Every time I come to see Mom, I feel some apprehension and often cry on the way home. She is a shell, in many ways, of what she used to be. I pray, just bless our time together - and he does.
Today as I was leaving these leaves caught my eye. They had once been something that people would seek out in the fall to appreciate their beauty. They've been blown down in the wind and have disintegrated to a shell. Look, though, now they are intact - all of the veins of life still perfect. I asked a couple of people what they saw in them. "A rotten leaf." To me they are so beautiful in their "earthly imperfection." This to me was one of the many reminders I'm given when things are overwhelming.
Mom is intact and beautiful. Every time I watch you be with her I see it. I am so thankful that you are the one who can look at her as the woman she always was, not a shell, but beautiful as those adornments of youth have faded, sometimes more & more every day.
I love you for it!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful care you gave to mom while she lived with you. She could have not been in a better place with how well you worked to engage her in the community of Oak Park Senior Living. She will be missed by many people, family & friends. We are glad she is at peace. Thank you again.– Family of Jo K.
Thank for being the hands and feet of God. For walking all the miles to help those in need, for your hands that serve and help the needs of each elderly person. Thank you for the smiles, the laughter, and the hugs.It means a lot to the residents at OPH! Your are each important to the needs and cares of the elderly and you each play a powerful role in making them feel special!– Christel
Thanks so much for all your help so far with our move of Mom.– Carolyn
Thank you for helping us during this very difficult time. Your kindness and concern for our Dad and family means a great deal to us. We appreciate all the love and support you have extended to us during this period of sadness.– The Beseth Family
Thanks for your kindness and all that you and your staff do for my mom. It is so appreciated!!– Kathy
I really enjoyed the "feel" of Oak Park. Seemed like residents and staff were very happy and enjoyed their surroundings.– Julie T.
You have a heart that understands, you make choices from the heart. You want the best for the people. Some days are hard but you dig into that heart and pull out kindness, wanting what's best for others and genuine caring for them. You show God's heart for His people! God is a God of love, continue on with that, it empowers so many lives.
I know there are days that are overwhelming, overworked, and you're tired, but I see you always pressing into your "A" game! Have a blessed day!
Just a little something to say a "BIG" thank you for all you do for the people and my dad at OPH! The gentle words you speak to him ministers to his heart! They need to know people care and all that they have. God bless you for everything.
The best part of our experience was the staff.
I hope you know how comforting it was when we all walked away and knew they were cared for. The gals in the Memory Unit do their work like they love the residents. That is something that cannot be taught, it comes from within their hearts - The nursing staff, housekeeping and maintenance & kitchen also are all outstanding also.
Thanks for the good experience!
We appreciate you and the Oak Park staff! God bless you!– Gwendalyn
The building is so beautiful, but the people are what make it special. Every one of you bring your talent and caring to work very day. You made us feel like family. My dad and mom loved you and I still do. You took our lemons and made lemonade.– Karen S.
It has been the best place to handle the hardest thing I have ever done. You and your staff are the best! Your patience has been appreciated. Keep doing what you do!
A licensed RN is available to assess each individual in order to provide a personal care package that is right for you. If assistance is needed, our individualized service plans are designed to maintain your independence. We provide a wide range of customer driven programs and events that encourage participation, laughter and lasting memories
Included in Rent:
- 24-hour emergency call system
- Daily OK Checks
- Health and wellness program
- 7 days-a-week complimentary breakfast (Assisted Living 3 meals/day)
- Apartment building fire/smoke detector and sprinkler system
- Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
- Water, sewer and on-site trash pick-up
- Programs and events for socialization
- Apartment and building maintenance
- Month-to-month lease agreement
- Daily afternoon coffee and cookies
- Laundry facilities in each unit
- Pets are welcome (some restrictions apply)
- Refrigerator, stove/self-clean oven, dishwasher and microwave
- Snow removal and lawn service