Reviews of Flushing House
Average Rating: based on 6 Reviews
Clean building, encouraging staff, plenty of activities to stimulate the residents.
I visited this facility
The Flushing house seems like a great place, every time I visit my uncle he is in a fun mood and is always busy playing cards with his friends from the building. It wasn't always the case. I remember when he first moved in, he was quite anxious and uncertain about the whole thing. It took a couple of weeks for him to get settled in, but he made some friends and the staff took a liking to him. The amenities are fantastic and are reminiscent of a summer camp for the elderly. Of particular note is the pool and the large game room with the huge televisions. The game rooms are always crowded - but he says thats a good thing: "there is always something to do". All is all both he and I are very happy with the place. The food is so so in the taste department but generally very healthy. Good thing considering he is a diabetic.
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My mom has been to Flushing house for quite sometime now. The staff is really nice and they are all terrific! They are very knowledgeable with regards to what they are doing. I am really satisfied. She made so many friends easily and she's really happy about it. Her room was really spacious and beautiful. This is a great place to live.
I visited this facility
My friend is settled in Flushing House. It's a non profit. It has a regular meal. When the money runs out this flushing house will subsidize her and put her on community medicaid. She doesn't lose her room and she will stay in the same place. It's non profit that's why they could do it. So all the other facilities that we visited are all profit making. Also my friend is more mobile where she is. This place is close to church. She can actually walk to church any time she wants because she's very religious. I'm pretty sure she's in the right place.
This has long been another favorite of mine. I think one of the features that makes Flushing House stand out and shine against the rest is the activity and recreational programs and opportunities they have set up for residents. They have one of the best activity programs I have seen. They cater to the residents needs and the things they like to do which is really one of the reasons, I think, that the activity program is so successful - they ask the residents for feedback. If they try out a new activity, once completed they will ask the residents what they thought of the new activity and if they'd like to do it again or see it become one of the regular scheduled activities and based off of the residents responses they will either implement it in to the activity schedule or trash it. Another great point is that the activities and recreational opportunities that they bring before the residents are all very appropriate for Independent Living residents - they are a bit more active, so the activities reflect and support their fun and active lifestyles. They are activities that the residents are able to do - some of them still pose a challenge so the residents are being stimulated but they are not activities that the residents are not able to do. They also are not activities that you would see in a memory care or skilled nursing facility either - making them to simple for the residents here. All in all the activities and recreation that they provide for the residents enjoyment are all activities that the residents themselves would probably choose to do on their own, the activity department knows what the residents like and what they like to do BECAUSE they KNOW the residents - and that is half the battle. I have had more families and residents than I can count comment about the activities at Flushing House, about how creative and unique and fun they are - and also about how they are actually real activities - real entertainment, they would never put "Drinking Tea" as an activity but you may see "Tea Party Bingo" or something like that - the point is they put creative thinking in to every activity, social event, entertainment, party, outings, etc. before they introduce them to the residents and that is one of the things that I appreciate most about this community - they put thought into everything they do for the residents - and THAT makes for a wonderful senior living community.
The community is very well designed for an independent living community, the layout inside and out provides the residents with enough space for them to be able to wander freely - the residents here are, again, more independent so they need to feel that they still have that independence even though they are now living in a senior living community and I believe that Flushing House provides each resident with the space and privacy needed to feel as independent as they like. The residents also have the freedom of choice for just about everything. They have several living options , including different floor plans to choose from. The residents are able to really make their apartment their own - whatever that may entail. The staff want the residents to feel a sense of "ownership" over the community, but especially their own apartments - they want the residents to turn their individual apartments in to their own refuge- like place. Basically - a home. A home where they feel safe and protected and loved and 100% comfortable. The staff wholeheartedly believe that once the residents make their apartments their own and become completely comfortable in them that then they will be able to adapt more easily and become more comfortable within the entire community.
Another thing that I really love about this community is that they teach and encourage and motivate the residents to really get out there and live their lives to the absolute fullest. They encourage them to try and experience new things or things they have always dreamed of doing. They encourage them to be creative and inventive and to start up resident special-interest clubs, book clubs, etc. They encourage them to pursue new hobbies, to set goals for themselves and strive to meet them, to better themselves with every opportunity that comes their way by learning new things, broadening their horizons, just being the happiest they can be every single day. The residents here really seem to live that type of "grab the bull by the horns" type of lifestyle - they seem ready and willing to try any activity/experience once which really allows them to find new hobbies and passions and the like. The also LOVE doing things together in groups - they are all very close with one another, very supportive, and also very encouraging of each other - it's not just the staff encouraging the residents to try new things - it's also the residents encouraging each other, and that is such a special thing to find in a community. The residents are very fun people, I always enjoy talking with them, some of them are among some of the funniest people I have ever met - they always have me in stitches. They are just very creative people, and very talented people as well, which is another thing that is highly encouraged...individualism - the residents are encouraged to express themselves, their talents, their skills - all the things that make them an individual and they are encouraged to be proud of those things which makes them the very special individuals they are. There are residents with all different types of skills and talents - I am not sure if they have ever put on a resident talent show, but if they haven't - they should. You never know how giving the residents the opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities could benefit them - it could help them meet residents with similar talents or interests which could lead to close friendships, it could raise their confidence, it could help them to feel special and unique, along with many other wonderful benefits.
Flushing House provides their residents with everything they need to live an exciting, happy, fun, convenient, and comfortable lifestyle. The residents have so many areas to go throughout the community where they can entertain friends, spend time with family, join in activities with residents, relax and watch TV or whatever else. There are so many amenities and services for the residents to choose from, they really do have SO many options and are able to live a very convenitent and opportunitstic lifestyle.
I highly encourage those searching for Independent Living communities to take a tour of Flushing House you will be so happy with all that awaits you and your loved ones.
I visited this facility
Very nice and new; perfect for my 90's parents. They'd have 2 BRs, but think they are too young to move in now!