Dear Mr. Roberts.

I was a recent patient at your wonderful facility and wish to express my sincere thanks for the care I received. I came to Livingston Hills after a stay in North Dutchess Hospital, being treated for pneumonia. Needless to say, I was in terrible shape when I came to Livingston Hills.

The attention I received from your staff, particularly from the nursing staff on the east wing and the physical therapy department, helped me to achieve a full recovery. The nursing staff really tried to anticipate my needs and were always seeking to make me as comfortable as possible. The assistants on the east wing were just as helpful. Throughout my stay I felt taken care of. None of this would have been possible without the assistance of the nurse’s aides.

As for the physical therapy department, every day they challenged me to work hard to improve my physical condition. During my stay, each one of the therapists engaged me in some activity which kept me focused. It seemed everyone there thoroughly enjoyed their work, and they never ran out of new ideas to keep the therapy interesting. I also learned much more about how my lungs functioned and how the exercises helped me to get better. I can really attest to the fact that I feel very strong compared to when I first came there.

In addition, this was the first time I had the pleasure of observing each therapist at work with the patients. They always demonstrated patience and kept us focused on the tasks at hand. How hard must it be to keep a positive attitude under such conditions.

I was discharged on August 11 and have had the benefit of a few days to see if I could retain what I learned at Livingston Hills. I am happy to say that the things that I learned at Livingston Hills will stay with me for a very long time.

Please convey my deepest thanks to you and your staff. I am a better person having stayed at Livingston Hills. Thank you.

Respectfully yours, GOD Bless.

Wayne

Patient

I love my job and being with my residents. The nursing home is close to where I live, and I know we are all in the same community. I feel like there is job security… and the health insurance is very important to me. I am a cancer survivor. I don’t know what I would have done without the support of the staff at Livingston Hills and the health insurance.

MARY P.

Certified Nursing Assistant, 5 years of employment

I enjoy the work I do. And what makes it great is that everyone really cares about the residents and everyone cares about each other. If I didn’t think that everyone cared about the residents as much as I did, I could not work here. My schedule is flexible and that is important to me… All that makes Livingston Hills a great place to work.

JENNIFER M.

Certified Nursing Assistant, 4 years of employment

I have worked at Livingston Hills Nursing & Rehab Center for two years. I started out as a unit assistant, was promoted to medical records/unit secretary for the rehab unit, and was then promoted to nursing secretary and staffing coordinator where I spent a majority of my time working. Just recently I changed jobs to better the needs of the facility and myself and have opened up another opportunity for myself to grow within. Despite the fact that I always said I would never work in a nursing home, I couldn’t have made a better job choice!!!
Thanks Livingston Hills!

Stephanie Shumsky-Hunt

Administrative Assistant