My mother lived in Oakwood Village for two years. It's a very nice place, but it is quite expensive. It has services all the way from independent living to assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. It has both programs where you buy in, and you can get a condo to live there in independent living or you can just come in on a month-to-month or a lease sort of arrangement. They had beautiful condos, and they had tremendous service and capability. Some of the units were older and not so attractive. The unit that my mother lived in was nice, but it was old. It was a really old building, and they were struggling trying to get updates on some of those apartments, but other parts of it were just spectacular and new and beautiful.
They had card games, movies, concerts, educational talks, and day trips where they would go out for dinner or a dinner theater. They also had on-site gardens, so the residents could be part of the gardening team. They had huge vegetable gardens. They had an on-site pharmacy, which was a little pricey. The doctor's office was connected to the pharmacy electronically, and they would simply send the prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy and usually within a few hours of us getting back from the doctor's office, they would hand deliver them to the door. They had better medical oversight.
They also ran concomitantly with their independent living and their assisted living programs and home health service. So, if we needed the services of a home health nurse, we could just access it right through that facility, and everybody was in the loop. When a medical problem arose, my mother just hit a call button, and the nurse actually came and assessed her. They did a very good job with response to crisis. Their food was nutritious and readily available, but because she lived in independent living there, she didn't have a full meal plan.