Nursing homes get bad rap

Letter to the Editor, London Free Press, Sunday, April 19, 2015

As I sit here contemplating my father’s recent death at Country Terrace nursing home in Komoka on March 27, I can’t help but be so very grateful for the commitment of care that all staff of Country Terrace provided to my father over that last couple of years, especially in the last 10 days of his life.

My brother and I took turns so our dad would not be alone at his time of death and we were able to witness the level of care that was extended to him as well as to us.

If we had been in the hospital, we would have had to pay for our coffee, food and parking. The staff at Country Terrace provided all of that to us at no charge.

We hear so many negative reports about nursing homes and I am here to say you have to look at the big picture. We will be eternally grateful for Country Terrace and its wonderful staff for all they did to make a tough time easier to deal with.

On behalf of the McPhee clan, thanks again for everything.

Terry Kimmerly, London