My name is Linda and I am writing this letter to highly recommend Shawn Barnes as a resource to help you make a decision on where to get the best help for a loved one. I cannot emphasis enough how much help Shawn was to me. I could not have made the proper decision without his help I live in Bend, Oregon and my sister Joan, lived alone in Anniston, Alabama. I had not been to Alabama for over 15 years and knew nothing about the area. My sister suffered a massive stroke on November 10, 2011 in Anniston. She was taken to University of Alabama/Birmingham where she was in NICU for three weeks. She suffered short term memory loss, speech recall, and the ability to walk and eat. We did not see a lot of hope for her, as she became uncooperative. Then the hospital moved her to a regular room and wanted to discharge her in a few days. As you can image, I did not know what to do.
However, I was lucky and a staff member suggested that I contact Shawn. What a blessing. Shawn was able to calm my fears, give me wonderful advice and insight about what to look for in a good nursing home, and helped me to find the right place for my sister. Without his help I am not sure what I would have done. My sister remained in a nursing/rehab facility from December 9, 2011 until March 15, 2012. She made amazing progress and I was able to move her to an assisted living facility. She is now able to walk and eat, but still has short term memory loss and speech recall. She is happy and loves the facility and staff. With Shawn’s help I made the right choice for her. Shawn was a wonderful resource during this trying time. He was never pushy and gave me objective advice about facilities and Medicare policies. Although, not required, he continues to follow up with calls to ensure everything is still going fine. I highly recommend Shawn Barnes. Please feel free to call me if you have any further questions.
Linda T. in Bend, Oregon