I think Valley Vista is between 3 and 4 stars. I am mostly pleased with the facility. My parent has a shared room. Single rooms are available, but they are not covered by Medicaid and would be very expensive. You can furnish the room as you like (provide your own furniture or the facility will do so), and even with 2 people, they are roomy. The facility has 4-5 sitting/lounge areas, two with large-screen TVs, and people tend to have their regular areas. There is an activity room with games, puzzles, cards, crafts, etc., which seems a little small for the size of the place. The grounds are very nice; it's a nice country setting in the front with an expansive sloping lawn and a pond. There are 2 or 3 patios, which are also nice and cared for. There are a few regular feral cats outside, which residents feed and seem to enjoy. I like that Valley Vista encourages upright mobility (i.e. walking). Most people use walkers, canes or no assist. A very few are in wheelchairs. I have heard complaints that the meals are served tepid, but I've seen this problem at other facilities. Not sure why this sort of thing can't be managed better. But the staff are friendly and helpful and have always been available when you need them. Of course I'm not there on a daily basis, but it seems like they could have a few more organized activities that target different interest and ability groups. Overall, it's a nice place with a homey feel. (I've experienced 5 elder care facilities, and, with all, I recommend never leaving valuable items. If your person has valuable or heirloom wedding and engagement rings, etc., I would always advise to replace them with a fake. They can get lost, misplaced or stolen.
Reviews of Valley Vista Senior Care
March 14, 2013
I am a friend or relative of resident
November 20, 2012
I am a friend or relative of a resident
I would rate this facility as four stars for a number of reasons. The staff that we interacted with were all very friendly, happy to talk to family members and update us on our loved ones conditions. If there was ever an issue or a problem, the nurses and aides would call to let us know immediately and ask for our advice and input. My grandfather was very happy with the women who took care of him at this facility, as they became friends and not just "helpers" They were genuinely interested in his life and his story and loved to chit-chat. The facility itself is very nice, both of my relatives had their own private rooms with all of the necessary amenities. The outside grounds are very well-kept and beautiful, great for talking family members out on a short walk to get some fresh air. Dining is very similar to typical cafeteria food, but different choices were available and family was welcome to bring food in at any time.
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Services & Amenities of Valley Vista Senior Care
- Minimum Rate: $3000/month
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
- Housing Extra: We Offer Private And Semi Private Rooms.
- Minimum Age: 55
- Pets: No Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: 740-F-076
About Valley Vista Senior Care
There’s something about Valley Vista that’s different. New York Senior Care-Valley Vista is an adult home and assisted living facility nestled among the 11 acres of apple orchards in Highland, New York. The grounds are uniquely landscaped: deer, wild geese and turkey graze on the land and drink from the large pond on the hill in front of the building. Valley Vista is in an ongoing effort to enhance the quality of the seniors and residents’ lives. We proudly provide quality living, care and environment for seniors with lowest expenses.
Our personal care staff assists the residents at all times with gentle hands and compassionate hearts under the supervision of licensed personnel. Assistance is available with medication, bathing, and dressing etc. Private and semi-private rooms are available. Communal areas include two living rooms with large screen televisions, main lobby, and three outdoor patios.Valley Vista also provides social environment to spend your weekdays with new friends and fun activities. We provide social activities includes breakfast, lunch, a light snack, happy hour, and live entertainment, all for a low daily fee.
What Makes Us Special
We emphasize personal dignity, autonomy, independence, privacy, and freedom of choice. We facilitate independence and helps individuals to live as independently as possible and make decisions about how they want to live.