Hello website readers. If you are considering assisted living at The Milton Home for yourself or loved one, I would like to share my perspective.
No one wants to move to assisted living! That is, no one can easily admit to themselves they need assisted living, much less a nursing home.
It was tough for me to leave ‘normal’ life behind and move to The Milton Home. But, now that I am here, I’m glad to know, because of their graduated care, I can just stay here.
At The Milton Home they always say….you can “Start Here and Stay Here”. Knowing I do not have to move again when I need advanced care is a blessing.
I don’t feel like I’m being warehoused here. I know I’ll get to remain here as my medical needs change, and will not have to go through a move again.
I can be as involved and engaged in Activities as I want, or not…all while enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings overlooking the St. Joe River and, of course, the caring staff.
Yes, the nursing staff assists me with medications and other care needs, but the most important thing to me is the atmosphere, graciousness, and overall homey environment where I know my voice is important and is heard.
As a prolific artist, I have to say it is great that my work, along with other resident’s work, is shared in newsletters and published articles. We even have a title, “Artists – in – Residence”. Every opportunity is taken to support me and my friends emotionally and intellectually. For me, this support is critical and encourages me to be even more creative.