Reviews of The Greens at Cannondale
Average Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 Reviews
I am a friend or relative of resident
My parents have been at the Greens for a year and our family has been very very pleased. While it is expensive, our parents are receiving tremendous care. The aides assigned to them (part of the perks of their particular living arrangement) assume responsibility for my parents, and treat them with great patience and kindness. I am at the Greens a lot and have personally observed that other residents are also treated with kindness and caring by aides, nurses, administrators, dining room staff, and recreation and transportation personnel. From the very beginning, our family felt at home in the comfortable and elegant surroundings at the Greens and that has only grown over time. My parents (and I) have also really enjoyed the delicious food (the Italian chef is wonderful and also very sweet to the residents). The live piano music at meals and frequently at other times during the day further enhance the quality of life. My mom has also enjoyed Bingo and jewelry making (very good quality materials). The Greens does not skimp on quality or nickel and dime families. This again makes for a more homelike feeling in which staff demonstrate genuine concern for residents' happiness and well being. My sisters and I are so relieved and grateful we have found the perfect place for our parents.
I visited this facility
My parents are most interested in the Greens. Their programming is the most complete. It's the most inclusive, and they are the most able-bodied people that my mother felt more of a connection with. The staff is fine. They give you the answers you need to know. We have been there three or four times now, and one time did include a meal. The food was OK.
I visited this facility
Felt very large and impersonal to me. People didn't seem to interact - we would walk down halls or into rooms (sometimes occupied ones, without asking the residents, which I thought was strange), and there was no interaction whatsoever among staff and residents. The "activity" while we toured was watching television - with a staff member sitting at a keyboard and changing channels on request (not what I would consider interactive). At one point, I noticed staff sitting in a corner in the dining room eating, totally ignoring the residents who were sitting a few feet away, in the same room. Wall-to-wall carpet throughout, which may explain the strong scent of air freshener I smelled - not appealing. Half of the facility has been renovated so those apartments have updated bathrooms with large shower stalls (including glass doors and a built-in bench), but the older half of the building and the main common areas looked extremely dated to me. Each apartment has a kitchenette with apartment-sized refrigerator, microwave and stovetop (which are covered in the secured unit). We toured because a friend's mother recently moved in - but I wouldn't consider it a strong care facility for our mother's needs: not enough interaction and a low level of engagement in activities.
I am a friend or relative of a resident
I was very impressed with the condition of the facility. It was clean and well kept, and had plenty of staff on hand. The staff seemed friendly, and they let us bring my grandfather a cheesecake for his birthday, which some places won't. They also came and sang a birthday song for him, which I thought was a nice touch. My grandfather was less than happy to be in a nursing home, as he's a very independent man, and doesn't like being cooped up for more than a day or two, but they made sure he had his tablet and his newspaper every morning, and took him around the grounds every day, which is important with his physical therapy. All in all, a good facility from what I saw of it. The only real issue is that they didn't have good wi-fi/computer usage for the residents, which some might mind, I'm sure.