Reviews of Fairwinds - River's Edge
Visitor424655 November 01, 2016
I visited this facility
Fairwinds is beautiful; it’s a cruise on the land, and I want to live there. It’s on the main floor, it had 9-ft ceilings, and it’s well-appointed. It had a wonderful dining room, and the food was awesome. It had a washer and dryer in every unit. They had beauty shops and an ice cream shop. They go on trips, and the people are very nice. It was only for independent living, but they had a wellness team if they got sick.
GTO Man January 08, 2016
I visited this facility
After researching many Independent Living (IL) communities, we have decided that this is to be our new home. We are currently on the waiting list and in the process of de-cluttering, downsizing and preparing to sell our home. We anticipate the move in the June time frame. Reasons for our choice: 1) We were made to feel right at home the moment we walked through the front door. Welcoming, cordial and hospitable. 2) We were encouraged to interrelate with residents from the very beginning. 3) The accommodations are very well maintained. 4) We were unsure at the beginning of our search whether we wanted a villa or 2 BR apartment. We have settled on a villa. An advantage at Fairwinds is they offer valet service if requested. 5) Dining options - For us, this is a very important. They have a full scale restaurant that provides full service breakfast (included in monthly), lunch and dinner at ANY time and at ANY table during the posted dining times. IE: Breakfast from 7:00 to 9:00. They also have "casual" dining in the bar area where they serve a reduced menu but at expanded hours. The foof was GREAT. 6) Because we are on the waiting list, we get a monthly activities calendar and an invitation to dinner for two one night a month. 7) They have also been VERY accommodating with our desire to bring our own Refrigerator and Range when we move in. 8) Last but certainly NOT LEAST, the staff in general has been wonderful to work with.
More after we move in.
Chris115740150 November 10, 2015
I visited this facility
Fairwinds was friendly and clean. Everybody was nice. The apartment I saw was very nice and large enough for two people, actually. The staff was very nice, informative, and helped out a lot. They have people that can help with Medicaid and military benefits if my dad would need them. Their dining room was really nice. They have free breakfast every morning, and then offer plans for lunch and dinner that they can use. They can cook in their rooms if they want. They have a workout room and a swimming pool and have a lot of good things going on there.
Debbie108478750 June 14, 2015
I visited this facility
They were very accommodating, very helpful, and offered for us to stay for dinner after our visit at Fairwinds River's Edge so that we could sample their restaurant, which was absolutely fabulous. We could tell that the residents there were very comfortable and very happy, and the apartments and amenities were just top-notch. The reason why we didn't go there, I think, was because a little bit bigger and a little more costly. The expense was a little higher, but the amenities -- like the pool area -- just looked like a resort. It was very nice, they definitely treat the residents very nicely, and they also offer transportation. They had different planned activities like they would have group activities where they would do painting, they have book clubs and downsized libraries, so again, anything and everything you could ever want. There was an onsite hair salon and even a massage therapist. All the amenities were over the top, and quite honestly, I don't think my mother would have used everything, so we probably would have been paying for things that she would never use. If I ever hit 75 and am looking for a place like this, I would definitely consider it myself.
Donna75641150 December 31, 2013
I am/was a resident of this facility
My son finds Fairwinds for us. Some of his friends have their parents here and they are very pleased with it. The staff is excellent. All we have to do is call for everything we need like transportation or food and they provide it. We have a villa and it is just wonderful. As a matter of fact, it is fantastic. It is spacious and well maintained. We have maid's service every two weeks. If anything goes wrong, all we have to do is call and they come and fix it. The food is excellent. We can have it in the dining area or we can bring it to our villa. I will definitely recommend this facility to other people.
From Fairwinds - River's Edge
Fairwinds - River's Edge, nestled on ten acres in the heart of charming St. Charles, offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who, for over 30 years, has led the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds - River's Edge we have set colossal standards for quality and choice in guest services, amenities, resort-style living, and in all things "fun."
Live at Fairwinds - River's Edge and enjoy your own private apartment home, and fill it with your own treasured belongings. Meet new friends and entertain family in the beautifully appointed dining room. We offer true restaurant dining, and all meals are prepared for you by our very own chef. Then there's the programs! Sign up for an art class. Start a new fitness program. Or book that travel excursion you've always wanted to. You will be amazed by how many fun social and recreational opportunities there are just waiting for you. Whether you want to spend an afternoon in the library with a good book, join a morning stretch class, attend the theater at nearby Lindenwood University, or want to socialize with friends, Fairwinds - River's Edge has it all. Our location also allows residents to enjoy all that St. Charles has to offer. We are close to shopping centers, banks, medical facilities, and other support services. Do what you want, whenever you want to.
Quite simply, at Fairwinds - River's Edge, it's your life, on your terms. We help make it all possible. Come join us for Five-Star Fun.
Features of Fairwinds - River's Edge
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Technology extra: Emergency Call System
- Medication Management
- Physical therapy
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Housing extra: Cottages
- Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites
- Beauty/Barber shop
- Computer room
- General store
- TV room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
- Shared space where residents can host parties
- Features extra: Library, Fitness room/Gym, Fit Brains Room, Massage Therapy, Poker and Game Rooms, Ponds, Lounge, Onsite Home-Health and Therapy Services, W/D in residence
- Arts, woodworking, craft
- Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
- Religious services
- Lectures and discussions
- Book clubs
- Wii sports competition
- Activities extra: Fit Brains, Massage, Balance Program, Karaoke, and More
- Guests can attend meals
- Guests can stay overnight
- Private services
- Meals delivered to residents' rooms
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)
- We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
- We charge an entry fee
- Fee structure extra: We offer a month-to-month rental
- Minimum rate: $3,075/month
- Pets: All pets allowed
- Minimum age: 62
- We help with selling the house (finding a realtor. staging, etc)
- We help families understand VA benefits
- We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living
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