temperatures at different points in the day. They generally prefer it to be a little bit warmer at night, and sometimes I forget to adjust the thermostat with all of the other closing duties I have. We decided to give it a try, and the thermostat has been a big hit! The residents raved over how sleek and modern it looked because most of them had dial thermostats in their old homes. It is always so funny to see how they all come together to look in awe at one small thing. They are amazed by the smallest changes that happen, and it’s been a big reminder to me to enjoy the present moment and express gratitude.
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