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We are privileged to care for your loved one, especially through this crisis. We appreciate the love and support we have received from our many family members and residents. If you would like to leave a message of gratitude or encouragement for one of our team members, we would love to hear from you!
Thank You for Your Kind Words and Support
My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last summer. With her cognitive ability rapidly declining, I realized she could not live alone. The moment I stepped across the threshold at Aegis of West Seattle I knew I’d found my mother’s future home. Over the past six months, Aegis has taken care of my mother and our family in many ways. The staff at Aegis are kind, caring and compassionate. Great care is given to ensure my mother’s physical needs… are met. Throughout the day, memory care staff run programming that stimulates my mother’s thinking and keeps her engaged. Meals are well-prepared and delicious; I know as I’ve eaten there several times, including during amazing holiday events put on for Aegis residents and their families. The center has happy hour several times a week, including live entertainment and a glass of wine. Aegis staff have taught my family and I how to interact with a person with Alzheimer’s and provide educational speakers and a support group for family members. Even my mother’s old dog, who lives with her at Aegis, gets wonderful care! Knowing that my mother is well-cared for by compassionate people provides tremendous relief. I feel like Aegis staff are an extended part of our family, stopping to greet us when we visit and share news about their families even as they warmly listen to my stories. After six months, I would not have my mother anywhere but Aegis of West Seattle. Cathy Thompson
In these unprecedented times, I will never be able to express how much that meant to me and how much it meant to my mother. I want you to know that your magnificent care in every detail of her life with you will never be forgotten by myself and my family. There are no words to describe how thankful I am to you and any gesture I make to show my gratitude can never be enough. You make such a… remarkable and profound difference in the lives of residents and their family and friends. Never forget that. We love you all and miss seeing you terribly. When this pandemic is over we hope to visit and gather in remembrance of my mother, and your loving care. – Debbie, Michael, Cali and Trevor
When I stayed at Aegis, I was very happy to be there and helped by the wonderful staff in every section. The activities were enjoyable and the food was nice.
The only reason I moved was because my condition improved to an assisted living status.
Shortly after Peggy went on the Aegis Ravenna waiting list, I had a relapse of a significant medical problem. I tried to power through it, as I had several times before, but I could tell that I was running out of gas. While I was trying to tough it out as a sick sole caregiver, Brenda contacted me and told me that there was an opening for Peggy at Aegis Ravenna if we were interested. After another discussion with Brenda,… we decided to move forward. It’s only been two weeks since Peggy’s admission, but Brenda and other Aegis staff have reassured me that she is doing very well. Staff communication with me has been excellent. I feel as if a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I send Peggy cards and photos of our best family times together. It is wonderful to have the time to reflect on the good times rather than just toughing out the daily survival grind. There is more time for love. I’ve also had the time to reflect on the savage ordeal of dementia, and the need to make the best of what life gives us. It’s early days, but at this point I feel a sense of relief and I know that Peggy is getting the best memory care possible. I’m pretty sure I did the right thing. There will be challenges ahead. For one thing, family visits are limited to an outdoor patio separated by a sheet of plexiglass. But that is part of the Aegis commitment to keep the Covid-19 virus out. I plan to stay in Peggy’s life as her loving husband and advocate. Stay tuned, Patrick
Since meeting Brenda Dodd in January of 2020, I have felt supported, never rushed, in my decision to place my husband, David, at Aegis at Ravenna. Finally in May we made that choice, realizing that Covid was not going away soon. The stress of Covid made the burden of caring for David no longer manageable. Yet we worried so much about how we would stay in touch during the lockdown. Understanding that, Aegis has been very supportive of… the needs of families, creating a visiting patio that eases the pain of the separation. And the warmth and care of the staff has made a huge difference in reassuring me that we made the right choice. Kyle is a fantastic nurse, keeping me informed about how David is doing, and answering my questions whenever they come up. –Molly, wife of David, resident in Life’s Neighborhood