“Dear Staff at EHL,
My mother lived at Mt. Vernon home 2015-2017. It has taken these three years since her death to be able to look at your newsletter again, although it has been coming to my email all along.
I want to offer my immense and belated thanks for all you did for my mom, and for my sister and me. Lately I was looking over Mom’s records, packing up and getting rid of things, and realized that she was at EHL almost exactly two years – 26 months. It seemed like so much longer…. Since then I have visited friends in other memory care places (I live in Clovis, CA) and have realized how much more I like EHL than those places. Reading today about your fire evacuation escapade, looking at the staff thankfulness pictures and little stories, and most of all reading Winifred’s story, makes me realize what a wonderful place you each have made of EHL.
I well know that caregiving and running a facility is a collection of moments, some pleasant and encouraging, most difficult, tedious, dreary, mind-numbingly repetitious, and that the staff cannot possibly always see the long view. There are so many ways to interpret the long view! Blessings and my prayers for all of you as you continue.
Thank you so much for caring for Verna.”
– Peggy McAlister Davis, Family Member
As it became more difficult to care for my wife at home we explored ElderHealth & Living Memory Village residential program. We are currently in our third year of residential living at ElderHealth & Living Memory Village. The quality of care far exceeds our expectations. Residents are treated with respect and compassion by well trained staff. Our family is so pleased that a Memory Care of this quality is available in the Eugene/Springfield area. What an amazing, awesome staff ElderHealth & Living has, from the point of view of a family member of one of the residents, I know firsthand what I am talking about because I’m there every other day.”
– Walter Tracey, Family Member
“My husband had Parkinsons psychosis (hallucinations, paranoia and delusions) in addition to the tremors and other issues of digestion and breathing. After caring for him at home, we reached a point where I could no longer do it by myself. The best thing that ever happened for us was to find ElderHealth & Living and get the best staff we could have ever imagined. Nine plus workers did what we had been trying to do every day. My husband felt secure for the first time in a long time. He called the gentlemen in his house his fraternity brothers and they all bonded together to take care of each other. They enjoyed meals together and going to the Recreation Center where they played games and listened to our favorite oldies. Live music in the house was a real plus because his family were all performing musicians and it took him back in time to happier times. Having the meals cooked on site from scratch was a pure delight for him. Thanksgiving and Christmas were special times at the house, in addition to birthdays and anniversaries. Everyone enjoyed any excuse to have a party and have fun. But the best part was the caring staff and how they allowed my husband to do for himself whatever he could still do. Staff supported his dignity to the very end. Placing my husband at ElderHealth was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life but it turned out to be a blessing, for both of us. ElderHealth rescued our sanity and allowed us to be husband and wife again.”
– Judy Calkins, Family Member
We visited over four other assisted living/memory care locations in Eugene/Springfield before picking ElderHealth and our initial decision was spot on, ElerHealth is the best! Their staff is consistently loving, attentive, and truly care about the well being of their residents.
I have dropped in at all random times, weekday/weekend and my dad is always happy, ready to go and loaded with all his medication for the day.
The staff is very interactive with the residents and my dads condition/health has actually remarkably improved based on the care he has received at ElderHealth.”