Goodwin House Testimonials

We’re proud of the work we do, and residents, family members and employees echo that in these personal testimonials they’ve shared with us.

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I have chosen to give to the Foundation because Goodwin House is a family. I specifically give to the Staff Funds because I believe in the employees. They are incredible people from all over the world who have overcome so many difficulties. I have seen the Foundation help provide education to many who report to me who are single mothers, first-generation college students and individuals trying to better their family situation. I am grateful the Foundation empowers Goodwin House employees to follow the principle: Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.

Josh Bagley, Administrator & Guide of the Small House Health Care Center

Goodwin House

Thank you so much for your care of [my spouse] during his last two months. It meant so much to me to have you with him and to explain to me what he was going through.

Spouse of a Patient

Goodwin House Hospice

I want you to know how much we appreciated the attention and compassionate hospice care that you provided during our mother’s final days. It has been truly inspiring to observe and work with such a dedicated and effective team in action.

Daughter of a Patient

Goodwin House Hospice

As a physician, I support, honor and uplift residents and families by providing medical care that involves them in shared medical decision-making with the goal of keeping the resident as comfortable and independent at home as possible.

Dr. Maggie Gloria, Medical Director

Goodwin House Hospice

Dining Services values our team members’ individualities. We integrate their ideas and passion within our daily operation so residents experience warm hospitality, attentive service and delicious food. Drawing inspiration from various cooking traditions, we have developed menu features offering a global exploration of culinary delight. And they’re always met with rave reviews from residents!

Peter Moutsos, Director of Dining Services

Bailey's Crossroads

Residents at GHBC are passionate about their community and care about making the world a better place. We have more 250 residents who volunteer, working with all age groups and populations. They volunteer for causes ranging from poverty and education to voting and human rights. In 2019 alone, they volunteered more than 17,000 hours of their time.

Greta Christ, Volunteer Coordinator

Bailey's Crossroads

Goodwin House is special, most notably because of its mission: "Support, honor and uplift the lives of older adults and the people who care for them." I love my job because Goodwin House cares about me and my professional growth. The tuition assistance benefit allows me to continue my education. I'm using it to obtain a degree in nursing.

Mee-Kema Braima Fakondor, Small House CNA

Goodwin House

For a number of years my husband and I contemplated a move to Goodwin House. I prayed regularly for a positive outcome and surrendered to God’s will in the matter. Finally, early this year we received a call from Shannon Bishop. We took the apartment offered and moved in on May 25, 2017. Two months later we were offered our heart’s desire, the Rosslyn. I know God led us through all of the work involved in selling our home and moving in (twice)! Our residence here is a demonstration of God’s work in our lives and God’s love for us. We have truly found a home in Goodwin House. And for me, it’s reassuring to know that I have good medical care available in my own home. Thank you, God, for Goodwin House.

Suzanne Morton, Resident

Bailey's Crossroads

There is a wonderful old Protestant Hymn entitled "Great is Thy Faithfulness." While all the words may not be appropriate, the word, "faithful" is perhaps one that resonates with most residents. Goodwin House has made us a promise that it never has, nor will it ever ask a resident to leave because of running out of funds. These words became a living reality to me when I found myself out of funds. The Foundation helped me re-organize my debts, and with my remaining limited income, feel less guilty about the fact that I could not continue to support others or organizations at the level I had in the past. Helping me with my financial issues while preserving my dignity was a wonderful experience.

Few things can be counted on not to change, and one of those things is the Foundation's support for residents. It's a wonderful feeling knowing Goodwin House will be faithful to its pledge, and will continue to support residents collectively and individually. Because we understand this, maybe it's the reason so many of us participate and try to "give back" in every way we can, to contribute to the quality of life at Goodwin House.

A Goodwin House Resident

Bailey's Crossroads

Goodwin House Alexandria

After a thorough exploration of our area’s retirement options, we decided we wanted to stay put in our beloved home of 32 years. After reviewing our finances and consulting with an elder care attorney, we found that the support and flexibility of Goodwin House at Home was the best solution for our needs. Our membership began just over a year ago, and already we feel very much a part of this warm, caring and supportive community.

Sue and Cliff, members since 2017

Goodwin House at Home

I put our mission and values into action every day during interactions with residents and staff. Focusing on how I can raise them up and create a culture of mutual respect has a positive impact on all of us.

Karen Doyle, Administrator of Health Services

Bailey's Crossroads

I am deeply grateful for the support that Goodwin House at Home provided me following the death of my wife, Elizabeth. It was her idea to use the more comprehensive membership as a complement to our existing long-term care insurance. When I remarried in 2016, my wife Susan also benefited greatly from the measures GHAH takes to ensure our safety as we age side by side in our new home.

Brad Stanford, first member in 2014

Goodwin House at Home

Enjoying life at home past the age of 100 has become the expectation in my family. As a member of Goodwin House at Home, I can carry on the family tradition of aging in place. Should I ever need assistance, I know that Goodwin House at Home will be right there with me, ensuring that my health and safety needs are met so I can continue living my life in the home I love.

Harriett McCune, member since 2017

Goodwin House at Home

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