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Barbara76963950 March 31, 2014
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I visited Ponce De Leon, and it definitely had the atmosphere that it was for people who were in the assisted living area. It was not for active people like my husband and myself. They call themselves independent living, but it felt like assisted living. We just didn't feel comfortable there.
It seemed to have an active calendar, but I have a problem with a calendar that is made by an activities director. All of the activities seemed to just be things to pass the time, like bingo and bridge and those kinds of things. We asked the executive director how long people live there typically, and it was three years. They die within three years of coming there. It shows you that the people were coming there much older, in much poorer health. They were coming at the very end of their lives and that's not the environment that my husband and I want. I would not choose to live there.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your visit to Ponce De Leon. We are very sorry to hear that you felt uncomfortable there. Our goal is to help individuals and families find customized senior living solutions for all the places they want life to go. We apologize for disappointing you and would like very much for you to give us another opportunity to help you. We hope you will call us at 877-400-5296.
From Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Santa Fe provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our Brookdale community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional services, amenities and opportunities we offer. And, our residents can rest assured that as their needs change we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages our residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.
Our Optimum Life® and Celebrations programs provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of our residents, their families and associates alike. Optimum Life® is a journey of self-discovery including services, features and benefits that allow each resident to pursue their peak level of health, wholeness and fulfillment while balancing six key dimensions of personal wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful. As part of Optimum Life® we encourage our residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar with themed experiences, special events and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.
Features of Brookdale Santa Fe
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Technology extra: Emergency Call System
- Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Studio apartments
- Beauty/Barber shop
- 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
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)
- Pets: Small pets allowed
- Minimum age: 62
- Licenses: Yes
- We help families understand VA benefits
- We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living
Location of Brookdale Santa Fe
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