I like Croatan Village; it’s a privately-owned place, not a chain. I like the people and the one-on-one with the staff. One of the staff has been there ever since it opened 15 years ago. Two or 3 had been there 13 years, so it means it’s a nice place. They’re friendly, nice, caring people.
My mom was in a semi-private room for about 2 ½ weeks, and she just got a roommate this past week. The rooms are nice, large, and clean. The bathroom is large which surprised me. They have built-in drawers; they also have furniture there, or you could take your own furniture.
They offer games, crafts, TV, and ice cream socials. They take them out to eat; they take them shopping if they want to go. They have local bands or people to play instruments and sing, come in on Friday nights. They have a day that they’re pampered. They have a company or a group come in that soaks their feet and does their toenails. There’s a lady there who’s been there 15 years that does their hair. They play cards and have board games.
Mother has never been one to complain about the food anywhere. She likes seafood, chicken, and pork chops, but beef is not something that she really cares for. Once in a while, they will serve beef, but most of their meals are seafood or vegetables or chicken, so she gets along really good. She’s put on about 5 or 6 lbs in the 3 weeks that she’s been there.