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I have had a chance to visit with a resident here for over 2 months as well as staying with this person. The housekeeping supervisor Dori, is a nasty person she is like a bull and is very rude and nasty. This woman is confrontational and always gives dirty looks whenever she has a chance. She was head of the kitchen staff but was switched to housekeeping, I assume because she was so abrasive. The housekeeping is spotty and sometimes it is o.k. and other times it is not so good. Dori needs to realize that she represents the company, me and another person I know here would not recommend this residence as a place we would tell our friends to consider.
We appreciate your feedback straight up. This feedback will be elevated and addressed as an important learning opportunity. We invite you to come in and discuss privately with our Executive Director the specifics that you feel comfortable in sharing.
I have visited on several occasions and continue to be thoroughly impressed. This is a beautiful facility and everyone seems happy. Congratulations on creating this environment for our seniors.
My dad is moving into Garden Court in less than 6 weeks. We visited many retirement communities before making our selection. And I should add that he lives in Burien, so this was on the bottom of my list when we started the search, simply based on distance from me and his Burien friends. We both like the fact that it is light, open and airy. The staff is *fabulous*! They have been very patient in answering all of our questions and have demonstrated genuine empathy in understanding what a big move this is. They even went so far as to arrange a special "guys dinner - tell your fishing stories", complete with fishing decorations, so that my dad could meet some people before moving in. The facility is *immaculate*. Their cleaning schedule is rigorous. All units are painted, with new carpet and a deep cleaning before a new resident moves in. They have a wide variety of floor plans to choose from. It's a very nice setting with trees in the back, a large patio off of the main dining room and planting beds. The services are very flexible. If a person has a set-back and needs assisted care, s/he can take it for a month, then go back to the regular retirement apartment rate (I should also add that rates increase at a fixed % each year, so it's easy to plan). Residents can stay in the same apartment, regardless of changing needs for increased assistance. It's a quiet location, yet right off of I-5; the banks and stores my dad patronizes in Burien all have near-by locations to Garden Court. We haven't yet looked for a new Dr., but there are several good providers near by. This is a happy place. People are out in the common areas, talking, playing games, doing puzzles. The movie room is great and the mail room is a little center of activity where people see each other and chat. It's a well-designed space. We have not yet met the owner, but the residents we have met like him and say he knows them by name. I believe my dad is going to be happy here. He does, too. And I also know he is going to be safe and well cared for. I look forward to hanging out with him here, and meeting his new friends.
Dear Doting Daughter, What a wonderful review! We appreciate your detailed account of your "Garden Court Experience". We are delighted and honored to have your father come make his new home at Garden Court. And nothing's better than a daughter that is involved, diligent,and devoted to the happiness and well being of her parent. All is Good.
I worked as a volunteer for a christmas celebration and had the opportunity to witness how well it was run and was very impressed.
It's the people that make the difference A building is a building it's all the staff that make a difference and with Garden Court it shows
Thanks for your positive support.
The staff is incredible and their quality of care is at the highest level. I have visited Garden Court numerous times and been to numerous events. Every time I am in the building I feel a sense of warmth, compassion, and knowledge from all the staff members.
Thanks Teresa! Your support is important and tells an important part of our story too.
My wife and I feel at home here. It was a tough decision to make a move but my wife needed more care than I could give her. The assisted living staff are wonderful people and truely care about each and every one of us here.
Ervin, We are so glad you moved to Garden Court. You bring with you so much history, humor and kindness. Thank you for chosing Garden Court.
Garden Court Retirement Community is a pleasant pretty place to live. I have lived here for eight years and it has been wonderful!
MJ, You have been such an important part of making our community special. Thank you for sharing your spirit, your gardening savvy, and your support of making Garden Court a special place.
I would recommend Garden Court Retirement Community to anyone looking to make a move into a retirement community. This is a great place full of great people.
Thank you Robert! You have been a Great contributor in this community with your leadership.
Garden Court Retirement Community is a great place to spend the "Golden Years"! I have been enjoying them for the past three years here. I do not know too many 89 year olds who are as active as I am.
We appreciate you for being at Garden Court. It's been an honor seeing you age so gracefully.
Everything is good at Garden Court Retirement Community. My husband and I like living here. We have a bery large two bedroom apartment with a nice view of the woods. Last year we saw a squirrel raise three babies in one of the trees.
We are so glad you are at Garden Court. We look forward to seeing your smile and big wave when you come down for meals.
Almost every day there are few mistakes if any in the dining room at Garden Court Retirement Community. They work fast but take their time to make each meal special and healthy. I actually feel healthier since I have moved here four years ago.
Thank you for sharing your observations of your dining experience at Garden Court.
My husband and I are very satisfied with Garden Court Retirement Community. We have no problems to report! We have been here for almost fours and love it.
I feel cared for, for sure everyday here at Garden Court Retirement Community. Even my cat likes the Staff!!!
