Reviews of Dobson Plaza
Average Rating: based on 2 Reviews
I am a friend or relative of resident
When my mother was in need of skilled nursing care is I was very pleased to have found Dobson plaza. The facility is homey and the staff are very committed to take very good care of the residents. I felt my mother was in very good hands and the staff did a terrific job of communicating with my family.
I visited this facility
This is a relatively small nursing home located off the beaten path in a mostly residential area of Evanston. It is an older building with space limitations, but owners have worked hard to maximize what is available to meet the needs of residents and families. There is not much outdoor space but there is room enough to sit outside. The common areas, while not large are very well maintained and are tastefully and thoughtfully decorated to provide a warm atmosphere and home-like feel. The homey feeling is hard to catch onto sometimes due to the age of the building, but staff and families have done a nice job of adding the warm touches. Rooms are of average size though there is enough space to bring in a few personal items. Some rooms may appear a bit dark due to location within the building. The food here is reportedly above average based on numerous family and resident reports, with the occasional less than good meal. Staff tenure tends to be above average with many longer-term staff who are deeply committed to resident care and the wellbeing of the overall facility. Activities programming is robust and appropriate. There are most often plenty enough staff to meet resident needs. All staff are typically kind, compassionate, professional and appropriate in the care they provide. As a smaller facility, staff are able to be rotated around less often and thus are more able to get to know the residents and families personally.