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Reviews of Aljoya Thornton Place
WK July 13, 2016
I visited this facility
Aljoya Thornton Place was a new building and well furnished. The amenities and organization were very nice. I saw the room, and we would have to furnish it. It was better than any other place we looked at.
BobYRFLR May 17, 2016
I visited this facility
Aljoya was OK. The staff was knowledgeable and very friendly. The rooms were good, clean, and adequate. The dining area looked OK, but we did not eat there.
apaetzke March 25, 2014
I am a friend or relative of resident
Aljoya has been a wonderfully warm and welcoming community for not only my mother, who suffers from dementia and even at the beginning of her residency could not remember people’s names and how to get from one place to another, but also for us, her family.
As an only child I was concerned about my mother continuing to live by herself. I knew that, although I was with her frequently and doing things with her, I could not possibly give her the care and activities I knew she would need. Mom and I had visited other retirement communities and mom was very adamant that she did not like their environments or décor. For my own part, I wasn't very encouraged about either what we'd seen or by my mother's reaction.
One day, after our weekly routine of shopping at Northgate, mom suggested we visit Aljoya. We made an appointment and the moment we walked in mom smiled, breathed in the aroma of the espresso in the Bistro and said “This is it!” She was of course very impressed by the elegance in the décor and the bright warm colors. (She often complained that most of the other facilities were depressing in colors etc.)
What impressed me the most were the employees. To this day, 2 ½ years later, the employees are the most amazing group of people of all ages who always have a smile, who greet everyone by name and enthusiastically always try to do something to help residents and visiting family members.
The Wellness center, headed by Annie R.N., who is our number one “Angel,” as my mother calls her, and all of her staff have become an extension of our family. They monitor mother daily and all of her vitals and are sure not only to watch over medical needs but also her psychological and emotional needs.
It is clear that Eli and Rebecca and their amazing son, Jacob, have approached the creation of their facility as though they were creating a home for one of their own family members. They have not overlooked a single detail, from the outstanding staff that they hire and train to the smallest details of fresh flowers on the dining room tables to bowls of fresh fruit available to the residents as they wander throughout the complex.
The Almos are an extremely caring family, who are concerned about their residents from the day they walk in to the days that follow as some residents become more frail or ill. They have been a huge and very responsive support system to my family. I truly do not know what I would do or where I would have been able to turn in these recent months as my mother has continued to decline.
At Aljoya the Almos have created a positive caring community. From those who work there to the other residents who live there, Aljoya has provided a welcoming neighborhood that surrounds my mother with life, love and caring. In many respects, giving up living "on her own" in her later years has been a gain and a blessing, not an ever increasing struggle. It has in fact brought her new comforts, new security and a new environment of great beauty. Because of Aljoya, the staff and the Almos my mother will be able to live her last days in a warm and friendly atmosphere with exceptional nursing care and surrounded by her own personal possessions and family by her side. We can’t thank everyone enough for all that they do every day and what they have done these past 2 ½ years.
HawaiianFood July 08, 2013
I visited this facility
We did not select this facility, as we felt we just could not afford the high price. But! I totally recommend it. When we came in ... unannounced .. for a visit, we quickly realized it wasn't right for our mom. But the manager, I wish I could remember his name, could not have been more gracious and kind. He treated us to coffee and dessert in their dining room, which was lovely, and spent a good half hour with us, going over various options. He took the time to make up a list for us, ranging from hiring in home caregivers to finding a more affordable assisted living, age in place home. And he had NOTHING to gain from that, but the pleasure of helping another human being. I really, really wish I could remember his name. I was very impressed by his warmth and obvious caring for elderly people.
Searching for oasis September 26, 2012
I visited this facility
Of all the assisted living centers I have visited in Seattle, this offers the most comprehensive amenities and local attractions. It is located at the south end of the Northgate Mall, which allows for a large walking/shopping area, as well as a movie theater and coffee shops. It is near my home in Greenlake and is easily accessible through 85th and 5th, or through Roosevelt. There is a medical center nearby, and the in-house gym features water exercise classes. The facility interior is beautiful and the rooms are spacious (although you certainly pay a premium). The assisted-living and active retirement communities mingle, which has pros and cons, but I appreciate it for my father because aging isn't a smooth, one-way process. Adults who need more active monitoring may prefer places that are dedicated to assisted-living. The surrounding neighborhood is residential district called Maple Leaf, and there is transit center, steps away, that connects to Greenwood, Ballard, Wallingford, Downtown, and University District. A medical center that provides emergency services is located a couple of blocks away. One drawback is that the nearest full size grocery store is not walkable for an older adult. However, the facility offers a shuttle service. It is an easy driving distance. Impressive place and a nice location.
jessica12 June 30, 2011
I visited this facility
There are certain qualities i look for when visiting a assisted living facilities. professionalism, kindness, and great customer service. This facility have all 3. The facility is design similar to an hotel but each room is built more like an apartment. Each resident is offered three meals a day and the support if needed. A lot of the residents at this facility has a car and mostly run their own errands. The staff is dedicated into serving your friends and love ones when medical assistants is needed. When my friend and me was there visiting, we was pleased to see a staff that's so supportive.
From Aljoya Thornton Place
Welcome to Aljoya Thornton Place, an Era Living community. Aljoya offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, and nursing care.
Just steps from shops, restaurants, theaters, and more, Aljoya Thornton Place offers the perfect blend of village charm and contemporary lifestyle. Aljoya has 142 upscale residences, ranging from 540 to 1,450 square-feet.
Residents of Aljoya experience a maintenance-free lifestyle, including a full service restaurant with chef-prepared selections, on-site Wellness Center staffed by a Registered Nurse, weekly housekeeping and linen services, scheduled transportation and professionally maintained common areas and gardens.
Residents enjoy choosing from nearly 200 Life Enrichment events each month, including regular outings to the symphony and other cultural events, a variety of fitness, aquatic, and health classes, lectures, garden parties, chef demos, wine and jazz concerts, professionally curated art galas, and much more. Residents find that there are endless opportunities to pursue their passions, mingle with good friends, or simply sit back and enjoy the ambiance.
*Rates are subject to change; care fees are not included in the monthly rate.
WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL
Era Living, a respected and recognized leader in retirement living throughout the Puget Sound, is a private, Seattle-based company founded by Eli and Rebecca Almo. Since 1987, Era Living has been dedicated to fostering a healthy and engaging environment of whole body wellness, culture, warmth and social fulfillment, providing exceptional healthcare services and enriching activities at all eight communities. Era Living's Wellness and Active Aging Programs are developed in collaboration with the University of Washington School of Nursing - one of the nation's top-rated nursing schools. It's this type of innovative and vibrant approach to senior living that makes Era Living communities so desirable.
Features of Aljoya Thornton Place
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Internet in residents' rooms
- Technology extra: Emergency call system
- Medication Management
- Physical therapy
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- 3-bedroom apartments
- Studio apartments
- 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, W/D in residence
- Arts, woodworking, craft
- Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
- Religious services
- Lectures and discussions
- Book clubs
- Tai chi
- Private services
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)
- Dining extra: Private dining room
- Pets: Small pets allowed
- Minimum age: 62
- Ample parking for guests
Location of Aljoya Thornton Place
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