Pat, You appreciate your positive comments. Cats can be a toughest customers and it appears we have 2 endorsements here. :-)
I am very satisfied with all the aspects of my excellent care. At first I didn't want to start some assisted living services. But now I like having someone come in and check on my daily! They are all so caring and helpful.
Paul, thanks for trusting us at Garden Court with your care. We look forward to checking on you too!
I have lived at Garden Court Retirement Community for three weeks. I am very happy and pleased to live here and call Garden Court my home. What drew me here was the fun and light atmosphere.
Betty, We are soooo glad that you came to Garden Court and call it home. You are a pleasure to know and serve.
At Garden Court Retirement Community, they have very helpful staff and I am always very pleased with the love and devotion they give each resident. I love all the cleanliness too!
Eloise, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about living at Garden Court. You are a person that touches others and makes the world a better place.
Garden Court Retirement Community is such a friendly place to live. Everyone is so nice and helpful. I used to live at a neighboring retirement community but I came here with a friend for lunch one day and decided that day I wanted to call Garden Court home.
Eileen, We are sure you came to lunch that day. It was the start of something good for all. You bring a lot of sunshine to the Garden Court world. Thank You!
My sister and I have not yet ventured out on any social trips. But we are very happy with all the things here so far. Once we get all settled we are planning on going to all the fun outings! We just moved in to Garden Court a week ago!
Thank you for taking time to fill this endorsement out. We are sooooo glad you chose Garden Court. Let the fun begin!
I have found Garden Court Retirement Community to be a very friendly and comfortable place to live. I have lived here for two years and enjoy being here.
Thank you Doris! You are a reflection of Garden Court. :-)
Beautiful grounds. Coming from the East Coast, I have never seen such a breathtaking senior living community.
Thank you for sharing your comparsion of Garden Court with other communities. We have beautiful grounds, building interior and residents!
I am a chiropractic physician next door to Garden Court. As a result I have cared for many of the residents over the years. They have all been very happy with Garden Court and what is provided. I have found their staff to be top notch whether it was coordinating treatment visits or providing talks at their facility.
Thank you Dr. Hanson! We appreciate your support and the good care you provide our residents.
Always warmly greeted by staff, good food & longevity in staff. They really care about their residents. The place is always clean & tidy & clearly a lot of thought goes into how the ambiance feels. I love the little touches Seen throughout & most importantly, the residents seem happy & well taken care for.
Thanks Annie! Your appreciation for the little touches is great! We believe that if we keep our residents happy and take care of the details the rest takes care of itself.
If you like to play cards, read, garden, eat, board games, new games, bowling, swimming, Wii bowling, read, have parties, celebrations, and converse with others. You can do that and more here! I have lived here for 9 years and have participated in everything I could! Its a great place to live and the staff are always helpful!
Irene, you said it best. Thank you for taking a moment to express your vote in the most vivid way.
I have called Garden Court home for three years now. I am 99 years old and feel that if I havent lived at Garden Court that I wouldn't have lived this long. Everyone needs to have friends and people who care about them and invite them to activities and not just sit at home alone with the TV to entertain themselves all day. It is a hard decision to move but once I did I wished I had moved sooner.
What sage advice! Thank you for discussing a most important point. People's health indexes are known to go up after moving in. Eating better, exercising, socializing, sleeping better, laughing more all contributes to a happier healthier you.
The staff makes me feel special everyday. They know you by name and greet you with a smile when they pass you in the hallway. The food is outstanding and healthy. The frozen yogurt is my great grandkids favorite part about Garden Court.
Our Residents are some of the nicest people on the planet. They are kind hearted, happy people who for what's right in the world. Thanks for choosing Garden Court.
I moved to Garden Court when I was 89 yers old. My kids didnt want me living alone anymore. I was against moving from my home my husband and I had built. They toured communities for me and then brought me to Garden Court. This was their choice and when I came here I was amazed that it didnt look anything like a nursing home. I didnt know places like this existed. Its been 7 years and I have had many of my friends move in here too. Its a great place to retire.
Your kids have great taste! Thanks for making Garden Court your home. We pride ourselves on the fact that our residents not only move in but stay- many for years as in your case. Know that we work hard to earn your trust and confidence every day.
There is so much I can say about Garden Court. It has been my home for 9 years now. I moved in about a year after they opened. A lot has changed but their devotion to residents has always been faithful. They truely put residents first here. I am proud to say I live at Garden Court.
Thank you for your gracious endorsement.
I am a fairly new resident at Garden Court. I liked that they offer many choices of activities both inside and outside their community. I love their gardening beds because I just took one over and I am enjoying getting my hands dirty again. It is a great community and very well kept.
The "Gardening" Angel lives at Garden Court. Thanks for your endorsement.
