Stories & Tributes

My husband, Steve, battled pancreatic cancer for almost two years, bravely and confidently, until the cancer took control. When he arrived at Quiet Oaks one Thursday night in June, he had taken a turn for the worse. From the time we arrived at Quiet Oaks, until his passing 5 days later, he was treated with care and respect. My children and I spent the days and nights there, to be with him, and we too were treated very well. Thank you so much for the amazing care he received during his last days, and for all the kindness shown to our family by the entire staff at Quiet Oaks.

Sincerely,

Heidi Stiegel

Sauk Rapids MN

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Kelly Purdy

 

We discovered Quiet Oaks the day before my Mom was being moved from Abbott to N.C.Little (House in Edina). We saw it online and just knew it was the house she had in her dreams for about a month leading up to her death.

 

Mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November at age 68. In her dream, she was in the woods looking for someone, but she didn't know who it was! My Uncle and I immediately drove to St Augusta to take pictures to show Mom. We put them on the computer when we returned and she said, "That's it, that's the house in my dreams!" We knew it was right but didn't know who she was looking for. She was taken there by ambulance on Wednesday and that is where her 5 last days were spent. She passed away in the evening of Mother's Day! She spent the day with her children that she loved so much. She realized on the day we found Quiet Oaks that she was looking for God in her dreams. We know she is with him now!

 

We can't say enough about our experience at Quiet Oaks. The Nurses, Dr. Lalley, Hospice, the Chaplin and all the Volunteers were so amazing and took care of our entire family so we didn't have to think about anything but Mom! Even her 9 brothers and sisters and their spouses were taken care of. There was adequate space and they cooked meals for all the resident's families. They checked on her often and if Mom needed something they were there quickly! Quiet Oaks made her final days more peaceful than dying at home where we would have had to learn to care for her and that would have taken away from our time with her. We miss her so much but know she is at peace and not in pain anymore.

 

Kelly Purdy
Long Prairie, MN
5/26/10