MARY & BECKY: “Mom is happy and thriving!”
Mary, 84, was in a tough spot when her Alzheimer’s started to interfere with day-to-day life. A couple years earlier her husband had passed away and she was now living by herself. Phillips began to forget to eat and take her medicine, and lacked the social interaction she’d had her entire life. After assessing the situation and coming to the conclusion that Phillips needed some kind of assisted living, her family started looking for answers. Phillips’ daughter, Becky, began looking for places and exploring local options that would solve the challenging situation. After visiting a few assisted living facilities, she found the nursing home feeling of many places distasteful. Even the basics, such as maintaining a clean and welcoming space were lacking. As Becky began to feel more concerned about what she could do to help her mom, she came upon Provision Living. When she first visited the community, she liked what she saw. “People were sitting and talking,” Boone said, “It was different walking in there than walking into a nursing home.” Becky explained that Provision Living’s community looked cleaned and smelled nice. Almost as importantly, Mary recognized friends from local neighborhoods where she had lived as a little girl. Becky said her mother is very social, and the ability to connect daily with others was a key element that Provision Living offered. Within a few weeks of moving in, Mary had fully adjusted to her new environment and thriving. “It’s the best thing we ever did,” said Becky. She added that her mother is safe, happy, and comfortable at Provision Living and the staff are knowledgeable, respectful, and “stay on top of everything.” Becky said she’s happy Phillips’s room is straightened and cleaned, there are lots of activities and people to talk to, and her mother has three good meals a day.