â€œIâ€™ve been in several nursing homes before. Two in Florida, but none quite like this,â€ stated Midge.
Today is a special day for Midge. She is going home. Midge came to us at Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville for rehabilitation.
â€œIâ€™ll admit, I was quite worried the first day here,” Midge said.Â “A 150 bed facility!Â Iâ€™ll never be waited on. Boy, was I mistaken. Iâ€™ve never went longer than five minutes for anything I needed.â€
As Midge shared her story with us she asked, â€œDo you mind if I stand for the photo? I want everyone to see that I can stand on my own.â€
Midge said her ability to stand is because of our therapy department and the dedication of her therapist, Wes Christian. With tears in her eyes, Midge shared, â€œIâ€™m going by to tell the therapy department goodbye. I greatly appreciate Wes and all the staff encouraging me to participate.â€
As we finished our conversation, I told Midge goodbye. Her response was, â€œIâ€™ll be back. Every time my caretaker, Jackie, takes me to town to shop or for groceries, Iâ€™m coming here to visit. Iâ€™ve found a new home and new friends! And you are welcome to my home anytime.â€
Truly, this is the change in long-term care we are trying to achieve!
â€“ Rev. Steve McKinney, Chaplain, SHC of Rogersville