Dear Oak Hill Staff,
I think it is okay that I am at a loss for words, since you all know how important you were to my mother, Lillian Shea.
For the last 1 ½ years of my mother’s life, Oak Hill was her home. It was her home because of the people that work there, who helped her day in and day out. She felt special and loved and would have adopted you all if I would have let her.
I fondly remember and treasure so many stories and events: Denny’s coffee cup adventures, making sure she got her Pepsi “Light” with a straw, visiting and calling on your days off to make sure she was okay and knew she was loved, block parties, bar b ques, fish fries, cocktail hours….and music, music, music, her love of “bath time”, how clean you kept her room and residence (mom always commented on this), taking her for a drive past her childhood farm, bringing her homemade treats, making a drink holder for her wheelchair, music on her own IPod, more outings and fieldtrips than I have room to list, having her first “boy” friend/CNA (who she adored), Twinkie wrappers, chocolate stains on her nightgowns and shaking crumbs out of her shoes.
But I think her favorite thing, was how you would stop by her room just to say “hi” and chat a bit.
For all these things, and many more, you will be remembered and cherished.
Thank you for making my mom so happy.
Thank You Dear Friends at Oak Hill~The family of Ophelia K. Germann thanks you for your kind expression of sympathy
Thank you Oak Hill staff and Dr. Amy Rohlfing for your kind and compassionate care for my mother while she was a resident February 12-July 6, 2015. Words cannot describe how grateful we are as we experienced this difficult journey with your help and guidance.
Rose Marie Fitzgerald and Family
I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the care that everyone has given our great grandma (G.G.) Ophelia Germann. You have a quality facility here with excellent staff. Everyone here works as a team and the fact that so many have been here for so long is a testament to Oak Hill maintaining good relations with quality staff. Thank you for being so kind to Ophelia’s daughter Rose Marie Fitzgerald.
Sheri Fitzgerald, RD, BSN
Scott, Megan and Bryce
Waterloo, IL 62298