Westminster Village, Dover Letter
This letter is written to you in appreciation for the care of my mother, Winona Waites, received while a patient there. Sadly, she passed away on June 23rd.
I was a daily visitor to Westminster during her short stay and sometimes would return in the evening. Although I did not get the opportunity to learn all of your names, I would like to thank each person on staff. I witnessed first-hand the care and time spent with these patients. My mother received nothing but care and concern no matter what time of day or night. The nurses and aides at the meals were very kind and patient. In fact, I was visiting earlier the night of her passing and the nurse (aide) that was helping her into her pajamas and into bed was going to wipe her face off for her. Because my mother always complained of being so cold, the nurse was considerate enough to walk down the hall and "warm up" the face cloth and then come back and it made my mother feel so relaxed. I wish I knew the nurse's name as my mother died the next morning and that was the last kind act anyone had showed to her.
I understand how difficult it must be to be in your positions, to deal on a daily basis with the hardships and high maintenance of caring for these people. To develop relationships with some of these people and then loose them. Please be assured that the families know your sacrifices and struggles. How fortunate we are that there are people like you that are willing and trained to care of our elderly. What would we do without you?
My gratitude goes out to each of you, God Bless.