If you have need of a long-term care facility, I highly recommend Liberty Village here in Muncie.
Several years ago, it became obvious that my elderly aunt was in need of more care than my wife and I were able to give. I am sure there are several wonderful facilities in and around Muncie and we considered others before choosing Liberty Village. For us, as with most families looking to place a loved one, we wanted the best care possible for her.
A few years prior, my aunt had a good friend living at Liberty Village and she was always telling my aunt how much she liked it there and how good they were to her. After meeting with some of the staff and touring the facility, my aunt was more than ready to move into her new home and begin meeting her new family.
My aunt was immediately welcomed not only by the entire staff, but by residents as well, and in just a few weeks became part of the Liberty Village family with most everyone calling her by name. She would walk the hallways talking, laughing and joking with other residents and staff, became a regular winner at bingo and took part in most all activities offered. Every time we visited her, she eagerly shared what she had enjoyed that day.
As the years passed, she became less active and not always her "friendly" self, sometimes complaining to the staff about something that to most of us would be a non-issue, yet the staff responded to her every request with a caring and positive attitude.
In February 2010 my mother became virtually immobile and was no longer able to remain at home. After seeing the kind of love and care that my aunt was getting at Liberty Village, we didn't consider any other location and placed my mother there also. Unfortunately my mother's condition was much worse than anyone had previously thought and she passed within a few months, but not without getting the best possible care, attention and respect that anyone could receive. Offering their condolences with tears in their eyes and sorrow in their hearts, her caretakers from Liberty Village attended mother's calling. Even though she was there such a short time, the staff had grown to love her too.
Shortly after mother passed, my aunt began to further decline. Seemingly the entire staff of Liberty Village was saddened and did even more to show kindness to her, knowing the end was near. Eventually she was provided in-house hospice care and was made as comfortable as possible during her last few weeks. She died two days before Christmas, peacefully, pain-free and with several of the heavy-hearted staff checking on her, and us, up until her passing.
Over the years my wife and I have made many unscheduled visits to Liberty Village on different days and at different times of the day. On many occasions (unaware that they were being seen), we have noticed the staff, including the custodians, interacting with the residents in a manner that could only be seen as patient and kind, spending quality time with someone else's loved one. This type of loving attention to residents, as well as family members, seems to be what the entire staff at Liberty Village is all about and view as a normal day at work. They are all "special people" and, in our view, go above and beyond their professional job scope in truly CARING for their residents. Each of them treats the residents as if they were their own family.
We, the family, are overwhelmingly amazed at the care given, as well as the compassion and professionalism shown, by the entire staff of Liberty Village. We wish to acknowledge and say a public "THANK YOU" for ALL that was done for our loved ones, and for us, as we watched them do for our family what we were not capable of doing.