My mother has been at Windriver for about a year and a half and we have all been very happy with her care. This is an assisted living facility - and not geared for those with severe dementia or Alzheimer's. It is intended for those who are still relatively mobile and of sound mind who simply need assistance with the basics and a clean positive atmosphere in which to live.
My 98 year old mother has lived at Crawford House for about 4 months at the time I am writing this. The smaller size of Crawford House is perfect and the move has been absolutely awesome for her. She is not very social, so it is hard to get her out and about. But, the staff is fabulous with her. They never give up encouraging her to go to meals, and no matter what they make sure she has a good meal each and every time, even if she insists on eating alone in her apartment. She has many interactions with the staff throughout each day, and it is obvious to me that they really care about her. I even occasionally get calls from CH staff to discuss ideas and items to improve my mother's day to day life. The attitude at Crawford House is all about the care of the resident, and far less about paperwork, and constant assessment. Bottom line, they do an incredible job of caring for Lois, and I don't worry about her day to day like I have in the past. The facility is quite nice, well maintained and very pleasant in every way. But, it is the staff that really sets Crawford House apart from other, larger, and perhaps better known/marketed facilities in this area.
We had toured several facilities and none felt like home like Terrace Place. We were greeted with smiles the moment we entered this facility. The Director knew all the residents by name as we toured. Her warmth immediately put us at ease. The staff exuded the same kindness she did. Her knowledge and expertise made moving our dad in an easy decision. After 6 months we have yet to be disappointed.
Located within walking distance of many convenience stores, including drug stores and pharmacies, this facility fosters independence amongst residents. Staff members are often seen giving residents positive reinforcement after completing a task or an activity on their own. Residents live independently and are able to make a variety of choices. After the regular check-ins are complete by staff, residents are often granted privacy.
Arbor House feels very bright inside. This facility has plenty of natural light streaming in through many open windows as well as good lighting. I really liked the lighting in the dining area as there was a lot of light fixtures hanging from the ceiling and helping to make the place feel bright and welcoming. The staff here was very welcoming as well. The staff members I talked to were knowledgeable and appeared to be enjoying their jobs.
This facility is settled in a nice little neighborhood with a lot of space around the outside. The grounds are well manicured and very welcoming with a beautiful courtyard in the back of the grounds. They have two types of rooms residents can choose from depending on their need of space. Both types are very nice and spacious. The dining room is both comfortable and well lit, serving three meals a day that can be individualized for special dietary needs. If a resident isn't up to dining in the dining room then meals can be delivered to their rooms. Each room has a small kitchenette with a sink, mini refrigerator and microwave so that food items can be reheated or saved. The staff is very helpful and friendly. This facility is also pet friendly for those who have pets. They provide many types of activities and recreation for the residents to enjoy. There is also an outdoor gardening area and this facility also offers occasional outings for the residents.
Wildflower Place is a very charming facility. The outside of the facility looks very nice and well landscaped. There are plenty of seating areas around the building that look like very comfortable places to rest. The main entrance of the building was very nice, though the look of the facility seemed a be dated. This however, is more of a matter of personal taste I suppose.
The dining area was very big with tablecloths that gave the dining area a bit of a ‘restaurant’ feel to it. The food seemed alright, with a fair amount of variety in the menu. There also seems to be a good amount of activities for the residents at Wildflower Place, though I would personally have loved to see more. The individual rooms of the residents are quite nice.The rooms are very homey and comfortable, with the rooms I saw having an air conditioner under the window.
All in all, the rooms looked nice. The facility as a whole is very nice, with plenty of outdoor seating areas for residents. There are also recreational common rooms for residents as well. Though the facility is quite nice, at times, it feels a bit dated.Certain areas of the building have wallpaper which perhaps makes this ‘outdated’ appearance worse.
But while the building does appear a tad bit outdated, it certainly isn’t unbearable. I would love to see more updates to the building in the future, with perhaps new flooring for the main entrance, recreational areas and the rooms of the residents. As far as the walls, it’s nothing a fresh coat of paint can’t fix.Overall, Wildflower Place is a great facility with much to offer prospective residents.
Whether or not you find the buildings décor satisfactory is more so up to you and your personal tastes, though I found it to be a bit archaic in appearance. Despite this, I still believe Wildflower Place is excellent facility that simply needs to make some improvements. Wildflower Place doesn’t seem like such a bad place to stay, just a place that could use some TLC and updating.
Chisholm Place offers a cozy home-like feeling. This community is designed and decorated to remind their residents of home and not just a facility. Most of the staff members were welcoming, while some didn't even acknowledge me. This community is well staffed and offers variety in their menu and activity plans. Some of the residents were getting ready to leave for an outing and they were excited. Everything was clean and smelled really nice too!
Plum Creek is an awesome assisted living community, because they provide many amenities for their residents who would like to remain as social and activity as possible. The staff was kind and helpful in answering my questions while touring the community. I saw some of the residents socializing in the community lounge while others sat outside in the sitting area. Their menus and activities seem well planned and adequate for the community.
