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“You don’t have to be afraid of being alone.” - A Royal Atrium Inn Testimonial

Margaret Dreyer, Royal Atrium Inn resident

Years ago, Margaret Dreyer’s mother came to live at Royal Park Place for six years, then moved to Royal Atrium Inn Assisted Living for three additional years. “That wasn’t her plan,” Margaret says. “She had always wanted to stay home and just have people come into her home and help her. But this move ended up being really good for her. She loved it.”

Margaret visited often and became part of the Royal Park extended family. When her mom left the community, staff promised to save a spot for her if she ever wanted to move in. “That wasn’t my plan, either,” Margaret says. “I figured I’d just stay in my own home. I think everyone thinks that. But it’s not always realistic. It’s not always safe.”

“I fell and injured my back, and I came to Royal Atrium Inn for a short-term respite stay,” Margaret said. “I initially just planned to stay until I was better, but I realized I just wasn’t safe living at home alone. My balance isn’t what it used to be. I’ve already had four back surgeries—I don’t want another.”

For Margaret, Royal Atrium Inn was the only assisted living community she considered. “I remembered it from my mom and I had good memories of her being here. She was well taken care of,” Margaret says. “I knew I’d get the help I needed.”

Margaret has enjoyed her decision to move to the Atrium. She has a cousin who lives here and a relative who works here, and she has many friends who are also community members. It’s the same warm community of friends she remembers from her mom’s time here. “It’s been good,” Margaret says.

“It’s clean, comfortable, and the care and food are great. And when you’re like me, a widow who doesn’t drive anymore, having what you need right here, and people right here, it’s really important.”

Margaret is grateful she has care when she needs it. “Living at home, I’d have to do everything for myself,” she says. “I think that’s the best part about living here, that more secure feeling, knowing that you’ve got help. If something happens here, you’ve got immediate help. That was the big, big, big thing for me.”

She knows that isn’t the case for friends of hers who live at home. “I have a group of eight widow friends, and within the last two months, one of the gal’s sons went to her house and found her on the floor,” she says. “She’d been there for over eight hours. There’s no comparison. Even though we may wear the alert pendants, it’s a horrible thing to be on the floor for eight hours and not get any help. Here, you don’t have to be afraid of living alone.”

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that someone should consider living here,” Margaret says. “It’s a very secure feeling knowing that your help is right there.”

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