Thank you so much for the card you sent the week following my father’s death. It was very meaningful to see all the signatures of staff at Hillside who had cared for my dad in the relatively short time he was there.
My father’s health took such a quick downward spiral that I was left with such a short time to process it all, but I want you to know that you and the staff at Hillside Health Care Center were a huge help and blessing in those weeks my father was there. I would like to especially thank Kaley Burke and Riva Fenlon. They were both very approachable and made themselves available to me whenever I had questions or concerns; the evening my father died I know they both went out of their way to provide comfort and show concern for my father and our family.
Special thanks is also due to Deanna, my father’s physical therapist, who was very kind and concerned. My father liked her very much. Huge thanks to the nursing staff, especially to nurses on duty the evening my father passed away.
God is good. The evening my father passed we were able to be with him for 3-1/2 hours. My daughter Elizabeth played her harp. My son David got his guitar and played a song he wrote. Each of the kids were able to tell Grandpa they loved him and Gary was able to read some scripture.
Dad didn’t talk to us but we felt that he could hear us and knew we were all there with him. When we tried to think of a word to describe that evening we came up with the word “ushered” as in, “we were able to usher my Dad into heaven.”
Please know that I was very positively impressed with Hillside. You can be proud of your leadership in making it a “caring” health care center.