Testimonials

“I came here to Platinum Ridge to live here about six months ago; I really enjoy it here. I even went to a couple of Scott’s BBQ’s and really liked being outside during them. I’m happy here and my family can visit when they would like.” – S. Jacobs


“I have lived here for two years. Although I really do like it here, I’m now able to live with my family in Boston! I really enjoyed my stay here at Platinum Ridge. – E. Brownlee


“I have been here for about four weeks. I came here for rehab and I am going home soon. The rehab really helped me gain my strength back so that I can return home. I have a few other medical problems as well. I fell at home and hope not to do that gain. Everything here has been great, though and everyone has been very nice and helpful.” – D.Longdon


“I have been living here for about two years now. The staff all treat me very well here. I really like when Scott visits; he always makes my day. My family live close so that they can visit often. – H. Edwards


“I have lived here for about one year now. I really like it here. I love my roommate and the people who work here. I really enjoy your daily visits, Scott (Director of Concierge Services). You always make me happy! -J. Trefelner


“My name is Francis and I returned here to Platinum Ridge to live long term. I’m single and have no children. I previously lived in a high rise, but can no longer live by myself. I’ve been here before for rehab and I really liked it. When the time came to make a decision on were to live I came here feeling like I was coming to my second home. Everyone here has been so nice to me.” –  F. Barclay


“I have worked here at Platinum Ridge for about three months now. I am in housekeeping. I love it here. The residents and staff are great.” – S.Sweitzer


“I like that I decorate my room to my taste. I like to hang things to make it more personal. [Also] When I have appointments, they set up transportation and I get escorted. I [also] stay busy with all the activities they offer.” – K. Janicki


“I have been here now four months as the Activity Director. I really have enjoyed working with the residents and fellow staff members. I have over 25 years of experience in Activities. I look forward to continuing to plan the programs for all the residents here to ensure they have a happy home here.” – M. Covey (Activities Director)


“I came here to Platinum Ridge for some rehab and really have enjoyed it so far. I really like seeing you Scott, you make my day!” – P. Kindler


“I’ve been here for a couple months now. I really like it here. My granddaughter is a nurse here. I really like how they do my hair down in the salon. The food is also good here.” – L. Sikorski


“I was not here for long, but really liked it here and was treated very well. I’m a lot younger than the average resident here, but really enjoyed their company in activities. I had a lot of fun. I came here for rehab after having surgery.” – L. McCoy


“I have worked here for about 5 years now. I enjoy working with the staff and residents here. I really like helping people.” – M. Graham, CNA


“I’ve lived here for a while now. I really love it here. They treat me great here. I really like the activities they have to offer here and when Scott has treat days. Yesterday we had hot fudge sundaes! Couldn’t ask for a better group of people.” – C. Jackson


“I have worked here at Platinum Ridge for 23 years as a LPN. I love my residents and co-workers here.” – P. Niels


“I have only been here about 1 week but I came here for rehab. It’s been really nice here and the people have treated me well. I love your personality Scott.” – B. Leonard, to the Concierge


“I’ve been working as a CNA here at Platinum Ridge for just about 5 years. I am part of a great team. I have such great co-workers and especially like coming to work everyday for the residents. The residents brighten my day just as I brighten theirs.” – T. Seyal, CNA


“I’ve been here for a couple months now. I really like it here they take really good care of me and I feel secure. I live here long term now. I really enjoy going to the exercise classes here.” – L. Karson


“I really like it here at Platinum Ridge. The staff treat me like family. I’m going to have Thanksgiving dinner with my family tomorrow. I’m very excited about it. The kitchen staff always make sure I get something I like.” – A. Kolek


