Loretto Family Stories

"It was hard to make the decision to give up my home. But the people here are very kind. And there are all sorts of activities so you’ll never be bored. I like the fact that I can still make decisions. If I want my privacy, I can stay in my room. If I feel like visiting, I have plenty of friends around."

A resident of Buckley Landing

“My dad can’t always remember the names of all of the CNAs, but he is quick to tell us all the acts of kindness these people perform on a daily basis – things like letting him know that his wife settled down peacefully at bedtime, or sitting down on his bed and asking him to tell about the photos on his wall. Small acts create immeasurable feelings of being valued as an individual.”

Lynn Gaudio, mother and father at Loretto

"I was definitely a little down and my health was failing. I was afraid I’d end up in a nursing home. But, thanks to PACE CNY, I can live in this community and still get the care I need."

A PACE CNY participant

“If your loved one needs extra help, that you can’t give them, and they need nursing professionals, I highly suggest you look at Loretto. The staff people are kind, professional, caring, responsive to our need, and provide excellent care and communication.”

Ralph Boyd, wife is at Loretto

"On behalf of our family, we would like everyone at the Loretto Cunningham building to know how much you are appreciated. Over the past six years, you have been part of our extended family, taking special care of our mother until her passing. It was not only her medical and comfort care, but also the compassion and love you were there to give her in our absence."

The son of a Cunningham/Fahey resident

"These women are like angels when they come into our home. We couldn't hope for better care than my husband receives through PACE. It has been such a blessing to us."

The wife of a PACE CNY participant

"After raising a family and caring for several elderly members of my family, I appreciate the way Loretto cares for me now, during my older years."

A resident of The Bernardine

"I am so glad I chose Fahey Rehabilitation Center because it’s hard enough to lose your independence for any length of time, but caring people and quality care made the time fly by"

A resident of Fahey Rehabilitation Center

"I was in terrible pain and could not find a dentist that would accept Medicaid. If they did accept it, the waiting list was months long. A friend told me about McAuliffe Health Center and I was able to get an emergency appointment within two weeks. Their dentist was very gentle, too."

A McAuliffe Health Center Patient

"After developing heart problems, I decided to enter Sedgwick Heights for the security and peace of mind. The care is excellent and the food isn’t half-bad, either."

A resident of Sedgwick Heights

"When our Dad passed away In December, we were touched by the sincere love and dignity he was given by his personal staff on duty at that time. It really showed us how much many of the caregivers really do care. It was if we were all family that day."

Don Kowell, dad was at Loretto