The Radowski Family
A Family’s Peace of Mind
Mom and Dad moved to Harwood Place in 2009, and it truly became home for them both. The care and love they felt and received from everyone at Harwood for the last 13.5 years was exceptional, and as Mom moved into assisted living, that care just ratcheted way up.
Our family wants very much to single out three team members who went above and beyond for Mom, becoming friends and confidants as well as caregivers. While Mom and Dad were in independent living, they became very close to Faye.
She was there for them so often, particularly at the time of Dad’s passing. That window of time when Mom was alone, Faye truly was the light of sunshine daily for Mom. When Mom was dealing with sickness, Faye would hold her hand and just calm her down. Our regret when Mom moved to assisted living is that she didn’t get to see Faye as often, but when she did stop in, Mom’s face lit up. Faye is the best!
Once Mom was in assisted living and became more and more dependent, two team members really came to her side, Pat and Autumn. Autumn was the aide Mom wanted all the time and Autumn took very special care of her.
Whenever Autumn was off or working on the other side of the floor, I heard about it! Autumn was working Mom’s last weekend, and her presence and soothing touch helped Mom relax and just be present.
Pat is your superstar and the person we leaned on throughout these last two years. When Mom was feeling anxious as her breathing became more labored, Pat was there to make adjustments and keep Mom calm.
If Mom fell and Pat was working, we knew things would be okay. Pat also worked on Mom’s last weekend, and she was such a comfort to me as we both knew the end might be near. Pat’s care and concern for others is off the charts, and we will never be able to thank her enough.
It will be very strange having a daily routine that doesn’t involve a stop at Harwood Place or a phone call to Mom right after Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Thank you again for everything the Harwood staff and Lutheran Home community has done for our family. There was never a doubt that Mom and Dad were living in the right place.
The Radowski Family