I have had the opportunity to see a number of other Skilled Nursing Facilities when my grandmother was still alive and some on the surface looked like great facilities, but I have to tell you that it really is about the staff that makes a facility great. It’s true the place is small and been around a long time. They are in the process of doing renovations. Overall, they are doing great with what they have to work with. I think it also makes a huge difference when families are involved and take an active role with their loved one. We have never been discouraged from being involved and has welcomed our feedback. My grandfather is quite happy and contented there.
We sincerely want to thank you all for your excellent care of Carolyn P. in your medical and nursing care, in your physical therapy, and in your social services care. We felt we were in good hands at your facility. Our whole family expresses its heartfelt thanks to you all.
Thanks to your skilled, beneficial, restorative care for Carolyn she has continued to make good gradual progress toward full restoration, with the help of her caregiver at home. Thanks again to each one of you for your loving, skilled care of Carolyn while she was at Apple Valley Post-Acute Rehab. Please keep up your wonderful rehabilitation care of your patients.
Steve and Carolyn
The Reid Family
I even picked a few windfall Gravenstein apples — they were very tasty.
My stay at Apple Valley was indeed a very instructive, productive and happy one. I decided to make my stay a positive one, to learn as much as I can and to get back to a full recovery.
I am very grateful for the dedication and caring of all the CNAs, Nurses and entire working staff. I learned a lot from the wound care nurses, the floor nurses, the CNAs, OT and PT. They are all responsible for getting me up and walking and regaining my strength.
I am also thankful for the nutritionist lady. Tell her last Wednesday I now weigh 161.1! ;-} I have very fond memories of chef and the kitchen staff — I really looked forward to each meal and have kept some of the menus for inspiration, as the meals were a great balance of not only nutrition, but all four food groups were represented. It is amazing to prepare individual meals of the quantity needed for the patients yet keep everyone’s nutritional and dietary needs every meal.
I have admiration for the housekeeping and maintenance staff, who keep things running smoothly and were very gracious. I had a change of wardrobe due to the kindness of laundry personnel, and Rudy and the other maintenance people were ready to help with whatever needed to be addressed.
All the staff was gracious, even under pressure from certain patients who were not always nice. It is amazing the staff was not given combat pay.
The activities department is a very heartwarming one. I enjoyed listening to the beautiful music and singing and it was good to see different interests represented for the patients to enjoy and participate. If there is ever a talent day with karaoke or a guitarist, can I be a guest vocalist?
I appreciated having computer access and even enjoyed some Spider Solitaire games. I was grateful for the tv, enjoyed the TCM station and other retro tv shows from the 50’s and 60’s.
To everyone that helps Apple Valley work so well,
Thank you all, in your many departments, for your caring support. I would recommend you highly. My stay was brief, but pleasant and very helpful to my body. Afternoons relaxing on your perfect patio was my highlight.