This is the day you never want to come, even though it is inevitable. My wonderful dad passed on September 11, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. Some would say that 95 years old is a good long life, while I can't disagree, knowing he's not there with his characteristic smile will take a long time to get used to. I will miss my visits and all of the faces and names I have come to know as well. You, Kathleen, Lorena, Ivonne, Karla, Ismary and all of the others whose names escape me but whose faces are as familiar as my own family.
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my hear for the care and loving you gave my father.....even when he got feisty! The Elms became his home and I know that because I would ask him, his response was, you know, this place is OK! It was said in such a way that you knew he meant it.
As much as he wanted to stay at his home, he settled in at The Elms where he was safe and well cared for. The peace of mind you have given us is incalculable and we are forever indebted.
COVID-19 ha taken so much from all of us, it has robbed us of the ability to show just how grateful we are, I would love to give all of you guys a hug and a handshake but sadly I can't. So I write, inadequate as this letter is please know that every word on this page is true.
You are all angels and heroes to us and we will never forget you, God Bless you.
In Your Debt,
Ken (son of Bob, photo above)
Yes, Raul was wonderful greeting us an making sure everything was safe as all of dad's things were taken from his apartment yesterday. We are picking up the grandfather clock today from the garage and Raul is aware.
I want to thank you for everything during dad's three years at the Elms. We feel very fortunate to have found such a great home for him during his last 3 years of an amazing life. You are very lucky to have the outstanding staff that you have. My sincerst thanks especially to Kathleen, Osi, Magda, and Ismary. Dad would not have survived without your the love, care and fun these remarkable caregivers gave to and shared with him.
I'm sure I won't be seeing any of you in person, but I send my sincere thanks and appreciation.
Robyn, daughter of Bob, photo above
Kathleen...what you give to Mom and all the other residents is something extremely extraordinary, and our Family is beyond grateful to you, Scott and every single person working at the Elms who keep our loved ones safe, content and made to feel as if they are loved and respected. There's something about this Residence that makes everyone who enters the doors feel at home. The best decision of our lives was having our mother move to The Elms, and I'm telling the truth when I say that you're all like our Family. Just stay safe and healthy, because as we worry about Mommy, (photo above) we worry about you all as well.
With love and respect,
Ellie and Marty (Bessie's, family)
Dear Elms Staff,
Thank you for your daily dedication and devotion to your work. We appreciate and are very grateful for all the extra work it takes to keep the Elms safe and sheltered-in place.
-Paula, Helen's daughter (photo above)
Gladys (photo above) received wonderful care! We are so grateful for the caring staff!
All of the employees in The Grove on the 2nd floor and Kathleen who remembers everyone.
Scott for helping with the financial side so Gladys could stay there.
The care Gladys received. We are eternally grateful!
We appreciated that when Gladys was declining, you had her "visit"The Grove to start. I think this made the change easier.
-Mike & Jacquie, Son and Daughter-in-law
We were very grateful for the support you provided to our friend both financially and care wishes.
Maribel and her assistant were indispensable. I really value the way they went above and beyond to make sure she was safe. They will always have my gratitude for their partnership. I am also very grateful for the help that June Wider provided when we were trying to arrange for her placement. Overall a very caring team who made it all work.
My friend's situation was special, and we will always be grateful for the financial support of the Elms, Thank you Scott.
To All Staff,
Thank you for all you are doing to take care of Mary and all the residents.
We see the protocols, visits and smiles your are sharing during this difficult time.
In gratitude and appreciation,
Diana and Kevin Dolezal
(daughter-in-law and son of Mary photo above)
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