Stories from Madonna Living Community.


Hear from those who live it daily … what life is like at Benedictine.

Benedictine Madonna Towers

"I was pleasantly surprised by my experience here-only here for two weeks of rehab. Food was good-staff was friendly-therapy was very good. I would recommend this facility to anyone. I trust if I am ever in need of long-term care, I am lucky enough to find a place like this."

Ron Carpenter, Michigan

"Madonna Towers demonstrates in every way adherence to its espoused values. I am thankful to have experienced Madonna Towers during my rehab. I would recommend Madonna Towers without hesitation. Thanks for all you do so well."

Wes P., Rochester

"When I knew that I would be having replacement surgery, I contacted Madonna Towers within a day to get my name on the list for short-term rehab. The reputation of this service is 5 stars! It lived up to everything I had been told. The care staff that I had for the week were super. The therapy department is outstanding!!"

Wanda Attlesey, Rochester

"Dick says this facility has terrific people for staff; they are very caring, accommodating, and professional. Many times he has said he will miss everyone. The therapy he had has been the best and he has received physical therapy for over 5 years at least related to his CVA and cardiac rehab. As a family we are grateful for a facility such as this. We trusted the staff with Dick's care and were not disappointed."

Mary & Richard Nelson, Rochester

"From the day I was wheeled in, to the morning I was leaving I can honestly say I have loved staying here! The friendly, professional way everyone came in my room was really nice. They responded to my call light almost instantly, which was very important to me."

Linda Russell, Minneapolis

"The staff at Madonna Towers is outstanding. I was always treated with professionalism, kindness and respect. The staff has been my angels in the past three weeks as I did have some complications. Thank you for their training, care, and concern."

Jeanne Miller, Byron

"It would be easy to comment about your excellent facilities, but that is not why I am writing. It is your people that make Madonna Living Community so unique. It is their care, their concern, their positive attitude that gives it life."

J. Connell, Stewartville

I can’t say enough good for the staff at Madonna Towers. Everyone was so kind and understanding. Dad felt welcomed right away.
If anyone would ask for a recommendation, I would certainly recommend Madonna Towers in all areas.
Our sincerest thank you!
Family of Dale Devries

Family of Dale Devries

“I was pleased with the entire Madonna Living Community staff-from the Director of Nursing to the dining staff. They were helpful, caring and friendly. I would recommend your facility.”

Virgina Anderson, Idaho

"[Benedict House] is the best fit I have found as I researched Rochester and spoke with many personnel at different places. Their caring and patience [for my mom] and for our family as mom left us"

Carol Shafer, Daughter of Memory Care patient

Benedictine Madonna Meadows

The staff has a good attitude and is always there to help you.

Joe Virciglio

As I sit in my suite looking out my window, I realize how fortunate I am to live here at Madonna Meadows. This has been my home for five years and I am so grateful for all everyone does for me to make my life so pleasant.

Marlys Podein

Living at Madonna Meadows is a very pleasant experience. The staff is good natured and makes one feel right at home.

Luther Thompson

Benedictine Living Community-Byron

I find the people are A – 1. Kind, considerate and helpful. The building is a beautiful, cozy like home.

Jacqueline Sanneman

I wanted to tell you how happy you have made my mom today for allowing her poem to hang in the hallway. I wanted to tell you how happy you have made my mom today for allowing her poem to hang in the hallway. It is an honor to have her poem included within the beautiful Madonna Summit (now Benedictine Living Community-Byron) surroundings you have created.

Mom really loves her new home and that patio has especially become her happy place. And of course that beautiful hillside covered in wildflowers the inspiration for her poem.

A kind thanks goes out to Michelle and Marie as well for all the nice things you both do for the residents of Madonna Summit. I am so thankful every day that my mom is living there.

Daughter of a resident of Madonna Summit of Byron

Ramona Hogan

I am very content to be living at Madonna Summit (now Benedictine Living Community-Byron), as it is a very cheerful place where I can live out my elder years in peace.

Irene Buckingham

All staff has been exceptional!

Kay Fogelson