Crestview nursing home residents receive special visit, gifts

Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:57 AM.

Ann Henderson, a licensed practical nurse at the facility, said all 25 residents looked forward to the celebration.

"They have been more happy than they have usually been," she said.

Most residents there have Alzheimer's disease or dementia, and with the exception of a few, most residents rarely receive visitors, she said.

"Most people stay within this building 24 hours a day, seven days a week," Henderson said. "We have one patient who thinks he is still in the service and thinks he is in the barracks. He often asks if he can transfer out of here."

That made Railey’s visit even more special, the facility’s staff said.

Joseph Hunter, of Shalimar, who attended the party to be with his wife, Patricia, 73, a Carrington Manor resident, expressed his gratitude for Railey’s efforts.

"She is just a fantastic young lady and I respect her a lot for what she is doing," Hunter said.

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