This facility, specializing in memory care, offers assisted living, skilled care, daycare, and respite care--and will also accept hospice onsite.
It's a one-story building, with secure locked and coded doors. When you walk in, there is an open space"”with bedrooms branching out from the common area. All 12 individual rooms are spacious, with private bathroom"”and residents are allowed to furnish them on their own. There are no phones in the rooms, although portable phones are provided as needed.
An open area with a kitchen makes the place seem homey. There is also a big living room and dining room area with comfortable couches around"”and a large window provides a view of open fields, which is comforting to many residents. A gated, enclosed courtyard is provided so residents can walk outdoors on their own.
Residents are encouraged to be out of their rooms as much as possible"”and staff members make the effort and take the time to feed those who need help. I witnessed one caregiver take as long as an hour to feed a resident here.
Edgewood Vista may be a good fit for memory care residents especially, since the small size allows for lots of individualized care.
A boon for many is that even residents who are not ambulatory are admitted to assisted living, which is different from most similar facilities.
The food is good: cooked family style, fresh, brought in daily"”and in a true show of confidence and solidarity, the staff eats right along with the residents.
There are some planned activities for the residents"”nothing of major structure, but usually smaller, quieter activities"”crafts on a dining room table, making Valentines. All residents are encouraged to take part, even if it's just to watch.
There is a good staff to resident ratio. Caregivers are attentive and seem to cooperate with outside caregivers and family members. When one family member recently brought up a concern with the administration, they acted quickly to get satisfactory results.
The cost ranges from $4,500 to near $6,000 a month, depending on the amount of care required, which is rather pricey for the area, although it does now accept Medicaid. And there are currently no male residents, which does change the dynamics of the place some"”and may be a potential drawback for some men who are considering becoming residents.