We visited Wesley Willows Assisted Living while in the region looking at facilities for our uncle. We immediately liked the outer exterior, which appeared very well maintained. The grounds were nicely landscaped, with tranquil tree-lined walkways and seating areas.
We could feel a very good energy when we stepped inside. We did not have an appointment, yet the staff was very accommodating and took us on a full tour.
This facility had ample communal rooms for every activity imaginable, from reading in the library, to card games, physical exercise, ceramics and crafting and hosted meetings. There was a computer center, billiards room, woodworking shop, sewing and plant room, convenient post office, and a lovely chapel. There is even an art center and salon. We could see that anything a resident might need is provided here.
The full service fitness center was very impressive, with regular exercise classes, swimming pools, an aquatic center and spa. They even have an indoor walking track. The personal trainers are on hand to ensure safety while assisting the seniors in every way they can.
The living spaces were generous, and the studio and one bedroom we saw was beautifully decorated with lots of fresh air and light. All units were well designed, efficient and yet still spacious.
The outside activities feature many interesting cultural events in Rockford -- which hosts music and art gatherings regularly. There was also a large auditorium for interesting group events.
This facility can accommodate a variety of ambulation levels and as a resident's needs change, care can be shifted between assisted living, personal care, rehabilitation, nursing, Alzheimer's, memory, respite and hospice care.
This is an extraordinarily well-designed, full service living environment for seniors that includes everything that our uncle needs. We were very impressed with this facility -- in fact, it is one of the best we've seen thus far. The staff is also exceptionally kind, caring and helpful.