Our Mom’s home for the past three years has been at Eliza Jennings. Our experience during this time has been one of learning and adjusting to Mom’s new environment. The learning process at first was confusing and took a lot of patients on the part of the Eliza Jennings staff.
The most profound experience was acknowledging the fact that Mom no longer had the ability to function on her own. That we as Mom’s children needed to be open and understanding of what the staff’s professional opinion of the daily functions for Mom should be. At times it was extremely difficult to understand but mostly to acknowledge that the staff was and are Mom’s family as well. That the staff is adopted family and on many occasions they know Mom better than we do.
Our extended family at Eliza Jennings has taught us so very much about Mom’s disease and how to react to various circumstances that arise.
As we visit Mom at various times and days we have experienced that the staff (our adopted family) has shown and continues to show compassion for every resident. It could be as simple as showing someone where the TV room is or to encourage someone to try their lunch or dinner.
The staff (our adopted family) at Eliza Jennings should be commended for the caring professionalism that they show on a daily occurrence to the residents and their family.
What was and is amazing to us is that Mom is very content, feels secure and is extremely happy. At the end of the day, what more can and should we ask for.
We often express to our extended family how blessed we are to have all of them!
With Sincerity, Barb Stanton Kris P.