THE STAFFThe Bluffs seems to employ a good mixture of age groups to assist in reception, resident care, food service and maintenance. The large majority of their "wait staff" for meals are young women who are always smiling and ready to help the residents with whatever it is they might need (e.g. cutting meat for residents with bad arthritis). The reception desk always has someone behind it ready to greet and direct you during your visit. The maintenance staff is exemplary. One of the members of the maintenance staff even allowed me access to his shop when I forgot the necessary tools for an installation job. Everyone there seems to keep the best interests of the residents in mind at all times and are genuinely friendly.THE FACILITIESIt goes without saying that The Bluffs is one of the nicest buildings in town. The folks living there experience an aesthetically pleasing environment on a daily basis. One would almost think it was a lodge or nice hotel when walking in. It is fairly new construction and it has been very well done. The kitchen is state-of-the-art, and operates more efficiently than some restaurants (from what I have gathered during meal times and a brief amount of time in the kitchen itself). There are three floors worth of dwellings and all of the rooms feel like a real home. They are carpeted, clean, well-maintained and are a great place to put all of your furnishings. Residents are able to move right in without a problem. AMENITIESResidents are always receiving assistance from the staff with telephone calls and other daily tasks, making their lives simple and enjoyable. They only need ask. On each floor there is a great room in the center of the building. The first floor houses the dining area, but the other two are very attractive lounge areas. The whole place is decorated seasonally, including 15' artificial trees during the holidays. Local members of the the community also host different activities throughout the day including newspaper readings, bingo, morning aerobics and other special events. I've even seen a few birthday parties hosted by the staff. OVERVIEWIf I had to send my loved one to an assisted living facility, this would be one of my top choices. The Bluffs overlooks Houghton, a beautiful addition to the landscape up on the hill. All of the staff are dedicated to their work, and form genuine friendships with the residents. The building itself is nearly brand new and is properly maintained. The addition of community members' willingness to regularly help out and host events rounds out everything that is offered at The Bluffs. I really have nothing negative to say after being a frequently returning guest in the home(s) of a great number of the elderly who reside there.