Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
We love getting messages like the one below!
Marie Matz, Nurse Liaison, thank you for all you do!
Good evening, thanks so much for stopping by and chatting with my dad, when he returned to the Fountains this week. He is glad to be back (although not glad about not living independently at the current time) after being in the hospital for over two weeks.
Marie Matz has been such a guardian angel to our family that I had to let you know how grateful we are. I first met Marie after my dad had been in the hospital for about a week. At that time, he told me that he didn't think he would be able to return immediately to independent living, so he asked me to check into the rehab section of the Fountains. So, on a Sunday afternoon, I stopped by. I parked in the lot by the health center, but the inner door was locked. I was wondering what to do when Marie appeared. She said that when she heard a car in the parking lot, she went to the door to let the person in - it was such a cold day that her kindness was very much appreciated. I spent some time chatting with Marie and I left feeling very confident that my dad would be in good hands when he returned to the Fountains.
My dad returned this last Tuesday, around dinner time. Nurse Maggie said, "welcome home". Everyone made him feel so welcome and wanted to make sure he had dinner. These past three days have been a challenge as my dad has adjusted to being in rehab and starts to work on getting his mobility back. Today, I saw Marie as I went to my dad's apartment to pick up a few things. Marie asked how things were going and mentioned that she would stop by to see my dad (she has already visited at least once). She makes him feel special, which is such an important part of his recovery.
Without a doubt, this is the most difficult family situation I have ever dealt with. I can honestly say that without Marie's expertise, guidance and compassion, I don't know where my dad would be. I am extremely grateful and consider Marie one of our guardian angels as we travel this road with my dad.