In 2010 I became my sister’s guardian. She had been living at home with our mother until that time. I searched across the county for a residential care home for her. A lovely woman, who taught painting lessons to Chris, recommended we look at LiveOak. David Seaton met with me the next day. David explained LiveOak’s philosophy of living for the residents. That philosophy included treating each resident as an individual with dignity and value. It included building activities around each resident’s interests. I have seen this philosophy put into action and it’s results. They really do “walk the talk.”
My sister has lived with a traumatic brain injury for over 35 years. She was angry, isolated and felt as if she didn’t have any friends. She would often tearfully say, “I don’t have any friends.” People avoided her because she was different. It was heartbreaking. She has been living at LiveOak for seven years now. Today she is a social butterfly. She enjoys the other residents and they enjoy her. I was recently brought to tears when she introduced me to another resident calling her “my friend”!
I can’t thank LiveOak enough for the difference they have made in my sister’s life.