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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.


Heidi Stiegel

Sauk Rapids MN

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I just had to take the time to tell you and [name removed] I can't stop thinking about Quiet Oaks!
I knew you two had devoted a lot of time to the place but you really put your HEART and SOUL into it didn't you...and it shows!!

In the beginning I was thinking "well what a great business venture for [name removed]" but now I understand.... it's PERSONAL.

Danny's photo and your testimonial on the wall kind of sealed the deal for me. What a fantastic job you did with your dream!


I've seen death over the years in the hospital and the nursing home and it was never pretty (nor was it meant to be) but the PEACE the ACCEPTANCE and the TRANQUILITY that you just feel when you experience Quiet Oaks is unbelievable (and we were only there a couple of hours). Thanks for finding (making) dad a "better home" to die in then his apartment in [name removed]!!


[name removed] was so happy she and the girls got up to see Grandpa yesterday. Those "Quiet Oak" memories will be the last they have of seeing their Grandpa alive and for that I am truly thankful. And that's what it's all about, isn't it! Where else can a family smell and eat fresh baked cookies, sit in comfortable leather loungers and rock in rocking chairs, watch the wildlife in the beautiful natural woods setting...all easing the pain of having to saying goodbye to someone you love. It was perfect.


Then there is "the patient" himself! When the nurse came in and introduced herself and told your dad "[Resident name], you are the KING here and we are your servants" and then bowed down to dad....oh my gawd!! It was perfect for a man like Dad. He couldn't have been any happier!! They were right there too with his morphine and isosorbide when he called so it was reassuring to know his comfort was being taken care of.


Anyway, I could go on and on about the feelings I have after being at Quiet Oaks but I know you two are busy....but I just wanted to let you know HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE!! and A BIG THANK YOU from this family.


Love You Guys

Pat and family