“I have worked at Platinum Ridge for nearly 15 years. I am currently the ADON and one of the wound care nurses. I can honestly say that I am proud to be a part of this wonderful team, made up of such hard working, caring, and dedicated people. From nursing to activities, dietary, therapy, social services, housekeeping etc. We are all here for one purpose: Our residents! We enjoy seeing them smile. Their accomplishments are ours. The best feeling is to watch our residents heal, improve, D/C to home or settle into long term care. I love this job and wouldn’t trade it for anything. Platinum Ridge is my home away from home!” – M. Albaugh, RN, ADON


“I like it here at Platinum Ridge. The staff here treat me so well. They really have good cabbage rolls for dinner. I really like the exercise class. I made a lot of great friends here.” – H. Gryzwinski


“I love this position because you get to know all the residents as well as the staff. My job involves seeing that there is fresh water for the residents as well as transporting to and from therapy and doctor’s appointments. I am pleased to say I have enjoyed being employed for 10 years here at what is now Platinum Ridge and look forward to a few more.” – A.Wilbur


“This is my third time here for rehab. I choose Platinum Ridge for the excellent rehab they have to offer here. The staff treats me great and I’m familiar with everyone here.” – M. Gilliam


“I have only been here for a couple weeks now but they really treat me very well here. The rehab department have really been working with me to get my strength back.” – W. Tilman


“I have worked here at Platinum Ridge for the past 21 years. What I enjoy most about working here is getting to know a lot of the residents one on one. Just listening to their life experiences are awesome!” – Cyndy Vakulick, Business Office


“I have worked here for ten years as the social worker. I love my residents and they have became my family. My co-workers are wonderful and really make this place feel like my second home. I love being the resident advocate and helping them anyway I can.” – M. Zurick, Social Worker


“I have lived here for a couple months now and really like it. They treat me very well here and I am very comfortable. I really like when we get treats from Scott the concierge. I look forward to them.”
– H. Edwards


“I retired from Platinum Ridge in July 2015. I was asked to do PRN. I was happy because you fall in love with the residents. Then I was asked to come back as Director of Housekeeping. I have been here for 9 years now. I love the staff and the residents. I look forward to coming to work, I Have fun at work too.”
– M. Rearick, Director of Housekeeping


“I have been coming here since 2009 for rehab. I came here to live long term in 2013. I already knew some of the residents, nurses and aides. We have a very good activity Committee who offer activities every day of the week if you want to participate. Among the activities offered are local trips to Wal-mart, Restaurants, Rivers Casino, and things in the Pittsburgh area. Our Concierge comes to the rooms with treats when you least expect it. You can talk to the Concierge about any problems you might have and he will take it to the proper person. Whatever you want the Concierge, he is always there to help you. We have our own TV’s, the food is very good here and the aides are very good here. They answer the call lights fast.” – M.Fiscus


“This is my second stay here at Platinum Ridge Rehab. When I first came here my legs were very weak, I could not walk, but now I am gaining my strength back and walking again. Thanks to the great rehab that is here, I’m getting stronger everyday.” – K. Shankle


“I have worked here now 1 year. What I enjoy most about my job is working with such a great team of therapists. We all work really well together and are able to help each other when needed. We are able to have fun with our residents while providing great therapy services to assist them in getting back to their daily lives with a smile on their face!” – K. Kress, PT


“I have worked at Platinum Ridge for 13 years as the Director of Activities. I have always found my job very rewarding and enlightening. At the end of this month I am retiring. I’m going to miss the residents very much. I’ve gained the trust of so many of them. It’s going to be very hard saying goodbye.” – M. Harvey


“I came here a little over a week now for rehab. It’s been really nice here. Yesterday I painted a fall picture in art class and got my nails done last evening. Everyone here has been really good to me. Rehab is going very well, I’ll be home soon.” – E. Mosley


“I have been a resident here at Platinum Ridge for about 2 years now. I surely do like it here. They really treat me good. I enjoy the restorative class I attend.” – N. Porter


“This October will be 21 years of me working here in the kitchen. I really like my job and my co-workers are great. My father also stayed here for a short time for rehab and he loved it!” – D. Spears


“I have worked here for a year now in the Therapy department. I really like my fellow employees. I enjoy working with the residents and helping them maintain their quality of life.” – P. Frantz, P.T.


