Family thanks Wildwood Care Centre team for care and support provided to mother

Pictured seated above, Ruth Kelly, who has been staying at Wildwood Care Centre as a respite admission, was recently joined by her husband at the home to celebrate their 72nd anniversary. The couple’s four daughters, pictured standing, joined their mom and dad for the celebration.

Children of Ruth Kelly say the team has also helped the family navigate the system and even hosted an anniversary celebration for parents

The family of Ruth Kelly, who came to Wildwood Care Centre last month on a respite admission while she awaits a long-term care bed, is thanking the team at the St. Marys, Ont. home for their care and support.

Ruth’s children, Sharon Kelly, Nancy Kelly-McGill, Pat Kelly-D’Agostino and Jeannie Kelly, recently sent a letter to Wildwood Care Centre staff asking to have their story told in The OMNIway.

The family says their mom and dad have had a strong bond for the past 72 years, only being separated during a few hospital admissions.

Ruth and her husband have always been supportive of their family, their children write, and Sharon, Nancy, Pat and Jeannie say team members from all departments have made a difference to their mother and the family.

“We wanted to express our appreciation to the folks at Wildwood – (the) senior administration, nursing, personal care providers, food services, housekeeping and laundry, and activity services,” the children write.

“The care Mom has received has been excellent and offered with smiles and kind words. They have also been so welcoming to our dad when we bring him to visit.”

Ruth’s children also say Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh and director of care Cathy Watson have been helping the family navigate the system as they try to find long-term care homes for both of their parents.

In fact, the Wildwood team even helped provide a celebration to honour Ruth and her husband’s 72nd anniversary, a gesture that made an impression on the family.

“(T)hanks to all the terrific staff at Wildwood (for) making it possible for our parents to have a special celebration on their 72nd anniversary day,” the children write.

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