Claire A. Manning of Danville sends hearts to those who helped her recently.
“I was recently a part-time resident at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville. I had had a terrible fall and had spent several days at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center. I received excellent care there, but my pain remained unrelenting and horrific, and I was transported to Colonial Manor.
“I was actually quite afraid to go to Colonial Manor because I was worried about the physical therapy; the therapists would force me to do things that would increase my pain. (If that was possible!) I had nothing to fear. Therapists at Colonial Manor never forced me to do anything that caused me more pain. Due to their excellent support, their helpful guidance, their superior training and their empathy, I gradually improved, and my pain has lessened. I could walk with a walker when I was released to my home for weeks of home therapy. Thanks to Troy and Susan and the other therapists.
“The nursing care was excellent; the CNAs were always cheerful, helpful, empathetic and treated everyone with respect. They always celebrated even the excellent achievements of their patients. Judy organized the games, and everyone had fun.
“Being ‘placed’ in a nursing home as an out-patient or as a permanent resident can be quite daunting. For those of you who are considering such a move for yourself or for someone you love, please carefully consider Colonial Manor. Thanks also to Mark Brown who is obviously a great manager.”