Testimonials

When the time came for our aunts to move out of their home we had never anticipated how fortunate we would be to find The Fitch Home.

It has given us such peace of mind knowing that they are living some place where their physical, social and emotional needs are being met. They are always treated with respect and the care and concern of the staff has been exceptional.

The communication with our family has been outstanding. They are always in touch and we feel our aunts are nurtured in a very safe place. It is so nice to visit such a clean, pleasant and well-run residence where we always feel welcome and the people we love feel at home.

– From the Rull Family
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Food we place at the top of the list and that includes food for the soul; Kindness and love are apparent here, so happiness heads the role.

A good laugh each day can smooth rough spots away and encourage one to feel life is good; Fitch Home exists to make home-life happy. That is definitely understood.

Food surprises often appear at meals They’re so delicious your feel impelled to find someone to thank for such delectable treats; What more do we need to excel?

In a dining room so “Par Excellence” with a view of a rippling pond and tremendous trees all about. Plus roses in season and shrubs just beyond.

You’re sure to ask how so much beauty all happened to grow in one place. Folks know that trees are essential to health and each tree is a mark of grace.

The Home invites with its choice of art works. The kind you’d love to admire and show your visiting friends. It has its own library of books you’ll desire.

You’ll have the quiet for resting each day. You can go shopping or get a shampoo. Whatever you do it’s a satisying joy. You love every minute with you.

Every person craves beauty of soul. Every window at Fitch displays beauty. You’ll be inclined to thank God for such wonderful Blessings, that “LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL”

– Lillian C. Busby
(Written at age 90 – A former Fitch Home lover and resident)

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Let me tell you a little about The Fitch Home. It is a grand and lovely home. But its heart and soul are its people, the person who runs it and those who help her.

We have a head nurse who is efficient beyond measure, but will come in on St. Patrick’s Day with home-made bread, warm from the oven, on her day off! And we have a staff who seem to be cut from the same cloth, compassionate and wise.

And we have a Lady-in-charge, Director if you will, who is the real heart of it all, and the Home is her baby! She runs a tight ship, but the Home is her shining glory. If there is an emergency in the kitchen-Viola!-she will don an apron and step in to help. Her wit and attitude energize us all.

– Jean K.

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Thank you for being so caring and helpful at a time in my sister’s life when she needed you all. Our experience at The Fitch Home was a very positive one and we will continue to sing your praises.

– Gratefully yours, The H. Family

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On behalf of my mother Edith Lane who passed away last week at age 93, I want to thank Joyce, Kate and the staff of The Fitch Home in Melrose for making the last three years of her life comfortable and enjoyable.

The Fitch Home is a wonderful assisted-living facility. There is Ell Pond in the backyard, with the ducks, geese and swans passing by, making it a beautiful setting.

The 22 residents have an excellent quality of life there. All get up and dressed for the three full meals daily. Camaraderie exists at each of the tables. The menu is varied and the food and service are great. Each resident’s birthday is recognized. Our mom was a frequent afternoon visitor in the dining room for her daily dish of ice cream.

The rooms and entertainment areas are kept spotless. The outside grounds are well taken care of. When it snows, those who have cars are quickly plowed out.

The Fitch Home is truly one of Melrose’s jewels, and one of our best kept secrets too. For an elderly person who is able but needs help with their meals, their medicines, their laundry services and seeks daily activities to keep their minds sharp, it is a perfect solution.

Edith never wanted to live in a nursing home. She never had to. The Fitch Home is not a nursing home. She had her own unit. She had frequent visitors, both family and friends and all commented on what a nice place she had.

She was happy there thanks to the staff and residents who helped make those difficult years less lonely.

The Lane family thanks all of you.

– Fran Lane, on behalf of the Lane family, Melrose

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You and the staff at The Fitch Home made my aunt’s later years some of her best. Your constant care and concern for her was so very much appreciated. Words cannot express how much I and other family members appreciate all that The Fitch Home gave her.

– Warm regards, S. S.

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Hard to believe that a year has gone by since mom was lucky enough to move into The Fitch Home. From the minute she walked through the front door into your beautiful retirement home, she knew this was the place she wanted to call home.

Please accept my family’s sincere thanks and appreciation to you and your wonderful staff for making my mother feel at home in her new surroundings. Every time I drop her off after an outing, she say’s “I’m home now”. I will always be grateful for that.

I am also very impressed with the level of caring, understanding and watchfulness she receives. My brother and I got a call from S.C., Director of Nursing, a few months ago that mom was just “off”. No fever, she didn’t appear sick, but she just wasn’t herself.  My brother took her to urgent care and sure enough, she had an infection. If she was at a large facility, I’m positive the staff couldn’t possibly provide such one-on-one support, much less be able to know their residents that well! Very impressive!

Thank you again. If there is anything I or the family can do to make your job easier, please do not hesitate to contact us.

– Sincerely, C.U.

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