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Thankful for care shown by nursing home

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Thank you Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. After our mom suffered a debilitating illness 6 months ago, we had no choice but to place her in a nursing home. We chose Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

This facility was more than a “nursing” home – it was a “caring” home. Our mom received so much more than nursing care in this sparkling clean environment; she received love, respect and comfort, and so did we. 

The administrator always had time for our mom and our family. He was involved, and solved any issue we may have had. He knew her, and he knew us. The nursing, aide, administrative, activity, kitchen, laundry, maintenance, therapy, and secretarial staff were fantastic.

The facility’s receptionist was the best “go-to” person we could have asked for. She knew the answer practically before we asked the question. The staff was a family within themselves, and they wholeheartedly took us into their family. They cared about our mom, and they cared about us, too. 

After our mom fell into a coma, and even though my siblings and I took turns being with her for the last 62 hours of her life, it was when my sibling was out of Mom’s room, so that a nurse could tend to her, that she took her last breath.

At the end of her life, at that very last moment, she was not alone. She was loved, respected, and comforted by her Dixon Healthcare family. 

Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center was wonderful to the one who was wonderful to us, and we are so happy that we chose them to care for our mom.

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