“I have been here about a week now. This is my second stay here and I really like it here. Everyone treats me so well here. The rehab is really good here, they get you moving after surgery.” – J. Trefelner


“I have been an aide here at Platinum Ridge for over a year now. I enjoy coming in and taking care of my residents. I like the teamwork that my co-workers display.” -B.Mack, CNA


“This is my second time coming to Platinum Ridge for 5 day respite care. My husband goes fishing up at Lake Erie, so I come here for my little get away. It gives both of us a nice break. I used to visit people here, now I come here. I like it here, the staff treat me wonderful and I like the activities they have to offer here.” -L. Vasicek


“I’ve worked here at Platinum Ridge for 31 years in the laundry department.I like my job and the people I work with. I’m here for the residents. Love talking to them.” -D. Sydlik


“It will be 2 weeks Friday that I came to Platinum Ridge for rehab. It’s been really good; they got me back to walking so that I get to go home Sunday. The staff here has been very good to me.” -E. Salvatore


“Everything was great. I will be leaving here Friday to go home. I was here for rehab for knee replacement. You can’t beat the rehab here. I would recommend this place to anyone. If ever the need be I would come back for sure.” -C. Ingle


“I’ve worked here for 10 years. You meet a lot of people through the years. Everyone of them have touched a part of my heart.” -S. Craig


“I’ve been here over 3 months now and now live here long term. Today I met my angel, her name is Rochelle [CNA]. She was so helpful, very, very caring…so willing to do anything for you. The food here is also good, and today I just had my favorite [stuffed peppers]. I’m just having a great day.”
-M. Christoferretti


“I came here about 3 months ago for rehab for a broken arm. After many setbacks, I am going home tomorrow. Everyone has been so nice to me and Scott, you’re very Special to me. They sure spoiled me here.” -F. Barclay


“My favorite thing about working here is the wonderful staff and team work. Everyone here is really compassionate about the work they do.” -T. Menhart, CNA


“I have been here at Platinum Ridge for a little over a month now. I’m 95 years old and after being here, have come to the decision to live here long term. I really like it here. The staff really treat you with respect. I also like the activities that are offered. I painted a picture the other day and have not painted ever before. I also like the restorative therapy class that I have started. I’m very happy living here.” -N. Basnac


“When I get up to go to work, it does not feel like I’m far from home, because this is my second home for the last 18 years now. Everyone has become my family and I’m very grateful for that.” -M. Spears


“I’ve been employed at Platinum Ridge for 17 ½ years. I have seen lots of changes throughout the years. Platinum Ridge is like my second home. I love working here because we all work as a team. I have had many family members stay here for either short term rehab or long term care. I am proud to be a member of this team.” -T. Patterson, Medical Records


“I really like it here since I’ve moved here. The activities are very nice. I love Bingo and the paint on canvas classes. I’ll be painting another picture next week. I just turned 82 last week and went out to dinner with my family. The staff here work very hard.” -E. Okopal


“In my short time here, so far my days have been nothing short of fun, laughter, and helping hands. My fellow staff members have made my move into this position an easy one. Everyone is so kind, has love for our residents and always willing to give a helping hand. I am excited to see what my future holds here at Platinum Ridge.” -A. Shirey


“I have lived here 1 ½ years now. I really like it here, since I cannot live at home any longer. I used to live on a farm, that kept me very busy. The nurses and aides here treat me very very good. The food here is also pretty good and a good selection.” -M. Seita


“I have lived here at Platinum Ridge for about 2 years now. I love it here. I like to draw and I get time to do that here. The nurses and staff are beautiful here. They really take great care of us. I also have a great time in the activities that they have here. The nurses are #1.” -C.Jackson


