Recently, I heard about some n...
Recently, I heard about some negative comments posted online, regarding Abbe Hall. I went onsite to read them for myself. I was totally shocked, to say the least. The statements, that I read, are just the opposite of what I know and the experiences I and my family have had over the past few years.
My aunt was a resident at Abbe Hall for almost three years, until her death at age 94. During her stay at Abbe Hall, I would visit her three or four times each week. I would spend the whole morning with her or I would come in at noon and stay the afternoon. Most weekends, my husband and I would come in together and spend time with her. My point in telling you this, is to let you know, that I was there often and at various times.
My aunt was treated with kindness and love by all the staff. Attention was always paid to her needs. She was always clean and well groomed. Her clothes were always freshly laundered and hung and folded neatly in her wardrobe.
This aunt was very special to me, and believe me if anything was ever done, to the contrary of what I am writing, this letter in defense of Abbe Hall would not be happening.
On days when I was there at lunchtime, I would go to the dining hall with her. The dining room was always clean and cheerful and I thought the meals were excellant, well balanced, nutritious and appetizing.
During the time of my aunts' stay at Abbe Hall, I helped clebrate her birthdays and those of other residents as they came up. Everyone was treated to a cake, cards, singing and celebrating by staff and fellow residents. Holidays were also always made special. They decorate beutifully for every holiday and have the residents participate. Holiday meals are like what we serve to our own families at home.
So yes, to me and other family members, Abbe Hall was a home away from home for our dear loved one. We always had the peace of knowing she was well taken care of and more importanly, she was happy.
Because of the family like atmosphere at Abbe Hall, I decided to give back after my aunts' passing. I do a reading club once a week as a volunteer.
In closing, I would say to anyone who is looking for a care facility for their loved one, make an appointment to visit Abbe Hall. See for yourself what they have to offer and make your decision on what you see and the information you are given.