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Elmer2 June 26, 2013
I am a friend or relative of a resident
Shawnee is a very nice place. The place is just beautiful. The apartments are nice. It's like you have a little living room and the closet was bigger than you would imagine. Everybody was very, very good. They were all really helpful. There's a lot of stuff to do, so the family is really connected. We are really all involved. All the nurses are so nice. They were many activities, but my sister couldn't participate because she is unable to walk. The food was good. It was absolutely well prepared. They have several dining rooms, but she just ate in a smaller one with about 30 tables' right outside in her little apartment. She was happy there.
Normas60 September 10, 2012
I am a friend or relative of a resident
I really thought Shawnee would be great for my mother-in-law because it was a nicely decorated and had a homey feel. I also liked the distance between my home and Shawnee's location. When we moved Jay in, the staff was very friendly and helped get Jay settled into her room. I felt like they were very respectable about the fact that this was hard on me to do, since I had taken care of Jay since she became ill. The room that she had was clean, and very spacious. Since she is in a wheelchair I noticed right away that everything was handicap accessable. We took a tour of the facility and noticed the grounds and the common rooms were well maintained. Other guests also looked well taken care of and happy. We did have a bit of a problem when we were trying to get assistance so that she could be moved to her bed, from her chair. I thought we had to wait a little longer than we should have. Otherwise, she seemed content and I felt like I was leaving her in good hands. After a few weeks there we discussed how she liked it and she had met some other patients and really enjoyed talking to people that she could relate to. She also was very satisfied with her "helpers".
dawson June 23, 2012
I visited this facility
I felt that the amenities were great - it was decorated quite nicely. But, the staff weren't as helpful. They didn't come right away when called, and they kind of left my grandpa lonely. Also, he didn't have a tv for quite a while so he had nothing to do. He just sat around in a wheelchair at times. They seemed like they only wanted his money and to keep him in there longer. Also, they tried to charge my grandma more than necessary. Thankfully I was with her and did the math in my head, or we would have been overcharged a couple thousand dollars. I gave it a 3/5 because I haven't seen other nursing homes. All in all, they should have had more activities and more staff available to tend to my grandpa. Also, if his breathing tube (that wraps around the ears/nose, not physically implanted) would come loose just a little, there would be a loud beeping. Most of the time it was faulty equipment. My grandpa was annoyed by this quite a bit.
ValerieAnne July 26, 2011
I am a past client of this provider
We made the tough decision to put my grandmother in a facility after she had hip surgery last October. The main reason we choice Carespring was because of the location from our home, we got so much more though. My grandmother started to do things with other residents of Carespring, anything from just sitting in the piano lounge - where they would just sit or tell stories about their younger years. She also started to go down and eat dinner with other people, she made friends, and even attended Bingo a few times during her short visit. Another thing my grandmother really enjoyed was the small church located inside the facility. The nurses and aides were all very helpful while my grandmother was there, and would call if anything arose, as soon as it arose. Sadly, we lost my grandmother in January of this year. She went peacefully with her nurse by her side. Even though it's been months now, the staff at Carespring still call and check up on us to see if we need anything and how we are doing.
AubeMin3 June 10, 2011
Friend or relative of resident
My grandmother went here to do rehab after a hip surgery she had last year. She has since passed away, but the Shawnee was such a blessing for my family and I. The staff were amazing with her, and with us. All the nurses, care givers, and activity supervisors knew her by name. It made her feel like people wouldn't forget her when her time came. She actually got out of her room a bit more since everything was by her, and she had an assisted nurse help her with her rehab daily. Afterwards she would go eat with other people in the facility and on Sundays she attended both church in the morning and bingo at night. After she passed, the staff have still kept in contact with us to check on us and see how we are coping with everything. The building was also beautiful, just recently remodeled with various sitting areas where people could interact, and a baby grand piano in the middle of the lobby. The building is also very secure, you can get into the building and go where ever you like, but you can't get back to the section that people live in without a pass code to open the door. This is a great feature!
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