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To Holiday Care Center,

My Mother, Josephine Smith, recently became a resident at Holiday Care Center. It has been a difficult adjustment for her, as she resided for over 5 years in an assisted living.

I’ve visited everyday since she arrived. At times I was very pleased and at times not so pleased, but I was patient waiting for things to settle in.

I would like to praise Kelly and Joann and the nursing staff on the Jefferson unit as well as Rene and Louis of the housekeeping staff; they are superior in their contact with me and their rapport with my mother. They’ve made things so much easier for our family.

My mother enjoys being taken care of early in the A.M. as she is totally bed restricted and cannot get herself up and dressed independently. I check daily around 9:30 am to see if she was up and didn’t feel forgotten. As I said, she could not get herself out of bed and likes to be up and out so she could try to participate in morning activities.

Today when I arrived, she was being given a complete bed bath by the aide. I was impressed by the tender care of this young lady. She talked to my mother the whole time and treated her with respect. I asked her name and why I didn’t see her before. She said she was Sierra, and that she was a per diem aide. I mentioned my praise to Kelly as I left. But this young lady made such an impression on my husband and me that I couldn’t let  today pass without writing to your offices. Sierra is a treasure; I hope I see more of her in the future.  It’s these things that make this very stressful time so much more bearable.

Cordially,

Jan Hays

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Dear Ms. Schwartzman

On January 18th veal stew was served for the afternoon lunch.

I was very impressed at how tender the veal was; therefore I spoke to the cooks Jim and Kat. Jim informed me how the veal stew was prepared. Both Jim and Kat were courteous and very helpful. My complements to both of them!

All the staff at Holiday Care Center are compassionate and kind.

Sincerely,

Virginia Moncuso

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To all the employees,

The family of Anthony Nuccio acknowledges with deep appreciation your kind expression of sympathy. Thank you so much; He loved you all.

Sincerely,

Rosalie Byers

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To All the staff at Holiday Care Center

Re: Sebastian “Sam” DiFilippi

Thank you for the excellent care given to my husband during his stay at Holiday Care Center. You made his last days so enjoyable; for that I am most grateful.

May God Bless All of You.

Sincerely,

Emma DiFilippi and family

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Dear Donna,

This is along overdue thank you to you and all your staff at Holiday Care Center, for the exceptionally kind and dedicated nursing care you provided for my father Sidney Alpers.

I am a physician and I fully appreciate how extraordinary and excellent his care was. This was a man who was non ambulatory and incontinent, yet in nearly two years under your care he had no bed sores and at most only two urinary tract infections. Until this experience I would have judged this to be impossible, No bed sores and only 2 UTI’s in all that time? This record is possible only with the commitment of a well trained and dedicated staff, and yours is truly that. Such a record surely exceeds that of comparable facilities elsewhere.

Thank you again; you made my fathers last years good ones.

Sincerely,

Charles Alpers

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Dear Donna,

This is just a note to say how much I enjoyed Thanksgiving lunch with my mother today. Dottie Brennan and the activities department planned a lovely time for us.  Your entire staff was so kind and patient. Please give my and my mothers thanks’ to all.

Sincerely,

Pat Brady

Pat July’s daughter

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I am writing to you on behalf of the family of Ada Solomon to thank the many people who helped our mother while she was at Holiday Care Center. Although “one size (never) fits all,” there are a few general comments appropriate for everyone who worked with her. It is evident that the Holiday Care Center is aptly named since our mother was treated with caring, kindness, consideration, and understanding throughout her stay. Staff members who delivered her meals, attended to her personal care, conducted her therapy, administered her medications, dealt with her often-changing moods, and generally oversaw her care did so with warmth and humanness. I would especially like to name the following people (I hope you can identify them without last names) as being particularly noteworthy: Ellen (supplied important information), Jill (day charge nurse who provided exceptional support), Debbie (often administered “meds”), Barbara (assisted with personal care and shared friendly conversation), Annette (brought fresh coffee daily), Maddie and Susan (therapists), Pam (answered many questions), Donna and Vanessa (attended to personal needs). Many others, whose names escape me, performed small kindnesses.

And so, many thanks for making a difficult time easier for Mom, and for us.

Debora Clifford

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Dear Sirs:

Today I am writing this letter to express my appreciation to Holiday Care Center for the quality of care I received during my recent stay in the sub-acute wing.

The staff members overall were friendly and responsive to my questions and concerns. The physical therapy team was great. They treated me with respect and made me feel welcome. I will be leaving this facility pain free with improved mobility. Social services were very helpful with my adjustment here and responded promptly to my concerns.

The facility was very clean, and my visitors commented on how well it was maintained.  My room was comfortable and bright, and I liked the food most of the time.

I would definitely recommend Holiday Care Center to others who might be in need of such services, and thank you all for such a positive experience.

