Dear Cal, This is a thank you note for all you did personally for me during my stay at Guilford House. My fingers have improved to the point where I can write this letter of thanks for all the Guilford House and the entire staff did for me. As for the smoothies they were a wonderful thing to look forward to each day. I am walking and feel better each day. Thank you again. Sincerely, FB
Dear Cal, I want to thank you for the wonderful care Don received at the Guilford House. You, Patty and Richard were always warm, encouraging and kind. Every one of your staff, like you, seemed to go the extra mile. Don continues to slowly improve but misses his smoothies and your humor. In other words he was royally spoiled. We were lucky to move him to the Guilford House and will continue to recommend it without reservation. You put him on the road to recovery and kept a smile on his face. Thank you and thank the Guilford House. Sincerely, KB
Cal, Some people just make life better for everyone around them. That’s how you are. Your kind heart and generous soul have blessed so many people. Don’t ever forget how much you mean. I enjoyed my stay and thank you for the newspaper every day. Had many laughs and the best smoothie ever. Sincerely, EF
Dear Cal, I had a delightful visit with my daughter and Sara on Monday. Of course, we missed Joan, who had a doctor’s appointment. Many thanks for the delicious lunch you served us. It was great! You certainly do an excellent job at what you do. I can remember all the kindness shown to me when I was there and also the excellent care that was received. May god bless you, MC
Our Mom had knee surgery and wanted to rehab at her home. After complications with her recovery she needed monitoring and was recommended to stay at the The Guilford house for rehab. To say she didn’t want to go was a huge understatement! But from the minute we walked into The Guilford House to her steps out the door for home was filled with the best care possible. She was brought a rootbeer float with coffee ice cream (her favorite) in the first few minutes of arriving!
Outstanding, stellar, professional, personable, caring, creative, and patient focused are some of the attributes that stand out. The owner and director were always there and available balancing and creating their center to excellence and the staff followed in their footsteps. The meals were gourmet served in a dining room with table linens and china, my Mom gained 5 needed lbs. after only a week stay. The rehab program and the Physcial therapist were fantastic (and tough) – I couldn’t even imagine that we actually thought to try this at home!
More importantly, The Guildford House gave us our Mom back- her fiesty personality to know she can recover, get strong and go home!
Don’t even think twice at any other options- this is it!
My mother chose Guilford House for 2 reasons:
1) She had visited friends who stayed there and she loved the place. Not only was it clean and attractive, but if she visited around mealtimes, the staff offered her a meal, too. My mother is a great chef and baker, and she thought the food was good.
2)The staff at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she had her heart surgery, highly recommended the place. Everyone there who had any knowledge of local rehab centers affirmed that it was tops. Whether it was her surgeon, her nurses, or the social workers who specialize in placing patients.
Everything I saw there confirmed the correctness of my mother’s decision.
The Guilford House was so much more than what we expected for a rehabilitation center. The food was like going to a high class restaurant. Even though everything was done for all the patients, allowing the spouse to share the meal with them was in mind. Cal your personality was so much appreciated. You made everyone feel so close to home as possible under the circumstances. The staff was great right from the top, down to the aids who played the most important part in making the patients comfortable. The Guilford House will be highly recommended by us to anyone who may find themselves in the situation where they need a facility such as yours. Thanks to The Guilford House for making a bad situation a little bit better.
Thank you once again, Bob & Connie H.
The Guilford House is a model of what all other Rehab/Skilled Nursing facilities should strive to be. It is, by far, the best on the Shoreline. This is a private husband and wife owned facility and everything is top notch–the staff, the decor, the food and the physical facility itself. The level of care from the CNAs, RNs, PT, OT, and onsite physicians is unsurpassed. This place is where all families should begin their search if rehab or skilled nursing is needed. If I could rate it ten stars, I would.
It was such a joy to meet you, even under my weakened circumstances. You were a source of comfort, humor, and most importantly the “chopped liver!!!”
Many thanks for my wonderful and productive stay at The Guilford House! The care I received from your fine staff was second to none and I include everyone! The delicious soups and the assortment of choices made my stay just perfect!