The first one I visited was The Pines at Whiting. I like the staff and the residents that I met there. They were all very nice, and I could live with them. The apartment was plenty spacious, and reasonably priced. The food was excellent. The only thing I didn’t like about it was their pet policy.
The Pines at Whiting is all inclusive. It starts out as independent living, moves on to assisted and then onto nursing home care if needed. It has a rehabilitation wing and a memory care unit. It's a very large facility with many activities every day. I like the employees and all the people that we met. This seems like a good fit for my mother. They do the food bank for the women. The men have different outings where they go different places, and the women may go out to lunch. They do overnight trips, go to see different shows, a choir that my mother is very interested in joining, and have the usual activities throughout the day, like memory games and crafts. There's a large variety to choose from. We met with the director of admissions, who was very good. She helped us with the finances, gave us the tour, and was extremely honest. Three of the board members and their family members live in this place, so it's recommended by even the people that work there because they have family that also live there. It is one of the least expensive places. Once you have signed on and given your contractual fee, you will remain there forever. Even if you run out of money, they don't expect you to relocate to another place. The facility was really good.
The Pines at Whiting is a continuing care retirement community in Whiting, NJ that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact The Pines at Whiting for more details on CCRC housing and rates.