My first exposure to Riverview was approx 5 years ago when I was looking for a place for my parents as they transitioned from their house to independent apartment living. Riverview offered pricing that was competitive, and offerings as far daily activities, transportation services, and meals from menu were the best I found in the area. The Riverview facility also offered independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing home facilities all in one complex, which was very important to me, so as my parents required different levels of support, they could both still be at the same complex together. They chose a different location despite my recommendation, but based on their concerns where they ended up at, they would have been happier at Riverview!
My next exposure to Riverview was with the skilled nursing facility, when we had to do hospice with my father 2 years ago. During this very hard time the people at the facility were all very helpful, and they certainly helped make this very hard time and experience easier for our family.
This year, after a very extensive back surgery, that included restrictions from my surgeon that I could not walk for 12 weeks after surgery, which made it impossible for me to return home to my 2 story home, I was able to experience "first hand" both the skilled nursing and independent/transitional offerings at Riverview.
When I needed to pick a skilled nursing facility to move to from the hospital, I chose Riverview based on my previous exposures to the facilities. My 3 weeks there was a good experience, as all the nurses, aides, and physical therapy people there were outstanding, and I certainly felt well cared for.
As I hit the point when insurance determined I no longer needed skilled nursing and was independent as far as therapy, but I could still not return home due to my surgeons restrictions, I had no idea what I would do next!
The case worker from skilled nursing got together with the mktg director from independent/transitional living at Riverview, and they were able to put together a plan where a hospital bed would be added to one of the independent living apartments, an electric chair would be used for me to get to meals, and for a very fair daily cost, I would be able to continue to meet my restrictions to spend 20 hrs a day in bed as my back healed, until I could make the transition back to my home. The people and services at Riverview far exceeded my expectations, and they always seem to want to go “above and beyond” to make sure all is as it should be!
With the past exposure to the Riverview complex, and my first hand exposure recently to both the skilled nursing facility, and with the independent/transitional offerings at this set of facilities, I would highly recommend those needing facilities like Riverview offers, for their loved ones or for themselves , take a look at what Riverview has to offer.