Cedar Creek changed hands, but my mother-in-law was there. It starts out as an assisted living and then moves up in levels as needed. They also have a memory care center. She went from assisted living to hospice at the same facility. She had care every day and had a colostomy that needed to be changed a couple of times a week. They took her out, they sat her outside; they put her in different environments. She had to be hand-fed every meal because she couldn?t use her arms and legs. She was a falling risk. Eventually she was just in a wheelchair, and two people assisted. That?s why she moved up the ladder, because she became more and more unfamiliar with people.
The upkeep and maintenance presents very well. They?re hospitable. It was a closed in facility. In other words, it was a large, single building, like an apartment building, where each person had a little apartment. In this place, you could walk in and the residents would be sitting out on the front porch or in a game room, so they would greet you and talk to you. The residents looked happy. Somebody would come in and take the residents and do their hair. I know they took trips out to the community and fieldtrips. It was a clean, attractive place. It?s visually very appealing. They had a nice, screened-in, glassed-in, like floor to room patio. It had patio furniture in it and live plants. Then, outside, there was another patio that kind of had a little bit of garden around it.
My husband was very happy with the service his mother got there from day to day, but he said there were issues sometimes. I think that he was referring to some of the staff being more experienced and better with the patients than the others. We had kind of a mini family reunion at Cedar Creek while she was still there. It really was one of our best days.