Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

8100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

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Caring79857350 March 29, 2014

I visited this facility

Five Star Premier Residences have what they consider independent living, and in my mind, it is independent living with supportive care. Being there, you could receive two full meals a day, and there is a nurse onsite who you can access. The director is a social worker. To me, it is what I call the least restricted environment for someone who needs to have support. They also have one floor for assisted living, and it is an outstanding assisted living floor. Their apartments were comparable to their apartments in independent living. The difference is their program director who is a certified nurse. They also have aides. The staff would get to know every resident by name. So it has the kind of support I need that my doctors are recommending, so that I could have the highest quality of life. They have a heated pool there. They have cultural events and concerts. They have a bus that takes you out regularly for shopping trips and for cultural events. They also have an art program where an artist who is able to paint in the Smithsonian is there to oversee. Food is all freshly prepared, and they have options, so it was like going to a restaurant. They do provide vegetarian and gluten-free offerings. Everyday in the afternoon, they have coffee hour with a little snack, and they have a pastry chef on site. Overall, they have a lot of nice things for an aging population who doesn't want to do buy-in and who needs a little more support than being totally independent but not as much as assisted. Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase hits the mark.



Caring63058450 February 24, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom has only been at Five Star Residences of Chevy Chase for a week and a half. The whole process of getting her in there was handled so beautifully and so well. People who work there have been there forever and they know how to make everything run smoothly. My contact has been there for 17 years and that I could go back and forth on email and ask for anything. They have a welcoming committee for my mom to have company, people to eat with her, and people to do things with her. It has been a great experience so far. They were a God-send. The people at the front desk and the people there that help you are just overwhelmingly kind. She has an apartment and has one bedroom, a living room, and a small kitchen. The dining room is very beautiful. The settings are gorgeous. I had actually a couple of meals there and they were quite good. The only thing my mother said and I don’t know if this is true because she has a little bit of dementia, she said they seemed to serve the same food for like one week. The activities are unbelievable. They’ve got everything from exercise, pool, classes, and movies. They have different kinds of speakers come in to talk to people; they just got everything.



caring75528350 December 24, 2013

I visited this facility

Five Star Premier Residences was very nice. It seemed they have a variety of in-house programs and I liked that. The food and the staff was very nice. I was impressed when we took the tour that there were so many of them that had been there for a long time. There wasn't a lot of turnover and that was impressive also. The facility was in a great location. The individual rooms that we looked were typical, nothing unusual but they were very good. They have activities like bingo and movies. They also have specific interest groups like German club where they speak German, French club, etc. They have an area for people who play poker and other card games. They have people that would come in and do lectures. And of course, they have religious services there too. I didn't see anything for improvement really.



easygoing December 02, 2013

I am/was a resident of this facility

I was at Five Star Premier Residence and they are very nice. They had nice lectures and wonderful activities. The problem is that they area inhabited by older people and I'm tired of living with older people; they are mean. With regards to the staff, I didn’t like that they would come in to my room at night to give me my pill. I feel it's a transgression of my living space. These sort of things is something you can't find out by visiting the place by just being in the lobby or dining room as such. You have to be in the facility to know what it's like.



Faith3 October 28, 2013

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The rooms at Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase are very spacious and the services that they offer are what we needed. It's very clean and tastefully decorated. Everything is under one roof and they have about 300 activities to offer.



Caring72346950 October 26, 2013

I visited this facility

Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase is a topnotch facility and it's not unreasonably priced. The apartments were nice, spacious, and clean. The public areas including the kitchen were clean. Housekeeping is done once a week. There is a washer and dryer in the apartment so seniors don't have to lug their laundry down the hall. The staff were fabulous and very courteous. The chef came out to talk to us and gave us his personal card saying if we need something, we can call him directly. The administrative staff were all very open and friendly. The residents there also looked very engaged with their activities as well as with other people. One huge plus about this facility is that they have a motion detector wherein when they can't detect any movement in the room, they would have somebody check the room if the resident is okay.



caring00030 September 25, 2013

I visited this facility

It was very nice, although, my mom and dad thought it was a little formal for them. The staff was very good. We even had a chance to talk to the person who ran it and we listen to her marketing. However, they were a little bit expensive.



