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Testimonials About Life at Franciscan Communities

Find out what people are saying about Franciscan Ministries’ senior living communities and programs.

Addolorata Villa

“I came here hoping to find a place to work on my art. There was a space across from my apartment they had converted into a studio for me and the other residents. I feel that I’m able to continue painting and I spend about three hours every day doing it.”
Tom G., 2 year resident of Addolorata Villa

“I feel the care of my mother received at Addolorata Villa, both in assisted living and skilled nursing care, was second to none. The staff was always courteous, professional and compassionate. I know my mother was difficult at times but they were always patient and handled every situation well. Because I Knew my mother was in good hands, this helped give me peace of mind about her care. I would never hesitate to tell anyone to let their loved one stay at Addolorata Villa.”
George S., family member of Addolorata Villa resident

Franciscan Village

“I just wanted to send a sincere “thank you” to the staff at Franciscan Village. This has been a stressful time, but you made the process as easy as possible. We felt good about the initial decision to move my parents there and felt even better after moving them in. We believe you went above and beyond to help us. We are so grateful for your patience, kindness, and professionalism – and we are confident that our parents are in the best place possible for this next stage in their lives.” 

Tim Lennon

Marian Village

“Dining here is so enjoyable because the camaraderie, meeting new people and shared laugher.”
Betty K., resident for 3 years

“The staff are more like friends and family than employees and they are always there to help. I also like that the activities are geared to all levels of participation and skill so everyone can participate.”
Kaye P., resident of Marian Village for 10 years

“The friendliness of all the residents and staff….the ‘Good Mornings’ and ‘Good Afternoons’ said with a smile. That truly makes my day.”
Les S., resident of Marian Village for 2 years

Mount Alverna

“Mount Alverna has such a friendly and caring personality and atmosphere. The skilled care helped me achieve independence and regain strength. Even the social activities reinforce physical therapy. I am blessed to been able to rehab at this facility this past Spring.”
Rev S., Mount Alverna rehabilitation patient – Spring 2015

“Mount Alverna Village is more like home. The atmosphere and the people are great. I’ve had no problem at all making new friends.”
Jeanne R., resident for 1 year

“Therapy and the nurses, also we couldn’t have been happier with his entire stay- everyone cared for him as he was a family member. God’s blessings to you all”

“They have special gift to serve patients, sick people. Nurses also beautiful care & help pain or other things when we ask. Thank you!”

“Everyone was so nice. Encouraging & helpful. The physical & Occupational therapists did not overwork you. They let you stop when your body tells you to stop. They moved along nicely with a regimen and wanted to help you get to your goal- to go home!”

“The kindness and thoughtfulness of the entire staff- from the handyman who fixed a flickering light to the various volunteers. All the way up to the top-notch professional staff including administration.”

“The nurses, aids staff, therapy they each and everyone had a terrific attitude and stimulated us to perform with our best ability and they made it fun”

“Each one of these aides were attentive to my individual needs. Always worried about my comfort and safety. I was always treated with kindness, took time to chat a little and smile. My LPN’s, rn’s were always on top of things and treated me like an individual. Never seemed to be in a rush, although I know how busy they were”

St. Joseph Village

“I would say the number one thing about St. Joseph Village in taking care of my dad is the teamwork. I don’t feel like I have just put him somewhere and it’s all up to me to care for him. We work together. It is just a blessing to have a group of people who truly care about his mental and physical health and provide the best possible environment for him.”
Barb N., family member of St. Joseph Village resident.

University Place

“I believe the people who work here are outstanding. They’re caring, loving and attentive – adding so much to my life here. The quality of life, the dinner hour, cleaning of my apartment and feeling as though we live in a small town where everyone knows and cares for each other. “
Doris S., University Place resident for 4 years

“University Place is a busy and beautiful community…it has added a wonderful new dimension to our life.”
Bernie and Ellie Z., University Place residents

Victory Lakes

“I am grateful for many things at Victory Lakes. The staff is always available. The residents have become the friends I hoped I’d find when I decided to move here. I feel totally safe here and the programs and activities make life here constantly pleasant and exciting. I am happy here!”
Mary T., resident of The Village at Victory Lakes for 5 years

“Living here is a combination of people, places and things. Going to the movies, having dinner, playing bingo and going on excursions to other places all add to the conform of Victory Lakes. Knowing the wonderful staff adds greatly to my comfort and the life-enrichment programs are super!”
Joe O., The Village at Victory Lakes resident for 5 years

“As the song goes ‘there’s no place like home’. My place here is ‘home sweet home’. Employees provide service with kindness and there’s so many good people to talk to.”
Bernard S., The Village at Victory Lakes resident for 4 years

“I am very happy living here and have made many new friends. I also think what sets this community apart from others is the great staff and location.”
Rosemary E., resident of the Village of Victory Lakes for 3 years