The spring and summer seasons of 2013 were filled with unexpected life events. My 89 year-old, frail, fiercely independent mother was failing. The end of May, a fall with minor injuries bought her a ticket to the hospital and on to rehabilitation. Granting her wishes, we developed a plan to have her once again return to independence with in-home caregivers and closer supervision. Six hours later, a call from the paramedics changed everything; "we are at your Mom's house, she fell earlier this evening and we think she has been laying on the floor awhile, she didn't use her medical alert button." Again luck was on our side, she cut her hand, that was it!
Action and decisions needed to be made immediately. Mom stated she "was scared and lonely, didn't want to be that way anymore". There are many senior care options available, with my experience and knowledge, I knew an Adult Care Home was the best setting for Mom; closer supervision, provision of elder care, and compassion. I visited over a dozen homes on the west side of Portland, most were acceptable - but I know my Mother and where she would be happiest.
Patton Villa Senior Care exceeded my expectations on the first day I visited and continues to do so - 3 months later. Lidia Grigorean and her lively, welcoming family fit the ticket. Their home is designed to care for seniors, beautifully appointed with attention to the disability needs of seniors. The key measures that Lidia always provides:
1. Safety during ambulation and close monitoring of risks for falls
2. Quality of care, communicating any concerns or needs for medical condition changes. The food always home-made and nutritious.
3. Personal care planning, a holistic approach that encourages family involvement as a member of the care team.
In summary, Patton Villa Senior Care has allowed my Mother to thrive once again, she is happy, eating well, and never lonely! The peace of mind that she is safe is a true blessing, plus receiving the highest possible standard of care.