The Prairieview Way!
Donna began working at Prairieview in 1989. She was director of housekeeping for 20 years before she retired in 2009. Donna says, "It feels like home and it's hard to sit and watch everyone work! I feel I'm very lucky to do my therapy here because I visit people at other nursing homes and the other places don't measure up to Prairieview. There is more of an atmosphere of family and working together here. It's the individual resident that counts. That's always been the Prairieview way! This therapy department is the best! They kindly knock on my door and it's so much fun! The nurses and activity professionals are great too!"
Donna has been tending the Prairieview gardens since she retired in 2009. She hated not being able to care for the flowerbeds in 2019. However, after being discharged from Prairieview and feeling better, Donna was looking forward to working in the gardens again in the Spring of 2020. Unfortunately, to her dismay, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was not allowed to pass through the halls of Prairieview to get to the inner courtyard. But, this long-time gardener is not just sitting around twiddling her thumbs! She says she has been busy working in her own yard, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and pulling more weeds!
We are glad Donna came to stay with us when she needed care and time to heal, but we are even happier that Donna can now enjoy the beauty of her flowerbeds again, like she has done for so long!