My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mary Wade Home, New Haven, CT, USA
My mother, who had Alzheimer’s, was a resident of the skilled nursing area of the Mary Wade Home from September of 2005 until her death in August of 2009. The staff at the Mary Wade Home was great from the beginning. There was a sense that they enjoyed the residents. I felt that the staff really enjoyed my mother and that she was well taken care of.
When my mother’s sister came to visit from Chicago with her husband, they noticed how the place felt. The good care was in the atmosphere and in the way visitors were welcomed. There was also a sense that the staff was well taken care of, which had a ripple effect.
Another aspect of the Mary Wade Home is the beautiful garden. My mother enjoyed many hours in the garden area.
When it was time to bring in hospice, the nurse suggested it and we were fortunate to be able to have hospice care brought in so she did not have to be moved. The staff was very accommodating to us at the end. I was able to spend the last night in an empty room across the hall and my mother’s roommate was temporarily moved out of the room to give us privacy. My brother, husband, my Mom’s long time private aid and I were with her at the end. We had decided to celebrate her life and toast her with her favorite cocktail. We did so and as soon as we were finished, she left peacefully. I feel fortunate that my Mom was able to spend her last years at the Mary Wade Home.