Somerford House & Place of Frederick

2100 Whittier Drive, Frederick, MD, 21702

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Dawn31 September 30, 2015

I visited this facility

I visited Somerford. My experience there was great. The rooms were very nice. Also the staff was very nice. They have a lot of activities such as daytrips, window-shopping, and happy hours. They were pricey though. As everywhere, it's expensive too. Overall, they're very good.



Monar1 August 26, 2014

I am a friend or relative of resident

Somerford Place is often understaffed and care seems stretched. I have also noticed frequent staff turnover. Food seems adequate, but I think that beverages need to be more accessible for residents. Have also noticed a problem with ant pestilence several times when visiting. Have really nice outside courtyards and patios, but doors are locked and guests can't take residents outside without tracking down staff to open the doors to go out. Feel like I'm bugging staff if I have any requests because they seem so frazzled. They do have some nice activities for residents and I believe that is a strength. I have not witnessed their memory care to date. Their nursing care often is shared between Somerford House and Place and this seems stretched thin also. All in all, I believe they need to increase their staff and train them on customer relations.

Provider Response

My name is Heather Junta and I am the Executive Director at Somerford Frederick, I invite you to please contact me so I can address any concerns or questions you may have specifically. We are very lucky to have a core staff in both buildings that have been here since the community opened in 2000, and we pride ourselves on their longevity with the company. In regards to our staffing patterns we have separate staffing schedules for both our Assisted Living and Memory Care building, and have 24hr/7days a week Nurses and Caregivers in both our buildings. The team at Somerford is here for the residents, and our visitors, so please don’t ever feel as if you can’t ask them for something; we are all here to help. We also have a Manager on Duty M-F until 7pm and Managers on Duty on Saturday and Sunday to assist you with any needs that may arise during a visit. Again, if you would like to contact me directly to discuss your concerns further, please feel free to contact me at the community. Sincerely, Heather Junta



Shelley0958 June 26, 2014

I visited this facility

I like Somerford. It was just more homey. They even have a duck pond outside. I like the apartment. It had a living room, a bedroom, a little eating kitchen, and a little patio on the outside. I like the way the setting was on the patios of all the apartments. It just seemed more personal. The patios face each other like a circle, so all the residents can see each other. I like Somerford the best when it came to their rooms and everything. It didn't seem like they were in assisted living; it looked like they were in an apartment complex. My father smokes cigars, and Somerford was the only one that would allow him to have a cigar.



Caring79857350 March 29, 2014

I visited this facility

Somerford Place Frederick was exceptional. The reason it was exceptional was that they actually have a memory clinic there. They have an assessment method that has been developed that can identify your level of cognitive functioning, your needs for assistance for activities of daily living and the recommended living, and finally, how much support you would need to maintain the highest level of independence. So the fact that they have that there, I just think it was fabulous. The staff there was very professional. You can tell that they have built-in this sort of added support because they also have an Alzheimer's wing. I like that it is an assisted living and that it is all on one floor. They have different activities like exercise programs, music programs, etc. I really like it a lot. You could use their transportation service so you can easily get out and go to different places in the community of Frederick, and I like that very much. Food was American fare. It was low-sugar and low-salt. Overall, Somerford Place Frederick was a beautiful community. I have already recommended it to someone whose father has dementia. I told her that this is the one place that I would put a loved one because it is professional but caring.



Caring81025350 March 28, 2014

I visited this facility

Somerford was probably my number three. They were very nice too. The staff was very nice and accommodating. Their rooms and activities were similar to the other facilities; however, I like this one better. The rooms were very comfortable. Most of them had a small kitchenette, private bath, little living room area, and bedroom. It was more than what my mother needs because she doesn't cook or anything.



Caring77438450 January 31, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parents are current residents of Somerford House. It was one of the places that was on the list given by Caring.com. We have been really happy with this place. My parents seem to be happy as well being there. There's a hometown feel to it. They seem very concerned about the residents. They try to make it a home for them. However, their rooms are on the small side. We have my parents in their one-bedroom and it's a bit tight. Regarding the staff, so far, they're great. They really do seem to be very caring and very responsive. They've been very responsive to my mom's dietary requirements and she didn't have to ask for them not to put sauces on her food. Food is fine. They are more homecooked meals. My parents would have their main meal at lunch time. Now, they have gotten used to it and they really like it.



harrysmom November 10, 2013

I am a friend or relative of resident

The dementia/memory care unit is extremely understaffed. We are so disapointed in the lack of quality care our Dad received. Family visited daily and we were stunned by how deceiving initial tours of this facility turned out to be once he moved in. Receptionists were more aware of paitient issues or needs than nurses and administrators were. Miscommunications, and ongoing delays was through out his entire stay. Paitients who are active are left on their own despite their mental capacity. Those who are not active or are heavily medicated are herded to a main living room area by the nurses desk to sleep through out the day. The activities director looks exhausted from doing beyond the scope of her job to assist residents with nursing needs. It is very sad as the facility is beautiful and nice location.

Provider Response

My name is Heather Junta and I am the Executive Director at Somerford Frederick, I have been here for 5 years. We take all reviews very seriously as we pride ourselves with high customer service with all our residents and families. We purposely do not have nursing stations in our community because we like to promote a homelike environment. We are always available to discuss any and all concerns, and I invite you to please contact me so I can address any concerns or questions you may have. Sincerely, Heather Junta



Constance2 May 22, 2013

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother's happy at Somerford House. The care from the aides to the nurses, to the physical therapists, has just been outstanding. The place is so clean. She's in a large bedroom with a large bathroom. The food is really fresh and their dining room is really pretty. But it seems like they've cut down some of the food portions.

They have lots of activities like bingo and they even have people that comes in to play music and sing. They have movies on Saturdays in a big room with a widescreen TV. They have also crafts and they take them out for different activities. We haven't had a problem or issue with anything. My sisters and I are very happy with it.



Anna3 April 13, 2012

I visited this facility

I think this facility was really nice. The people there are nice and friendly. The nurses were really caring and always fed the medications on time. There are a lot of fun actiivites and games like bingo. The amenities were great. This facility was right next to a lake and it had a really pretty view. There is a garden near it and lots of chairs outside for the seniors to live in. The staff were friendly and willing to help me and the residents. The facilities are nice. The rooms are really nice and pretty big. In each room, there is a bed, a sofa, a refrigerator, and a personal bathroom. This facility even serves dinner and snakes if needed. If the residents are hungry, they can eat! This is a great facility. My grandma loves it. I would recommend it to anyone who needs assisted living help. Somerford is a really friendly place.


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From Somerford House & Place of Frederick


Somerford House & Place of Frederick offers compassionate senior care in Frederick, MD. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works closely with our residents to provide the utmost care and comfort. As part of the Five Star corporation, you can be sure that everyone at Somerford House & Place of Frederick shares the Five Star Values, and is committed to a high level of caring in all that they do. Please schedule a visit to see why we are the first choice in senior care in Frederick, MD.

Features of Somerford House & Place of Frederick


Diet

  • Diabetic
  • Kosher
  • Low fat
  • Low salt
  • Renal
  • Vegetarian

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric care
  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Hospice care

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments

Languages

  • English

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Spa
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared space where residents can host parties

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals in a shared dining room

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services

Costs

  • We charge an entry fee
  • Minimum rate: $4,200/month
  • Minimum memory care rate: $5,070/month

General

  • Pets: All pets allowed
  • We offer respite care (short term stays)

Licenses

  • Licenses: Maryland Assisted Living License

Financial guidance

  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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