“I have worked here for 6 years now. I instantly enjoyed my job! Every day I learn something from my long term residents. They have amazing stories to tell about their lives and share with me the things they have learned along the way. Many of our short term residents inspire me with the goal of working hard in rehab to return home.” -S. Strzesieski


“I’ve been employed at Platinum Ridge for 16 years. My experience here has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. My Co-workers are a exceptional team to work with. I`m very proud to be a part of the team at Platinum Ridge. Wonderful Experience.” -Cori Peat


“I’ve lived here a couple years now. I really like it here. The staff treats you like family.”
-N. Porter


“I’ve been here about 2-3 weeks now. I came from another facility, but I really like it here. Everyone has been very nice and they help me.” -V. Brozozowski


“I’ve been working at Platinum Ridge Rehab for about five months now. What I love about working here is how sweet my residents are and how welcoming the staff were to me. I know I can always ask for help and the team work is amazing.” -D.Stewart


“I’ve lived here at Platinum Ridge for four years now. I like the activities that they offer especially Bingo. I also like going to therapy, Dave is great. The food here is very good, just last night I had ham & bean soup that was excellent.” -J. Kowoluk


“I have been working here at Platinum Ridge since January. I really enjoy my job as Admissions Assistant. I love the fast paced atmosphere and love meeting the residents and their families.” – S. Miller


“This is my fourth week at Platinum Ridge and I could not be more pleased with my decision for selecting this facility for my rehabilitation. I came here with a heel abscess that caused a hole in the bottom of my foot 2 ½ cm deep. After surgery, I was not able to walk. This is the first time I`ve ever stayed in a skilled nursing facility, so I didn`t know what to expect. I am leaving here with a newfound respect for the skilled nursing industry. There is absolutely no way I would have been able to achieve this progress at home. The nurses have been amazing with my wound care. The Physical Therapy/ Occupational Therapy group have exceeded all expectations and I am rapidly getting my walking capabilities back. Even though my wound is not completely healed, I will be able to function at home. The CNA`s have impressed me with their degree of knowledge and compassion. They have been my hero`s during my stay and I would not have been able to get very far without them. I have a little further to go in my recovery and am greatful that I can depend on Platinum Ridge to get there. I hope I never have to go into another facility, but if I ever have to, I will not hesitate to come back to Platinum Ridge.” – Deborah T.


“I`ve been working in the kitchen for nine years now, it`s a great place to work. The care is great and the residents are awesome at Platinum Ridge. I love it here, it`s like a big happy family everyone works together.” – S.Ewing


“Hi, My name is Tish Acre. I`ve worked here for thirteen years. I love working here because we all work as a team. We all care about each other and we are like family. I believe in this facility and I believe that we give the residents the best care and best quality of life as possible. I look forward to working here in the future.”


“I came here to get rehab. It has really helped me out. I would not of minded if I would of stayed here. Everyone has treated me great. I really love how Rachel did my hair in the salon!” – A. Kolek


“I have been here nineteen years. I would just consider this my second home. I love my residents. I started out as a CNA. After eight years, I finally decided to get my LPN license and worked full time and went to school part time. Once I graduated from LPN School I advanced to a full time LPN here at Platinum Ridge. I have been a LPN for nine years now and have watched many residents get better and go home and I`ve been here for the ones who haved passed on. The residents are the ones who really matter. They make a lasting impression and some I will never forget. This is my second home.” – B. Verner, LPN


“I have been here about a month now after having leg surgery. I`ve made such great strides here I could not of done it without the rehab and nursing here at Platinum Ridge. Everyone has just been super to me. I would not go anywhere else, since it is my second time here.” – S. Georgic


“I started working at Platinum Ridge in September about eight months ago when we started in house therapy. My co-workers have helped make this job enjoyable, especially when we first started. I`m excited to see where this company takes all of us, and what the improvements and remodeling can bring to the Therapy Dept.” – S. Roberts COTA/L