Copper Place is a very nice, very cozy assisted living facility. The facility is open and spacious, with a lot of natural light pouring onto the common areas that are simply, but beautifully decorated in comfy furniture and sitting areas for residents and visitors to relax and socialize. The staff members are always so welcoming and they do an amazing job in maintaining a clean, well-functioning facility while ensuring that each resident is happy and well cared for. The residents all seem to love living at Copper Place, I am always being told by residents that they have a lot of fun living there – they say that there is always something going on for them to participate in – some fun activity or program, live entertainment, enjoyable event/party or some special field trip/outing, etc.
The apartments are also very nice – they are well-designed in a way that creatively uses the available square footage to make the apartment’s look and feel open and spacious, with creative storage places and great kitchen areas. The apartments, whether you choose a Studio or One-Bedroom, are also very handicapped accessible as well.
You will love Copper Place – out of the few choices of senior living options available in Yuma, AZ, you would be hard spent to try and find any place better than Copper Place.
Aurora Place is a beautiful, very cozy and home-like Assisted Living facility. There are not too many senior living choices in Apache Junction, so when I visited this facility, I was very relieved to see a community that was on point across the board from cleanliness to quality of care to activities to services/amenities to food service, and so on. The staff members are all very friendly and they are wonderful with the residents. The community is very well-kept and secure – I feel that they put resident safety above all else. There are many activities available each week and the residents are encouraged to participate and maintain a social and active lifestyle. There are many options the residents can take advantage of in order to keep strong, healthy, and fit – there are many activities that focus on physical fitness and there is a gorgeous courtyard the resident can walk around in. Aurora Place is a great senior living option that I would absolutely recommend to perspective residents and their families.
Cameron House is a cute, cozy, very homey Assisted Living community. The staff members are very caring with the residents - they provide some of the most patient, encouraging, dignified, and therapeutic care I have ever had the pleasure of observing. When staff members take the time to not only learn the names of the residents, but their families as well, it shows that they really do put the happiness of the residents first.
I have been visiting Cameron House for quite some time now and while it has not always been perfect every time, I can see that in the last couple of visits, they have really held themselves accountable in getting the kinks straightened out. In my last 2 visits, I did not note a single issue, which sadly – is a refreshing and welcome surprise when it comes to senior living communities.
I like that Cameron House is a smaller, more intimate setting - it is considered a Micro-Community, which allows for more one-on-one care and attention. You will enjoy Cameron House for all that they stand for and for the care they provide to the residents.
The Alpine House is tucked away but very close to some major roads in Longview. The ownership changed within the last year and the management is making changes for the better in all the Enlivant Communities. This property has always been a solid 4 star community but I think within the next year it will be brought up to a five star. Their is shopping and restaurants close by. The residents seem to always have someone coming to call BINGO or a singing group in. I have never been in there when they weren't doing something fun or about to start an activity or just finishing an activity. I would definitely recommend a tour, the [pricing is inline for the area.
Alpine House is an older facility but well maintained. It is located within good proximity of many restaurants and businesses. The grounds are very attractive. The inside could make some changes to make it feel more inviting. Food is ok and staff friendly. This assisted living usually has openings.
Kingswood Place is a part of Enlivant Senior Living Communities. I have been in Enlivant communities across the nation and I have been pleased with every one of them. Enlivant holds their communities to very high standards. The corporation is very involved in the day to day functions of each of their communities – they are not simply a silent owner behind the scenes – they strive to ensure that each and every one of their communities throughout the nation is well staffed, well maintained, well managed, and that every resident feels safe and delighted to call each facility home. Kingswood Place is a great example of just how well the Enlivant communities are ran.
The facility is very homey, very cozy, and always so clean. The staff members work very hard to provide a safe, loving, and beautiful place for the residents to call home. The residents seem to fill the common areas which to me is always a good sign that they feel comfortable within the facility. The entire community, indoors and out, are safe and well-lit. The apartments are good size and offer just enough storage and convenience.
I would absolutely recommend Kingswood Place, it is a wonderful, caring facility and a part of a group of senior living communities that you can feel confident in.
Facility: This is a smaller facility (I believe 40-50 beds) and with smaller facilities come some advantages, such as:
- A smaller facility usually means a better staff member-to-resident ratio which in turn means more one-on-one care and individualized treatment.
- Another benefit is that smaller facilities feel more cozy and offer more of a homey feel whereas large communities tend to feel more corporate, hospital/institution or resort like, lots of times making it feel more like a vacation then a home.
- In small facilities, residents tend to have more opportunity when it comes to helping design the food service menus, the activity and event schedule, and they have more input into how things are ran throughout the facility. In a facility of 10 residents or less, a complaint about the room temperature may be shown more response then the same complaint in a facility of 100 residents or more.
There are many reasons why smaller communities seems to be in such high demand and it is definitely worth checking out and comparing the smaller facilities against the larger communities you visit.
Residents: Residents at Baldwin House seem to really enjoy themselves. They appear comfortable in the facility and they seem to really, truly feel “at home.” They also seem to really get along well with one another and there is such a family-like feeling you get in watching the residents interact with one another.
