"Thank you for the amazing care you are giving our mother. She feels so comfortable in her home at The Springs at Mill Creek! She feels the caring every day. Best of all, she isn't afraid to ask for the help she needs -- a big step for Mom!
We also feel like we are all more relaxed! Mom is so happy and enjoys everyone there and all of the activities. She welcomes visitors, but not for too long, which we find to be funny because she doesn't like to disrupt her "schedule." Now, she prefers for us to come to her home (The Springs at Mill Creek), where she used to prefer us picking her up and taking her out for overnighters or to stay with us, her family.
We are doing everything possible to do what MOM wants to do and are realizing that she probably wanted to do this (move) for a long time while we were dragging her all over three states to be part of our lives. We now know that Mom must have been more isolated and lonely than we knew.
Again, thank you to everyone at The Springs! She feels known, cared for, acknowledged. She feels great camaraderie. Sometimes she lives in the past, but now looks to the future.
The Springs at Mill Creek was love at first sight for Mom.
I would also like to add that Toni (the executive director) at The Springs at Mill Creek is such a personal gal. She knows EVERYONE, and she has been a joy in Mom's life. After Mom's first week living there, Toni called and let us know that Mom was the most well-adjusted "newbie" at The Springs! It meant so much! Mom has been nothing but excited about her new life there. She feels like she lives in a plush hotel and, with all of the daily activities, thinks she is on a cruise.
We are so happy for our mom, Joyce. We call her "Re-Joyce" now as she has stepped away from grieving over my dad's death, moved out of her old lonely house of 66 years and embraced her wonderful new life."