“I came to reside here about two years ago. I`ve met alot of new friends here. The nursing staff here are very skilled. The food they serve is very good and enjoyable. I had a massage yesterday at the massage session that was great. I came back to my room so relaxed that I fell right into a nap! I hope we do that again real soon.” – L. Valasek


“I love my residents and fellow staff. I`ve worked here 21 years. I`ve seen lots of changes throughout the years. The great thing about Platinum Ridge is when a fellow staff member is in need, everyone pulls together like family.” – K. Langer, Recreation Assistant


“I have been here almost three years now and I really like it here. I love all the activities that they have to offer here. It really keeps you busy. I participate in all that is offered. I`ve met alot of friends here. I`m happy!” – R. Uhric


“I’ve been here at Platinum Ridge for about a month now. I love it here, the workers are great to me. I like going to exercise and to activities. I`m really comfortable here.” – A. Frascarelli


“It’s great to work where it feels like home. The residents truly do have a special place in my heart. They are my family. Our residents have taught me love, patience, and respect. I have grown up here. There has been many good memories. I can`t imagine working anywhere else!” – C. Timura, CNA


“Since coming to Platinum Ridge in 2014, after spending the majority of my nursing career in acute care, it has been a rewarding and challenging experience. Here at Platinum Ridge the one thing I notice is the great repore between the staff and the residents. It’s all like family. Our DON and ADON are the best, love them both!” – K. Cloake, Staff


“I have lived here at Platinum Ridge for about a year now. I joined the resident counsel soon after moving in. I try to make all the meetings. I love it here! I begged my daughter to let me stay here. I love the nurses, aides, and activities. They always keep you busy. I’ve been to the museum, Casino, shopping,and Phipps flower show. I just love it here!”- B. Emanuelson


“I love to take care of my people! I love the elderly people. I like my job!” – I. Henile


“I couldn’t ask for better care. Anything you ask for you get. I just wish I had a better appetite cause they will make you anything you want. My husband lives here also!” – M. Polczynski


“I have been here since Jan.2016. I was unable to walk or toilet myself. Since I have been doing O.T. & P.T., I am now able to walk with assist and much more. There is a very strong team here that treat me with respect. I don`t feel awkward being here at the age of 34! Great place!” – V. Morgano


“I’ve worked here almost a year. I love my job, being able to be close to the residents, makes coming to work a joy.” – R. Taylor, Staff


“I love working here, helping the residents. Friendly environment.” -T. Johnson


“I received such good care here. Therapy was great. I’m so happy I came here.” – C. Comfort


“My needs are always met spiritually, physically, and cognitively. My personal philosophy is respected. On a scale of 1-10, I give Platinum Ridge a 100.” – K. Janicki


“I have been at other facilities and Platinum Ridge definitely stands out as a better facility.” – T. Kramer


“I’ve worked here almost a year. I love my job!”
-R. Taylor


“I have been here since January 2016. I was unable to walk or toilet myself. Since I have been doing O.T. & P.T., I am now able to walk with assistance and much more. There is a very strong team here that treat me with respect. I don’t feel awkward being here at the age of 34! Great place!”
-V. Morgano


“I love working here, helping the residents. Friendly environment.”
-T. Johnson


“I received such good care here. Therapy was great. I’m so happy I came here.”
– C. Comfort


“My needs are always met. Spiritually, physically, and cognitively, my personal philosophy is to be respected. On a scale of 1-10, I give Platinum Ridge a 100.”
– K. Janicki


“I have been at other facilities and Platinum Ridge definitely stands out as a better facility.”
-T. Kramer


“I do not have a single complaint about Platinum Ridge. Everything has been wonderful. All of the staff is friendly and the therapy they have here is great.”
-L. Pinkerton


“I love how warm all the staff is and the therapy at this building is outstanding.”
-D. Freehling


