I went with a friend to check out the Fredericka Manor to help him find a place for he and his wife. She has early dementia, and he still enjoys working part time and is unable to care for her on his own.
They have resided in the Chula Vista region for quite some time, so this is the area they would like to continue to stay in.
There were many different types of accommodations available, from nice garden homes to spacious apartments in the Asbury Towers. Each was lovely and very easy to access.
The outer grounds were very nicely maintained and offered spacious places to enjoy walking around freely and safely. There was also space to have parties, picnics, barbeques and other gatherings with friends and family.
The receiving area was fresh and bright with a nice colors and furniture.
The interiors were all designed with beautiful views in a calming, current décor and lots of fresh air and light.
The social rooms offered easy ways for seniors to easily socialize, make crafts, play games, watch TV and films and participate in the many stimulating activities. Communal activity rooms were spacious, with comfortable furniture, where seniors can play games, read, watch TV and visit with friends and family.
They also have an art center where residents may work on projects that may later be displayed at their facility in Carlsbad. They work with local community organizations to disseminate a better understanding of the aging process, which we found extraordinary - since my friend's wife is an artist.
Some of the many outings included local sight seeing, nature walks and visits to all of the great activities that Chula Vista has to offer. Seniors can use exercise facilities at any time and also go on daily walks, with assistance as needed. Aerobics and yoga classes are offered and residents are encouraged to exercise daily.
The menus all had healthy food options for all kinds of diets. Healthy snacks are offered all day and into the evening, and whenever requested. The dining rooms was nice and the food we saw looked and smelled delicious. Seniors may also opt to prepare food themselves in their apartments or homes if they like.
Bathrooms and all facilities were designed with safety in mind. All of the seniors living in this community seemed very content, in a living environment specifically tailored to their needs.
This facility is definitely one of the favorites that we've visited thus far in the region. We thought that this living environment would work for my friend and his wife, since it is designed as a retirement community with just the amount of support they would need. It's very nicely designed with competent and caring staff.