The Answer to Our Prayers
My father in law had a severe stroke at age 50 and was unable to live on his own. In the last eleven years, he was in 7 different facilities and miserable. Holly residential was the first place in eleven years that he called home. He participated in activities, something he never did in other facilities. He had behaviors of yelling, swearing and striking out at staff and others, Mary Ellen Riley the owner and an RN was able to address his behaviors with pain control and environmental changes. He stopped yelling, and striking out at others and even made a friend. The staff was always kind, compassionate and understanding, even when he was a pain. They never gave up on him. Holly Residential was the answer to our prayers.
Four Out of Four Stars!
My son Tony Cole lived at Holly Residential Care Center for almost 20 years. Holly was his home – the staff his extended family. Tony was always given excellent physical care. Holly met his needs so that he could also be an independent person. Tony took part in many Holly activities as well as pursuing his own passions and favorite things to do. He was a number one Duck fan and went to many of the Eugene Emeralds baseball games. Tony had many friends and he was happy. The movies were another favorite trip and he could always convince whoever he was with to share a meal with him. I will highly recommend Holly Residential Care Center to anyone who has a loved one needing special care. I give Holly Residential four out of four stars!
No place like Holly Residential
I don’t know of any other place like Holly Residential. I work on wheelchairs all over this area, all up and down I5 and I’ve never seen another place like Holly. It’s a special place with quality staff and a professional atmosphere that’s more like a family.
Best Facility I’ve Ever Been In
I, Richard Bays, think that Holly Residential is the best facility I’ve ever been in. I have no complaints at all. My son, Greg, has lived with Mary Ellen for 30 years and his care, in one word, is Excellent! And that’s a a very true statement.
Couldn’t Be More Grateful
Over the past 30 years, Holly Residential hasn’t just provided excellent physical care for our son, Michael, but rather they have given him a home where he has been loved. Having him in a residential center three hours away has been difficult, and If there were any alternative care available south of Eugene that offered even a measure of the attention and integrity that infuses Holly Residential, we would have long since moved Michael to southern Oregon. However, after every visit home, Michael is welcomed back to Holly Residential with bright smiles, big hugs and hearty laughter. The fact that he has lived a long, (61 years) full life despite being a quadriplegic since age 18 is a testament to Holly Residential’s amazing care, and we couldn’t be more grateful.
David and Mary Sergent
Truly Feels Like Family
My beloved son Darian has lived at Holly since he was 21 – 16 years now. He has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, aspects of autism and while “cognitively impaired” is very much his own person with his likes, dislikes and personality! Words cannot express my gratitude and amazement at the excellent care provided by the Staff, many of whom are “youngsters.” They are all the true heroes of our world.
As a family run home, Holly truly feels like a family.
The work of caring for the brain injured has to be one of the most challenging of human endeavors and necessities. That such a place exists, functioning like a ship sailing to its own rhythm, truly spotlessly “shipshape,” with dignity, love and fun, amidst the complexities and health problems of such a community is nothing short of a miracle.
Erica Apollo (Darian’s mom)