I am very close with my Grandmother, so when tragedy struck, it was a devastating blow! Back in January, she had a sudden massive stroke, hitting both sides of her brain. Spending over a week in the ICU, her diagnosis was not all that positive, but there was hope. Hope is what you have to hang on to! I knew my Grandma could hear me, understand me, and feel various movements, as we communicated any way they we could, although she lost her ability to speak, swallow, eat, and walk. On the 8th day in the hospital, we were told that the acute rehab that we put in for would not accept her because she had to be able to do certain things. Again, another blow when your priority is getting her better when you know she wants to! We ran out of the hospital and desperately went rehab to rehab on a mission to find where she would focus the next part of her journey in. When we arrived at Manor Care, the one manager offered us much hope, showed us around, answered all of our questions very straight forward, and wecolmed me being there every step of the way with open arms. I even randomly went up to residents and asked them what they thought if the place. Not one said they didn’t like it. We knew this was the one! I was with her every single day, so I considered myself a resident as well, and we made the most of every day:)
We spent the next (almost three months) in this place that I will always be grateful for. Was everyone perfect all the time? No. There will always be some things that you may not like, but the positive here for us far outweighed the bad. Many of them were always there wheb I had a concern, needed something in our room, or anything. Some of the CNA’s, nurses and therapists have truly become our friends. I just wanted her to get better, and it was my mission to be by her side through this. My Grandma now speaks, eats, walks and is that strong, independent super human I knew she was! She has worked so hard every step of the way as I cheered her on. To everyone at Manor Care that made our stay a blessing, we are forever grateful! I wanted so much for my Grandma and felt so helpless, but never gave up. Her story and the support we had is something that will forever leave an imprint on my heart.
Kelly, John, Lisa, Samuel, Rowe, Brittany, Linda, Kendra, Edie, Tiara, Melissa and ALL of those who made a positive difference in my life (and hers!), I genuinely will be thankful for the rest of my life. THANK YOU!!!
Thanks for sharing, Krystina! We are glad to hear how happy you are with your grandmother's care and recovery at our center. Also that so many of our team made a positive difference in both of your lives and left an imprint on your heart.