Sincerely,

Alvin Griggs, former Washington Residential Unit Resident

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To JoAnn, Kelly, and all those who cared with kindness, and respect to my father, during his stay at Holiday Care Center.

I sincerely appreciate your many thoughtful ways you made him smile, just taking a few extra minutes of your time. Also thank you to Antonio Torres who was dad’s aide most of the time.

The family of Frank Kay acknowledges with deep appreciation your kind expression of sympathy.

Sincerely Maggie

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Dear Dottie,

On behalf of everyone at the Jersey Shore Animal Center, I would like to thank you and the staff and residents of Holiday Care Center for your extremely generous donations of items from our Wish List collected on “Make a Difference Day.” As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on contributions from the public in order to provide food, shelter and medical care for the more than 140 animals currently in our care. Your support makes a real difference to the animals who are here with us awaiting their new forever homes.

Thank you again and please visit us soon.

Sincerely,

Susan Richmond

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Dear Diane and Staff,

Thank You for sponsoring our dessert for our afternoon meeting and for the presentation programs available at Holiday Care Center.

I also want to thank Dottie Brennen and her staff in accepting our gifts to Holiday Care Center.

Joan Heimerick, HCW Woman’s Club

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Dear Director of Activities and staff,

On behalf of myself and my husband, I would like to take this time to thank all of you who work so hard to make Christmas so special for mom, (Doris Zanetti of Applewood), and all the other patients.

I know that if the patients were able they would thank you themselves. I know that it took many hours of coordinating to put the program together. I can’t express how thankful I am that you always take the time to plan trips and various other activities to keep all patients motivated and moving all the time. My mom has definitely benefited by being in your facility.

We would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and the hope that the New Year brings all of you lots of health and happiness.

Thanks again and may God Bless You All.

Love,

Diane and Bob Hochstuhl

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Dear Administrator,

I was discharged from Holiday Care Center on Dec. 11th. I’m writing to let you know that the therapy dept was very good. They are very capable in what they do. My two therapists, Beverly and Lovelle, were excellent. That is why I’m writing this note so you will know. They really kept me going. All the staff there were good too.

Yours Truly,

Doris Silk

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Dear Dotty and Your Wonderful Staff,

Thank you so much for your kindness and for all the things you do to make the resident’s happy. You all have great compassion for everyone.

You’re the best,

Laurie and Linda, Family of Mary Wriolie

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Mr. Eric Allagir

Vice President of Operations

Dear Mr. Allgair,

As you are aware, my mother Mary Guardino (Jefferson Unit -16W) is now a resident of your establishment and I wish to thank you and your staff at Holiday Care Center the Washington, Applewood and Jefferson units for all their support and patience during this very difficult time for my husband and I.

I am sure you can appreciate the transition from her own home to Holiday Care was first met by concern and trepidation, but due to the kindness and support of your staff, they have eradicated our apprehension.

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I sincerely would like to thank you and all your staff again, who are undoubtedly handpicked for their designated tasks, in helping people in the twilight period of their life. Please send my sincere thanks to all your managers and colleagues and wish them a happy and Healthy New Year.

Yours sincerely,

Marie Jerusa

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To The Staff at Holiday Care Center,

I was a patient of yours from 3/17/09 to 3/24/09 and I must write to let you know that I have absolutely no complaints of the treatment I was given at your facility.

Everyone was friendly and very helpful. The therapy staff was also pleasant, as were the folks who served meals.

I would certainly recommend Holiday Care Center, and have already done so, to many of my friends who have visited me.

Thank you once again.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Price

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To all who cared for my Mom,
I need to thank everyone who cared and showed kindness and even loved my mom. You were like her second family! May God bless each and every one of you. Your help was such a blessing. Thank you for everything.

Sincerely,

Daughters

Marg Goodell and Mary Muste

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To all at Holiday Care and Applewood,

I smile every time I think of you.

Sincerely,

Pat and Sal DelMastro

And Frank Pechillo

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Dear Director of Activities and Staff,

On behalf of myself and my husband, I would like to take this time to thank all of you who worked so hard to make Christmas special for Mom, Doris Zanctti and all the other patients that reside on Applewood.

I know that if the patients were able, they would thank you themselves. I know that it took many hours of coordinating to put the programs together. I can’t express how thankful I am that you always take the time to plan trips and other various activities to keep all the patients motivated and moving all the time. My Mom definitely benefited by being in your facility.

We would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and the hope that the New Year brings all of you lots of health and happiness.

Thanks again and may God bless all of you.

Love,

Diane and Bob Hochsthul

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Dear Staff on Applewood,

Just a note to thank you so very much for giving such detailed attention to Patsy Peckillo on his outing to our home on Sunday.

We, as a family, with friends came to celebrate Patsy’s 95 birthday. It was grand!

God bless you all! A special thanks to the aides who dressed and groomed him. Everyone in the family was impressed…

Holiday Care Center really takes care of its residents!

Sincerely,

Pat and Sal DelMastro

Patsy’s Children

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