Each time I've visited Garden Court I've found my experience both comfortable and enjoyable. The Lobby, Dinning room, and Restroom, areas are clean and present an uplifting mood. The staff have always been attentive and courtious. I have no hestitation in giving Garden Court my full endorsement. -Bill Blackstone
Thanks Bill! We appreciate your endorsement.
The staff was extremely welcoming and professional and the residents looked happy. Many of the residents were engaged in conversation or in an activity. The Marketing Director was extremely attentive and informative. The Director of Activities/ Life Enrichment was lively and showed a genuine interest in the residents. Great human touch and caring was displayed while I was waiting in the beautiful entry and lounge area. The Executive Director introduced herself and she was very cheerful and professional. It was a great experience.
Thank you for sharing how you were treated, what you observed, and how you felt at Garden Court.
Garden Court is a top notch retirement center. I had friends that lived there and really enjoyed the treatment and care. I have toured the facility and attended meetings there and the food was excellent!
Thank you Dale for taking the time to share with others your "Garden Court" experience.
The staff is excellent. A staff person who retired from there after quite a few years still comes back to visit with the residents a couple of times a week. The facility is lovely and tidy. There always seems to be so much going on there to keep the residents engaged.
Barbara, Thank you for taking time to share with others what you have experienced at Garden Court.
It is all about the people. The staff has been consistant over the years and they all know that the well being of the community residents is the most important thing they have to do. It shows in the physical plant, the positive energy in the community and the active living nature of the residents. You can tell when you walk through the door that the experience will be the unexpected in a good way.
David, Our goal is to "surprise and delight" our residents and those that help us do our best every day. Thank you for your loyal support. It means alot.
Staff is amazing. Facility is clean, beautiful. So many activities. It has a community feeling and tenants seem to really enjoy living there.
Thank you Vicky.
Very impressed with the facility ans special projects such as the visual resident history that was presented recently.
Alan, Thank you for your review and positive endorsement. Our Life Legacy Project was such a wonderful experience to honor our residents and their lives.
we interviewed several retirement homes, and rarely saw such an engaged primary and secondary staff. The secondary serviing staff includes many teens working as a second job, and frankly and renewed my faith about young adults. The facilities are always clean, and the staff is genuinly engated with the residents and their family. A 10+
Ron, thank you for sharing your "shopping" experience and how Garden Court compared. We believe in intergenerational communities that tend to bring the best in all. The residents touch young adults lives and young adults change seniors daily lives in the most positive way.
I moved into Garden Court twice. I lived here after I sold my home and wanted a simplier way of living. I loved being here and around all the people. I developed a medical issue causing me to lose my ability to walk and talk. My kids moved me to an Adult Family Home. I under went surgery and went back to the Adult Family Home. But after 6 months I was doing better and was miserable where I was at. I wanted to come back to Garden Court. I told my kids how I felt and within a week I was back "home".
Yes! And we are so glad that you made it home where you belong. :-) Once you are part of the community, you can leave physically but in your heart it is always home. Thank you for your loyalty and support.
Garden Court is always clean and inviting. A very friendly, personable staff who always make you feel welcome and important. The residents seem extremely happy, content and well attended to.
TD, We are apprecitive of your observations and review.
Garden Court is where I would want my own parents to live! The staff is the best around, very caring and personable. They really love each and every resident for themselves. The food is wonderful and I can tell that it is carefully planned out to include more than just basic nutrition. The building and grounds are well cared for and make me want to spend time there. There are always activities to do and the social entertainment is wonderful!
Thank you for your time and gracious review. We work every day to make it so!
We have provided technical assistance to the staff and residents of Garden Court Retirement community for several years and have had a very positive experience when dealing with all of the friendly people there. We've seen them go out of their way to assist both us and their residents in solving any issues that have come up, however infrequent. Nothing but good things to say about the facility, and the extremely professional staff.
Thank you! We appreciate your professional support and generous endorsement.
Walk into Garden Court, and it's hard not to want to stay. The physical environment is warm, welcoming, and cozy. The staff is above and beyond friendly, and the residents you meet most often are smiling. It's a happy place. When I'm old enough to live there, I'd love to.
We are young at heart at Garden Court. You will fit right in! Thanks for your review.
Garden Court is wonderful! The staff are amazing and their sole concern is that the residents are taken care of and honored. I would recommend Garden Court to anyone.
Erica, thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience at Garden Court.
Garden Court is a 10 star community! I have lived here for 2 years and have no complaints. I love to go swimming and even though they do not have pool onsite we get to go every Thursday to a nice pool. If they don't offer an activity I like they will work hard to get it on the calendar. The staff all work hard to make each of us happy.
JB, Thanks for your solid support and lively spirit. We appreciate you for choosing Garden Court.
I have been at Garden Court for 7 months and I like it very much. We have lots of activities and bus trips, etc. The residents and employees are friendly and helpful.
Thank you for your choice of coming to Garden Court. Keep telling us what makes you happy and we will work on getting it done.
