Holiday Retirement - Arizona
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Holiday Retirement has been providing seniors in the Grand Canyon State with quality independent retirement living at a great value. Our dedicated staff of live-in community managers strive to make each and every resident of a Holiday Retirement Arizona community feel right at home from the minute they step through our front doors. This is what we call The Holiday Touch, and it is what makes life at our communities so special.
The Madison was excellent and classic-looking. The manager and his wife were very gracious and knowledgeable. The facility was clean and well laid out. The food was fine, and it looked like everybody in there was happy. We're impressed.
The people at Madison Meadows were great. It was a pretty much positive experience. The apartments had a good layout and were more like cabins than apartments and on one level. The residents looked quite happy and busy.
Vista del Rio's staff were all nice. Everybody was nice. They sat me on a table with a bunch of people who were already eating and all seemed pretty nice, but they were all my parents' and grandparents' age. The dining area, rooms, and apartments were nice. Some of them had limited kitchens and some had full kitchens.
My parents have an apartment at Vista del Rio. Everything is going well. The staff is very nice and supportive. The food isn't as good, but it's edible and nutritious. They only have a one-bedroom, but overall, they're very happy there. I really like it but the food assortment could be better.
I visited Madison Meadows. The staff was very nice, and the two sets of resident managers were fantastic people. The rooms were very spacious and a lot were wheelchair-accessible. It was very nice. We ate there once, and the food was fantastic. The dining area was very nice and organized in passing out food and taking orders.
Vista del Rio was OK and wasn’t my favorite. They were nice, but it just wasn’t what we’re looking for. The facilities were OK, and the staff was fine. I didn’t like that they had set times for meals rather than having all-day dining, so that was one of the things I didn’t like about it. The amenities were OK. They were certainly less expensive but weren’t as nice.
The Madison is a very nice facility. The staff is excellent and accommodating. They've invited us several times for dinner. They're very pleasant, helpful, and they'd do anything for you. They're prompt with their food. It's a nice facility. They also have other things going on. When we were there for dinner they had like comedy act or singing act, which was nice and entertaining.
My husband and I visited Madison Meadow in Phoenix, AZ two months ago in 2015. We were treated with utmost care and respect. So much that we are planning on moving in as soon as we are able. We give the Staff 5 stars, they are very friendly and explained everything about the Facility in detail. The Activities... we don't live there yet but according to their Calendar of Events, it is full of activities for the whole month, every month, so we'll give it 3 stars. We were asked to stay for lunch and we give it 5 stars for the Food, it was delicious and healthy. Quality of Care gets 3 stars... we're not there yet, but while observing the residents within the facility, I'd say they are pretty happy in that environment. The ambiance is peaceful, quiet and... ALL SMILES. That's important. Therefore, Facility gets 4 stars for now. And Overall gets 4 for now, also. We'll give another update when we move in. We loved the place.
My Mom is a 92 yr. old widow who is still healthy, active and driving. After her third fall and surgery to repair the damage and 7 wks in a rehab facility, my brother and I knew it was time to move her out of her house and into an independent living situation. We both live out of state and quite far away. After a lot of research, it was obvious that having her remain in Surprise, AZ, was the best choice financially and emotionally and socially for her. Living with one of us was not a great option. She was able to stay in a completely familiar area, keep her church membership and friends and doctors. I picked Vista De la Montana and it's sister facility, The Madison, because of their reasonable costs (compared to facilities in SoCal where I live and Tenn. where my brother lives) and close proximity to her home. She has friends in The Madison and thought that's where she would pick, but after touring both facilities she chose Vista. She liked it much better because the halls were bright and shorter than the long dark ones @ Madison, the cost was a couple of hundred $ per month lower (BIG FACTOR for her even though she could have afforded both), and the apartment she got is bright and spacious with a huge wraparound patio. It was my first choice and I'm so glad we were able to convince her it was the right one. She's been there almost 6 months and still has complaints however. The residents are "too old, too deaf, too blind to hear and see her, too cliquey, takes too long to eat every meal, there's no one to play bridge with (the group there doesn't have room for another person without getting 3 more for a foursome), and nothing is as easy to do as it was in her house." She can still fly to see us and will continue to do so until she can't handle it anymore. The managers assure me her complaints are totally normal and within a year she'll adjust. I really like the staff and the facility and I think it was the best choice for her. The complaints she has would accompany ANY FACILITY she chose I'm sure! It's conveniently located to shopping and her doctors and the hospital is about 5 min. from Vista. Her life will never be the same as it was when my stepdad was alive and they had their darling little house in gorgeous Sun City Grand and could play golf yrs. ago. It's been a very difficult transition but I'm glad we chose Vista. I do wish the food service wasn't soooo slow! We've eaten there with her several times and it literally takes an hour an a half or longer to complete the meal. She has complained that the meals are taking up almost 6 hrs. of her day. Now for the residents who are tied to the facility with no car or family nearby that may be acceptable, cause they don't have anything else to do with their time, but it really irks her so far. If she wasn't paying for every meal she wouldn't feel obliged to eat there daily. With just a tiny kitchenette with her microwave, frig and sink she can't do any real cooking or baking for guests. She entertained a lot at her house and she misses that, although she can certainly use the common areas and the oven in the rec room to bake if she really wants to! It's all a matter of choosing to be happy wherever you are and she's got to adjust to a new lifestyle and cultivate more friends there. It's a lovely place that's safe and secure and we have peace of mind knowing that she's not alone should she have another accident or become ill. I'm totally confident the staff would rush to her side should anything happen and call the paramedics if necessary, and contact us immediately so we could drive over ASAP. Knowing she's not alone in her house is invaluable to our peace of mind. I no longer feel compelled to call her everyday to make sure she's all right! That alone was well worth it!
From our first contact the marketing and management staff were very informative, cordial and responsive to our queries. My Father has been there for four months now and states that he wishes he had thought of this years earlier. He is 91, swims daily and participates in every activity they offer. We wife and I are both medical professionals and are very pleased with our selection of Vista De La Montana.
I needed to find a place for my mom to go when she was discharged from a rehab facili ty. I only had a few days to do this. I had looked at several places and I hadn't found any place that fit mom"said budget. Each place was very small but very expensive. Vista del Rio was spacious and affordable. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They made us feel very welcome. The care givers were awesome. The reason my mom is leaving is because she has improved so much that she can return to her own home and we will have some in home health care for her. Thank you for all you've done for our family.
The community just underwent a remodel, and has all new furniture and carpets throughout. The food is amazing! They have live-in managers that really care. One time, late at night, I thought I was having a heart attack, and the managers got me help, and sat up with me until help arrived! I always thought Desert Rose was just another old age home, but what I found was that it is so much better! It's not assisted living. It's independant living, with assistance. I still drive my car, however, when I can't, they have a community van that takes me.
WONDERFUL community! The executive chef prepares amazing meals, the staff is extremely helpful, and being it is "all inclusive" (utilities, food, etc) the value can't be beat. The community managers actually live on the property, and are always there for you. They have great activities and entertainment, and it's like being on a cruise ship (without the water). I highly encourage you to visit Desert Rose for lunch and a tour.
The thing that impressed me most about this community is that they provide so many activities for their residents. There is always something happening there. The residents share a lovely dining area and food is delicious and they are always scheduling community events there. The staff is very friendly and helpful and take an interest their residents. They honor their residents for their past military service. They are located near many of the areas stores and provide transporation to many of them.