“I wanted to take time on behalf of my family to thank you for the care that you gave my father. It was a blessing to know that such a kind and knowledgeable staff were caring for my father in his last days. The entire staff was very helpful, but I did want to highlight a few people that while my father was still coherent, he let me know, were very exceptional. I want to thank Hope for the banter that she would have with him. He was a man who enjoyed a quick wit. I want to thank Rachael for the time that she would take to help him with such tasks as eating or drinking, when she could have been partaking in other tasks. She treated him as though it was her own father. The afternoon staff of Tina and Scott, made my mother comfortable, knowing when she left for the evening, he would not be along, and very well cared for. I know I am leaving out many nurses that also did a wonderful job, but unfortunately I cannot remember all of their names. I know that although he would much rather have been home, my family felt very comfortable leaving him in the kind and warm hands of the staff. For those of you know who were able to know him and care for him, if you were able to banter with him and he made a joke or would have a quick response, know that you were loved. If he was making fun of you, that meant he liked you. May God Bless each and every one of you. I know this field is considered a thankless job, but I want you to know that my family does thank you and appreciates all that you do.”
With love, The Chiusano Family


“Platinum Ridge really is wonderful. They helped me feel so much better; I couldn’t have gone to a better place. I’m so happy.”
-I. Zanewicz


“I can’t get over how amazing the therapy I received at Platinum Ridge has been!”
-L. Govan


“The care here is outstanding! The staff was wonderful towards me. I got so much help while I was here and never had to wait. I would never go to another facility.”
-G. Manz


“Working at Platinum Ridge is an excellent opportunity to meet new people every day of work.”
-S. Ewing


“The therapy department at Platinum Ridge gave me the will to work out and push myself again.”
-J. Sieja


“Platinum Ridge really felt like home to me. I’m a little sad that I am leaving.”
-L. Smolak


“I love the staff at Platinum Ridge and the food is great. What more could you need?”
-K. Ellis


“I like Platinum Ridge because of the great care. I’ve been here four times; the first time was just for the great therapy they have here. I made a lot of friends at Platinum Ridge. Plus, the food is very good.”
-M. Fiscus


“My stay here has been pleasant because of my surrounding. I loved seeing everyone’s smiles when they came to see me. I can’t say one complaint about Platinum Ridge.”
-J. McAtee


“My needs are always met spiritually, physically, and cognitively. My personal philosophy is respected. On a scale of 1-10, I give Platinum Ridge a 100!”
-K. Janicki


“I have been at other facilities and Platinum Ridge definitely stands out as a better facility.” -T. Kramer


“I was able to go on a trip to the National Aviary yesterday and I fed a pelican which was so much fun! I’m happy I was able to go on a trip like that with other residents.”
-R. Uhric


“If you handed me money to say something bad about Platinum Ridge, I wouldn’t do it. The entire staff, in each department, have been wonderful. I would never hesitate to come back here if it came down to it. I could make this my home.”
-T. Araguz


“Platinum Ridge is the best place for me. I think the care here is excellent. The aides are all wonderful and the nurses are very informative. I always enjoy the activities they offer here. No matter the reason, the best place for you to go is Platinum Ridge.”
-E. Valasek


“I have made great friends here. I think everyone here is very sweet and will come visit my new family. Thank you everyone for being so wonderful to me.”
-Brenda T.


“It’s a nice, homey atmosphere. I receive a lot of help, I feel welcome and always have plenty to do. I would invite everyone to come to Platinum Ridge.”
-Sheila W.


“The people here extend themselves to help us every day. At the end of the day I’m very satisfied. ”
– Delores C.


“The food is great! I had lunch the other day that was like eating an Easter meal!”
-Sam P.


“I’m thrilled with the very good care I receive here. All the staff are very caring and compassionate and do an amazing job daily! I appreciate everything you guys do for myself and my girlfriend when she comes to visit me. Always coming around to ensure we are ok. Im 100% satisfied. We are forever grateful for your great care, with smiles.”
– J. Sugajski


– Mary Ann F., 2nd time resident