Here's just a few comments from
our patients and their families:
My sister, Gloria
Lisa, who had Down syndrome, ebntered Cedar Oaks in NOvember
2004. There is an element of guilt and other emotions when faced
with the need to place a loved one in a nursing facility in the
care of strangers. Therefore, choosing the placement for Gloria
had not been an easy decidion, but her ongoing dementia
neccessitaed that I make that decidion. Never one have I
regretted doing so...
I am writing on
behalf of my family to express our sincere appreciation and
gratitude for the outstanding care and compassion your staff
provided my mother in law, specifically Mr. Abdul R Jallon
(afternoon) and Mrs. Panna Patel (morning nurse aid). When I
visited my mother-in-law Mrs. V., on the 10th of September she
was not looking in good condition. I inquired about her condition
at the nurse's station. They called her doctor, Dr. Doshi
immediatley and she was given treatment accordingly by the
atending nurse NP Diane. The next day too she was not responding
well, I stayed with her until evening and came home around
7:30pm. At about 10pm we got a call from Mr. Adbul that he was
transferring Mrs. D to the hospital as her oxygen level was low.
He also told us the name of the hospitcal she would be going to.
My husband and I rushed to the JFK hospital emergency room where
my mother-in-law was transfered. She was put on oxygen and a
series of blood tests, x-rays, cardiogram and other
inverstigation were performed on her.
To the staff of
Stephen P writes:
To Laurie, Mara & Rosita,
My wife Seema entered your center on 09/15/2012 after her knee replacement surgery and was discharged on 10/15/2012.
She joins me to place on record our sincere thanks for the way she was treated and looked after in these 30 days. Your Center provided an excellent opportunity of recovery through world class physical/water therapy. I will be failing in my duty if I do not mention the name of Len whose efforts brought about an outstanding recovery in just 30 days making Seema able to walk independently without support. We appreciate the work of all the therapists, the nurses & staff which was always concerned for the patients. We wish them good luck and excellent career ahead in life. I will also state that the quality of food was clean and tasty.
Many, many thanks
to all, for everything.
Dear Mr. Issac,
I wanted to thank you for your gentle kindness to me while (Larry) was at your rehab. The time you spent helping me with the faxes and listening to my schmoozing during a stressful time was comforting. With appreciation, eena G.
Thank you very much for taking good care and making my mother's life more comfortable in the last nine months of her life at AristaCare. The kindness and professionalism of the staff is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Sofya M.
Just a short note to thank some special people: First "Mara" from the recreation dept. She was both funny and friendly and made everyone feel welcomed. Elise from PT dept, Jo Gee, OT and Ara, Indian PT were all instrumental in getting me back on my feet after my hip replacement, and they deserve my "thanks". Also my compliments to the kitchen chefs. The food was very good, especially the soups. Thanks to all of you for making my stay at AristaCare both productive and enjoyable. Warm regards, Sandra Z.
Words can not begin to express how grateful we all are to you! You'r truly caring work in helping to get our mom into AristaCare at Cedar Oaks is to be admired!! We are so lucky to have you there to assist us in our hour of need. Thank you ever so much! You are a true dedicated & caring person in your field!! (Armina O's family)
Tomorrow I will be leaving Cedar Oaks – exactly one month from the day that I arrived here. I just wanted you to know how very grateful I am to the kind and caring PROFESSIONAL staff.. The physical therapist (Ara) and the occupational therapist (Charles) treated me with compassion as I cried through the painful therapy sessions. They helped me so much.. The nurses and aides were always responsive and kind. I was especially impressed with the variety of religious services available to patients/residents/ I am a Roman Catholic – so I was happy to attend Mass on Mondays. However, I consider myself a spiritual person and I also attended services with Rabbi Kroopnick and the various Christian groups who came to Cedar Oaks. Another real "plus" for me was Mara, the recreation ("Hat") lady. Mara was always cheerful and enthusiastic in her efforts to include everyone in the games, exercises, arts & crafts, etc. She was also understanding and realistic about people's need for OT and PT if they chose not to participate. All in all, Cedar Oaks was a positive experience for me – largely because of the QUALITY people who work hard to care for the patients. I will certainly recommend Cedar Oaks to others. Many, many thanks! Sincerely, Marybeth C.
My family is so appreciative of the care and concern given to us during my father's stay there. We're so thankful he was cared for by such a professional, understanding, and concerned staff."
~ Joanne M.
"I would like
to take this time to express my feelings about the treatment
I am receiving on the 1st floor. From the moment I arrived
here, the nurses, aides, wound care specialist, therapy
staff, and social workers have promptly taken care of my
needs. This has made my stay here very pleasant, and has
helped in my recovery."
Recreation Staff, Therapists and Maintenance Dept.
"To the Staff,
Kathy and Vicki,
"To all of the following - Administration, Doctors, Nurses, Assts., Food Handlers, Dieticians, Cooks, Maintenance, and, of course, all of the people responsible for "patient comfort"...A personal thank you from our family for the great care you gave our mother, Emma M. She always praised the consideration and kind attention that the staff gave her, and he personal touch given to all of her needs. Sometimes in our busy lives, we forget to thank people like you, who make life more enjoyable and easier to contend with."
"To all nurses
"To the Staff,
"Just a quick
note to tell you this Center has some very nice people
working here. You are all to be commended in dealing with
Richard who we all know can be difficult at times. You seem
to know how to reach him in a favorable way. The nurses'
upbeat and happy attitudes are as much good medicine, if not
better, than the pills he has to take. The fact that you
were able to bring my Richard to the surface just warms my
heart. I deeply appreciate you all."
shed many tears over the fact that my mother had to go into
a nursing home due to her illness. My tears were wiped away
when I witnessed the superb TLC given at Cedar Oaks. The
staff is magnificent. I am eternally grateful to you."