After the pandemic I was searching for a place for my elderly father who has dementia. I came across Acacia Place at the Eliza Jennings facility in Cleveland, Ohio. My experience working with Minnie the facility director has been nothing but wonderful. She has gone above and beyond helping to accommodate my family needs. A situation came up with my father so I called her to let her know. When I called her office I learned she was out for that day. I decided to leave her a voicemail. And in 5 minutes she called me back. I couldn’t believe it. Even on her day off she’s willing to extend herself to help me and my family. What a blessing she has been to my father and my family. The facility itself is beautiful and well maintained. I couldn’t ask for anything more.
Alexa and Devon Oaks Staff. Where do we begin to tell you how very special you all are. You touched our family with your kindness and friendship. As you saw, she loved people – teasing, laughing and kindness were her many star tributes to her personality. You all cared for her in so many ways. She would tell us how wonderful everyone was to her and she was surrounded by beautiful people. In her better times she would say she had the best cooks – she loved her food and praised the dining room. We appreciate all your help in getting us, and her, through the ups and downs. Your nursing staff is top notch. We became friends and they were all so gracious to us. They deeply cared for her and she loved them. To live to 98 years old is remarkable. She is sadly missed, but we have so many memories to cherish. Thank you all.
Thank you so much for the beautiful wind chimes and lovely note, and all your prayers! We are so very grateful mom could return to Devon Oaks for her last few days. You all were so loving and gentle with her. We are certain mom felt your love, care, and presence. Thank you for all your tremendous care. Thank you for creating a fun and happy home for mom during these past few years. She so enjoyed seeing all your smiling faces each day. She loved all the attention you gave her too. Mom always shared with us the fun games, activities, and her BINGO winnings. Thank you all. You are truly gifts to mom and us. Thank you for being so incredible.
My nurse not only knows ostomy care, but also brings a can-do attitude, a positive and encouraging spirit, and a teaching ability that inspires the confidence a patient dealing with a new ostomy needs to make it through this unfamiliar and unique period. As a result, I have learned to perform my ostomy care independently. Due in large part to the extraordinary care I received from my nurses, I am healthy enough for ostomy reversal surgery. I have recommended Eliza Jennings to my surgeon. I am grateful for Eliza Jennings at Home and especially for my nurse who made such a difference during a difficult time.
I love living independently at the Renaissance. I like the gracious living in a park-like setting, with spacious, well lighted apartments and villas. The modern controls for heating and cooling keep me comfortable and I can have as much privacy as I want. In this beautiful setting, there are many opportunities to promote good health. The food is consistently delicious with many healthful choices. Daily exercise classes keep me moving, and the wide choice of social activities appeal to many different tastes. If needed, the clinic is almost always available, and we can get full care in the health center.
We chose Devon Oaks after a lot of research because we saw a level of care for residents that gave us the confidence that mom would have a home, not just a place to live. Everybody at D.O. cares about mom and all the residents. It is so comforting to know that no matter the day or time, there are people surrounding mom who are focused on her. We are so happy that we found you guys and I want you to know that my words above speak for my entire family. Thanks.
I chose independent living because I no longer wanted total responsibility for the upkeep of a large house and yard but fully intended to maintain my independence, especially in driving my own car. I looked at several retirement communities and preferred the Renaissance because I had friends here and knew of the excellent services provided by the staff and administration. Having access to the full continuum of care enhances my independence and augments my retirement with stress-free everyday living. I enjoy the library, all-weather exercise, and frequent cultural offerings on campus and off. The food program — delicious meals with friends, healthy alternatives delivered to my apartment, a daily choice of entrees — is beyond compare. The Renaissance staff offers kind, hospitable welcome to all. They seem to hold a personal interest in each of us and willingly go the extra mile to make us comfortable.