Denny2 September 25, 2013

I visited this facility

It was a very nice place and seemed to be pretty well located and I thought I would be very comfortable there. I was impressed with the facility. However, I was not sure if I could afford the fee for the regular apartment, which costs $4,000 a month. But it was a prime facility in my mind.



chaimyankel July 29, 2013

I visited this facility

Unfortunately, the quality has declined to 3 stars since Five Star took the property over. While the apartments are spacious, the budget for things such as the often mediocre food has either declined or at least not kept up with increasing costs. Perhaps it's due to the large number of vacancies.



nayar June 15, 2013

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother has been at the Five Star for many years, initially in independent living and for the past 3 years on the Assisted Living floor. She is very well taken care of by an attentive and cheerful staff. As compared to a lot of other facilities, even the assisted living residents have apartments, with a kitchen, separate bedroom, living room, etc. This gives them the space to decorate the apartment with items and furniture that are familiar to them and provide comfort. My mother, who is 95 1/2 receives help showering and dressing, has all her meds given to her on time, and is checked in on regularly. The dining room is on the same floor and has the same menu as the rest of the facility. My mother enjoys the menu options and the food is plentiful. I feel very confident in the fact that she is well taken care of and that the staff are in touch with any concerns they might have. The building used to be a Hyatt property and so the decor and furnishings are attractive.



Chevy2012 October 18, 2012

I visited this facility

After visiting this assisted living facility, my entire family decided that it would be the most appropriate and best fit for my grandmother. Although we all liked it equally, it was ultimately my grandmother who came to this conclusion. The facility has an extremely warm atmosphere - as soon as one walks in the building, you are greeted by friendly staff and provided with a beverage. The grounds are beautiful and extremely well-kept. The most attractive aspect of this assisted living facility is its ability to look and feel like any other apartment/living facility. The fact that it offers assisted living options is not readily noticeable and therefore provides residents with an autonomous feeling - which is extremely important for my grandmother who has lived on her own for years. The amenities are great - especially given the location. In the heart of lively Chevy Chase, this community offers more than what is located within the walls of the complex. Inside, there is a library, health center and one of my grandmother's favorite aspects - a pool. Overall, Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase is an excellent option for an assisted living facility.



Caring410 September 06, 2012

I visited this facility

It was very nice. Mom liked it. It was the most independent of all facilities we visited. Classic Residence is very nicely done, there's parking, and they have a full kitchen, a washer and dryer in the apartments, which is something mom really wanted. They allow pets. They did have some assisted living on one floor, but it's like 14 stories high and all the rest of it was independent.



Peg1 September 04, 2011

I visited this facility

A number of our friends have moved to this property that was originally run by Hyatt and is now part of the Vi corporation. Personally I find the apartments on the small side and the location right on Conn Ave with all the noise and traffic somewhat undesireable. The staff is very pleasant and responsive. I would have to give the food mixed reviews on balance.



Tom2 August 14, 2011

I visited this facility

This is a first rate upscale facility with independent assisted living. Good staff and very attractive physical plant. The only downside is the actual location. Part of the building overlooks a country club and golf course which is nice the other side is on a very busy suburban road. There are services in the neighborhood e.g. grocery store and dry cleaners near by but largely across the busy and inhospitable road.


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From Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase


Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase offers compassionate senior care in Chevy Chase, MD. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works closely with our residents to provide the utmost care and comfort. As part of the Five Star corporation, you can be sure that everyone at Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase shares the Five Star Values, and is committed to a high level of caring in all that they do. Please schedule a visit to see why we are the first choice in senior care in Chevy Chase, MD.

Features of Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase


Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Internet in residents' rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency Call System
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical therapy
  • Hospice care

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Housing extra: study and den
  • Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • General store
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • 24-hour security gate
  • Pool
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared space where residents can host parties
  • Features extra: Library, Fitness room/Gym, W/D in apt.

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Wii sports competition
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Activities extra: Computer class

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services

Costs

  • We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
  • Fee structure extra: One Time Community Fee-$4000
  • Minimum rate: $6,660/month

Dining options

  • Meals in a shared dining room
  • Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)
  • Dining extra: Catering

General

  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • Staff patient ratio: 7:1
  • Minimum age: 55

Licenses

  • Licenses: A.L. Certification

Financial guidance

  • We help with selling the house (finding a realtor. staging, etc)
  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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