What a wonderful concept! We were looking for a place for my mother-in-law who was in a larger assisted living facility and not fairing well. A good friend recommended Eden Care to us.
The owner, who is a Registered Nurse, was very accommodating and even gave us our tour on a Saturday to accommodate our schedule! This impressed me right away. Meeting the owner was not an option at the place she was living or any of the other places we visited and very few offered tours on the weekend.
We looked at the home in Edmond and Oklahoma City and both were very well done. The decor was upscale, yet very comfortable. There was nothing institutional about the homes. The staff was very hospitable and seemed to pay close attention to the people. There were no bad smells lingering in the air, unlike some of the places we toured. Actually, the whole place smelled like lavender! The owner explained that they have an aroma therapy program and use natural oils in the homes.
I will say that the monthly fees were slightly higher than some of the other places we looked. But, we expected that, given the setting. Also, Eden Care's fees included a lot more than most - they even provided depends! The owner explained that their staff to resident ratios are much higher than a typical facility, which allowed them to give each person more personalized care. Because of this and everything they include in their fees, it costs them more to care for each person.
It would have been well worth it to us! But, unfortunately, we started looking too late. My mother-in-law went on hospice the following week and passed away before we were able to move her to Eden Care. I wish we would have known about it sooner. It makes me sad thinking about how much better the last few months of her life could have been.