Mom liked Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids the best, and I thought it was really nice. They had some ability to do some cooking in their room. The rooms were large, and meal times were more flexible so you could get food any time you wanted it instead of having to only go at certain times which was a big plus for mom. I know they had a gym and a movie room. They had some library space.
Maple Creek was a nice place. I have eaten there, and the food was very good. The dining room was clean, and it was efficient. Presently, they are all filled up now. They have Bingo, cards, and a library, and they do have transportation available if you had to go someplace.
My parents are in MapleCreek. The staff is very responsive and very caring. They act like they want to be there. People are very nice. It is kept clean, and the environment is nice. They have activities for my dad and mom. They are being well cared for. It is as good as it can be at this point in time. I would recommend this facility to others.
Mom is in a nursing home called Maple Creek, and as far as being satisfied, I mid for satisfaction. There were times when I came in and the nurses on duty did not know that my mother had to be on a thickener. They did not even know that, and the facilities don’t have diapers. Some of the staff is really nice, and others get bothered because my mom pushes the button for them to come to the room. Otherwise, I have seen some really good care, and the place was nice; they just had it remodeled and re-carpeted.
My father is at MapleCreek and he is happy to where he is at. It's a very nice facility. It’s also very well run and very well staffed. They got four buildings there. The one my father was in was in a memory care unit. He has been there since about the second week of January. They have all kinds of different activities. My father said the food is very good and he is very happy with that. What I do like about this facility is that they don’t have free access to get outside unless they are allowed to.
I never really considered a nursing home for either of my parents. My dad passed away a few years ago and when my mother's life started to become because she was diagnosed with early Alzheimer's disease, I didn't have the resources or the time to fully devote myself to my mother. It took a while before my siblings and I decided that MapleCreek was the best choice for our Mother. MapleCreek offers a variety of living situations which is one of the biggest attractions that I found with MapleCreek. My mother is still able to live an independent life with assisted help. In other words she has her own fully functional room in a community within MapleCreek called The Woods. The room is pretty much like a mini-apartment. She has met some new people which I think has been extremely positive since the passing of her husband a few years ago. Some of these people suffer the same conditions that she does which at least from watching is an experience that is pivotal for her as well as personal. A spiritual thing would be the best way to explain it. MapleCreek offers a memory care program which is located within The Woods as well as advanced rehabilitation and one on one skilled nursing staff which is something that will be both inevitable and required in my Mother's future welfare. MapleCreek offers outings, a beauty salon, game nights and many other services that are crucial and have been extremely beneficial to my mom. MapleCreek is the last stop for most elderly individuals that come to live here. That is something that the staff made my family and me very aware of first thing when we were checking out the premises, which is true. A couple of the other facilities that we checked out kind of sugarcoated things which isn't what you need to hear when you're checking your only parent left into a nursing home. The staff at MapleCreek also includes Social Workers which is amazing because each and every one of them is specially designated into an area that coincides with the patients. A lot of the staff is young. That sort of turned me off at first because I wanted my mother to be dealing with people that were a little older and had a little more experience with life but so far everything has worked out in that aspect. I think the grounds at MapleCreek are flawless. The layout is immaculate. It doesn't feel like a nursing home at all. The cottage style condos and terraces that overlook the whole facility which are the independent living quarters really make the place feel like a normal housing community. Every time I drive up to visit my mom, I don't feel like I'm coming to a nursing home even though I am. My only worry is that the community isn't gated so anyone walking along can roam the grounds because it is located on a semi-busy street. 32nd street is in a decent neighborhood and the security is commendable but with the costs associated with MapleCreek, I certainly thing a gate would be advisable. Another random thought is the smell. I've always loathed the smell of hospitals and nursing homes. I can remember this nursing home that my grandmother was in and it reminded me of death, a stale dingy smell. MapleCreek does not have any weird smells; In fact it smells like a normal household would. Overall, despite the outrageous cost and lack of a gate I'm very happy with MapleCreek as a whole and wouldn't want my mother living anywhere else except with one of my siblings or myself.
My Mom was at the Maple Creek facility for 4 1/2 years until she passed away this past July. She had wonderful care there. I was kept fully involved in her care by the staff and was notified of any falls, what they did, any medication changes. I was notified if there was a drastic change in mental status. The staff was great. From the Director down to the cleaning/maintenance staff. I was always greeted with a hello and a smile by any of the staff whenever I visited my Mom. They cared for my Mom body, mind, and spirit. I will be forever grateful for the care they gave to my mother.
Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids is a continuing care retirement community in Grand Rapids, MI that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids for more details on CCRC housing and rates.
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