Lois Pacholski has lived at Saratoga Grove for over five years. Her daughter Sue Donahue remembers how difficult it was when the family realized her mother needed memory care.
“I looked at 10 to 12 other places. They were awful,” Sue says candidly. As a nurse, she understood how important it was to find a place that would attend to all of her mother’s needs, and she felt residential care was the safest place for her, but the search process discouraged her.
Then Sue toured Saratoga Grove. “I just loved it,” she says. Sue felt the size was small enough to ensure her mother received the right kind of care, that the bright colors gave the place a warm, positive feeling, and that a private room would help Lois transition to her new home more easily. But she also loved the different philosophy of care that she witnessed from the staff.
“I saw that the staff sits and eats with the residents. I just love that,” Sue says. “As a nurse, I know what people need, and the physical needs are just a part of it. They need to know they’re cared for.” And Sue knows her mother has that at Saratoga Grove.
Sue also found that the ability to go next door to Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for Lois’s physical therapy needs was not only convenient, but the best thing for her mom. “Having Marianjoy right here makes a big difference.”
“Saratoga Grove is such a special place for Mom and for the family,” Sue says. “We feel uplifted here. We feel peace.”
Learn more about the Memory Care services available at Saratoga Grove by visiting our website, or give us a call at (630) 971-1995.