Reviews of The Woodlands of Shaker Heights
RoRozell7 January 30, 2017
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
Please do not move your love one to this facility if they have dementia, alzheimer's disease or medical problems. My experience was with the 3rd floor of this facility which is Memory Care. The marketing staff gave my family a false sense of security about the care that my parents would receive. Within 2 days I realized the care wasn't good. The residents on the 3rd floor seemed to be basically on their own, especially in the evening. I realized that there was a shortage of staff and the staff confirmed that it was normal for them to work short staffed. At one point the ratio was 2 staff for 20 residents. Most of the few staff members on the 3rd floor did not have training in the area of memory care. We visited my parents everyday and sometimes twice a day to ensure proper care from the family if not from the facility. My mother went into this facility with small sores on the side of her feet from being a diabetic. Within a month's time my mom's feet were infected with huge ulcers. When my mom was admitted to Ahuja Hospital for another medical problem, one nurse commented that the condition of my mother's feet was caused by pure neglect. The heels of my mother's feet looked as if a chunk of skin was missing and the sores had turned black. The nurses at Woodlands dressed her feet several times a week but did not report the steady deterioration of the condition of her feet. Her feet were always wrapped when our family visited. We thought the nurses were caring for her feet properly. Within a month of moving to the Woodlands my mother went from walking to not being able to walk. I could write a whole lot more but I will sum this up. This is definitely not a facility that will deliver what it promises. This facility is pretty and it is clean but the quality of care is very poor. I would not recommend the memory care floor of Woodlands of Shaker. We removed my parents from this facility within 2 months.
Monica786002 July 11, 2016
I visited this facility
We went to visit Shaker Heights and thought my parents were interested.Next thing I know, I received a bill because she said that they were moving in and they were billing me. I think that was weird and pushy. It’s very small. They wanted to put two people in a small, 4'x4' room. I wouldn’t recommend it.
concerna July 04, 2015
I am a friend or relative of resident
The most awful place you can place a love one especially those with memory problems. My aunt was always sitting in her room not visible from the common area. The caregivers were there to take care and entertain her.Very boring place a stack of old puzzles, picture books and nail polish. No one on one with those that needed it the most on the third floor. i would always ask where is the quality of life. The majority of the staff seem to report to work to entertain each other. Each time I visit my aunt I had to freshen her up. Her face never looked like it was washed and she smelled of urine. How sad that the state allow abuse in institutions like this one. There in the business for money while love ones suffer.
Irene8 July 24, 2013
I am a friend or relative of a resident
I though Woodlands was a good fit for my sister the way they had it advertised and the way the person doing the interview presented it but it really wasn't. The rooms were small, they had no activities for the residents and they don't have any knowledge of memory care, Alzheimer's and dementia. The food is horrible because it has a lot of sodium and my sister had a high blood pressure. They could improve on the having more activities and be aware on Alzheimer's and dementia care.
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Features of The Woodlands of Shaker Heights
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- 1-bedroom apartments
- Studio Apartments
- In Room Kitchenette
- Room Service For Meals
- Beauty Barber Shop
- Garden And Patio
- Resident Parking
- Security Gate
Technology and entertainment
- Cable In Rooms
- Guests At Mealtime
- Pets Small Pets Allowed
- State Licenses #2055R
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