“Decatur House A Gift”
Our dear Mom and we, her family, have been blessed by our involvement with Decatur House, a home of assisted living in Sandwich.
When first introduced to assisted-living at a much less intimate location, Mom of course resisted with an “I can take care of myself” attitude. After all, she had been independent and very active all of her life. We were able to get Mom’s name on the Decatur House waiting list and wait, well…it was worth it!
These last 21 months of my mother’s life as a Decatur House resident were a gift…God’s grace, I believe. There, her very soul was nourished. She learned the fine art of accepting help from others after her own long history of helping people within her family, church, and community.
The stress of her hospitalization during Christmastime subsided when she again returned to Decatur House for the last two days of her life. She was at peace there, surrounded by the profound love and care of the staff. And we were so assured of her gentle passage into a new life with God.
Thank you, Decatur House and beloved staff for making our Mom’s life so bright and truly caring for her every need. How I wish every elder person could receive the care which you deliver. In loving memory of our dear Mom.
The following thoughtful comments have been received by Decatur House:
“Thank you for all your hard work at keeping your residents safe and healthy. We are so grateful for all that you do and greatly impressed with the way that you do it. Love the abundance of smiles and the beautiful, positive attitudes. Thank you.”
“Thank you for all you and all staff are doing to keep everyone safe and cared for. I can’t imagine how draining this has been for all of you. We are so appreciative!!”
“Before I came here I contemplated several other assisted living facilities and chose this one because of the unique qualities of care and the opportunity to live in a spacious cottage. I really do not have any complaints because you all have kept us safe during Covid 19.”
“We cannot thank the staff at Decatur House enough for our father’s care, especially in recent months as we have all had to contend with the pandemic. You guys stepped up your already impressive game and have gone to great lengths to keep everyone safe and healthy. Your communication has been terrific. We are so very grateful!”
“I commend you for your excellence in managing these unprecedented circumstances so thoughtfully while keeping your residents cheerful and comfortable.”
“Excellent job keeping the facility COVID free!”
“Thank you for all you and staff are doing to keep residents safe! We families truly appreciate it.”
“Thank you for doing such a great job of protecting the residents. I sincerely appreciate all of the great care that you give to my mom. ”
“The aides are very caring and never complain when i need to visit at the window or deliver something. They are the best!”
Other comments received from families and residents:
“The management and staff are exceptional. The food is delicious. The activities are great! My Mother is very happy there and I am so pleased with the love and care she receives!
“We couldn’t be happier with the care my Mother is receiving at the Decatur House. The house is very homey which is important to us and the suite allows her privacy. We like the size, in town location and beautiful grounds. We are very happy with our choice and the family that runs Decatur House. Everyone treats my mother like family and I couldn’t ask for more than that.”
“My Mother was depressed when she moved into Decatur. Now my Mother is vibrant, happy, and participating in all the activities. She loves her apartment, the activities, meals, and the staff.”
“Our family has been extremely happy with the care and thoughtful attention our father has received at Decatur House. Highly recommend!”
“Linda, your vision and standard for excellence set you and Decatur House in a class by yourself.”
“Thank you for the excellent and loving care you and your staff gave to my mother, during her stay with you. I realized even more as time has passed, just how very special Decatur House is.”
“I just wanted to thank you for the exceptional work you do for my mother and all the other residents at Decatur House.”
“We want to thank each and every one of you for the support, compassion, and strength you gave our Mom during her stay at Decatur House. The personalized attention and feeling of warmth she received from the staff nurtured her. Your dedication and hard work is truly appreciated by our family.”
“In this season of renewal, our family finds itself thinking of you and your wonderful home, Decatur House. Thank you so much for your many kindness, your warmth, and generosity that you have extended to all of us. We cannot imagine a better place for Mom to be at this time in her life.”
“This basket is just a small measure of my appreciation for all your thoughtful acts, your kind and genuine care, and your great wealth of patience!”
“I just want you all to know how grateful we are for the exceptional care you are giving to Dad. To have you reading aloud, taking him for car rides, baking cookies, and all the extras make Decatur House one of a kind.”
“On behalf of our entire family, thank you for the kindness and care you and Decatur House staff provided us. In such a short time you made Decatur House a true home in the best sense of the word and mom really enjoyed all the unique and wonderful people who have became her friends during the past years. We really believe you’ve created an ideal “model” for elder care and it is alarming there aren’t more places using it. With much gratitude and affection.”
“You have not seen Decatur House until you have visited!”