I visited Edgewater. The people were very friendly and mobile. It like a high rise becuase it was a 10-story building and had more of a resort feel. Everything looked sharp. It was in a nice area. I went there unannounced, but when I walked in the lobby, people met me. The rooms were a little bit more modern and brand new.
I went through all the medical things and all of the interviews at Edgewater Pointe. But they were very nice about it, and I was comfortable with it. However at the very end, they gave me something that I thought was nasty. A registered nurse came in and said, “I’m going to ask you some questions and ask you to do some things,” and that went nicely. And then at the end, she said to me, “Here’s a paper and a pencil. Can you make a circle? I want you to put numbers around the circle.” So I started to write 1,2,3,4, and we came out of there. And then, shespoke with the director of the program and came out and said, “I’m so sorry, but we can’t accept you here at Edgewater.” I asked why, and she said, “Well, the reason is that you were supposed toput a 1 at the top, 15 a quarter of the way around, the number 30 at the bottom, then 45, and then back to 1 again. Well, I had no idea that that’s what she wanted. She just said put numbers around the circle.
The manager of the entire place and I got to be friendly. It was a nice thing and she said, “I really wish you can stay here but I have to abide by what the nurse said, and they said you can’t be here because you did the wrong thing with the numbers.” That was horrible. And also my home where I live now is directly across the street and one city block from my family, so it would have been very nice for my family and I to be a 10-minute walk apart; it would have been terrific. I was ready to give them the deposit immediately and I was willing to do anything because it’s across the street and I thought it would be fine. I would not recommend them because one particular person, who thinks that she is that important, was able to keep me out of there. Edgewater was OK. It was clean. They were doing some renovations and there were a lot of people putting down flooring and hanging up curtains and things, except that they allowed that one nurse who said that I didn’t think that the numbers would be from a clock, so I had to walk out of there. I think the price is too high, even if it was $5, for the way I was treated. So I would never recommend it to anyone.
The next one that I liked was Edgewater Pointe. They had very nice grounds that you could walk around. It was a gated community, and they had a very nice foyer when you walked around. There was information that’s right there, somebody could help you right away, and they had a big open area that you could see and visit.
It was just a very pleasant place, the apartments were very nice, and we walked all around the independent as well as the assisted; that’s what we were looking for independent, assisted, and nursing home. The chap who assisted us was very nice and knowledgeable.
They selected Edgewater Pointe Estates. It's independent, and that progresses when you need it to assisted and long term care. The apartment that they chose was a 2-bedroom/2-bath. The food is wonderful. There are dozens and dozens of things for them to participate in. They have absolutely gorgeous grounds. It's really beautiful.
The apartment is large. The 2-bedrooms are actually suites themselves, and the people who helped us get the rooms were very attentive but not pushy, just extremely nice people.
My mother was severely injured in a car accident 2 weeks after moving into Edgewater. They told her she could be cared for at Edgewater. After enduring a painful ambulance ride, Edgewater turned her away and she never returned. She had paid almost $100,000 as a co-resident. Do you think Edgewater, returned a dime to the family? Nope. Edgewater kept it all. Almost $100,000 for 2 weeks! They used the excuse of a sentence in the contract. This place has no ethics. Buyer beware!!
Edgewater Pointe Estates is a very nice place. It has facilities for independent living, assisted living, and I think for Alzheimer's patient also. I was there very briefly, but I can see that everybody was very nice. They just don't seem to have a lunch facility. It was just a small cafeteria wherein you stand in line to get your food and that did not appeal to me.
This facility is located in Boca Raton and is a fully secured facility. Security and limited access to different parts of the facility leads me to believe that security is the utmost priority of the administrators of the facilities. The main lobby is absolutely breathtaking and theatrical. The facility even has on display a remembrance area for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Behind all the glitz and glamour, it's a very typical retirement home but overall it's very nice.
Edgewater Pointe Estates is a continuing care retirement community in Boca Raton, FL that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact Edgewater Pointe Estates for more details on CCRC housing and rates.