It's the wonderful, friendly and caring Staff that makes Garden Court seem like home. And they have a raised-bed gardening area that is a joy to work in and visit and no bending to pull weeds. There are bird houses made by the residents and with the trees in the background, they've got a wonderful, tranquil spot to garden and bird watch. We've also enjoyed good food there. It's a caring, happy place to be. They are also well known for their "giving back to the community" activities. I so appreciate them.
Thank you Lila! Come visit Garden Court and our gardens anytime.
Garden Court is a bright, cheery and very friendly environment. The staff is happy and accommodating of all requests in the most courteous of manner.
Thank You Char! Our visitors add to the spirit and the fun!
My friend Helen hall used to live in Garden Court. She has passed away recently. I would go over and visit her often. She loved it there and I loved my visits to see her. People were so friendly and happy. And the surroundings were clean and beautiful.
Linda, Thank you for your love and support of Helen. She was a light in the world and her friends and family are the same. We appreciate your review.
We put our Father in a few months ago. He had lost his wife a few months prior and than had a small stroke. Felt we were in for a rough time getting him happy again. Within a few weeks he was doing a lot better. The outside activities and interaction with others has helped him. The staff stays on top of things and we are more than pleased. He like the certain amount of independence he has plus the help of not having to do more than he wants. They do a good job of keeping the seniors happy and gives family relief.
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Garden Court.
I moved to Garden Court 8 years ago after my husband passed away. My kids were scared for me to live home alone. They toured many communities but only brought me here. I needed to have a washer/dryer in my apartment because my eyesight is weak and I didnt want to have to navigate my way and use a machine I was unfamiliar with. The first thing my kids told me was that you are going to Love Garden Court!
Lily, we are so glad you moved to Garden Court. Thanks for sharing your story and your heart.
When I first walked into Garden Court 5 years ago it felt like home. There is a warm atmosphere here. I found myself more active than when I lived at home. Being here makes you want to do things and live. My kids laugh that I have more of a life than they do! No matter what I am facing each day I have people here who will help me even though I am independant.
Thanks so much for your great review. Keep us working to make it better every day. We are about continuous improvement.
I am a gardener. I have loved to garden ever since I was a kid on the farm. The first thing that drew me to Garden Court is because of their raised flower beds. It wasnt difficult to garden anymore. My eyesight is starting to fail and I am no longer driving. They take us on the bus for shopping and things we need. The staff is always helpful when I need them.
My wife and moved in to Garden Court about a year ago. She likes to paint and I love baseball. They offer something for everyone. We really enjoy being here. Our favorite thing about Garden Court is the food and there are many options at each meal. We found Garden Court through our friends from our mobile home park we lived in. They moved here and loved it and told us about it. And we have been here ever since.
There is so much to say about Garden Court. I have been a resident since they opened 10 years ago. Much has changed over the years but the service has stayed constant. I get great care here and the staff feel like family. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. There are always fun activities to participate in and the food is always fresh.
I call Garden Court my home for a year now. This last year flew by. It took me a month to get settled here. I have many friends and it offers me so many chioces of things to do each day. My family comes to visit me more because I live closer to them. Its a nice place to live and there are so many warm residents and staff here.
Thanks for moving to Garden Court. You sound that you have found "a Home". WE are so glad you chose Garden Court.
I have lived at Garden Court for over 3 years. I toured about 6 communities before I chose to move from my home. The staff always go above and beyond their jobs and take great care of me. The food is great. I love I do not have to cook anymore. When my wife passed away I was never one to cook so when I moved here I did gain a little weight because I was getting square meals again. I do not think I would have lived this long if I didnt get the care I get at Garden Court.
My Grandmother spent years here and she tranistioned from being a nieghborhood queen bee to Garden Court queen bee. She loved the staff and facilities were top notch. I loved visiting her there and meeting all the residents.
My mother has been at Garden Court for 4 years. We looked at numerous retirement options in the area, but this had everything that we were looking for... beautiful facility, clean to the eye the nose, workout room and beauty salon. As a daughter, my main concern was a friendly staff and security. Garden Court had a good system everything in place. I immediately had peace of mind. The staff is warm, caring and friendly. I doubt any facility could match there activity list for the residents. Bottom line.... I could be happier, unless maybe I was moving in. :) Valerie Naegele resident' daughter
Thank you Valerie. Keep us on our toes. Let us know what we can do better and how. It matters!
Out of all the many facilities that I have toured in the Puget Sound area, Garden Court stands out clearly as the best community with a warm, caring staff. The environment is lively with many activities both onsite and in the community and it shows in the happy attitudes of the residents, everyone seems to love it there! The attention to every detail and thoughtful consideration by the local owner/developer/managers of the facility show that they truly care - This place is the best and will be my choice when the time is right.
Patrick, thank you. We will save you a spot when it's time!
The facility is a premier senior living community. Always well kept and the staff is very friendly. Would highly recommend for your loved ones!
