Grant project upgrades computer equipment, tablets at Gardenside

FAIRBURY, NE — A Fairbury long-term care facility is capitalizing on grant money to upgrade important computer equipment.

Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside recently updated the It’s Never Too Late computer system. The system allows video calls with families, games and participation in activities for Gardenside residents. The facility upgraded the equipment for the program and added two tablets.

Gardenside paid for the improvements with the Connecting Elders with Family grant from the Nebraska Community Foundation. The total project cost about $10,000, with half of that coming through matching funds from the Diller Community Foundation, Fairbury Community Foundation and JCH&L’s Jefferson Health Care Fund.

“COVID has made it a very difficult year, and we appreciate the grant assistance to make it easier for our residents to stay in touch with the families,” said Deb Sutton RN, Gardenside Administrator. “We thank all of the organizations that have made this possible.”