Fairview Testimonials

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Brand New!

“To the entire staff at Fairview: Sorry it has taken me so long to acknowledge all of the wonderful care of my mother, Jeanette Driscoll, received at your facility. She is living independently again at Mystic River Homes. She is walking without an assistive device inside her home and when outside she is using a straight cane. Recently, we’ve hired someone to come in for two hours a week to assist her with her laundry, because the facilities are in the next building, which is down a hill, otherwise she is doing all of her activities independently, except for driving and doing remarkably well! Again, thanks to all of the staff for returning her to almost brand new! ”

Danielle & John McGaffigan and Jeanette Driscoll

Forever Grateful

“Thank you so much for your loving and compassionate care you gave my father over the past 5 years. Your dedication allowed him to fight his battle with Alzheimer's with dignity and in comfort. I can't begin to tell you how much this has meant to my family. I will miss seeing you all. You always welcomed me with smiles and kind words. I will be forever grateful for that kindness. Love to all.”

Lisa Leandri Trolan

I Won't Forget

“Thanks, love and prayers to all y second floor angels who cared for me during my stay at Fairview! And heartfelt appreciation to all who dropped in to chat and wish me well. Of course I can't leave out my P.T. life savers, not only for their expertise in healing me but for all the laughs we had! I won't forget. ”

Jeanne Schneider, Groton, CT

Grace & Respect

“I want to thank the many members of the staff at Fairview for the exceptional care you provided my mother. You may not know this, but several times I discussed moving my mother closer to us in New York and always she said no because of the way Fairview provided her a home for her last few years of her life, with grace and respect. ”

Charles Knirsch, MD, MPH

The Hilton on the Thames

“Dear Dr. McDermott, Simply cannot find the words to say thank you for helping to make my long stay at Fairview (which I now call "The Hilton on the Thames") bearable to say the least. From the beginning when you took over my medical care - I felt safe and you gave me the feeling of yes I can do this. I appreciate your follow-up call - perfect. The Bistro is a plus for families & patients - feels so free - friends can come visit and you have a place to take them for coffee, tea or lunch. This is such a nice touch. Warmly, Phyllis Walsh p.s. The staff is wonderful - from laundry, cleaning, cna's & nurses - simply everyone who crosses your path.”

Phyllis Walsh

Sincere Thanks

“I just want to express my sincere thanks for the excellent care you all gave to my mom during her years at Fairview. Your patience, love, understanding and team work made her experiences and final years the best they could be. I appreciate everything you did for her!”

Karen Ricci & Family

A Place Set Apart From Others

“My mother, Katherine (Kitty) Muller, passed away at Fairview July 19, 2012, after four years there. Fairview was always a place set apart from others. Although aspects of the facility itself are important to families, such as its geographic location on the water, its cleanliness, and the wonderful opportunity the Bistro provides for residents and family alike, among other things, in my opinion, Fairview's most important attribute was its employees.

From the people in the kitchen (how can I forget Regina and Cecilia), to the maintenance workers (hey, Dave), to the housekeepers, to the Recreation department, to the aides (Joanne Smith and Maguerita were saints among many!), and of course, the nurses (so many, I'm afraid to start naming them, lest I forget someone; although Helen DeCiantis was very special to my mother), Deb Morgan, who as someone in her position was so approachable, so patient, and so caring, I could go on. Not only was my mother treated like family, so was I.

Day to day, there were many caring people that worked at Fairview that didn't treat what they did as "just a job." And in her last hours, in addition to the exceptional care my mother received, the love shown to my mother was heartwarming and extraordinary. I cannot express what that means to me. I will be forever grateful to the many people who cared for my mother. Thank you to all at Fairview. ”

Pam Niles

Fairview is a "Gem"

“My experience as a patient at Fairview--February-March 2013

Few if any of us aspire to be at a nursing home or rehabilitation facility. However I needed one for recovery from a recent hip replacement and before hand visited several in other towns only to discover that Fairview is a "gem" of a facility in Groton. Foremost it is one of only about thirty such facilities in the whole country which Medicare has given its hard to get Five-Star rating across all categories--a real affirmation of quality! Importantly I found the nurses, aides and doctors to be truly interested and caring for the patients like me.

Though clearly an institution, Fairview seems to strive for a homier atmosphere. Rooms have nice wall coverings of different designs (not just paint), curtains, variations of furnishings on beautiful wooden floors. Hallways are carpeted and spacious with walls peppered with art work ranging from florals, landscapes, old world and tropical scenes, and sailboats as well as a sprinkling of art objects and antiques. High on a hill over looking the Thames River, Gold Star Bridge, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Connecticut College most of Fairview's rooms have water views. Some have called it a million dollar view.

Fairview has many places where patients can retreat from their rooms. They include lounges, a solarium overlooking the river with sailboats and a variety of power boats including an occasional submarine passing on the river below, a nicely appointed library, an auditorium for gatherings and events, and a quality professionally run white table cloth restaurant, the Bistro. It is open to both patients/residents and the public--the only one of its kind in such a facility. In warm weather the Bistro also offers outdoor dining on its patio. In addition patients/residents can also retreat to outside ground level patios, courtyards, and gardens overlooking the Thames River. The Rehab Gym is nicely equipped with excellent staff. Overlooking the water the gym is reminiscent of being in the exercise room in the bow of a cruise ship.

All of us would of course prefer to be home but when extra health care services are needed for you or your loved ones Fairview deserves your serious consideration.

Note: Fairview was founded in 1892 as an Odd Fellows home and has evolved into a complex with apartments for the elderly, nursing home and rehabilitation facilities. It is the region's only not for profit elder care facility.”

Tom Althuis, Groton, CT

The Best Quality of Life Possible

“My family and I wish to thank all the staff for the exceptional care given to our mother these last 5 years. Not only the care-giving staff, but every department contributed to giving mom the best quality of life possible. Each member treated mom with dignity, compassion, and so many acts of kindness that went beyond their job requirements. We could not have asked for a better “home” for mom’s final years.”

The family of Emily Nawrocki

Care and Compassion

“It’s been over a week since my mother (Rita Manke) has passed away. On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to commend your staff for the care given to her, especially the last week of her life. They showed such care and compassion for my mother as well as for the entire family.”

Karen Chapman

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