38 The Queens Courier • business • october 1, 2015 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com business (continued from cover) care with them since childhood. The Fuchs children grew up with their grandmother and aunt in their house, so they know and understand the importance of taking care of elderly family members. “Our dad instilled in us healthcare, because you’re caring for your loved ones,” Gerry Fuchs said. “It’s always important to care for your elders. And that’s something is just natural.” Now that they are taking care of other people’s family members at the Pavilion at Queens, they take the time to get to know the patients there, remembering that they are people who have lived rich lives and are continuing to do so under their care. The Fuchs family is also invested in the happiness of their patients and understand the feelings, cultural or religious needs of those that use their facility. So much so that they plan on moving patients from one floor to another because of their cultural beliefs. One instance of that is when the Fuchs family learned that four is an unlucky number in the Chinese culture. At the Pavilion at Queens, many Chinese patients reside on the fourth floor. “My dad … has in his travels has been going to China for a while … he said, ‘Gerry, do you know that four is a very unlucky number?’” Gerry Fuchs recalled. “The way the word four in Chinese is pronounced is similar to the word death.” In an attempt to make the Chinese residents feel more at ease while at the Pavilion at Queens, the Fuchs family plans on moving them from the fourth floor to the eighth floor, since eight is a lucky number in their culture. “We are extremely sensitive to everyone’s needs in the community,” Gerry Fuchs said. “We understand cultures and we understand what is important for everyone’s needs, religious needs and cultural needs.” The staff at the Pavilion at Queens is expertly trained to help residents get back on their feet and resume a self-sufficient way of life. The Pavilion at Queens offers occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and respiratory therapy for patients suffering from broken hips or shoulders or a knee replacement, and people who have had cardiac episodes or other ailments. The Pavilion at Queens’ physical therapy team works toward individual-specific goals of achiev- THE COURIER/Photos by Anthony Giudice Patients enjoy some pet therapy and games at the Pavilion.
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