My grandmother has lived at Sunny Acres for about 15 years. She is type 1 diabetic since her teens, and presently is 98 years old and counting! In her 80s and there at Sunny Acres, she met a wonderful man with whom she fell in love, despite thinking that it couldn't happen again at her age, or after such a long and happy marriage to my grandfather who had passed away not long before she moved to Sunny Acres. She was young again! :) I have visited her a number of times there, and always I was pleased not only with the conditions she was living in, but also the staff. They clearly knew her well... not just her name and fact, but they really knew her personality and they seemed to honestly appreciate having her there. Granny has been happy with her care there, and I can't say how much it meant to me to see them treat her with love.
I felt like they treated her the way they would treat their own grandparent. And in a way, it almost seemed like they considered her family. Granny always had plenty to do there, gardening, getting her hair done, playing games, writing for the community newsletter, and even working out with a personal trainer (in her 80s she said she was working on her abs!) I love it! She truly found a positive community; everyone we encountered there was kind, cheerful and someone whom we were happy to see my grandmother around. I only wish that every facility was like this, and that there will be one like this for me and/or my husband if ever there comes a time for us to need additional help. I won't pretend that life has been perfect for her since being there, but for whom is life ever perfect? These are good people who genuinely care about the wellbeing of their residents, and the fact that my widowed diabetic grandmother has not only done well but actually thrived there for several years, is a real testament to the positive influence this facility and the care team creates. I am so grateful that my grandmother, my hero, is in their care.