Thanks for taking time to give us some feedback. We work hard to earn resident, family and friend support.
Every time I step through the doors of Garden Court, I am greeted by their Friendly staff. They Go out of their way to make sure every resident and new visiter feels welcome. I have absolutley never had a bad experince at Garden Court. Life is very happy there and it shows in the residents that live there.
Kristin, It is good to get the feedback that people feel embraced when they visit. Visitors play an important role in building a vibrant community. Thank You.
I have been here several times and every time I walk in the door I am greeted with a smile. It speaks volumes to me that people everywhere seem to be happy. The last time I was there I even got sucked into a spirited Wii bowling game. I look forwartd to visiting every time I go.
Yes! It is true a person has to be pretty careful coming to Garden Court- they may end up having a "great day"! Thanks for your review. :-)
This building is SO well designed. The community spaces are light and bright. They have thought about everything in this retirement and assisted living community.
Thanks for visiting our community. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.
Great community, and great staff! Would recommend to anyone! Everyone is always going above and beyond to help all of the residents. The staff is great and the daily frozen yogurt is a plus!
Thanks for your review. The frozen yogurt is a family/friend favorite. We appreciate your support and good taste! :-)
Our mother moved to Garden Court almost 8 years ago when it was very new. It is as lovely now as it was then. The staff are friendly, nurturing and welcoming to residents and their families and provide regular, meaningful and interesting activities for all. When mom has had health issues, GC has been of great assistance and helped us get through challenging times. We are very grateful to GC for providing such a positive and caring living environment for mom.
Thank you Carol. It is a shared journey. Seeing seniors happy, feeling respected, nurtured and safe is so fullfilling for all. Our Best Always.
Staff and care givers all are always respectful, happy, caring and professional whatever your need might be. The common areas are alway immaculate - clean and very well appointed. My mother eats in the dining room three times a day which is her testament to the good food. She also very much like the alternative menu option at each meal. The food servers and kitchen staff are especially patient, courteous and efficient with getting the resident meals to them. Any issues with the food or service are taken seriously by the staff and promptly and gladly rectified. My mother only requires standby for her showers. The care givers are extremely helpful and patient in assisting her wash, dry and apply body lotion. She can always count on them to be close enough to her at all times during the bathing to keep her from falling. Activities offered are varied and abundant. Many more that she can or care to attend. It is so nice to have a "buffet" of wonderful activities each day, each week to choose from. Garden Court gets a 5-star rating from Mother.
Wade, Thank you for giving such a detailed review. We appreciate your time and careful thought. Your mother is a blessing to us as well. It's an honor to care for her. A smile from your mother can make your day.
Having visited quite a few retirement facilities in this area I would rate Garden Court one of the highest especially for location and design to meet needs of all residents.
Thank You Dan and Shirley for your review. We appreciate you coming to visit our community and sharing your thoughts and opinions with us.
Garden Court has beaten all my expectations. The staff is truly wonderful. I would recommend Garden Court to anybody considering assisted living.
Thanks Mike. We strive to "surprise and delight" our residents, their families and our visitors.
Great place! Hope to retire there some day. The people are very friendly and the facility is very well kept!
Ray, Thanks for considering Garden Court as a part of your future. We will be waiting for you!
My in laws lived here for 7 years and loved it. My father in law loved to garden & he could at Garden Court.
Wow! Your in-laws were probably some of our prized pioneers. Our resident help us make it a wonderful happy place. We aprreciate all the feedback we can get- its the only way to excellence.
I feel very safe here and have met some good friends. I don't feel lonesome anymore. I have done caregiving and enjoy older people. I feel right in my element here. I feel the staff takes suggestions well as problems are solved in an accepting way.
Thanks Jan. It is a true compliment that you feel safe, happy and heard. It means alot.
I like everything at Garden Court. I'm called by my name by the wait staff and everyone. When I get a pat on my arm or a hug I feel very special. Thanks to everyone at Garden Court.
Thanks for sharing your Garden Court experience. Your wish is our command.
Entire staff, esp. caregivers esp. caring & helpful. Kitchen, servers go out of way to provide choices to satisfy our tastes.
Thanks for your time and energy to review our services. Please let us know what you would like us to change, add, subtract or delete! It's all about our residents' preferences.
I love Garden Court & it's employees. We're not in asst. living but every one of the employees call us by name. Every employee is wonderful. We love every employee!!! A wonderful place to live.
Thanks for sharing your heart and enthusiasm about Garden Court. Your trust in us is very valuable and we will work every day to keep it.
There is nothing I don't like. I have been here 8+ years and am thankful every day for Garden Court.
Your loyalty is appreciated and "oh my- do you have good taste!" :-)
The outside of the building and grounds are kept up extremely well. Flowers are planted every spring with the residents helping.
9 yrs residence. Last 2 yrs Asst Living. No concerns or complaints. Each staff member is a friend who cares for me in a personal way.
