Resident Testimonial: Barbara Whalen

Barbara Whalen

I think it’s unique and rewarding that a community like Grand Oaks gives residents the opportunity to be a part of the inner-workings of the establishment and help to make the living experience as best as it can be for each resident.

“When I think about Grand Oaks Assisted Living, I think about the warm and comforting ambiance that fills the community each and every day. I am very thankful that I get to call Grand Oaks home.

My journey to Grand Oaks happened a little sooner than I anticipated due to a health scare, but thanks to my family and their planning, my transition to Grand Oaks was smooth and timely.

Before living at Grand Oaks, I owned a home in Bethesda, MD, and I’m fortunate enough to have my children live close to me as well. My daughter was helping me plan for the next chapter of my life, and this is when we discovered Grand Oaks. I immediately felt comfortable and at ease with Grand Oaks after seeing everything that I have available to me and the safety the community provides with its connection to Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Not long after this, I fell very ill during a trip with my family. After returning home, my children stayed with me to care for me, but we all knew that this wasn’t the long-term solution. We knew it was time for me to move to Grand Oaks. I am very thankful that my daughter took the time to help me plan for the next phase of my life because we found my next home right when I needed it the most.

The move-in process was quick and easy because of my family and assistance from Grand Oaks. I loved that I had the freedom to decorate my apartment however I wanted with all of my personal memories and decorations – this really made it feel like home for me.

I really enjoy being a part of the book club and the rent committee. I think it’s unique and rewarding that a community like Grand Oaks gives residents the opportunity to be a part of the inner workings of the establishment and help to make the living experience as best as it can be for each resident.

I can’t say enough good things about the care staff at Grand Oaks.

They’re always so attentive and polite when helping me. I always look forward to seeing them because they not only help to improve the quality of my life, but they enjoy getting to know me, which means a great deal to me. I would encourage anyone in need of assisted living care to visit Grand Oaks and experience what makes it so special.”

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