Staff/Quality of Care: The staff members go out of their way in providing exceptional care to the residents and they are happy to accommodate the needs of visiting family members and friends as well.
Activities: There are a variety of activities available for the residents at Baldwin House.
Facility: Cameron House is smaller community, known as a micro-community, which happily makes it feel more like a large home then an assisted living facility. The atmosphere is simple, yet classic, and so welcoming. It is a gorgeous community that feels cheery and bright, and more importantly, it feels safe. So safe, in fact, that I would feel very content with placing a loved one in the facility. The apartments are nice and spacious with ample storage; they offer the residents privacy that helps them feel independent, respected, and dignified.
Residents: The residents seem to be very close-knit, which is often something that takes place in these smaller micro-communities. You get that small town “everyone-knows-everyone” type of impression when you interact with the residents and watch them interact with one another. They always have very nice things to say about the community and compliments seem to rain down freely during most of the conversations I have had with the residents and their loved ones. Family members also seem to be very happy with the services and amenities offered to the residents, along with the level of care the residents receive.
Staff/Quality of Care: The staff members appear to be very good in interacting with the residents, visitors, and family members. They seem happy to be there and to enjoy the work they do, which is a refreshing to see. They truly seem to care for the health and safety of the residents and appear to care for them as if they were family.
Activities: The residents are offered many fun activities and since it is a smaller community, they are able to request and plan for many of the activities they do. They have social circles and clubs, ladies-only activities, special trips and outings, musical activities, games, and much more. They are able to stay as busy as they like with the amount of activities offered throughout the community.
Food: While I have never personally been on a visit during a mealtime, I have always heard many compliments surrounding the menu options, the quality of the food, and the attention to detail that is placed into the meal times by the kitchen staff.
NOTE: This company is under new ownership, Enlivant. The staff at Mercer is a new team who are very experienced and care about the residents. They are making positive overall improvements to the property. The medical care onsite is adequate for the basic wellness for this resident population. If more advanced medical help is needed, downtown Dallas is not too far to the major medical areas. I did not try the food. The facility is conveniently located but tucked off of a main road so it is not noisy. The interior is free of damages, updated and odor free. I would recommend placing a loved one here and would enjoy the environment to go visit.
I have tried to get my mother to move to Lake City Place for 3 years. She was depressed and just did not care anymore....about anything. She has been living at Lake City now for two months and I have not seen her this happy in a long time. She loves the staff and says the food is wonderful. She enteracts with other residents her age and loves the activities. She walks the square they provide and is increasing the strength in her legs. Before, she just sat and watched TV all day. I like the size of this facility, not too big. Donna Fisher, Warsaw, IN
My mother is 92 and has been a resident for over 2 years. She is very happy with the facility and the nursing staff is very caring and competent. The facility is older but exceptional well taken care of and always very clean. The entire staff is helpful and friendly. My mother had been in a newer and larger facility and they do not compare to the care that is provided here.
My father was blessed to have the care of Manning Place for almost a year. They care for the residents as if they were their own family and we as the family grew to love the staff also. We are so glad Manning Place was the place we chose.
My father was having bypass surgery and needed a "respite" room for a few weeks to recover as he lives by himself out in the country and my brother and I live in a different state.
Before his surgery, we met with Michelle and Angel who are phenomenal ladies where it's obvious that caring for people is their passion.
* My brother and I were extremely impressed with the facility as well as by the entire staff who were all friendly and professional. The Russ Place even provided a welcome sign for my dad upon his arrival. * It was conveyed that social events are held quite often for residents to feel that they are part of a community. My dad was invited to attend the big fish fry that was coming up. * For a few days after being released from the hospital, my dad could not make it to the dining room for meals so the staff brought him his meals. Even though my brother and I did not eat in the dining room as guest, we saw the meals that were provided to my dad and it all looked delicious. * They have someone on the premises 24/7 in case of an emergency. The residents have pull strings in the rooms and can wear a pendant in order to call the person on duty. The care they showed my dad was wonderful - they had someone remove my dad's surgery stockings before he went to bed and put them back on for him in the morning. * The facility is clean and has amenities such as a salon for haircuts, computers, and a beautiful enclosed patio for those who want to soak up some sun especially after being in a hospital room for over a week. My dad mentioned that he was able to get a haircut at the hair place which made him feel better. They have a laundry room on the premises and someone who will wash/dry clothes as needed - even when it's not laundry day. :) They have someone to come in and clean the residents room on a weekly basis. * The price was reasonable and definitely well worth it.
I cannot stress how much of a blessing the Russ Place was to us during our time of need and I would recommend their facility to anyone!
My mother is in Marigold Place and LOVES it! She has gotten healthier than before when she was living at home alone three years ago. She loves the activity in the house and the places that her and her friends go to in the community on the shuttle. The staff couldn't be sweeter to her... I would love to recommend Marigold as a place for your mom or dad to live. Very home-like setting! Stop in- they'll most likely have coffee or food ready for visitors!