I've been here for 5 1/2 yrs and have been very happy. I love my apartment. It is so nice to have our cleaning done each week. The food is delicious and our wait staff are excellent. Everyone is so helpful.
I've lived here 3 years. Before selecting Garden Court, I visited several others in the area. This is the best, no comparison. :-)
When I call I always get a cheerful person on the phone, and they help me get to the person I need, or get the answer I need quickly. I feel like they enjoy working there, and that makes me like to talk to them.
Rene, Thank you for sharing your experience visiting Garden Court. It's always good to know that people are having getting their needs met in a matter we strive for.
My wife and I had the opportunity to visit this establishment and were astonished at the beauty of the facility, the expertise of the staff and the competence of the staff members that we met. Audrey and Eric Eckberg
Thanks for visiting Garden Court and sharing your experience. Please call me with suggestions how the food would get 5 stars! Jane
My friend has been living at Garden Court for five years. When we visited, we were impressed with the warmth of the employees, the wonderful lunch, and the lovely decor. Over the years, these qualities have been shown to be "the real deal." The employees really are warm and caring. The waiters and waitresses in the dining rooms are young, friendly, and incredibly compassionate with the residents. I have never had a meal that was less than very good, and there are always alternate options for those who prefer something different. The living room is comfortable, beautiful, and cozy. My friend completely enjoys sitting by the fire and napping after her meals. Every one smiles at Garden Court. I'm not ready to go yet, but some day I'd surely like to.
Our Resident's Friends and Family are an important part of keeping the spirit and energy in the community at the highest level. Thank you for giving of your time to support Garden Court's effort to be recognized for excellence.
Garden Court became home very quickly after we moved there. The facilities are lovely and always immaculately clean and up to date. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff made them feel like family to us. Maintenance was exceptionally responsive and thorough. The atmosphere was always full of vitality and positive energy. Everyone, from the servers in the dining room to the housekeepers and the activity staff and concierges treated us like family and we came to love them that way. The residents respond by being friendly, cheerful and a joy to live with.
There are family members that also stand out for their warmth and positive energy. They create a beautiful space for others. One of my favorite times I experienced on the morning that we launched "the holiday season" this year. We had a lovely Breakfast with Santa getting going in the dining room. Seeing your faces with the carolers at your apartment door at 8:00 am! You are always there with a smile and a good word. You have touched our lives!
Garden Court Retirement Community is the nicest physical facility of the seven that we reviewed in the Everett area, with pleasant surroundings and attentive staff. Very warm and welcoming, with residents generally functioning at a higher level than we witnessed at other facilities. In the growing season, the resident-tended gardens in the back are inviting, and the grounds are attractive and well-kept. The leadership and staff work to provide a stimulating environment which includes physical exercise programs, local tours, movie matinees, visiting entertainers, song fests, happy hour socials, and various other activities which appeal to residents with a wide range of interests and capabilities. Abby, the current activities director, and Peggy, a receptionist, are particularly outstanding staff members. Garden Court is inviting, active, and caring, and we are very happy with this choice for a retirement home for my 95-year old mother, as is she.
Nick, Thank you for spelling out in detail those things that make the "Garden Court Experience" special. It is always hard to pick for someone who lives across the country like in your mother's case. We are so glad that all has worked out so well for her and we are blessed to have her at Garden Court.
I have my own Adult Family Home and I do so much outreach each month. I went into Garden Court for the first time and was greated by their nice staff and residents. I met the Marketing team and they asked if I had ever been to Garden Court and I said I hadn't. They took me on a tour and answered all my questions. Even though I didn't have an appointment they made time for me and didn't try to push me out the door. Its a lovely community and has a grand entrance!
Thank you for your interest in learning about Garden Court. It's all about relationships here. As professionals, it is important for us to know you and about your Adult Family Home and you about Garden Court. In that way, we can guide seniors and their families the right direction based on their needs.
I helped a friend move into Garden Court last July after looking at about 8 to 10 different retirement communities. My friend is going to be 89 years young at the end of April and she loves it there, and is well taken care of. The staff is just wonderful and eager to help in any way they can. The place is clean and neat with all kinds of activities, a real sense of community. The only thing I did not rate a five star was the food, (slightly above average). Therefore, I gave the overall rating 4-1/2 stars. I would highly recommend checking this retirement facility out before making a decision, you'll be glad you did!
Si thank you for your feedback. Please let us know how we can improve the culinary program to get a 5. It is important that we make the changes to reflect the residents' preferences that live with us now. We appreciate your support.
Garden Court has very professional staff who are enthusiastic and kind. They regularly go the extra distance to assist visitors and provide extra service. This is a bright and hospitable facility that encourages interaction amongst residents.
We so appreciate the community connection we have enjoyed with you.
Great retirement community. Several of my senior friends live there now. It's beautiful, clean, inviting, wonderful food and lots of room for the seniors to invite their friends and family. The apartments are also lovely. Roomy and updated and kept in beautiful condition.
