Patricia Delconte spent a month in Respite Care at Artman Lutheran Home, after a weeklong stay at Abington Hospital following a serious injury. Respite care is designed for individuals who require additional support during their recovery. Patricia’s husband Vincent has trouble walking and was not able to care for her alone in their home. “I’ve lived in Ambler my whole life, so I know that Artman is the best,” Vincent said. “I was so happy that she was able to go there.”
“If anything could have been wonderful about being ill, it was Artman,” Patricia said. “I didn’t want to go at first, I wanted to go home, but I can honestly say that I enjoyed it. I loved everyone there; they were all so considerate and down to earth. I never expected it to be that good.”
When Patricia began her stay at Artman, she could barely walk or use her arms, but through therapy, was able to regain her mobility. “They didn’t give up on me,” Patricia said. “I was determined and they knew it.”
“Patricia worked hard and the staff helped her,” Vincent said. “They showed her the way.”
Patricia especially enjoyed the activities and entertainment at Artman including movies, piano and guitar players and getting manicures. “They made it fun, she said. “I was never bored.” When Patricia’s children and grandchildren visited her, they would often eat in the dining room together. “The food was delicious and it was a great opportunity to socialize and meet other residents,” Patricia said.
“I don’t know where they found their employees, but they were wonderful,” Patricia said. “If I ever needed anything, all I had to do was ask and someone would get it for me right away. It was unexpected, and appreciated.”
“The employees are just all-around, good, nice people,” Vincent said. “I can’t say enough good about the place.”