This is my second time around at Norwalk Memorial Home. It was like coming home to me. I knew I was among friends. What I have seen since I have been here this time is absolutely the same as back in 2000.
These nurses are angels. After visiting many nursing homes I can tell you, this place is clean. I get up early enough to see housekeeping do their jobs. I need to get up through the night and there is always help almost immediately. The floors are cleared two times a day. The rooms are meticulously cleaned each day, including dusting and dry and wet mopping.
Maintenance makes sure we are all safe and secure night and day, and are at our disposal any time, day or night. The food is excellent, a dietitian is at the main desk, ready and willing to talk about our special diets. A social services' worker is with us five days a week, ready to answer any questions we have about our financial status and she is like a miracle worker sometimes.
People who have been in wheelchairs or are bedridden receive help exercising, which ultimately leads to walking with a gate belt. The different little alarms almost drive us nuts, but we know that each person who needs it is equipped with a safety box with a short line hooked to them and help is there immediately.
We are able to use the kitchen and other facilities as this is our home. Our activity director is one of the best I have ever seen, no matter which nursing home I have visited. We barely have time for a nap in between activities. At coffee hour we are kept abreast of all activities, news and meals of the day. We are allowed freedom to go with our families, and there are plenty of rooms for visiting or for private parties with our family and friends.
Do I sound like I am happy? As much as I love my family, I am now at home here and have on the spot care when I need it.