Reviews of Raphael House
dcgold March 05, 2016
I am a friend or relative of resident
My mother, who lived with me for four years, actually requested to go to Raphael House after visiting several times with me. I teach chair yoga there and Mom would accompany me and participate. She made many friends and fell in love with the staff. My mother has been a resident for just over a year, now. She is happier and healthier than I have seen her in years. I am extraordinarily grateful to the competent and loving staff who sees to it that she takes her medications regularly and uses her respiratory equipment properly. The director of the Raphael House even helped me procure a portable oxygen concentrator when I was having difficulty with the provider. I cannot speak highly enough of the Raphael House and its wonderful staff!
Thank you DCGold for your wonderful review. It is rare for a senior to request to go to Assisted Living. I am glad your mother liked what she saw and wanted to make her own decision. Thank you for your kind words about the staff including Nelly the director. We could not do it without each of them.
Caring77794950 August 31, 2014
I am a friend or relative of a resident
I chose Raphael House because it was nice and they would give me a subsidy. The staff are taking good care with her. They have an exercise class, dance class for seniors and they do gardening. Those are the only ones that my mother does participate, but I know they also do knitting and I think they have chorale groups come in.
dream1800 September 30, 2011
St Rapahel's, as a whole, is a nice place to live. It is located near the St Raphael church, but the center accepts people of all religions. The center is very clean. It is located in a nice green area, so people can take walks around, or be outside and read. Many activities are organized, and are announced at the beginning of each day, and are advertised on a white board. The activities go from sing-alongs to charades. There are outings every week to various places from Cabin John Center to parks. And once in a while they try to have bigger outings to cultural places such as museums. They also celebrate all holidays. So if it is Saint Patrick's day, they decorate the center in green. Many members of the staff are bilingual, usually they speak Spanish and English, which is nice for the seniors, since many are from Spanish speaking families. The staff is friendly, and they try and engage seniors in activities, but like in many homes it is difficult to get seniors involved. The food is fine, but not exceptional. Visits are allowed without pre-notice, but the center prefers to be notified.
From Raphael House
It goes without saying that every senior is unique. So we offer a wide variety of comfortable communities in desirable neighborhoods close to families and recreational activities. Each is designed with its own features and amenities that reflect our knowledge and expertise in caring for seniors. It's simply a matter of finding the right community in the best location with the right programs and the appropriate level of support.
Support is our specialty - because Raphael House is committed to helping seniors achieve their highest possible quality of life. So our conversation with each prospective resident and family member begins with a clear, honest understanding of the individual and his or her needs.
At Raphael House, we encourage our residents to enjoy an independent lifestyle while we provide all the conveniences of home, from delicious homemade meals to housekeeping services. Therefore, our residents have more time to socialize, participate in recreational activities, or just read a favorite novel. Our residents also enjoy peace of mind, knowing that when supportive services are needed, our caring staff members are there to assist them at no additional charge.
What Makes Us Special
Visitors to Raphael are likely to be greeted by a community cat... or two. Located next to St. Raphael Church in Rockville, this residence is known for its thriving intergenerational program and a relaxing, classic backyard patio with mature trees and landscaping.
Features of Raphael House
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas
- Medication Management
- Physical therapy
- Hospice care
Room and housing options
- Studio apartments
- Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites
- Beauty/Barber shop
- Hiking trails
- TV room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
- Shared space where residents can host parties
- Arts, woodworking, craft
- Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
- Religious services
- Lectures and discussions
- Book clubs
- Wii sports competition
- Guests can attend meals
- Ample parking for guests
- Laundry service for clothes
- Laundry service for linens
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Pets: Small pets allowed
- Minimum age: 62
- Monthly rent is all inclusive
- Minimum rate: $5,600/month
- We help with selling the house (finding a realtor. staging, etc)
- We help families understand VA benefits
- We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living
- State License(s): Lic 15AL 124J
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