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Valley View Assisted Living is one such facility resource. We have come to know it well, since our Doris lives there in supervised care. I am grateful for the diligent attention administered to Doris and others. Jim and I are in close communication not only with his mother, but with the caregivers and those who oversee in this particular facility. Since we became a part of this phase in Doris's life, in the process we have made new friends with those in the senior community. It has become a treasured and valuable experience to participate in the winter of Doris's life and to support her during this season of her journey and meet special people along the way.
As family to Doris, we take responsibility to see that she gets the best care possible in a loving environment. This means... being active and involved. This means... frequent visits. This means... a constant eye out for her health and welfare. This means... watch guarding for proper facility care. In our experience with Doris, I have nothing but praise for the caregivers and to their immediate supervisors at Valley View, who work hard to give the residents a quality of life with dignity and loving assistance in meeting their individual needs.
You can also view this clip at: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/xx8qr8XA
It is best to view from a computer rather than an IPhone, IPad or Android. Unfortunately, there are some "glitches" that exist preventing background music and special effects to appear on these devices as originally produced in the video. Ahh! These days of high tech can be a challenge!
Doris is now 92 years old and you can read about her on a post that I did entitled, "Rose the Riveter and Doris"... http://www.turn-uppatch.blogspot.com/2013/09/rosie-riveter-and-doris.html
There is also a piece called "Aging in the Dance of Life"...
I refer to the above links since this story is inter-related with them.
Until we meet again (Monday, May 12), have wonderful spring days ahead. I leave you with this thoughtful quote by John Maxwell... "People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care."