Skyline was fairly new with good staff and good food. The apartments were pleasant but pretty pricey. They have a pool, floor exercises, pool exercise, bridge lessons and lots of learning and lectures. The people seemed very nice too.
My husband has been in Skyline for almost 2 months now. It's a very nice place. I like the location; he has a nice outlook. They had a unit available where there was a bedroom and a living room. The units are quite large, and refrigeration is very nice -- big bathroom, big shower, and the makings of a kitchen. We like the bedroom idea very much; we had to furnish it, but it's alright.
It's very expensive. They say they do laundry and they wash, but they don't iron, which I find really quite amazing. They haven't done much because I have the 24/hour care there, but their caregivers seem to be very sweet.
There should have been soap and towels in the room when he moved in but we had to go and ask the nurses for it. I don't think that should be; they should have a list that they give the girls and stack up those rooms when somebody is coming in so that they're available. We don't always want to run around and find a nurse and find out what they supply. I think that should be very clear to everyone and it wasn't at Skyline.
I have a friend who lives at Skyline, and there you have to buy in. They have three levels: the independent, assisted living, and the nursing. She likes the place and she is comfortable there.
It took her two years to finally decide because she did not want to leave her house, but her husband kept falling down. She is on the north side, and she has a little kind of view; there is a tiny balcony, she has a pot where she is growing tomatoes, and she has kind of a peek-a-boo view of the Puget Sound so it’s really quite nice.
They have lots of activities; they have speakers come in, and they just had some young kids and give a little concert there. The people that live there are retired; a lot of them are retired university professors. They all contribute and do programs and for her husband, and that’s why she went there. They have something called guy talk once a week. They go in, and there is something called hot topics and all those things keeps him going to be able to go to these. They do have really good meals there; she invites me every once in a while for lunch or dinner, and they have really excellent food. They have some little gardens, and she is helping take care of the gardens. They have couple of other things; they have a pool and exercise classes -- lots of things going on. They do have the ultimate nursing home part so that was very important to her. I have talked to women who took classes, and in these classes they went and visited and talked to people as a group and there’s one woman said that she was in a class of six people, and they visited different places around town.
Skyline At First Hill is a continuing care retirement community in Seattle, WA that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact Skyline At First Hill for more details on CCRC housing and rates.