With the Sainted/Tainted feature in the St. Paul Pioneer Press as my inspiration, I would like to "Saint" two of the Southview Senior Living's staff, Donna and Adrian. I woke up at 9:30 a.m. and went to the kitchen. The refrigerator had died during the night. Water was all over the floor. I was sitting with a roll of paper towels mopping up when Donna opened the door for the morning check, she took out her cell phone. In mere minutes, Adrian appears, by 10:30 a.m. everything was cleaned up and I had a new refrigerator!!!!!!!! I am still utterly amazed.– Dotty S.
The building is so beautiful, but the people are what make it special. Every one of you bring your talent and caring to work very day. You made us feel like family. My dad and mom loved you and I still do. You took our lemons and made lemonade.– Karen S.
Thanks so much for all your help so far with our move of Mom.– Carolyn
My experience at Southview Senior Living has been a great experience for me over these 5 years. One of the persons I learned to appreciate is one of our maintenance men, Adrian. He is pleasant, willing to listen and does a great job in what he does. Whenever I need any assistance he has always been thorough and quick to respond.– Southview Resident
It has been the best place to handle the hardest thing I have ever done. You and your staff are the best! Your patience has been appreciated. Keep doing what you do!
Every time I come to see Mom, I feel some apprehension and often cry on the way home. She is a shell, in many ways, of what she used to be. I pray, just bless our time together - and he does.
Today as I was leaving these leaves caught my eye. They had once been something that people would seek out in the fall to appreciate their beauty. They've been blown down in the wind and have disintegrated to a shell. Look, though, now they are intact - all of the veins of life still perfect. I asked a couple of people what they saw in them. "A rotten leaf." To me they are so beautiful in their "earthly imperfection." This to me was one of the many reminders I'm given when things are overwhelming.
Mom is intact and beautiful. Every time I watch you be with her I see it. I am so thankful that you are the one who can look at her as the woman she always was, not a shell, but beautiful as those adornments of youth have faded, sometimes more & more every day.
I love you for it!
The best part of our experience was the staff.
I hope you know how comforting it was when we all walked away and knew they were cared for. The gals in the Memory Unit do their work like they love the residents. That is something that cannot be taught, it comes from within their hearts - The nursing staff, housekeeping and maintenance & kitchen also are all outstanding also.
Thanks for the good experience!
Thank you for all that you have done for our Mom, You and the staff members have been so kind to her. You run a wonderful facility with many wonderful employees. Our mom was very happy at SVSL.– Family of Alvene B.
To all the staff at Southview:
Thank you all so much for being my mom's friends and caregivers. During the 2 1/2 years she lived at Southview Senior Living, all of you became a part of our family too. You were so kind and loving to her. We will all miss you and forever be grateful that she had all of you. I'm sure she will leave you with a great memory and maybe a laugh or two. Take care always.
A licensed RN is available to assess each individual in order to provide a personal care package that is right for you. If assistance is needed, our individualized service plans are designed to maintain your independence. We provide a wide range of customer driven programs and events that encourage participation, laughter and lasting memories
Included in Rent:
- 24-hour emergency call system
- Daily OK Checks
- Health and wellness program
- 7 days-a-week complimentary breakfast (Assisted Living 3 meals/day)
- Apartment building fire/smoke detector and sprinkler system
- Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
- Water, sewer and on-site trash pick-up
- Programs and events for socialization
- Apartment and building maintenance
- Month-to-month lease agreement
- Daily afternoon coffee and cookies
- Laundry facilities in each unit
- Pets are welcome (some restrictions apply)
- Refrigerator, stove/self-clean oven, dishwasher and microwave
- Snow removal and lawn service