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Reviews of Longview Home
December 22, 2012
I am a friend or relative of a resident
Longview is in a residential area at the top of the hill. It looks out on distant views of the Missouri River Valley. It is simple in decor, clean, neat, and there are many staff in all the areas. My sister and I went to visit our uncle, an Alzheimer's patient who was in the last stages. He had only been there for a few weeks. Until then he was cared for at home by my aunt, and his children who visited regularly. For the last several months he also attended a day care program for Alzheimer's patients in Council Bluffs, Iowa.He had a lovely room with a view when he first checked in at Longview. Soon it was clear that he needed constant attention, and was moved to a double room near the nurse's station and a few steps from the common room where there were chairs, tables, a tv and a view of birds at a bird feeder outdoors. This was where he spent the day.When my sister and I arrived he was still "asleep" which was unusual. It turned out that his condition was changing, and they brought in a nurse who asked us to come into the room if we wanted to be with him while he was being examined. I noticed how gentle she was with him, and how she explained to him everything that she was going to do and why as she approached him with examining equipment. He was struggling for breath, so she adjusted his oxygen supply. She left the room and returned to say that the immediate family had been called in, because he had moved into the last phase of leaving the world. We sat next to him and at the foot of his bed, talking gently to him and singing until my aunt and cousins arrived. We were so happy to be there when his condition turned, and to be present during the examination, and be able to reassure him as we waited for his darling wife, our aunt. The family was by his side every minute for the next two days. He was peaceful and able to receive love. The staff was sensitive and took positive steps for the family to be together at this important time.
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