My mom is happily ensconsed at Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville, North Carolina, which is her hometown. It is a full retirement community, which has everything from cottages to nursing home facility and in-between. It is associated with the United Church of Christ, and that was her choice of place, but she's very happy there. She is in a section of this facility that is called the Pavilion; the people living there are those who are still independent minded and capable to do their own ADL's, but there is assistance available in this building, and they also have the pendants that they wear so that they can press the button if they need help immediately.
When we walked into the lobby, it looked like something out of HGTV, there was a receptionist to greet us, and all the staff that we had talked to have been extremely friendly and helpful. The residents all seemed to be very well satisfied. They all speak to you in the halls even if they don't know you. I thought that was a good sign that they were satisfied in being there.
The dining room is lovely. Just like in a restaurant, you get a menu with lots of choices, and you're served at the table. I would highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for placement for a parent. If I were calling it a car, it would be a Cadillac or a Mercedes for sure. A number of the people she knew from her church had gone out there through the years and had given it high praise, so she actually said this is where she wants to go. They have a full activity program, and for those who are ambulatory enough, they have scheduled outings a week to go to banks and grocery stores, Walmart -- that kind of thing. And then, they have trips that they plan to various cultural and social events around the general area. There are lots of things going on.