I went to HeartFields at Cary. It felt a little bit less comfortable and a little bit less open from an architectural standpoint. The rooms had a more closed-in feel to them. It felt like everybody was inside even though it was a lovely morning out from what I could see, which I wasn’t so crazy about. The dining area looked nice and comfortable. I really didn’t see anything much going on while I was there. The staff seemed very friendly with the residents and greeted me as I went through, so they seemed very nice. HeartFields at Cary just didn’t have quite as much of a homey feel in general as the other facility I saw did.
We loved Morningview at Irving Park. It was just a little out of my dad's price range. It was absolutely beautiful and smelled wonderful walking in. All the amenities, like the courtyard, was absolutely beautiful. The staff was fabulous and very informative. The rooms were very spacious and nice. They had a chef on staff. One of the things that I like about them is that they come at 10:00 or 11:00 to have breakfast. They work around your schedule.
We didn't like Morningview it as much. The entrance was just OK. They had some flowers when you first walked in, the front desk right there, and a water cooler for drinks. It didn't have that homey, comfortable atmosphere. When we took the tour, I didn't see that many residents walking in the halls or outside. The eating area did not look appealing. They had different tablecloths and nothing matched. The people didn't look happy nor were they smiling. They just looked really depressed. The people weren't talking, just sitting there and eating. The rooms weren't very good either. They were very bland, the carpet didn't look very good, and the furniture that they had in there for the residents for the respite care looked like some old twin bed and an old dresser. It just looked very depressing. I didn't see that many workers walking around and assisting people. There was one resident who was going to get in the elevator as we were getting in the elevator, and she said to the lady who was giving us the tour, "I don't know where to go," and she had this paper in her hand and the lady who was giving us the tour said, "We don't have any activities for two more hours." The resident was like, "What am I supposed to do?" and then she started crying and she's like, "I don't know where to go. I don't know what I'm supposed to do now." The lady said, "Well, you just need to go to your room and wait." I was almost in tears and my kids are with me and they're like, "Mommy, we need to take that lady out to eat. She has nothing to do for two hours." When we left, we were really sad. It wasn't dirty and it didn't look like anybody was being abused, but it wasn't a place where I would put family.
We visited Morningview at Irving Park. The rooms were fine. Everything was fine. It was like living in a hotel. I saw a one-bedroom. The dining area was fine, set up like a cafeteria. The people seemed nice and answered my questions. It's in a nice area.
The person who took me on the tour at Morningview Irving Park was very friendly and seemed knowledgeable about everything there, so I had a good experience. Everything looked so nice and clean, and it seemed like everybody respected each other in their own space. They showed me one room that looked very nice and like something that I could send my husband or anyone into, and they would be comfortable and secure. They were very accommodating, so I was pleased with that.
Everything seemed to be fine at HeartFields at Cary. It didn't seem like something my parents would work well in because it's a three-story building. The rooms were neat and clean, but I felt they were a little small. They always have something going on for the residents, like gardening and playing games. The staff was very knowledgeable and knew what they had there and presented it very well.
I liked the creativity used in designing this facility. Plans for the style of the building right down to the activities planned both show an understanding of seniors. When you have common thoughts regarding how seniors think, you can achieve outstanding results. Anytime you have a senior facility you would like it to be considered home with that same facility meeting the needs of their residents. The Laurel and The Havens has a unique balance in planning for their residents.
This facility is very pretty inside and out. The residents live in nice rooms with clean surroundings. The dining room presents like a restaurant. These residents are cared for individually. You will never seen them sitting around in their wheelchairs asleep outside of their rooms. If their tired they sleep in their rooms. The facility looks like a nice hotel and the residents appreciate living there.
The Laurels and The Haven in Highland Creek is an excellent community that carries on the traditions of its company. Consistently you can expect The Laurels and The Haven in all towns to be top notch. The Laurels is their assisted living, and it is a gorgeous facility with well trained caring staff. The Haven is their memory care, and it is a facility to be envied by most other memory care facilities. However, they do not take Alzheimer's patients who require a great deal of care. Their folks are higher functioning Memory patients.
This is a nice facility, and it is one I would recommend. The building looks well kept, and the residents seemed happy. The staff seemed well informed and educated as to their duties and how to best care for their residents. This is not always seen in facilities. Summit Place of Kings Mountain is a community that offers LIFE to their residents that just happens to be accompanied by care. LIFE should always be the emphasis, and they do it well. Summit Place is on my short list of facilities to recommend.
Not my favorite place. It is not a bad place, but it lacks any "life" in the building. It is not a top recommendation. It is my believe that owners need to care about their buildings, and the lack of care causes me to question the care they have or give to their residents. Old furnishings and dated wall decor were evident. Hopefully the owners have decided to update the building, the staff was very kind, and the tour went well. While decor does not mean bad care, I would be concerned.
No better memory care around. If you are seeking memory care, go to Summit Place. Ask about Lorraine Utley! She is an angel! Summit Place offers a beautiful facility, and their staff is well educated. The residents appear to be very happy, and the activities offered are numerous and varied. I have never eaten there, but I have been in the dining room. The residents seemed to enjoy their meals, and I noticed few left overs on plates of residents who had finished eating.
I don't know much about their activities, and I have never eaten there. However, the facility presents well, and the staff was very kind upon my visit. The rooms are well appointed, and the residents enjoyed interacting while I toured. I have referred individuals to their facility, and they were pleased with what they experienced. I have not actually placed anyone as of this dat, but I would not hesitate to refer for that purpose. Legacy Heights is a nice facility.
A fantastic facility with fantastic staff. My only complaint is they do not care for folks as they enter the advanced stages of dementia. If they offered ongoing care no matter the degree of dementia, The Haven would be perfect. However, staff is very well educated in caregiving techniques, and the facility is quite beautiful. It is laid out in a fashion that offers much walking space for those folks who feel the need to wander. It allows movement with safety. I recommend The Laurels highly.
I LOVE SUMMIT PLACE! I quite frequently take my clients to tour their facility, and everyone is impressed. Their staff is unbeatable. I have also pleased to be a provider of Music Therapy to their clients. They understand the need for music therapy and its many benefits. Kudos to Summit Place! Visit them. You won't be disappointed!