“Dear Very Special Employees: you are more than nursing home employees, you became a part of our family. We will never forget the attention and kindness shown to Mom. I could leave there at night and not worry. I knew her special ‘kids’ were there caring for her.” – Merle S.

“Thank you so much for all the care you gave to Mom during her stay. We know she got good care there, and it made everything easier knowing that.” – Eddie and Brenda M.

“I’ve been well taken care of. Everybody here has been exceptionally nice. Therapy has been absolutely wonderful. The private room added to an already positive experience.” – Joyce F.

“The River’s Bend workers called my husband Doc. That meant a lot to him. That’s how the community knows him and it’s a sign of respect. He had a dental practice for more than 40 years. He received excellent care at River’s Bend and everyone helped him meet his goals so he could come back home.” – Beverly B.

“We thank everyone for caring for our mother. She was always content there and received the best of care.” – Julia S.

“They treat you like family here. If I ever need skilled nursing again, this is where I will come.” – Wayne C.

“Thank you so very much for the way you cared for Sonny during his stay at River’s Bend, as well as the care you showed at the time of his passing to be with the Lord. Your thoughtfulness and kindness will never be forgotten. You are truly a blessing to our family.” – Donna H. and family

“We appreciate your kindness so very much, and all the wonderful care and love you showed our mother during her last four years. We are so grateful for kind and loving people who really care about their patients and go the extra mile to make them comfortable.” –  Bill and Denise P.

“We will always remember your love and kindness shown to our mother.” – Carolyn W.

“I always go to River’s Bend when I need post-hospital therapy. I would never go anywhere else. People don’t know about it. I tell everybody I meet what a great place it is.” – Charlotte P.

“Thank you so much for all the special care that was given to my husband. You all mean so much to me.” – Dolores W.

“Thank you for your thoughtfulness, comfort and sympathy. The care and compassion Granny received was much appreciated.” – Rick D. and Family

“I just want to thank you form the bottom of my heart for all the excellent long-term care and love you gave to Linda over the past three years. I appreciate each one of you. Your healthcare facility is so well organized and run by such compassionate employees.” – Joyce R.

“We are so appreciative of the care that Bill received while he was in River’s Bend.” – Betty N. and Family

“For all of you at River’s Bend who took exceptional care of our loved one. Thank you, each and every one.” – Frances C. and Family

“Thank you so much for caring for Bill during my vacation! I knew he was in good hands.” – Betty N.

“Thank you for the care given to my mother for a long period of time.” – Jean M.

“Thanks to all of you for all the wonderful care you gave my Aunt Louise while she stayed with you. My husband and I visited her there several times and saw how dedicated you all are.” – Dave and Maryann T.

“I know that Ed was loved and cherished by all the caregivers and employees. I shall never forget my experience with River’s Bend.” – Lena H.

“Thanks for the kindness and caring that was shown to my father. Your caregivers are special. You all became part of my daddy’s life and I will never forget you.” – Claudia P.





A Client’s Perspective


River’s Bend Health Care

By Gary Clarke


In September 2009 my mother had an event that required 24-hour health care.   Leaving the hospital I had her transported to River’s Bend so I could be near her.  I assumed she would not be leaving River’s Bend.  But, over the course of about two weeks the caregivers had nursed her back to a measure of health that allowed for her return to home. I brought her to my home and I was able to care for her for another two and one half years.

Through another chain of events she returned to River’s Bend in July 2012.

During Mother’s stay I have never had a need or a question that has not been met promptly in some way. Anyone that I have approached with a concern immediately drops what they are doing and attends to my concern.

Colossians 3:12-13 says:  Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another……  (NET)

This is what I have experienced at River’s Bend. A place were kindness, humility, gentleness and patience are a daily practice. And forgiveness, too! I am sure many times some of the patients will lash out at the caregivers and, as I have seen in my Mom’s case, they do not hold grudges. They understand the patient’s frustrations and give them space to be human and thereby they forgive them in order to help them.

In short, I am very pleased with the care my Mom receives at River’s Bend and, if I were to need short or long term care, River’s Bend would be my choice.


(Note: Mr. Clarke’s mother Anna passed away at River’s Bend on May 14, 2013)