My mom was extremely excited to move there. Actually, it was my parents' plan to live out their days there but Dad had dementia and died first so it was just mom moving in. There were good and bad aspects of my mom's stay. She was in independent living and she had a very, very nice cottage. It's a pretty long walk to the main building, which is not easy in the hot summer or icy winter. Oddly, snow/ice removal is not included in the fees so sometimes it was too dangerous for her to go to the main building for lunch, dinner, etc. Before she moved in we were aware that independent living is absolutely independent--there is no assistance at all unless it's an emergency--however, in reality, she needed assistance like learning how to work the washing machine, how to sign up for activities, fixing the cable buttons after she messed up the TV, etc. One of the guys who worked there was really helpful, as were her neighbors, but some staff members were very quick to tell us that special services are not provided in independent living. Unfortunately, the longer she lived there, her memory declined so she really needed more help. In my opinion something really missing is a tiered plan or pay-as-needed for special help. The only option was moving into assisted living or hiring an outside caregiver for a minimum of 4 hours a day. Mom's dog was too big for assisted living and those units don't have a kitchen, which she wanted even though she really doesn't cook anymore.
It's in a very remote area so unless the resident drives, they are stuck riding in a van a few times a week going to the Kroger or a doctor's appointment. I think the facility is best suited for people who are truly very independent.