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msgurwell May 09, 2012
I am a friend or relative of a resident
We moved my parents to Village Assisted Living two years ago and have been very pleased with the care they have received. The facility had only been opened for a short time when they moved there. Their apartment is beautiful and the staff is very caring! Apartments range from studios to 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartments w/small kitchens. Their meals in the dining room are all included in the price of the apartment and the meals are delicious. Family members eat fairly regularly there and the dining room is very much in a restaurant setting with menus that can be ordered from if you don't care for the daily special. The dining room is attached to a sunroom which looks out over a small patio and lawn area with flower beds, tomato plants, bird feeders and even a windmill along with patio furniture. There is also another smaller room at the end of the dining room with a kitchen that we have used for family gatherings.
There are very comfortable, attractive patio chairs and gliders out front of the building that residents like to gather in and chat on nice days. The building itself looks more like a ski chalet than an assisted living facility. When you walk into the front door you are greeted with a beautiful staircase to the 2nd floor, an electric fireplace, a library complete with a computer with internet access and a grandfather's clock. The dining room is on the other side of the fireplace and the elevator is a few steps further. The entryway is beautifully decorated for the holidays.
The building is connected by a walkway to the skilled nursing/nursing home where my father was able to visit my mother easily when she was recovering from the flu a little over a year ago. Sadly, my mother passed two weeks ago after a two month stay at Hospice. The staff have taken Dad under their wing and are keeping him busy with group activities to help him get acclimated into his new status of living alone. The staff took over my Dad's medications when Mom was moved to Hospice and are respectful when they come to give him meds by knocking and waiting to be bid entrance before entering the apartment. They talk and joke with him during their brief stay each time.
My Dad has Alzheimer's but is still able to participate in exercise classes, attend every music program ever offered, as well as Bible studies, bingo and other outings that they make occasionally. We chose the Valley View Village community because of the different levels of care beginning with independent living cottages through the current assisted living community and then on to skilled nursing, nursing home and memory care also. We highly recommend this facility to anyone looking for an assisted living facility for their loved one!
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Village Assisted Living is an assisted living facility in Des Moines, IA that offers residents independent living options and daily support services.for more details on housing, services, and rates.
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