My mom has been a resident of the Blakeford in assisted living for almost 2 years now, since the death of her husband. The Blakeford provides a range of care and services, from independent living to skilled nursing. One of the things I love most is the location, right in the middle of Green Hills. I live in the same neighborhood and with mom next door practically we can enjoy being part of a larger community. We enjoy taking walks, seeing people out with their dogs, or feeding the geese on the lake by the Blakeford. We are close to great restaurants (but the dining room food at the Blakeford is perfectly yummy), mall, and churches. The staff are caring, supportive, and communicative. The Blakeford provides many enriched activities such as music, art, games, field trips, lectures, book readings. Mom is always busy! I love the days when I go over to visit and she says she is too busy there to go out with me. It makes me realize how comfortable she is in her environment and in her life and eases some of the guilt that as a caregiver we never quite do enough. It is nice knowing that many of mom's needs for companionship, friendships, self help care can and are shared and are met at the Blakeford. Her routines are structured, she gets support, she gets love, and we are blessed to have such a fortunate situation that we can be a part of too. The Blakeford recognizes and supports the involvement of families too so we always feel our voices are heard!