Janice, thanks for coming to Garden Court to enjoy your friends and the community. We are glad you feel so comfortable here.
I considered eight retirement communities in this area and after making detailed comparisons of the communities I selected Garden Court. Jane in Marketing helped me select the perfect apartment for me -- it is attractive, clean, comfortable, spacious and -- very important to me -- sound proof. There building and surrounding gardens are attractive and well maintained. The facilities are excellent -- with a spacious living room, library, Bistro, dining room, activity, game and health facilities. Without exception the staff is efficient, courteous and well trained to respond to our needs. Everyone knows you name! It is like living in a luxury resort hotel! I'm glad I selected Garden Court.
Thank you Dale! Your presence at Garden Court is the magic. Yes our community and gardens are beautiful but it is our residents that make it special.
My parents, now passed, lived at Garden Court for seven years. While the decision to have them give up their "independence" was not an easy one, it quickly became apparent that it was the right thing to do. Garden Court provided them with a new life. It is a place with a strong sense of community. New friends made, social activities and interaction, well prepared, balanced meals served in an elegant dining room, transport for shopping and scheduled doctors appointments. The list goes on. Run by an exceptionally caring and dedicated staff, Garden Court is much like life at a fine hotel. The building is meticulously maintained. And the number one priority is always the needs and care of the residents. My wife and I are convinced that Garden Court added years to my parents life. In season, you can come and see my fathers legacy. He loved to garden. Many of the flowers you see blooming around the building were placed there by him.
Thank you Warren! Your father's spirit blesses the garden every year!
When my folks were ready to move to an assisted living community, we looked at ten facilities. Garden Court was our choice, and we have been extremely satisfied. They truly care for their residents, from independent living through assisted living. Their food is excellent, with multiple menu choices for each meal. The building and grounds are extremely well kept and beautiful. And...they have a soft-serve ice cream machine in the Bistro just off the lobby!
Thanks for your support. You have lifetime rights to the ice cream! :-)
The services that my parents receive from Garden Court are exceptional. I believe the care is exceptional and lending to a longer life for my mom and dad. I am totally happy and it gives me peace of mind that they are well taken care of.
Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge Garden Court's team. We work every day to gain your support and trust.
My mother lived here for 9 years before she passed away. She got involved in Resident councils, red hatters and was active in the hospitality group. She made many friends and enjoyed all the activities. Her apartment was decorated and filled with here prized possesions. She didn't have to worry about cooking or cleaning. She was living the high life! The most important feature is that the staff and residents are very friendly. The minute you walk in the door you feel welcomed and at home.
Sandy, We appreciate the long time trust and confidence you placed in our staff for the important care of your mother. She lived fully and built a community of friends around her that stood be her to the very end. She was a true joy to serve.
I have been in this facility several times and am always welcomed with a smile. The staff is accommodating and helpful. I have been to couple of the events and they have all been wonderfully organized and enjoyable.
Thank you for taking the time to share your "Garden Court" experience. It is truly a compliment to us that you felt welcomed and included.
My mother has lived at Garden Court for four years. We visited several retirement homes before choosing this one. The moment we walked in, we both knew Garden Court was an excellent choice. The apartments are very nice, roomy and clean. The decor is beautiful and very comfortable and inviting. The staff is excellent and caring! It's so stressful looking for a good place for your parents to live out their last years, but I think Garden Court makes it an easy transition. Oh, and the popcorn is wonderful!!
Janice you have life time rights to popcorn at Garden Court! :-) Thanks for your support.
My parents lived in their own house prior to moving to Garden Court. My husband and I felt for their safety that it would be best to show them retirement living. Garden Court was our first choice. They have lived at Garden Court for four years. They both ended up needing assistance with medications. The entire staff has been loving and caring. The staff are there for all of the right reasons. I am impressed with their activity program which keeps my parents active and well. The community is very well taken care of and the owner is very well respected in the community. They serve the best prime rib in town. I would recommend this community as being one of the top in the area as I have visited many.
The staff is wonderful, the facilties are well maintained, the food is great. Lots of activities, plenty of variety, residents are social and active. My parents have lived at the facility for several years, and i have been interacting with the staff for that time. They genuinely care for each and every resident, that is what sets Garden Court apart from the rest. They have developed and promote a community atmosphere that keeps the residents engaged, socially, emotionally, and physically. Garden Court is a fantastic place to live.
Thank you Kevin! We appreciate your support. We also value the families of our residents. Positive family involvement in their senior lives makes a the key difference in the quality of their lives. Thank you for your family's contribution to the Garden Court community.
This Retirement Community has the best of everything. The apartments are gorgeous, food is fabulous, staff is attentive and personable! I don't worry about my parents safety or well being at all here. They do an outstanding job with every aspect of service and care!
Thanks! We will continue to work hard to deliver the best on a daily basis.
