I have moved my mother into Water Edge. She is in independent living, but they have assisted living and memory care. The place is awesome. I can’t tell you enough how great it is. Water Edge was our first. We went back, and it was our last. It was hands down. It’s nice, clean, and bright with pale blue walls. I thought the security was great. One thing that’s different about Water Edge and other places is that it’s a bit of buy in. Say it was a 2500 apartment, you pay 25000, but when you move out you get 85% of that back. It depends if you have the money to put into it, but it includes a full continental breakfast every morning and your choice of lunch or dinner in the dining room which has a white table cloth. It’s not a buffet, they serve you. The food is very good.
Her apartment is very nice. All the apartments in the independent living have screened in balconies and outside balconies -- something no one else has. Her independent living comes with a full kitchen. It includes housekeeping once a week. They have townhouses where you can live independently and have your meals in the property. The people were super nice there. They’re very accommodating. They help with anything, and they answer questions. My mom is very happy with the staff -- especially with the dining room. They’re like waitresses. They come and wait at the table, but they know everybody by their name.
She can have her own car if she wants, but they have their own bus service that takes them to doctors or Walmart. They have an outside swimming pool that’s heated. They have a little movie room, a little exercise room, a crafts room, and a card room. They’re working a little bit on the activities. I would say that’s probably the one thing they’re lacking in a little bit right now and they’re working on bringing more activities in. They have two sewing machines that are set up for crafts, wii golf, chair exercises, and movies twice a week in the movie room. They also have a pool table and a dart room -- like a men’s room. They do a lunch brunch once a month if you want to sign up, and people are signing up for sentimental operas in December. That’s an extra, that’s not included.