The Star Herald
Recently, I had what can be described as a “melt down.”
I have severe COPD and the sudden change in the weather and my air conditioner not working properly threw me into a panic attack and respitory distress. It being Sunday, I called the doctor on call, Dr. Timothy Alford.
He asked if I could get myself together enough to call the ambulance and I assured him I could.
I called my friend, Margaret Mahnke, and she came right over, called the ambulance and stayed with me until they arrived.
I want to thank all of these people, Dr. Alford, Margaret and the ambulance crew. But, most of all I want to thank the staff at the Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital’s Senior Care Unit.
I have tried to think of a good description of the facility and staff and the one thing I keep thinking of is what my son said when I told him about my two-week stay.
He said, “Wow, Momma, you sound like you just came in from a cruise!”
That pretty well sums it up.
The care was excellent, thanks to Dr. Rick Nenneu and the nursing supervisor, Kay Gibson.
The food was good and served hot – a big improvement from a year ago when I was there for 10 days.
Our social worker, Jennifer Lubiani kept us going with lots of activities. She is a sweetheart. Dr. Rick and Kay’s group therapy was good for the soul.
The baths in a walk in tub were wonderful. I would like to list all the staff’s names, but for fear of overlooking someone, I will just say “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to heal, physically and mentally.