My mom moved into a beautiful apartment. She enjoyed the activites, the meals and the people. It was great. She was there for about 6 years. Then she needed more help. They moved her to the assisted living floor. That was okay, except that all her expensive jewelry was stolen. We are able to say "she was wearing them at 8pm last night, they were missing at 8am this morning, and this is the name of the staff member that was with her." That was the end of her diamonds, wedding rings and several other things.
Once she became too confused to live in assisted living, they moved her downstairs to the nursing home which was not equipped to deal with residents with dementia. My mom was moved into a room which had been previously occupied by a resident who had used the room as a litter box. To say that it reeked, is being generous. All her children lived out of town. When I came to visit, I was overpowered by the stench and flabbergasted that they would move anyone into a room with a chair and carpet saturated with urine. A staff member commented that the previous resident had "very strong smelling urine." It took quite a while (weeks) from the time I got there until they finally replaced the chair and carpet.
I think that if you (or your parent) are able to live more or less independently, it is a fabulous place. My mom loved it there. We did not know that she would end up with dementia and Canterbury Woods is totally not equipped to deal with that. They say at CW that an Alzheimer's section in their plan but it did not help my mom.
The staff were kind and well meaning but untrained to deal with the issues attendant to dementia, so they drugged her.
So, pay attention. I am so sad about my mom's jewelry - not just that it was worth a lot of money, but that they were passed on to her from her parents and grandparents and she wanted them passed on to her children and grandchildren. I moved my mom into a facility for Alzheimer's patients and it was fabulous.