~Janet Lorenzon, NHA, Executive Director of Artman.~
“The path of your life can change in an instant”
~ Author Ann Brashares ~
In July 2015 this truism took on a new and formidable meaning for Paulette. That was the fateful month when Paulette fell severely ill. After being rushed to the hospital, doctors discovered she suffered from a ruptured bowel, a critical condition that can cause a fatal infection.
As a nurse for almost 50 years, Paulette knew this meant immediate surgery. She also knew by the concerned look on the surgeon’s face that there was considerable risk involved.
Ultimately, Paulette successfully weathered the surgery. Yet, the end result left her with a colostomy, a dreaded circumstance that she knew all too well would require life-changing alterations.
It was then she turned to Artman, hoping for the care and nurturing she needed to regain her independence. Thanks to the support and gifts of donors like you, we were ready for Paulette. Your ongoing gifts make it possible for Artman to grow and enhance this vital community resource for people like Paulette.
We recently completed our new short-term care facility—the place where Paulette underwent most of her rehabilitation. She will tell you that caring staff gave her undivided attention, responded rapidly to any concern, wisely used the latest technology to provide after-hours bedside care from a physician, and helped her to remain active and socially connected.
“I’m a nurse so I know what is supposed to happen and what isn’t supposed to happen and I can truthfully say that everyone I met at Artman was super. The personalization of the care was awesome. The new short-term rehab was beautiful beyond anything I’ve ever seen. It was like living in someone’s big, spacious home. I received superb care and the staff took care of every little detail.” ~ Paulette ~
Now she is back at home and once again enjoying her independence. Paulette’s outcome is the benchmark our new short-term rehabilitation facility strives to achieve for every individual we care for and serve.
The facility represents a convergence of best practices in care, service, technology, and design. Along with our other services provided at Artman for all of our short and long term residents, your support helps to provide loving and compassionate care to all.