Luckily my mom and dad had already talked about possibly moving in, so after my dad passed away it seemed like the perfect fit for Mom. I truly appreciate the staff - everyone!!! I feel I can always share any concern I have and I am listened to. I hope I am fortunate enough to be able to live in Garden Court when my time comes and bring my friends along with me.
Linda, Thank you for your generous and positive review. I sounds like your mother was facing a big change with losing our father. I am glad we were able to provide a warm safe place for her during grief. We will continue to work to make her life full and rich.
I have lived here 8 3/4 years. Checked out many places and this was BY FAR the very best in all respects.
Thanks for your support. We appreciate you taking the time to tell the world.
This facility has outstanding staff members - hard workers - very professional, sensitive, supportive, etc. Overall the food is good but needs a little more variety. Every holiday our building is beautifully decorated and delicious meals prepared. All birthdays are recognized and many activities happen every.
I looked at nine different retirement communities before selecting Garden Court for my mother. It was important that the location would feel welcoming and warm - I was moving my mother from her home of over 50 years in a much sunnier climate than we have here in Seattle. Garden Court has lovely rooms and the view out her window is full of flowers, greenery, and the open sky. The staff are caring and encouraging to the residents - they smile, joke, help out, and are available - very important for the transition that my sociable mother was making. She knows they care about her and are interested in her as a person. The quality of care has been wonderful, especially since Mom now needs help with medications. This is a new aspect for her and so I appreciate that the care the Assisted Living staff extend to her in helping her with her needs is just as kind and available as the independent living was when she initially moved in. Mom and I are very pleased with this provider!
Linny, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve. Please come in and visit our Executive Director and/or Chef or attend our Food Committee Meeting to tell us how we can get that last star under food. We appreciate your loyalty and confidence in our team.
I've heard all good things about Garden Court. Whenever I go into Garden Court Retirement the staff is so helpful and nice. It seems they always have some kind of event or activity going on, it looks so much fun. My grandkids had their pictures taken with the Santa Clause at Christmas time, and the residents and staff made it so fun for us. The kids really got a lot of attention and ask to go back all the time. The interior is so elegant and regal looking. They had frozen yogurt in their bistro, which was a big hit as well. I’ve also been by Garden Court to see the Life Legacy project, which was very well put together and interesting. They have so many talented residents, and I love to hear their stories. The apartments are spacious and everything is very clean and neat. Garden Court is our first choice for our home. It is close to family and friends, and has lots of amenities. Even more importantly the staff makes you feel right at home.
We appreciate you taking time to share your personal experience of Garden Court. Thank you for celebrating life with us. No matter what, there is always something to celebrate!
I will repeat what I said in an article to The Herald newspaper "there's a piece of heaven right here in Everett, WA and it's called Garden Court". Our Mother has been a resident there for almost five (5) years and they have been her happiest since our Dad died in 2000. There is an excellence of care at all staff levels that is above and beyond anything I've seen at other facilities. A clients family are treated with the utmost respect and are kept well apprised of how their loved one is doing at all times. From management headed so flawlessly by Karen Motenko, to the lovely young men and women who serve our loved ones their meals, the staff are exceptional in their dedication to making every day special for their charges and they take that responsibility very seriously. I could probably write a novel about the positive experiences, wonderful meals, terrific parties, special occasions, trips, and outings but that might make this review just a little too lengthy. Suffice it to say you won't necessarily hear harps when you enter it's front portal but don't be surprised if you feel the brush of angel wings on your cheek because they are all around you!!!!! Linda Galbraith, daughter of Eileen Binkley
My parents moved to Garden Court in 2009. When they first arrived they thought it was a fancy hotel. Everything about the facility and personnel is outstanding. When my mother passed away in 2010 Garden Court was terrific in transitioning Dad in his life change. The staff is very helpful keeping the residents busy with in-house and away activities. Dad always says his life at Garden Court couldn't be better.
Don, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with Garden Court. We feel honored to have the opportunity to serve for both of your parents and to make sure their senior years are happy and healthy.
Garden Court was a God-send. The staff and care were excellent, and Mom's apartment was clean, bright and cheery. We would have loved to have Mom stay, but her care needs required her to be moved. We received excellent assistance in places to see so our decision could be easily made. Thank you Garden Court for your tender love and care of our mother.
Mary Ann, Caring for your mother was a joy. Thank you for the confidence you placed in our team. We don't take that lightly.
My parents have lived at Garden Court for roughly 10 years. In my own work as a pastor I have visited many senior living homes in many different communities around the state. Garden Court surpasses every one. The facility is better, the food far exceeds anything I have experienced in other senior facilities and the staff and care are outstanding. My parents gradually evolved to where they required assisted living and the transition to assisted living was a smooth as could be. Everyone is loving and kind in the care for my parents. Rather than Garden Court being an institution, it is more like our family has gotten bigger.
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