Presbyterian Homes of Louisville
Stan and Shirley Myers
Being at Westminster has been a good experience from the beginning. We chose Westminster because a friend was here and visiting her was such a pleasant experience. Beverly who is at the front desk and the first to greet you always has a smile and is very friendly.
I think atmosphere is one of the most rewarding experiences when you’re sick or doing rehab. They started right away with Stan and learned he was a teaser. Each person he has worked with has treated him with respect and loving care. he has progressed really well. He now has his balance and walks by himself. He has also regained his strength.
They also worked with relieving my fears about his recovery and reassuring me. I have decided if I have to have in house therapy this is the place I want to be. I have told doctors and practically anyone who will listen how much I love this place.
Stan loved the food. I have a lot to live up to when we go home. When Stan celebrated his birthday in his photo album I included nurses, aides and rehab staff because they helped us celebrate. Besides this was home while we were here.
We are ready to leave with the knowledge therapy has done their job well.
I arrived here about three weeks ago at 2am in the morning but unlike Santa I wasn’t carrying a bag-I was the bag. I couldn’t get out of bed without two people helping me and I couldn’t step over a broom.
Well three short weeks later I can leap out of bed by myself and I can jump over a whole broom. I am looking forward to jumping over a tall building soon. I don’t want to make light of this stay because it took a lot of hard work by all your people regardless of title. The people are the best. I wouldn’t want to go through this again but if I do I want it to be here. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
CMT, who has worked for Presbyterian Homes since 1976
CMT, who has worked for Presbyterian Homes since 1980 and is the PHL Spirit of PHSK winner for 2011
God’s providential leading is awesome and amazing!!
In the summer of 2004 my son, Dan and wife Barbara brought me to visit Mrs. Leo Cline at Cedar Creek Assisted Living Residence. I had known Leo for many years. While my husband and I lived in Naples, FL we drove back and forth from our Florida home to our old family house in NY every year, stopping off for a visit at Camp Nathanael in Knott County, KY where my son has been business manager for 40 years. Leo had been a faithful member there for a very long time and I looked forward to seeing her again.
The beautiful setting of the Cedar Creek home really impressed me and I was so pleased to see the lovely front porch and walk through the attractive welcoming doors. During our visit Sharon Hall, the director gave us a tour of the building and we remarked that we were glad it wasn’t one of those huge impersonal facilities.
As I needed a walker to get around I was delighted there were no stairs to climb and fell in love with the coziness and charm of the place, even thinking of the type of apartment I would choose. I asked questions and took the brochure because I said that if, sometime in the future years to come I might need assisted living I would like to be in a place like Cedar Creek.
My husband had died in 2002 and I was now living in Hindman, KY to be nearer to my son and his family. Well, those ”future years” became my “right now” when I had an accident on Nov. 29, 2004 making it necessary for me to go into, assisted living. My family and I were so thankful that the foundation for that had already been laid and on Dec. 17, 2004 I moved into my lovely deluxe studio apartment.
The kind friendly attitude of Sharon and all the staff members here made me feel very welcome. I have made good friends, been well taken care of, really enjoy the planned activities and in the three years I’ve been here I have sensed a real feeling of contentment.
Every morning I give thanks to God for leading me to Cedar Creek and I look forward to another happy day.
Licensed Practical Nurse, House Supervisor
My name is Cathy Matney and I am a Licensed Practical Nurse and one of the House Supervisors on day shift at Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center. I began working at Good Shepherd as a nurse aide in 1986. After working as a nurse aide, I attended some classes and became a Certified Medication Aide. Seven years later, I decided to become an LPN and started classes to become a nurse.
I have worked at Good Shepherd for twenty one years, twenty one wonderful years. I enjoy working with the elderly and my employer treats staff like family regardless if you have been here twenty one years or if you are newly hired.
Not only do I work at Good Shepherd, I am a volunteer. I assist with whatever activities are going on in the facility, be it a fund raiser for the residents’ Christmas, or a trip for the residents to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We help our residents and their families to have fun and enjoy life.
At the end of my shift, I will not leave the building until I make sure that I have done everything I can do for each resident in my care, and I insure there is adequate staff on the floor to continue the care that has been provided to our residents. We work as a TEAM. I am blessed to be a part of this organization.
When residents become rehabilitated and leave our home, we continue to call and check on them. Some of them call and check on us. Some of them visit with us on a daily basis. What a blessing.As I continue the work that I have grown to love, I am now satisfied. It is my plan to greet people and to help them overcome problems and situations they face. Everyday at Good Shepherd brings new challenges, challenges that I look forward to meeting and overcoming.
Our center is more like a home than a nursing home. It has a homey atmosphere, with good smells and decorations.
There is good camaraderie among the staff; every department works together for the good of the residents’ well-being.And finally, I love Helmwood because this is a great place to work. They treat the staff great. I feel appreciated for all the hard work that I do. And I have more assistance doing my job that I have ever had before. That makes you want to work even harder when you feel supported.