Morningside was old, but they’re renovating it, and the people were great. They were very good in explaining stuff to us and very helpful in the area that we need help in, so I can’t say anything bad. We really didn’t get into the activities because they said that they couldn’t take my mom, but they went ahead and showed us around. The staff was great. They let me bring my dog in, and everybody was saying “hi” to my dog. They were very accommodating. I can’t say anything bad.
The people in Morningside of Newport News were nice. The facility was clean and professional. I was very pleased with the reception. I think it's a semi-locked facility. They have activities and a social room to sit in.
I had a tour at The Gardens of Virginia Beach. My dad will be going there this September. The staff who contacted me was excellent and very pleasant. Everything was fresh looking. The manager knew all the residents by name. I found the place to be very good and not huge but a good size. Their courtyard was huge and had a lot of trees and flowers. The access was easy and handicap-friendly all the way.
I would highly recommend Dominion Village. The staff are friendly and take very good care of the residents ensuring that their needs are met. The food is delicious and menus are well planned and healthy. The residence is always clean and well maintained. Our loved one has been a resident of Dominion for 6 months and we have had nothing but the best of care. We are so glad that we chose Dominion Village.
Compassionate staff members but rooms are enclosed and an institution feel to the environment. Spacious dining room with extensive menu options. Activities include movie outings and theatres. The negative aspect is the length of the hallways could be problematic for those with mobility issues. Program offers speech therapy and hearing specialist. This great for the hearing impaired.
Meal times have a limited one hour time frame. Facility is less well-lit than most assisted living places. Clean and well-lit environment. Older facility with smaller rooms and private bathrooms, however, facility did not offer wheelchair accessibility making it difficult for residents with balance issues. Activities offered include a wide range of activities. There is poor communication between staff members.
Facility offers residents smaller accommodations with a spacious dining area. Terrible food and staff members did not always follow through on their promises. For instance, a resident may buzz a staff member and be met with no response. Activities include playing bingo and board games. The facility offers opportunities for entertainment. Studio apartments with spacious bathrooms. Great living room with an outdoor patio for residents and guests to entertain one another.
Pet accommodations offered within this facility. Spacious rooms with professional and friendly staff members. Fully furnished facility offering clean living spaces. The program offers a wide variety of activities including playing board games, entertaining guests and taking field trips. There is a designated activity coordinator who is responsible for facilitating the variety of activities offered within the residence. More expensive unit though the accommodations are very high end.
Disorganized building and very dirty facility. Short-staffed and very disengaging because residents are not offered many options. On-call nurse who isn't always quick to answer the resident's queries. Sometimes the price of the facility is not worth the services provided. Program, however, offers a wide variety of care including independent living and 24-hour care.
Facility offers 3 bedroom living options, a unique feature compared to other facilities. Very conspicuous feel to the building, residents appear to be living in a regular housing facility than a customized healthcare unit. Facility offers a movie theater, an exercise area, and a swimming pool. Restaurant offered within the facility. Warm, family-oriented atmosphere with friendly and accommodating staff. Spacious living spaces. Social calendar provided for each resident full of exciting activities regularly.
HeartFields is a combined assisted living residence with an alzheimers/dementia wing called Bridge to Rediscovery. We went for a tour at HeartFields to look at rooms for our parents. Mom is growing a bit forgetful and has Parkinsons and it is becoming too much for Dad to take care of. We are worried about her falling and him declining in the stress of caring for her, even though help comes in every day, they are alone at night. We are leaning towards HeartFields because they can be in an apartment together to start, and if mom's dementia progresses, we could possibly move her to the memory wing and she and Dad can still see each other and be under the same roof, but he won't be responsible for her care. The bus was unloading many residents (some in wheelchairs) who had just gone for an outing to lunch at Logans Steakhouse. They were all very animated and looked like they had a good time. I was disappointed to see some people sleeping in chairs in the lobby. One of the staff said this is their home; they like to sit in the lobby and wait for their friends to return, and fall asleep while waiting. I guess if I was their age I might nap, too. The rooms were well appointed for the price and the value: furniture was included in the price, the call buttons, all the meals, the phone, the activities . . . they even have whirlpool spas on each floor the residents can reserve (included!). I thought it was pretty nice and suddenly saw the appeal of never doing my own laundry again. My Dad loved it and the price was less than what we pay for home health care now. We should have looked into this a long time ago and taken the stress and hassle of scheduling home health care providers and dealing with Mom's meds.