The Wellington | Assisted Living

4522 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

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based on 19 Reviews

Anonymous117277350 December 10, 2015

I visited this facility

The Wellington was my very favorite; it was immaculate. The people working there were wonderful. I thought the rooms were great because they had full kitchens.



LB33 May 26, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

We are very happy with the care that my grandmother gets here. The food and activities are wonderful. They even have pets that come visit her in her room. She is a pet person but can no longer care for one by herself, so the fact that they bring dogs to visit her really helps. What we are tired of is the continued lies that Cathy tells us. She makes alot of promises she doesn't keep and drops the ball with simple requests. The new nurse however is right on top of things. We have seen a huge improvement in the staff and care provided since they hired Lisa. She is great and gets things done immediately. I would highly recommend this home for your loved ones.



BowtieTeacher May 25, 2015

I am/was a resident of this facility

The Wellington is a wonderful place. My mother has been there for a very long time. She gets great care, and the staff love her and treat her exceptionally well. The new nurse there Lisa, goes above and beyond. She makes the place run like clockwork, and the staff seem to really like her. She treats my mom like family. We have had a lot of disappointments with Cathy the Director of Nursing there. She makes a lot of promises she doesn't keep, and she makes my family uncomfortable, but with the addition of the new nurse, we do not have to deal with her now. We feel we get quality care for the price we pay. The food is wonderful, and the new manager is very kind and helpful



WBG May 22, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

Wellington is a lovely place with nice apartments. My father-in-law resided there 'almost' two years. If your parent(s) is healthy it is a nice facility, but once medications or assists come into play you need to watch them carefully for med administration timing and PLEASE check your loved ones Emergency Call Button as dad's hadn't been working and he said 'no one ever came' when he used it; no wonder! It took a trip from CO to find this out! (This is imperative in a facility where seniors are prone to falls.) My father passed prior to mid-month... PLEASE be aware even in Death you must give 30 days Notice, I'd paid several thousand ($5K) for under 1/2 a month and got less than $900.00 back in the form of a refund; plus they take an upfront deposit so they make a ton of money on turnover (and at end of life makes it an unpleasant surprise for grieving families... My sister filled out the paperwork! The staff Are nice and work hard, but they are understaffed and under monitored. I'm hoping with the review this will change? Be vigilant for your loved one, which was hard for me out-of-state so I made frequent trips. The food is adequate; nice dining area. If your parent(s) are relatively healthy it's a nice facility, just make sure to stay 'engaged' and visit frequently. PLEASE Read the contract to be aware of the 30 day notice clause; had I known I would definitely have moved dad to a SNF for better oversight and use that money for 'his' care. It is a business, but tough on seniors with fixed incomes and death expenses. There IS a new additional RN there, Lisa (who was brand new and helped my father pass peacefully which was comforting). Monitor your parent(s) care/H2O and food intake, once they're gone they're gone.



Sanders1 April 25, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We choose The Wellington for my mother. The community has a lot to offer. One of the reasons she chose that is the size of the bathroom. It is large, comfortable, and convenient for her. So far, everything has been great. The marketing director is right on top of things. She has really been helpful in making things happen and making sure that she is welcome by introducing her to people. She is in the assisted living. She has some assistance in showering, escort services to meals, and that kind of thing. They have tons of activities, if I can only get her to go to them. She has been there for a week now, and she is still very much adjusting.



Caring104214350 April 23, 2015

I visited this facility

From what I know, the Wellington is really good, but my parents are not in there yet. The people were really nice, it is big and open, and there is a lot of sitting area. The rooms are bigger and really nice. I actually only saw the model room, but it was a really nice room. It has a little stove in the kitchen. I know a couple of people who live there, and they really like it.



Joyce D. March 11, 2015

I am/was a resident of this facility

I enjoy the Wellington very much. I finally got the apartment after being on the wait list for a little while. The people are great, the staff is very good & the food is great. The maintenance people do a good job & the staff is very helpful. They offer rides for Doctors visits, going on Sunday drives, going to church, going to the swimming place, Each resident seems to have different needs & I feel that they do meet each ones needs.



Caring102791650 March 02, 2015

I visited this facility

The Wellington was very nice. They had full range of activities. They had yoga classes and wellness classes. They had entertainment, and they would take people out on tours.



