Giving Thanks for Senior Living

Giving thanks for senior livingCounting your blessings is a healthy practice, and the Thanksgiving season is a perfect time to cultivate gratitude. This year, why not include senior living on your list of things to be thankful for?

Take a look at some of our favorite testimonials that highlight the positive impact of senior living on seniors and their families, and get ready to give thanks.

“A godsend”

I cannot tell you what a godsend this place has been. My mother actually wishes she moved there sooner! From the activities to the food, to the staff to her friends, this is the best place I ever could have imagined for mom…. Every night my mother tells me what a blessing Brighton Gardens is and how thankful she is to be surrounded by such wonderful people. I cannot tell you how this has transformed all of our lives. I know that my mother is loved and cared for and that she is so happy. What an incredible gift for her golden years. Thank you to your incredible staff. It is your warmth and care that truly define this as “home.” –Margaret, Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody, Atlanta

“The right place for her”

Mom is very, very happy there. I feel like we really picked the right place for her. She is so much better off than living at home…. She does some activities, she’s made friends. There are plenty of activities to stay busy… I cannot say enough good things about the staff. We say, “Thank God mom’s at the Kenwood” all the time. –Very Happy Family, Brookdale Lake View, Chicago

“The best move we could have made”

I am so grateful that Tesson Heights exists. It has become home for my parents who left their home of 40+ years just six weeks ago. Their apartment is spacious enough to allow them to have brought some of their favorite furnishings, but it’s not so big that they find getting around tiring. The common facilities are spotless and homey, and the dining room is as nice as any restaurant. I hear the food is excellent. It’s so nice to see my parents finally living a life free of the concerns of household maintenance. It’s the best move we could have made. –Barb, Tesson Heights, St. Louis

“Significantly better quality of life”

My mother is in a safe, caring, and friendly environment. She is now enjoying a significantly better quality of life than she had in her home. The associated medical care was instrumental in discovering a potentially fatal health problem. Attention to my mother’s condition allowed for immediate action to rectify her condition. My mother is comfortable and tells her friends how happy she is now living at Sunrise of Mill Basin. –Colin Garth, Sunrise of Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY

“A dream come true”

My aunt is unbelievably well. At home she was so isolated; she didn’t want to get dressed and didn’t care what she looked like. Now she is out in the community the entire day and only in her room at night. It is a dream come true…. She is in the dementia unit. When she moved in, I told them that she was a florist. They got all these different vases and did a flower arranging class for her. There are community outings, they go to the art museum and go shopping. They will drive her to see her sister…. It is the best experience. –Niece, Belmont Village Hollywood, Los Angeles

“They treat Mom like a queen”

This is by far the best decision we made for Mom. Since the moment she moved to Elmcroft she’s gained strength and is really enjoying herself. The staff have been great—from the admin to the caregivers to everyone in between, they have been absolutely wonderful to Mom and treat her like a queen. The food is good and they have plenty of things to keep the residents busy. They’re even working on getting a bridge club together just for Mom. We are very happy with the place and couldn’t be more thankful! –Family, Elmcroft of Cy-Fair, Houston

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One comment on “Giving Thanks for Senior Living
  1. Joseph Smith says:

    Thanks for sharing the blog and personal experiences. Senior care centers are amazing places for those seniors who remain isolated at home or have no one to call out for help in case of an emergency. These are exciting and heart-warming stories.

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