Assisted Living Testimonials

“I was just cleaning out one of my email boxes and came across some old correspondence from Norma regarding my daddy. I cannot say enough about the care and love the folks at Rathbone took with my daddy. Norma cares about each and every resident and ensures that her staff treat everyone with dignity and respect. They went way beyond the call of duty to help my dad mentality as well as physically. I will forever be thankful for the wonderful care that he was given during his last year. This is not just a service, but a ministry to older folks who can no longer live alone. Thank you Rathbone Staff, and especially Norma Roll! Sam Rumsey’s grateful daughter.”

October 9,  2014


“We wanted to find somewhere that was familiar and comfortable for my mom to live.   When we talked to the Rathbone team, about my mom living there, we were sold on it immediately.  The atmosphere is relaxing and fun, and mom loves it!  She has a lot of activities to enjoy with her friends and basically feels like she’s on vacation.  I can leave the Rathbone after any visit and know that she’s being taken care of.”

Salina Kersey ~ via

“My experience with Rathbone has been a good one.   I’m very satisfied with the services provided there at the Rathbone Home. The staff is great. They are very, friendly, and caring. They are also very personable. They know both my mom and I by first name. The food they provide daily is outstanding. They offer a lot of activities. The facility is always kept very clean. Overall I’m very satisfied and very happy with the care they provide for my mom.”

September 2014



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“When the time came to help my mother find a place to live, we wanted to make sure she would be safe, have some assistance while still maintaining her privacy, and have the atmosphere of home.  We found it all at the Rathbone.

The Rathbone is beautiful, inside and out, and their assisted living options were ideal.  The staff is great and their personalized assistance has helped mother become more independent.  Plus each apartment offers an emergency call system and 24 hr security!



Executive Director for 13+ Years

“I have enjoyed employment with The Rathbone for 11 years and it has become my home away from home.  I personally love the daily interaction with my residents, family members and staff. It is my mission to provide a caring homelike environment for seniors in our community.  Quality of life is of the utmost importance to me and I make every decision with this in mind.

This historic facility is quaint and charming, has a warmth that one cannot imagine until actually entering the building.  I have a fabulous team, many of which have been with me from the beginning and we have formed a second family  together. We throw our hearts and souls into providing a warm , safe and fulfilling environment for our residents to live more independently.

I am committed and faithful to provide quality care giving while allowing the residents to flourish in their independence and individuality. It is my mission to serve the seniors I care for with respect, love and kindness.”


“This is simply a note to let you know my wife and I are very pleased that we have been able to place my sister at the Rathbone Home.  The people that work there show that they really care about their residents.

My sister is very happy to live at the Rathbone, and Norma Helm, the administrator, has a very big challenge keeping all the “balls” in the air.  I admire her capability to seem to meet every need.

We hope my sister can stay healthy and enjoy the rest of her life at the Rathbone.  In fact, since my wife has gone on a cooking strike, we have considered selling our property and moving in to the Rathbone. :)”



Son of Two of Our Residents

“It is my privilege to commend the Historic Rathbone Retirement Community.

My 90+ year old parents have been at the Rathbone over 2 years.  They enjoy their beautiful 2 bedroom apartment and the amenities thereto.  They chose the full assisted living option, which precisely suits their needs.  The staff is superb.  The food is always good and generally superior.  The activities keep them alert and challenged.

The Rathbone has enabled my parents to maintain their independence  and their dignity.  Otherwise, they would have had to be in a nursing home.”