My mother was at Wildewood Downs Retirement. It’s lovely, and it’s well appointed. I knew that it was a place she would enjoy and she did. She was in independent-living for almost 3 years, then went into assisted living and then she passed 3 years ago. You could decorate the rooms the way you wanted to. They provided basic furniture if you didn’t want to bring in your own things which we did. We furnished my mother’s 2-bedrooom apartment and used some of those things in her room in assisted-living. The food is excellent. They have a chef, so there was quality food and in independent, they serve you like a restaurant. You have choices at dinner. There were 3 meals, and they were well-balanced and appealing.
I would be over there often since I live nearby. They were caring and paid good attention to the patient. She had told us that she was very happy where she was, made friends, and enjoyed playing bridge or just doing whatever. They had the usual bingo, and they had puzzles out to do. They took the residents out to eat at a restaurant. Whatever the holiday was, they did special things and brought in people to perform for them or to talk to them. Many of the residents in independent-living want to go to the symphony or the theater, so they provided transportation taking them to the event and returning them. They have exercise several times a week.
I have friends who’ve done rehab there. I had my knee replaced, so I chose to go to Wildewood Downs because my mother was there. I got excellent care because I knew the rehab people. I was there 2 weeks. I would say it was excellent. The people would go get her to bring her up to the lunch room to have lunch with me. That was the kind of atmosphere it was.