Prairie Vista Village was very nice, the people were very nice, and I liked everything else. They did have everything very separated. One area was independent living, in another wing was their assisted living, and they also had a wing for skilled nursing.
Mom has settled in Prairie Vista Village. This place is brand new and spotless. It just opened about three months ago. When it was built, they built high ceilings and wide hallways with tons of windows. The staff has been very good. Everybody is very attentive, and when we need something they were right on it. They have single bedrooms with a big open living room area. The kitchen only has a microwave, a refrigerator, countertops, and lots of drawer space. The bedroom is large with a big window, so it has a lot of light. Their dining room is very nice. They sit at the same table every day, and everybody knows them. They call them by name, and they serve them at the table. You have a main meal choice, or you can order off the menu, so that is really good. They play bingo, they have chair exercises, and people come in to entertain. They take them shopping or to their appointments as well. There is a hair salon on the facility where they can get their hair done. They also have a spa and a rehab facility if needed. They have little areas where they have chairs, tables, and puzzles everywhere. They have a conference room where they give talks on different items. Overall, it's just pretty well run. They have little emergency buttons in the bathroom. They all wear emergency buttons around their neck that is connected to the main office, so if they have trouble and they can't get anything, they can hit that button. They are very well taken care of. There is a nurse that comes around every day. There is also interaction everyday, so everybody has been checked on and they make sure everything is alright.
My mother is in Prairie Vista. It is brand new, and it is really nice. She is in the assisted living, but it also has a nursing home. It also has a division where they just rented. She has 3 meals a day. She likes the food. It is close to a clinic. They have a good security. You have to have a code to get in there after 6 o'clock.
Prairie Vista Village is a continuing care retirement community in Altoona, IA that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact Prairie Vista Village for more details on CCRC housing and rates.