Edenton was nice, and the location was good as it’s really close to where my mom is currently living, so she is familiar with the area. The unit that we looked at was cleaned up, but it was more or less that you are renting an apartment. We were pleased with the dining area; we saw people eating, and it was lunch time. The sandwiches looked fresh; it was quite impressive. The property was nice and well-maintained. The staff -- Loren -- was excellent. It’s really just come down to the financial aspect.
I am living in Edenton. It is a wonderful place to live. It is an assisted living and they have independent living apartment, and some Alzheimer's/dementia areas and rooms. I am in one of the independent living's two-bedroom apartments. It has one bedroom on each side and two entrances. I think it was originally made out so that if you have a caregiver who is living with you, they can utilize one of the bedrooms. It can also be for couples. I do have a full kitchen -- they just remodeled it last year. I have a dishwasher and wood laminated floors in the kitchen. I have a refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, granite countertop and its very nice. I have a living room in the center and two full baths a well and they are handicap accessible with bars. It doesn't have a lot of closet space, but I have a storage unit. It is small but its fine for me. There are also some studio apartments and town house units with one bedroom upstairs.They have a lifeline that you can ring if you need assistance. They also have outlets for telephone. The director is absolutely fabulous. The staff is wonderful. They have assisted aides who take the people around in their wheelchairs if they need to go to some of the events. It helps the people to go out. I can't say enough about them and I don't utilize a lot of their services because I am in the independent living. They have 24-hour security. They have a restaurant and many people eat there. You can have three meals a day in the restaurant if you desire. However, I don't eat there because I cook my own meal.
They have a nice calendar of events every month for people to take advantage of. They have activities at Frederick Community College where they go out to some concerts or things out there. They take people who want to go to the baseball team and outings. They have bus transportation for the residents if someone who doesn't drive needs transportation. They have their own beauty shops and it is very self-contained, if you want it to be. They have a small chapel in the restaurant building and they have services there on Sunday afternoon. They have bingo in what they call the manor house, which is the main building. They have trivia and exercise classes for seniors. I take advantage of those. There are a group of people who are pretty active and a lot of them go to the exercise class that I go to, and we also have a chorus for men and women who like to sing. It can be as homey and unhomey as you want it to be. It depends on what you participate in and do. It has a very friendly atmosphere and the people are wonderful. I will recommend it to seniors who are independent but I think they also have an outstanding care in the assisted living area and you have rehab services available in the campus as well.
My parents moved in at Edenton Retirement Community. It is an independent living facility but they have aides that would help their residents. My parents have a cottage with one bedroom; it is big enough for two people. They have a dining facility where they could go. It is spacious enough for the residents. However, because my parents are sick now, they have their food delivered to them. The staff is very good. They take care of my parents. Anytime my mother needs help, they would be there for her. They have activities for their residents. They have exercises, luncheons, birthday parties, sing-a-long, and movies. They would also take them out shopping. What this facility could improve on is their food. If the food is a little better, I would definitely give it a 5-star because, as far as the care goes, this facility is excellent.
We liked the people in Edenton. They're very nice. We looked at this community and they did have nice facilities and all that. They have a nice dining room. They offer flexibility of the meal plan, which I like. The staff was great. They're very friendly and very nice. They spent quite a bit of time with us explaining everything. I did saw one cottage that they have and I'm not actually happy about that. I like to be in a high-rise building with a balcony and a nice private outdoor space. During our visit, there were people visiting each other on their patios and I could see how that could be very nice social thing. However, I think I'm a little too private to have that all the time. The one-bedroom apartment that we saw had a very large bedroom. We loved the size of it. It also had a kitchen but it was small. I also liked that they have very good quality cabinets in the kitchen. They also have very nice appliances too. However, we want a two-bedroom-two-bath. Unfortunately, they don't have any available at that time. In fact, they didn't have one unit to show us. They said they could put us in their one-bedroom to start with, but we want two-bedroom right away. Otherwise, we have to be on their waiting list. Overall, this place was a good choice but I just had specifics of what I want that they don't have.
Edenton Retirement Community is an independent living community in Frederick, MD designed for seniors, normally 55+, who are able to care for themselves and wish to live independently. Contact Edenton Retirement Community for more details on housing, services, and rates.