I am very pleased with Antonine Village where my sister Pauline lives. And, I admire the Sisters tremendously! My sister had spent time in a facility in Delaware where I live, but had lived in Ohio near the Antonine Village most of her life. Hence, when her friends told us about this new facility opening in Ohio we were most happy. I wanted a facility for her that was fairly new, and somewhere close to her friends since she is very social. Once we visited with the Sisters, I was totally amazed by their insight into people. They demonstrate a genuine interest in caring for individuals. The Sisters have gone out of their way to help Pauline fit in and feel welcome. They are very motivated to try and help people, and I can’t find a better situation than that for my sister.
My sister has been a resident of the Antonine Village since September 2014. The staff is very accommodating and compassionate. Anna appears happy and content with her new home at Antonine Village, and I feel relieved that she is in a safe environment.
My mother, Susan Foor, began attending the Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care in August 2009. She started with two days per week and increased to three and then five days as her need for care increased. She loved i. The program is wonderful, and the caring shown and support given to the participants is exceptional. In the summer of 2014, the need for assisted living was becoming apparent. I knew the Sisters were building an assisted living/memory care facility, and I also visited two other area facilities. We choose to wait for Antonine Village to be completed. Mom moved in in the beginning of November (after two respite visits) and has settled right in. The Sisters and staff are awesome. They have made Mom feel at home as well as making us feel at home when we visit. The care she receives, the food, the activities — everything is exceptional. They have a wonderful connection with the folks who live there. This was the best choice for mom, and best of all she is happy here.
Our mother attended the Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care facility for several years and was very happy there. She passed away in 2007. Later, our dad, Harold Lemke, started to struggle, mostly staying in his room. When we found out they were opening Antonine Village, we thought that would be a great place for him to live. As soon as he got to know everyone (he is in Assisted Living) he was eating better, was happier and has people his age to talk to all the time. He even has a friend to watch football with. The care there is awesome. Everyone is friendly, and they really make sure he eats his three meals a day. He just loves it there and we’re happy as well.
I love it here at Antonine Village — everything about it, especially the girls who take care of me. The company is great, and the food is getting better. I have lived here for five or six months and have no complaints and, if I ever do, I tell the Sisters and it’s taken care of. I don’t have to do anything unless I want to help, and they let me. I was all alone before I came here, and this place has really changed my life. I would recommend the facility to others.
My mom [Norma Geist] has been living with us for seven years and had been home alone all day when we noticed that she wasn’t eating and doing other things she needed to. So, we decided to look for a place where she could be more active. She goes to the Sisters’ Day Care three days a week and those are her best days. The place is spotless, the Sisters and staff are very caring and patient, and they feed them hot meals every day. We think the world of the place and brag about them all the time to others who might need their services.
We checked out other facilities for my mother [Nora Blue], but the Sisters are the best at treating people so well and attending to their needs. There are many activities going on there for my mother to participate in and they have holiday parties for the families to attend. My mother really likes the socialization and activities. The transportation works out well. Bill, who drives the van, is great and takes the time to help her get in and out of the van and never complains. The Sisters are very kind, caring and patient with the adults at the Day Care facilities.
The Sisters have a wonderful connection with the elderly who come to the Day Care. My dad [John Waldorf] went there every day for almost a year and it really gave us a peace of mind knowing that he would be well taken care of, and that the Sisters genuinely cared about him. The meals are home cooked, they have Mass and Communion, and one of the Sisters is a registered nurse, so the elderly get medical care, too. We are considering moving my dad into their beautiful new facility [Antonine Village].
Coming to this place has been life-changing. I used to just sit in my apartment by myself and was so depressed and down on myself. But since I started coming here, I’ve come out of my shell. Everyone is so friendly and nice, the Sisters and staff treat us great, the place is immaculately clean and the homemade food is great. We do different things each day so we don’t get bored and they keep our minds and bodies active. I couldn’t ask for anyone better than the Sisters to help care for us.