A Caring Place for Mom
After 13 years of independent living at Shannondell, Dick’s mother, age 92, needed a higher level of care. Dick says his mom found a compassionate home at The Meadows.
Moving my mother into The Meadows was a relatively simple transition. The apartment was laid out similarly to her independent living apartment at Shannondell so all of her things fit the space. Moving anyone at that age is not easy, but it was a caring place right from the start, and she adjusted quickly.
Everyone is fantastic at The Meadows. They’re totally focused on the residents. The activities coordinators, the nurses, the aides — they do so much. And because staff turnover is low, they really get to know the residents. The servers in the dining room would always have my mother’s iced tea ready for her, just the way she liked it. And they knew she’d want some ice cream for dessert.
There are many scheduled activities, and residents participate as they like. Sometimes my mother would enjoy a little conversation, and the staff members would sit and talk with her. It was a very comfortable environment for her.
Even when it was time for hospice, the staff handled everything. They brought a hospital bed into her room so she didn’t have to move. We could not have asked for better help and assistance. And today, even though my mother has passed away, I still go to The Meadows on Mondays to call BINGO!
Friendly, Light and Bright
A stroke left Barb’s 87-year-old mother unable to live on her own. Although having a caregiver come to her home was helpful for a while, moving to The Meadows was a much better solution for her long-term care.
My parents were proud to call Shannondell home for many years, moving in not long after it opened. After my father passed away in 2014, my mother suffered a stroke. We were so fortunate that The Meadows was right next door.
There are so many things we like about the environment at The Meadows. For example, my mother has macular degeneration, and we love that the interior is bright, not dark. It literally makes it easier for my mother to see. It’s also a neat and tidy place. My mom uses a walker, so it’s important that there’s nothing she can trip on.
Having doctors and nurses on staff is extremely convenient, and everyone there is very responsive. The aides are thoughtful and friendly. Even the maintenance staff goes out of their way to be helpful. People are always asking if there’s anything they can do for my mother. The staff also gets residents motivated socially – making jewelry, enjoying ice cream and playing Bingo.
Most importantly, we never worry about my mother’s safety. She’s comfortable, and we feel good about her being there. She really needed this type of personal care, and we know she’s very well taken care of at The Meadows.