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Desert Sky Assisted Living

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5125 N. 58th Ave , Glendale, AZ 85301

(855) 840-7257

Reviews of Desert Sky Assisted Living

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

This is the worst assisted living facility I have ever seen and my friend has been in many over the years. Unfortunately if you are poor and on ACCHSS this is what you deal with. This place should be shut down. They have no call buttons for the residents so my friend has ended up on the floor for hours calling for help. Deplorable care. They have the minimal amount of care givers required and they are "do not care givers". It is very sad for these people and someone needs to help them.

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I Am/Was A Resident Of This Facility

I think that desert sky needs more house keeping. I only see one girl upstairs and shr cant do all fifty something rooms and cleaning other areas that i noticed. They need 2 house keeping on top and on bottom if they wanna keep the facility clean. And tjat house keeper Carolina isnt good. I watch and she just talks with caregivers and doesnt clean dinning room right. But since newer caregiver..forget her name..lacinda came..shes been very helpful anf does a fantastic job on the dinning roon. Everyone always thanks her. Hopefully desert sky reads this!

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I Visited This Facility

This place is deplorable. After walking through here, the only thing I saw was filth and a sense of uncleanliness (the dining area was absolutely disgusting), and it smelled of urine. The stench of the smell was horrific and I wondered why or how any tenant could live this way. While visiting, rooms were dirty, unkempt, and I found out they are supposed to be cleaned, however, told housekeeping hadn't been in for 3-4 weeks. I took pictures of one of the bathrooms and nearly got sick. The toilet was stained, bathtub had black mold of some kind and the bathroom was absolutely unsanitary. The bedding appeared dirty and had not been washed, the floor dusty and garbage strewn throughout. How can this assisted living center operate under the current conditions. There is a huge sense of responsibility that has not been held accountable. The tenants appear sad, one of the rooms when the woman opened the door, there was a very distinctive stench of urine and I cannot understand how any agency, who gets paid monthly, allow this to happen. It's as if they are robbing these elderly folks. Something needs to be done but I would share with you this; do NOT place your loved one in this facility. Trust me. There have been complaints filed and it appears as though there is no TLC in here.

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I Visited This Community

This older, but well-kept facility is a 2-story structure, set back off of one street from a busy thoroughfare. The individual units have window awnings, which provide some protection from the sun, however there are no balconies for nicer weather. This visitor was able to see that several residents had homey decorations in their windows. The facility has 103 units, and ownership of the facility is shared by Bella Vista Rehab Center, which is attached to this building. The fountain courtyard in front creates a nice entrance; however there does not appear to be a great exterior area for walks or outdoor activities – all gravel, minimal landscaping and plants. The back parking lot did have a few old pieces of furniture and mattresses that need to be hauled away. Upon entering, I was pleasantly greeted by a receptionist, who answered my questions about size and ownership, and provided a card of the operations manager for additional questions. The lobby is a little stark, but clean. Overall, the friendly staff compensated for a bland facility.

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I Visited This Community

I visited this facility for the first time and I was unsure of what I would find as I had been given a variety of reviews, both good and bad, from different people. From the moment I walked in I noticed how open and bright the facility was and it was super clean, but not uncomfortably so, where you feel afraid to move around because you might dirty it up. In fact, the environment was very welcoming. I took a quick tour and the whole facility is beautiful and very well designed for the elderly. They took many safety precautions throughout the building and that, to me, shows that they do their best to keep everyone safe. I loved how everything was set up, it was so user-friendly. The staff was very welcoming and I noticed that they called all of the residents by their names which shows me that they care by taking the time to learn everyone's name, and I could tell through their interaction that they were very loving and respectful of the residents. I talked to one lady who had lived their for quite some time, and she told me that she loves living at Desert Sky. She said that the staff really cares about her and caters to her needs. She said one week she was ill and because of this she had to miss her favorite weekly activity, arts and crafts. She said that she was in her room watching TV when on of the staff members came into her room with the materials needed for that weeks craft project and that together they sat together talking and making the craft. She said that it was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for her, and that she had so much fun that she almost forgot she was sick! I came into my visit at Desert Sky unsure of what I was going to find, and in the end what I found, is a wonderful and welcoming facility with a care team that is deeply committed to every resident.

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Costs for Desert Sky Assisted Living

Assisted Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,500

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Amenities at Desert Sky Assisted Living

Property Info

State License #: AL3229C

Studio Apartments

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop

Lounges

Activities

Social Events

Trips & Outings

Spiritual Activities

Exercise Classes

Live, On-site Entertainment

Educational Opportunities

Cooking Classes

Cards

Art Classes

Creative Writing

Amenities

Outside Patio/Gardens

Computer/Internet Access

Cable/Satellite TV

Restaurant-Style Dining

Private Dining Room

Country Kitchen

Services

On-Site Medical Visits: Occupational Therapist,Physical Therapist

Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Housekeeping

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Description of Desert Sky Assisted Living

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Desert Sky Assisted Living is a welcoming homelike community that provides tailored care for seniors who require assistance with activities of daily living to remain independent. What sets our community apart from others in Glendale is the welcoming atmosphere that envelopes everyone who steps through the front door and our effort to treat everyone just like family.

Desert Sky Assisted Living is operated by the Ensign Group. At our communities we provide seniors a broad spectrum of services, from skilled nursing to assisted living services and rehabilitative services.

Featured Amenities

Desert Sky Assisted Living offers a variety of inviting accommodations to suit any taste. Many of our spacious studio apartment homes, available in private or shared suites, include plush wall-to-wall carpeting, views of our scenic grounds and emergency response systems. Residents are encouraged to decorate with personal furnishings to make the space truly feel like theirs.

Throughout our community are many places where residents gather during the day. The community room plays host to a variety of activities such as poker, arts and crafts and movie nights. Outside in the private courtyard are walking paths which are perfect for taking a stroll with friends or visiting family.

Available Services

We've taken care of all the little details to make life easy. Our friendly housekeeping staff will clean your apartment on a scheduled basis. All meals are served in the warmth of our restaurant-style dining room and are prepared daily by our talented culinary team. And residents are always welcome to suggest menu items.

We offer scheduled transportation for shopping, dining and medical appointments. There is also an on-site full-service salon which saves a trip into town. Our staff is available 24 hours to respond to emergencies, and a nurse is on-call 24 hours a day. Through our emphasis on tailoring care and activities, residents are able to enhance their physical well-being living with us.

When it comes to assisted living, Desert Sky Assisted Living delivers the finest care available.

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