No matter who you meet at Keystone, there is a cheerful smile and a willingness to help in what ever way you need. This would be a far better world if we could just spread the love found at Keystone to the far corners of the globe. I feel very fortunate to be at Keystone!
-Joyce Conley- Resident
Keystone Cedars. All the staff are so congenial to us, they call us by name & it’s the little things like that really make living here great. We love our apartment! (We think we have the best one here!)
There is not enough room here to write about how fantastic "Cedar" is. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the care my dad got when he lived there. He loved his apartment and everyone there. Need assisted living for a loved one? Keystone Cedars is the place
-Joy Brecht, daughter of a former resident
The decision of where to move a loved one can be quite daunting. This process, however, was made so much easier after visiting Keystone Cedars. It was a unanimous choice once we had seen the grounds, saw the accommodations, tasted the food and had talked with the staff members. Everything about Keystone Cedars is amazing! Mom loves her apartment! She loves to show it off. It did not take long for her to refer to it as “home”. I enjoy dining there when I can because the food is second to none. Great choices every day. And the aides and other staff members ~ they are kind, compassionate, patient and you can tell they love their jobs. They are dedicated to providing friendly and efficient care. Activities ~ they certainly have them! The activity directors are genius at coming up with things that are interesting, fun and engaging. They have done flower arrangements, multi-media art pieces, painting, coloring. They play games a lot. One day they had “glamour shots” … complete with accessories! At least once a week they get in the van and go for a ride — just to get out and see the world for an hour or so. And they are always bringing people in the entertain or educate. Once a week we get together and say the rosary. There are movie days – complete with some of the best warm popcorn you will ever have! Special days are celebrated in unique ways ~ and family members are always encouraged to join in. Their goal must be to make every resident feel relevant, give them opportunity to socialize and keep them engaged. They certainly succeed at all. Bottom line is: they truly care. It is sort of like they become part of the family. My mom has shown herself to be quite the artist. She raised seven kids, so she probably just did not have the time to do anything like what she is doing. But she loves the projects. She makes bracelets and does a lot of drawing and coloring and painting. I went into her room about two weeks ago. She had just done 2 paintings that were all black on off-white paper. They were very abstract. She did not seem pleased with them, but then I asked if I could have them. She reluctantly agreed, warning me though that they were not that great. I matted and framed them. I gave them to one of my brothers who lives far enough away that he does not get to see all she does. He was very touched. It was a one of a kind gift that she had done just a week before I brought them to him. He will proudly hang them. And when I showed her the picture of how they turned out and him holding them, she was thrilled and so proud. The point, I guess, is that the fine folks at Keystone know how to encourage and engage the residents. Where we were reluctant and apprehensive going into moving her, we are now confident that we made the best decision, and that she is in the best place. She is socializing. She is learning. She has friends. And she is so well cared for. It is not all about our piece of mind. The most important part is that she loves it there. She is blossoming before our eyes. And that is worth everything to us. And that is a testament to the people that make up the Keystone Cedars staff – though I hesitate to call them that. They are like family. They are an excellent group of people. And they are fun. We feel so fortunate that we made the decision we did! She is very happy!Kristy Harker- daughter of a resident
Today is Mom’s one year anniversary that she has lived at Keystone Cedars. She has loved it the minute she has moved in and has really bloomed since her move.
I want to really Thank you all for making her feel at home and welcomed. You literally have saved her life the last year. I bet she would not be here today if she was still in Ottumwa.
So Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
On behalf of Margaret Hull, Ellen DeVore and myself.
You all are wonderful and a blessing. Thanks you so much.
No matter who you meet at Keystone, there is a cheerful smile and a willingness to help in what ever way you need. This would be a far better world if we could just spread the love found at Keystone to the far corners of the globe. I feel very fortunate to be at Keystone!Joyce Conley- Resident
There is not enough room here to write about how fantastic “Cedar” is. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the care my dad got when he lived there. He loved his apartment and everyone there. Need assisted living for a loved one? Keystone Cedars is the placeJoy Brecht, daughter of a former resident
Moving my mother to an assisted facility was difficult for me. Now I know it was the best move. Cedars is inviting, well run, and friendly. Residents are a top priority for all staff. Wonderful care, great meals, varied activities and services.Mary Ernst, daughter of a resident
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