When my parents, Marcia and David Bauman, chose to move from Atlanta, Georgia to become residents of John Knox Village almost 20 years ago, little did they know the extent of the uncompromising, devoted and caring service they would receive throughout those years.
My parents decided on spending the remaining years of their lives at the Village because they were impressed with the beauty and services the community offered. They enjoyed the numerous local and extended trips, on-site events such as the Senior Olympics, volunteering and participating in the many clubs and bazaars, swimming classes, pool and of course Bridge.
As their daughter, I observed the quality of their lives flourish due to the unending support they received from the JKV staff and facility - from the early years, when they were active, vital members to the twilight years of their life’s journey, where they separately spent their final months at the Health Center.
Dad passed on over seven years ago. Mom passed away a couple of months ago.
When an individual first observes John Knox Village and considers life there, the obvious is what appeals to them (the beautiful surroundings, the future services the Village offers, if needed, the tasty meals and the meal plan, the attentive staff who are always willing to answer your questions and provide you with lunch and a tour of the community). I assure you that these features are just the tip of the iceberg.
My mom spent the last nine months of her life between the hospital and the Health Center. She possessed an insatiable zest of life. Although as she expressed to me many times that she wanted to live and continue to travel and drive her car, she found great comfort in the care she received at JKV’s Health Center.
Not only was my mother well cared for in regards to her medical needs, she received attention and warm conversations from caring, concerned staff, which included the Chaplain, nurses, Director and Assistant Director of Nursing, aides, social director, social worker, Transportation coordinators and drivers.
Not only did the staff members become her friends, they became mine as well.
Now, I can report after my mom’s passing the continued care and concern this amazing facility provides. My dealings with the Resident Relations Coordinator, “Move-in” Coordinator, Assistant Administrative Director, switchboard operator, Chief Financial Officer, Marketing staff, program coordinators and Maintenance workers has been nothing short of incredible. Every staff member I have had to deal with has been patient and caring. Everyone continues to assure me that if I need anything to please let them know so they could help.
Thank you John Knox Village for the care you provided for my parents and the support and comfort you have provided to me. Your sincere commitment to your residents and their families is unsurpassed.
June 20, 2012