To the Washington Square Staff
I don't know how my family and I can thank you for the incredibly wonderful care you, Ed, and the entire staff gave our Dad while he lived at Washington Square this year. Everyone there was calm, friendly and so kind the length of his stay!
The facility was always impeccably clean, well-appointed and spacious private apartments, and the building was secured at all times, which was reassuring for all of us.
If he did not feel like going to the dining room the staff would encourage him to get dressed and come to the dining room to eat. Meals were served to him at his table -he might not have had the best attitude toward the servers because it was his grumpy time, but they always served him with a smile and were very patient with him. The meals served to Dad were fresh, well-balanced, and delicious. He gained 5 pounds his first month, thanks to the staff that encouraged him and catered to him.
Having your staff check on him every two hours all day long, especially during sleeping hours was most comforting for me since I live in California. If I called at night to check on him, the evening staff always answered the phone and reassured me that all was okay with Dad.
Again KUDOS to the entire staff for always treating him and all seven of us kids with respect and kindness!
Washington Square Assisted Living
Five years ago, it became evident that our 91 year old mom could no longer live independently in her apartment. Her mobility ·was limited to using a walker and she was on the 3rd floor of her apartment building. Her hygiene, socialization, nutrition, and health were deteriorating. I started investigating assisted living facilities.
When I saw Washington Square, I fell in love. It was bright, spacious, airy, and above all, it was on one floor. Mom had made me POA several years earlier when her quality of life was good. I brought her over to look at it and encouraged my siblings to do the same. We all agreed and we put her on a waiting list.
One and a half years later, there was an opening and we moved her in one day. She was very confused at first, but within a few months, her health, hygiene, nutrition, exercise, socialization, and spiritual growth were evident.
It has now been three and a half years and mom's life is better than ever. She wants to live "another 90 years" and Lord knows, she just might. Her caregivers are family. Her zest for life is phenomenal. , We just celebrated her 96th birthday at Washington Square with twenty other retired nurses and doctors. Mom stood up and made a speech.
It is difficult to make decisions for our loved ones as their age and disabilities worsen. Washington Square was the best decision ever.