Thank you for taking the time to learn about Whitcomb Terrace. If you are reading this, you are in the process of making a big decision for yourself or a family member. I have personally been on this journey with my parents. It was an overwhelming and emotionally trying time; juggling kids, work and my parents’ needs and wanting to do what was best for mom and dad.
Since joining Whitcomb Terrace in 2001, I have had the privilege to walk this path with numerous retirees and adult children. Those of us who have chosen to transition to assisted living – residents and family members alike, have experienced the weight of the world being taken off our shoulders. For residents, help with the small things they used to take for granted, but are ever more out of reach often brings a surprising sense of independence and renewed confidence. For adult children, help with getting parents to appointments, ordering and administering medications and more importantly, knowing that a team of caring professionals is providing companionship and keeping an eye out, catching the small changes and providing the intervention that prevents the bumps and scrapes that can be worrying.
As I have watched the commercialization of senior care, with profit centered systems in place, my mission has been to create a person-centered environment where profits are invested back into the welfare of our residents, including keeping costs down, rather than what is increasingly becoming the institutional warehousing of seniors for profit.
I am grateful to have a team of compassionate professionals, many of whom have been at Whitcomb Terrace for numerous years, including one staff member who has been here longer than me! It is a pleasure to be part of an extraordinary team of caregivers that intuitively forms a family around each new resident and their family members. We get to know our residents’ quirks and preferences so we can shape our care around their needs, knowing each day that we are not merely going to work, but entering the homes of our residents.
I warmly invite you to come and experience Whitcomb Terrace for yourself.
Director, Whitcomb Terrace