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In October of 2017 the world as we knew it changed forever. My mom, Dana had a stroke that took the ability for her to be alone at home ever again. The only choice for us from the beginning was Dogwood but even knowing that Dogwood was great we were scared and worried about what the experience could have been. There have been many hours spent at Dogwood with mom and the many staff members and other residents. It would be a lie to say that everyday was perfect but what is not a lie is that things that might not have been right like a dinner tray or her insulin, it was always rectified quickly and efficiently. The staff treated Dana with dignity and loved her as their own as well as us. It is important to know we are referring to not just nursing staff but the entire facilities staff such as kitchen, housekeeping, activities, office staff, laundry, maintenance as they all are looking over the residents as their family. What we have learned from our over 2 years of time here is that is takes a team and you need to be a team player with the staff and other residents. You are in their home and the residents welcomed us and loved us and showed us the ropes and we love them. Dana passed away but we still continue to go back to visit our chosen family. We have learned a lot from staff, residents, and administration and we will continue to learn as you don't turn your back on your family.

With many kind thoughts,

Conway and Joanna Faulconer
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In October of 2017 the world as we knew it changed forever. My mom, Dana had a stroke that took the ability for her to be alone at home ever again. The only choice for us from the beginning was Dogwood but even knowing that Dogwood was great we were scared and worried about what the experience could have been.  There have been many hours spent at Dogwood with mom and the many staff members and other residents. It would be a lie to say that everyday was perfect but what is not a lie is that things that might not have been right like a dinner tray or her insulin, it was always rectified quickly and efficiently. The staff treated Dana with dignity and loved her as their own as well as us. It is important to know we are referring to not just nursing staff but the entire facilities staff such as kitchen, housekeeping, activities, office staff, laundry, maintenance as they all are looking over the residents as their family. What we have learned from our over 2 years of time here is that is takes a team and you need to be a team player with the staff and other residents. You are in their home and the residents welcomed us and loved us and showed us the ropes and we love them. Dana passed away but we still continue to go back to visit our chosen family. We have learned a lot from staff, residents, and administration and we will continue to learn as you dont turn your back on your family. 

With many kind thoughts,

Conway and Joanna Faulconer

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My brother lives in Madison County. When my parents began to fail, we made the decision to relocate them from NJ to Virginia. They both resided at Dogwood Village. I say to my daughter all the time, if I ever need nursing home care please send me down to Dogwood. The staff treated my parents exceptionally well. I have nothing but love for everyone who works there and who had worked there. Many have become friends! ❤️

Such a beautiful writing. Yes Dogwood is wonderful and all that live and work there. Both of you are so sweet to continue going to Dogwood to love on ones you became close to. Dana lives on through your kindness !

Thank you for your continued love and support 💕💕💕

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom always had a smile on her face every time I saw her which was many because my mom is on her wing. I agree 100 percent with every word you wrote. They are all family and I am thankful every day for every person there! May God bless the residents and staff!

What a great picture of Dana she looks so happy she is going to be missed it's been such a rough season this year I really miss Margo and Frank Bruno Linda Bruno Kelly as a matter of fact wasn't to long ago we was talking about her got a little Swedish lady now and it's neat to learn some of her language just like we did with Margo god bless you both

Conway and Joanna what kind loving words, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Trying to explain working in a "nursing home" is not easily put into words. Not because it's difficult to explain day to day tasks to care of someone medically, but because it's so much incredibly more than that. Yes, we assist the residents, yes, we provide them their needs. The part that's hard to explain is how much the residents give us in return. A story of their youth, stories of times of war, a smile from a resident that is confused, a resident who trusts you to provide the best of care you possibly can, the smiles and giggles on Christmas knowing Santa visited EVERY resident, the comfort they seek in us as caregivers to sometimes just sit and listen, the pictures of grandkids and great grandkids they love to share with us. I can go on and on explaining all the "gifts" our residents give us, but it would never be fully explained. Dogwood is our residents' home and we as the staff, are privileged to be guests in their home every day. Thank you Conway for allowing us to receive your moms gifts to us everyday for almost 2 years. Gifts that will forever be priceless❤❤

Both of my parents were there. My Mom for four years! I can only say great things about Dogwood!! There were good days and bad but the people that work there are the best! I made many friends not only employees but residents too!! They are blessing to our small town!!!♥️

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I have experienced many such facilities. Without a doubt, Dogwood Village of Orange County is the gold standard by which others should be judged.

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Dogwood Village resident Pat Faulconer creates a miniature clay pot cat in a craft activity. The clay pot activity features a new character every month. The first character was a pig and the second character was a cow. Residents enjoy the activity as they create their version of the animal. ... See MoreSee Less

Dogwood Village resident Pat Faulconer creates a miniature clay pot cat in a craft activity. The clay pot activity features a new character every month. The first character was a pig and the second character was a cow. Residents enjoy the activity as they create their version of the animal.

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Thanks Dogwood Village of Orange County for capturing this moment of Mom enjoying herself

Great job Pat!

Nice lady

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How very true! Thanks!

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