Caring102626550 February 25, 2015

I visited this facility

There was a lot going on at The Wellington. It was kind of hustling and bustling. It was clean and really light. Everybody was really polite and friendly. They just worked very professional. When we went to visit, we stayed for lunch. There were people who lived there that came by, talked to my mom, and interacted with her. It just got a really good positive feel from it. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They took care of you right away.



Wayne82 April 24, 2014

I visited this facility

Needs TLC. Saw many ceiling tiles that were stained throughout. I've been in there twice over the last year and it doesn't seem to have been addressed. They either have an active leaking roof or they do not care to fix things when they need it.



Caring73962450 November 21, 2013

I visited this facility

I've looked at The Wellington. Their apartments were very nice, but they were also very expensive. However, I like best the views from their windows. Everybody from the staff was fine. They have nurses and doctors which is pretty unusual in a facility these days. I just did a tour of the place and I didn't eat there but they did have a chef and the food was reportedly very good.



SStanford July 28, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

There are fantastic programs available. There was great food and enjoyable dining experiences! Competent and caring nurses were attentive and met our every need when dealing with grandfather's declining health. Grandpa had a lovely apartment with a kitchenette and balcony that opened to a small garden area. The activities director had age appropriate and mature events that the residents were actually INTERESTED in. They had current events classes, and a college professor who visited weekly to discuss political science and news. There was live music at LEAST once a day performed by talented artists from the local area and who traveled through specifically to entertain. They went on excursions to shopping areas twice a week, out to lunch every Friday, and to museums, theatres, and art exhibits regularly. My only negative comments would be: The management was not the most cooperative, and they were hard to get in touch with. The executive director was distant and difficult to communicate with. Everyone else was fantastic!



peter sean June 30, 2012

I am/was a resident of this facility

The Wellington - MBK Senior Living holds the distinction of being the first dedicated retirement and assisted living community in the area. It remains as inviting today as it did when they first opened their doors few years back as experienced by my grand father. Their cheerful atmosphere and carefree lifestyle is enhanced by welcoming, friendly and courteous staff. The facility features a private dining room, card room, arts/crafts room, library, spacious common areas, whirlpool spa and patio. The spacious apartment homes offer pond views, balconies, individual climate control, kitchens, patios, emergency call systems and step-in showers. And you won't have to worry about home maintenance or chores as the staff takes care of all that for you, leaving you time to pursue your interests. Staff is always committed to helping those with memory loss maintain their independence and dignity for as long as possible. My grand father in old age loved this facility and preferred to stay here till he expired. I have long association with the facility and love to come here time and again for meeting those who cared my grand father.



anonymous44 June 24, 2011

I visited this facility

Unfortunately, this facility hasn't lived up to its hype. According to its price and professional reputation, I expected more personalized care. For one thing, they don't have an RN on staff nearly as much as they said they would. My friend's room was rarely clean. It was generally picked up, but lint was growing in the corners and my friend has respiratory issues. It's not serious, but it's definitely exacerbated by dust. The dust on his picture frames was seriously centimeters thick. Also the room smelled, like neither my friend nor it got cleaned often enough. On one surprise visit, I found some dirty dishes in his room way past breakfast time. However, by far the worst part is that my friend is often ignored and there are no activities to stimulate him. He actually said that he feels like the staff is just waiting for him to die. He's always had a flair for drama, but it's still unacceptable. He's since been moved to a different facility.


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From The Wellington


At The Wellington, our mission is to help seniors continue to lead and active, fulfilling, productive lives. Our warm and personal staff, elegant surroundings, diverse program offerings and enthusiastic residents provide an ideal environment to continue pursuing intellectual, cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional fulfillment. We also have a very flexible options for personal assistance that allow us to bring care to your apartment any time it becomes necessary.

What Makes Us Special


Recently remodeled - New community bistro with Wi-Fi - Lively activity program along with outside entertainment & speakers - Beautiful views of the Wasatch mountains

Features of The Wellington


Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency Call System
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical therapy
  • Hospice care

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared space where residents can host parties
  • Features extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals in a shared dining room
  • Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Wii sports competition
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Activities extra: Computer class

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens

Costs

  • We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
  • Fee structure extra: We offer a month-to-month rental
  • Minimum rate: $3,250/month

General

  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • We offer respite care (short term stays)

Financial guidance

  • Financial guidance extra: New Choice Waiver Not Accepted - Medicaid Not Accepted
  • 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

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