Some Thoughts and Observations From Your President
I live on the 4th floor in “B” building. After Breakfast, I take a walk in the hallway. I came across another resident and asked,”How are you feeling?” The answer was, “I’m Bored”. My reply was,”To
be bored, you have to be alive!” She laughed.
My heroes are everyone that works here, and I mean everyone that keeps us “Bored”.
I am sure that Governor Cuomo will be trying to open things slowly, but not yet for Nursing Homes.
So for now we have to do what we have been doing, wash your hands, have your mask on when you leave the room. Any conversations should be brief and we must be at least 6 feet apart.
Be patient we will see the Light of Day Soon.
I would like to speak of Mary Kate Sinkus, as you know she was elected your new President to succeed me. She passed away and she is missed. She was a wonderful lady who would have been a great president. So for now, you have with me.
Here are some nice words to share from Shonda Rhimes:
If your are feeling helpless, Help Someone else,
If you are feeling alone, don’t ignore another person’s loneliness,
If you are afraid, Be Brave for Someone Else!
Things Feel more Doable, If they are not about you
Now Remember This!
Tough Times Never Last!
Tough People DO!
To: Lorri Senk: Administration
Bravo to our brave men & woman who work on the front lines keeping our residents safe. During this time of crises.
Yes, we will prevail – we must keep vigilant
Thank you to our healthcare workers keeping all of us out of harms way. The love they display for our residents is real passion to the residents and it’s a very compassionate person who enters the storm and helps us all. This includes all staff workers from porters, housekeeping, maids, rec workers and all our staff
Thank you all
"During the time my father was at Clove Lakes, he was always treated with kindness, warmth and respect, as was my entire family. I will always remember the care the staff gave my dad during his last months."
“I just wanted to take a moment to extend my utmost gratefulness to your entire staff on my mother’s unit. Every staff member that we encountered on her floor was always above and beyond our expectations. The entire nursing staff should be commended and recognized for their compassion, respect, consideration and professionalism. Our entire experience from the time that we made our first phone call inquiring about admissions until my mother’s passing was truly made easier by your staff. There were many times, to say the least, that my mother was challenging to your staff. I never once heard them complain or make me feel that they were losing patience with her. In fact they were totally comforting and always made me feel that she was in the best of hands. I think the highest compliment to you and your staff would be recommending your facility to anybody that faces the same situation that I did. The challenge and concern of transitioning a family member to a facility can be very overwhelming. This challenge and my concerns were greatly erased by the outstanding care that my mother received at your facility. “
“I wanted to send you a letter of appreciation for the services you provided for the 10 years my mom was a resident of Clove Lakes. Professional, compassionate, loving and always available if there was a question. My mom was at home there.”
“A heartful thanks to the entire staff of the Clove Lakes “family” for the love care that was given to my mother over her 4 ½ year residency. Words will never be able to adequately express our appreciation and gratitude.”
“I wish to commend the quality of your rehab and especially the work of my therapist who faced serious obstacles in my therapy. Because of her knowledge, patience, caring, persistence and the building up of my self-esteem I am stronger and can both stand and walk. I am grateful.”