Letter of Recommendation for Chloie’s Cottage
Owner: Linda Renard
The last few years of our mom’s life were greatly enriched because she was fortunate enough to live in: Chloie’s Cottage. This beautiful single-family home with caring, patient, dedicated staff was absolutely the perfect environment for her. Mom was kept clean, dressed in freshly washed clothes and accessorized with costume jewelry. Staff even applied her makeup when we picked her up to attend those special family occasions! Arrangements were made for a hairdresser and a manicurist to provide their services in the home on a regular basis.
Mom’s medications were scrupulously monitored and administered. When refills were needed, staff ordered them.
The six women living in the home felt like an extended family. They ate their nutritious meals together in the dining room. Mom was never late for a meal! She really enjoyed the food. Linda Renard, the owner of the home, would even prepare special dishes herself and bring them by for the residents.
Mom had the option of participating in daily chair exercise, playing games and watching television with other residents, or spending quiet time alone in her lovely room. Mom loved her privacy and so appreciated having a room to herself. The furnishings throughout the home were tasteful and very high quality. Every holiday was celebrated with decorations for the home as well. Field trips were organized throughout the year to create variety in the ladies’ lives. They enjoyed meals in local restaurants, live entertainment, a visit to botanical gardens, and family members were always welcome to participate in the events
Every resident’s birthday was celebrated with cake and a gift. When Mom turned 100 years old, Linda contacted the mayor who came to the home and presented Mom with a certificate. Linda also arranged for an article about Mom to he published in the local newspaper. Most special of all, Linda surprised Mom with a custom made quilt, the center square featuring a photo of Mom and Linda’s dog. This gift was so beautiful and thoughtful.
At the end of Mom’s life when she needed hospice care, Linda coordinated with Hospice to see that Mom was well cared for and in the best possible hands. Chloie’s Cottage was a real home for Mom, not an institution. We are so happy and thankful
that we found this wonderful place.
Karen Foshay (daughter) and Lee Panagos (son)