From a resident’s
Good morning. A week ago I was going to be
asking you if it was OK to come on Thanksgiving Day and
take (person’s name) to Perkins for our Thanksgiving
dinner together. What has happened since last Thursday
is nothing short of a miracle in my eyes. Instead, I
would like to thank you and your staff for providing a
“home” for (person’s name) these past years. Little did
I realize what a compassionate, kind, and supportive
family you have at Ravenwood for your people until of
late. (And I apologize for not knowing this earlier.)
I pray that (person’s name) will be able to embrace this
new journey she will start a little later today and be
able to feel comfortable & safe at (a different
facility).(I went on line, and the place is beautiful!
The owner seems to have dedicated her life to help the
elderly and the physically & mentally disabled.) It
will be more important than ever for family to be in
close contact with her to help her with this
transition. I hope to be able to go get her on
Thanksgiving and bring her to our house. It has been 2
years since mom and (person’s name) have seen each
other. We will all be giving thanks that (person’s
name) wish (and ours) to be closer to family has come
Again, thank you for everything. Wishing you and your
family a Blessed Thanksgiving!
From a resident’s husband
It’s been a month now since my (person’s name) died,
and of course the sadness still lingers. I do want to
thank everyone who showed her kindness and gave her
compassionate care. The CNAs, nurses, recreation people
and the cleaning ladies, by brief visits and greetings,
maybe teasing her a bit to bring a smile to her face,
getting her snacks or after supper treats, or assuring
her she could go to bed at 8:00 in the bed with her
Packer blanket. All important things to her.
Also thank the ladies at check in booth who greeted me
and encouraged my daily visits.
Received Aug 2015:
the family member of a resident:
Thank you all so much for all your care of our Mother. (Her)
years with you were years of of care and respect! We are
very happy with her care.
Received May 2015:
Received from a resident’s daughter:
Thanks to each and everyone of you for all the love and caring given to Mom during her many years at Lakeview. It meant so much to me that she was always loved and cared for. Blessings and thanks.
Received March 2015:
Received from a resident’s family member.
Thanks to everyone for taking such good care of my Mom. You made her last couple of months better once she moved to your care.
Received December 2014:
Received from a resident’s brother---To the entire staff of Lakeview—Mountains of Thanks
For the wonderful care that (person’s name) received from the staff at Cedar Lane and the entire staff at Lakeview. The care given to her during her nine (9) year residence was greatly appreciative. Thank you, and may God bless each and every one at Lakeview.
Received October 2014:
To the staff at Lakeview Health Center
On behalf of our family and myself, I want to express my gratitude for the loving care you provided (person’s name) over the past two and a half years.
Having been at the Center on a regular basis, I was able to observe first hand not only your care and compassion for (person’s name), but all the residents under your care. I was not born with an abundance of patience, but observing your actions has taught me what patience is and how it can affect people. Thank you for that.
I have gotten to know many of you on a first name basis and have shared many concerns and joys about our families. Those conversations have been a real blessing to me, as it has made the pain of the visits so much easier to handle.
Most people who have not experienced a loved one in a nursing home have no idea of what your job requires. You are all special people who go about your job with a smile, patience, a kind word and an expertise for those under your care. You have been a real blessing to me and many other families.
Thank you for blessing us and may God bless each one of you.
Received June 2014:
When (person’s name) moved to Lakeview, I almost expected “miracles and I wanted everything to get “better” quickly; even though at (previous other health care facilities) he would just stay in bed with the curtains drawn, door closed, no TV or communication with the staff.
Looking back now, I realize how far (person’s name) had progressed with the patience and care received by the staff; if it was the encouragement to get his mustache trimmed to a long overdue haircut and shave, to notice that he was not able to see as well as he should with his new glasses, or to ask him to attend activities or just to talk to him.
(Person’s name) had made a huge turn-around from the time he had moved into Lakeview until his unexpected death.
(Person’s name) told me that the staff always said hi to him, even though he didn’t know who they were and he also mentioned that everyone was very friendly and that the place was so clean.
(We) want to thank you and your staff from the bottom of our heart for what you did for (person’s name). I know in my heart that he had good place to live in his last few months on this earth.
Thank you from a resident’s family member:
I have a developmentally disabled sister, who was born in 1934. In 1970, when she could no longer be taken care of at home, she was admitted to Lakeview Health Center. At that time, this was the only option available to her. She lived there for over 35 years and in all those years she received excellent and compassionate care. I wish to thank the County of La Crosse and the County Board for all the years Lakeview Health Center has been available to care for those who could not care for themselves. I know that in the past, there have been questions about such county facilities and taxpayer support of them. The health care system has greatly improved over the years and now other options may be available, but for those who need its services, it is invaluable. So, I wish to express my great appreciation for Lakeview Health Center and my gratitude for the County Board members and the taxpayers who support it. Thank you.
In 2007, my sister was able to move into an Adult Family Home, Regent Manor, in West Salem, also run by Lakeview Health Center. She lived there for five and a half very happy years. As at Lakeview Health Center, she received outstanding care. (This person’s family member then listed by name many staff at both Lakeview Health Center and Regent Manor who cared for her sister.) All these individuals were always there for her providing support, understanding, and giving her loving care. As I visited her and we worked together to give my sister the best life possible, we created bonds of trust and friendship I appreciate more than I can say. And, to the staff, I have great admiration and respect for the work you do. Thank you very much. My sister died June 7, 2013.