Shepherd of the Valley looked like a worthwhile place. I don't know if it was a 100% suited for my dad, but I liked the fact that they had the condos set-up there. They had an access to the dining. They seemed to have a caring staff. Actually, we ran into some of the workers out in public, and they remembered me. They were very cordial and friendly. They were very positive, very supportive, and very informative. From the set-up, it seemed to be neat and clean. However, we preferred something a little closer to where we lived so we could visit him more frequently.
Their assisted living building was very typical where there is a studio-type of set-up with private bath, kitchenette without a stove, a small fridge, and a microwave. They had a laundry service and some other services that were good. It wasn't huge, but it wasn't tiny. They had a dining area on each floor, and there was a dining hall on the main floor too. If the residents were able, they could also dine there. They had a garage attached to it. It was back off the main road, so it was private, and it looked safe. It looked like they had a green area surrounding it. The ground floor had a library, a reading room, a game room, an exercise room, and a restaurant-cafeteria. There were some private rooms, one or two reserved for parties, and then two stories of assisted living above that with their own dining rooms on each floor.