I was going to "write" a note of thanks but realized there was not enough room. I also was afraid it would not get to all who we want to thank. We started to search for a place besides home for our mom/parents over 5 years ago. We could see the handwriting on the wall that dementia creates. My dad was stubborn and thought nothing was wrong and wanted to stay at home. My mom needed not to be held prisoner in her own home. She needed socialization. After a few Silver alerts, it was apparent that help was needed. Park Place checked all the boxes. We, as their children, had decisions to make. As you know, Mom and Dad moved in July of 2021. It was not without its challenges. The staff there did all they could to make it seem like home and provide an environment of love and respect. Not to mention dealing with a daughter who had her sword to the North most of the time! Fast forward to March of this year. Dad passed before Mom, leaving Mom with the inability to answer a phone, to walk, to make diet choices, to work a TV remote , etc. She was bedridden, afraid and lonely. Although Park Place is not home, We would like to thank each and every person from the front offices, maintenance, chaplain services, laundry, dietary, activities, to aides, to nursing and also so many of the residents who looked out for our mom. It was horrible to be by herself after my dad passed (and to have Covid and be quarantined on top of that), but many reached out to show her love and calm her in her moments of fear, loneliness, and anxiety. They sat with her, prayed with her, sang with her. You allowed her sister to do her hair in the salon when mom could no longer get in my car. The staff helped me when I got her up twice a week for her beloved music, which, since she is gone, I am not sure will ever be the same! Please know that our parents were worth advocating for, and we feel like our concerns never fell on deaf ears. Your team is amazing. Your facility is amazing. Your mission is amazing. We thank you for the gift in our mom's memory. We thank you for all the care. We wish you God's richest blessings as you move forward, continuing to serve a population that needs you! — Lorie S.