Spring Meadows Naperville was a lovely place. My overall experience was very nice. It's impressive but expensive. The rooms and apartments were very adequate, nice, tidy, and seemed practically laid out. The dining room looked very nice. I thought it was very expensive for the square footage. The staff seemed friendly. It seemed very intense. I felt 15 years younger than the average resident there. It would have been very small for us.
My mom likes Independence Village. We chose it because we were impressed with the services that they could help provide. She likes the room that she was able to get. They have studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. My mom has a studio. Independence Village hasn’t really lived up to my mom’s expectations, but she has gone from not living in a facility to living in a facility. They haven’t always been giving all the services that they said they would. She doesn’t care for the food. It doesn’t sound like it’s very well balanced.
We chose The Waterford on Huebner, and my parents loved it. The place was great and was not on a busy street. It was light and airy. All the people I dealt with were extremely friendly and personable. They don’t have a pool, but they do have different activities, like games and outings.
We chose Independence Village for a lot of aspects about it. We looked at different places, and this was the best one for us. The staff seemed friendly and knowledgeable. Our relative does not have any complaints about the food.
We ate lunch at Waterford on Huebner, and the food was very good. The rooms were fine and don’t have kitchens, which for us is a plus because we don’t have to have a kitchen. The staff was very friendly. I would surely recommend this place, especially for someone who has a budget.
When I walked in Independence Village of Peoria, I felt at home, and we got my mom in right away. It's excellent. They have good friendly people, lots of amenities, a library, a salon, and home health nursing is actually in the building. They have some exercise activities and something for the families periodically, like on the weekend they'll have some type of picnic. They have a salon, but they also have a lady that goes into the room to do pedicures. I've had dinner there a couple of times, and it was really good.
This is by far the best memory care facility that I have seen. My mother has been there for several months and the care is excellent. Each cottage (with about 15 residents) is based on the resident's level of cognition and need for assistance. Caregivers are uniformly patient, friendly and helpful. Clothes are washed daily, rooms kept clean, residents are dressed appropriately in a pleasant atmosphere. My mother does not want to be there and is not as well adjusted to the setting as most of the other residents, but it is by far the best situation for her care.
I toured The Waterford at Baytown. The experience was very good. It seemed like a nice place with nice people. The staff took me through the whole facility. They had a community room and a dining room, and I was impressed that they had so many things in one place. They had independent living, assisted living, and a memory care all on one site. If I had to put my wife into assisted living, then later on into the memory care, she wouldn’t have to move to a new location.
My parents moved into Independence Village. It’s very nice, very clean, and has spacious rooms. The staff has been wonderful, very helpful, and I can call anytime. They help me figure stuff out. It is centrally located. The grounds are very pretty and kept up very well. They could improve on the food; that was the one complaint I heard from my parents.
I liked The Park - Oak Grove. It was very nice and clean but more expensive. The dining room was light and spacious, and the people dining there looked like they were enjoying themselves. The staff was friendly. The activities sounded very nice. The staff tried to involve everyone living there to get them out of their rooms and keep them active. The amenities looked great. There might be a higher level of care there if you needed it; I know they have nursing care. I would recommend it. It looked like a good facility.
The place is good, and the food is great at Courtyards. The staff is really out of this world. We are very pleased with it. The price is competitive, and my mother-in-law loves the care. It’s clean because the housekeeping service is good. She plays bingo, and they have exercises, field trips, and music shows. With her personality, it’s good to see that she is doing these things. She goes out to mingle with people. It’s the best thing we could ever done. Everything from the building to the staff is nice. They have a move-in special wherein in the first three months, they get $1,000 off a month, and it’s very helpful.
We’ve placed my mother in Greenville Place. It’s a single story and probably 25 years old. The interior is laid out in an open series of areas with rooms in between. She’s only been there for six weeks, but everyone is tremendously helpful. They have a nurse’s station. She’s in physical/occupational therapy, and they have a lot of different types of activities that they do for the seniors. They have bingo and religious services and arrange occasional day trips. The dining area is very nice. They vary the food day to day, and it seems to be very sufficient. We looked at several facilities, but this one seemed to be the best for her.
Greenville Place has friendly and courteous staff. They let me know what’s going on and give me feedback. They call me if there are any issues. The residents watch TV, have devotions, and do bingo and other games that stimulate their minds. The dining area is appropriate and spacious with enough tables and chairs and space for wheelchairs, so that’s good. It’s a two-person room with a bed, night stand, dresser, and their own closet.
My husband is in The Waterford at Creekside. The personnerl are great. It is not a huge institutional facility. It is a series of seven different cottages based upon that particular person’s need at the moment. The food is wonderful. Right now, he is in a semi-private room that really looks like a piece of home. Each building has its own kitchen. The meals are prepared in the central location and brought to the individual cottages. They very much monitor his health care and his well-being. I cannot say enough good things about it.
Greenville Place was great. They had started to remodel, and it will look even better when they are done. They were very informative and helpful. We did not see the activities, but we saw the walking areas and the outside areas where there were opportunities to walk. The rooms were very spacious and had a shower in the room. The dining area was very nice and adequate.
I visited The Park - Oak Grove, and it was very nice. The staff was very friendly. I thought the rooms were adequate and good. Everything was nice. The grounds were well kept, quiet, and peaceful. I liked the residential area and the look of the dining area. They showed us around and told us what they did. My father is going to move in next month.
Spring Meadows Libertyville was a nice lovely facility with lots of activities and lots of things to do. It was assisted, independent, and memory care. My mom could be under assisted living while my dad could be considered independent living, and they could be in the same room. I liked the idea of that. The people and staff were nice and friendly. I felt very comfortable and thought if my mom and dad went there, it'd be OK.
The Courtyards at Lake Granbury was actually more than my loved one could handle, but it seemed like a very good place. The rooms were clean and very nice had she been a little able to handle that big of a space, and the hallways were a little long for what she needed. The food was very good and all of the amenities were very good. They had an exercise room, a library, and kitchen that were very good.
We visited The Waterford. I thought it was an interesting concept in memory care, and they only showed us the first level of care. It was a little bit older, and the rooms were a little smaller. The staff seemed friendly. They had outings, games, and two attendants in each room who not only prepared the meals but provided the activities. They had a main building where they had programs for everybody in the cottages. Each cottage had an open kitchen, and the residents eat family-style at a table.
Spring Meadows was really nice, and of all the places I visited, I thought it was on the higher end. We dealt primarily with the person who showed us around, but she was very cordial and very nice. There's a set meal schedule with two or three different options. They had a library. We thought it was a very good place, but it's a little more expensive than some of the others. They had bingo and different events typical of other places. The thing that really appealed to me was that they have transportation and they'll drive you to the grocery store or to the mall, which is only a few minutes away, with brand-new movie theaters. If you're more independent, it'll work out better because they're mostly independent.
I didn’t like the room at Spring Meadows because the view was of a wall. It was a very clean, nice place, but it was a little bit too far for us to drive to. The staff was nice and pleasant. Everyone said hello and was very courteous.
The Waterford was a very modern, new, very clean, and very nice facility. I talked to some of the people there who were very friendly. I tried the food and was impressed with the quality. I was not happy with the location for myself, but it was a very nice community. The staff was very nice. The rooms were very modern and very nice. I liked them. I would recommend them.