Thanks for quality of care

Published 5:34 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dear Editor, The Times,

We would like to thank each and every one of the personnel at Marengo Nursing Home for the excellent care you gave our Mother, Mrs. Frankie Cannon, during her stay there from 2007 until her death on July 25.

To the Administration, who includes Alison Glass, Cindy Wallace, Carol Jacobs, and Charlotte Gaddy, thank you for all your help and advice, and most of all thank you for loving our mother.

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Every time we needed something, you were always there with a smile, and the door was always open. To the Director of Nursing, John Scarborough, and all the nursing staff, thank you for being patient, kind, and loving to our mother.

Also, Wanda, in Human Relations, thank you for helping move her to her new room and for being so kind. To the kitchen and laundry staff, thank you for the delicious meals and for clean linens and clothes every day. Housekeeping does such a wonderful job every day.

Your facility always not only looks clean, but is clean, and smells clean as well. Mother always told us how good each and every one of you were to her. A special thank you to Ophelia, Mattie, Oradean, Yvonne, Gwen, Teresa, Leigh, and Sharon and all of you who looked after Mother’s needs so lovingly. I know I haven’t named everyone, but please know that we are grateful to all of you for the special jobs you have and the good you do. Some of you even prayed for Mother, and for that, we are extremely grateful.

Mother was at your “home” for almost five years, and I say “home” because I think it is as close to home as we could ask for. Your facility has always welcomed family and friends and encouraged all of us to visit when we can.

The church services, sing-a-longs, crafts, bingo, birthday parties, and other activities bring happiness and joy into the hearts of our loved ones at Marengo Nursing Home.

We would be remiss not to thank Dr. Judy Travis, Jan Bradford, Dr. Hodo, and the other medical staff who were actively involved in Mother’s care. If we have left anyone out, we apologize. We want each and every one of you who work or volunteer at Marengo Nursing Home to know how much we appreciate all that you did. God bless you all!

Larry Cannon,

Susan Thompson and Kathy Armistead