Golden Living of Point Loma is very clean. The staff is caring, and they’re the people who actually care for my husband. They have a chef there, there’s a variety, and the food is quite good, but he is a diabetic so I have to tell them to remove sugar and stuff from the table. They’re very careful about that because he will eat anything that appeals to him. They have chair exercises, all kinds of activities, and outings, but he does not participate in any of them. He prefers to stay in his room and watch TV and read. It’s an older building and they are doing things to fix it up. It’s very convenient and it’s much closer to him. I feel very fortunate to have found it.
Our mother Grace Burns came to reside with Golden Living in November 4, 2013 leaving only for necessary care in hospitals and skilled nursing as necessary. Grace was ambulating reasonably well but eventually entered hospice care there. She passed away peacefully there in her sleep on June 24, 2016.
Golden Living provided our mother with all the loving care and attention for which we could hope. Grace’s care required more as she aged, including helping her eat and drink with thickened fluids, pureed food, and observation. Golden Living went way beyond what we thought of as assisted care thus avoiding returns to skilled nursing homes. Golden Living’s staff accommodated and attended to Grace’s many needs with a very caring attitude. They were very personal and intent upon keeping us apprised of all news in our mother’s care, and even crying in her final days. Golden Living provided Grace with sanctuary away from the extraordinary expense and depression of skilled nursing confinement and the fall and neglect hazards of living in her home, going out of its way to ignore imposing substantial charges that it rightly could have imposed. The outside hospice folks were important, too, in Grace’s last months with increasing deterioration of her mind and body; they worked together with Golden Living and created a wonderful team. We did have an outside caretaker helping for awhile which was a disaster whose tasks Golden Living graciously agreed to take over.
In sum, Golden Living provided Grace with the trust, sanctuary, care, and love we would only hope for and thereby earned our eternal gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I am sending this letter to thank Golden Living formerly called The Duke Royale for the care and keeping of my mother C. Brown. The family she spoke of for 16 years, how she enjoyed the staff and loved the place she lived. “I never want to leave Golden Living” she said to me numerous times. Your 16 years of support and service to my mom was exceptionally wonderful. As for the family, to Golden Living we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. From my Mom C. ” I will miss you all and love you Golden Living you were part of my family for 16 years”. Keep me in your prayers as I make my way back to wellness. Sincerely, The Brown Family