Reviews of Cardinal Village | Independent Living
D020440 August 22, 2016
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My mother has moved into Cardinal Village in Sewell and likes it a lot. There are a lot of things for her to do. It’s very clean. They seem to take care of her very well, so she really likes it. The staff is very nice. If you need something, they come right out. If there’s something in the apartment that’s not working, they come out and fix it right away. If my mother forgets to ring her check-in button, they send someone right to her room. It’s very good. I don't have any complaints at all. They have activities, bingo, a dining hall for all meals, and a courtyard if they want to spend time outside. She has a very nice, small apartment.
Susan113212550 April 07, 2016
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My parents moved into Cardinal Village at the end of November, and they like it, so far. They're in a big place in independent living, which is nice. It was one of the bigger places that I had seen. They think the people are really nice and complain a little bit about the food, which is pretty typical. There was an episode with my father where he he had gone out the front door; he thought it was daytime when it was actually nighttime, and the door locked behind him. There wasn't anyone at the front desk nor was there a bell or anything outside for him to ring when he figured out that it wasn't daytime. It was 3:00 a.m. He ended up going around the back of the facility where some man saw him and took him over to the assisted living side where there were people able to let him in. We weren't happy with that because that could've been a really bad situation. It would've been nice if they had cameras at the front doors that they could've seen what was happening. There's a code that you could get to open the front door, but my dad has Alzheimer's and didn't know the code. Overall, they're pretty happy there. Their room is a very spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom with a screened-in porch in the back. However, there are three steps to go down to the porch, and my dad's in a wheelchair.
We are really glad to hear that your parents are happy in their apartment! The situation that you describe was scary and safety is an important consideration for seniors who are living independently. Typically, safety (either personal or medical) is the reason that residents move from Independent Living to Assisted Living. All the safety features you identified do exist in Assisted Living. I am happy that we were able to work with you and your parents to find a solution to keep them safe in their independent apartment at this time. I encourage you to speak to the Executive Director for more information on a ramp so that your father can enjoy the patio!
Caring11082 February 28, 2014
I visited this facility
When I went to visit Cardinal Village Senior Living Community, it did not feel like a place that I would want to go to. It was more of an assisted living facility than an independent living one. It was run-down, the carpets were worn, the rooms needed updating, and the hallways were dark and narrow. The dining room also served as their activity center, so there were too many people at the same place at the same time. There were activities for the residents. But still, it was not a place I wanted to be. They needed a major update, brighter and wider hallways.
From Cardinal Village
Take what you love about independent living and you will find it at Cardinal Village. Leave the rest behind (snow shoveling, lawn mowing, repairs, cleaning!) and enjoy a carefree retirement without the responsibilities of being a homeowner. Cardinal Village offers Independent Living in spacious garden setting apartments and, if needed, an Assisted Living program with personalized care in a homelike environment.
Choose from one of the beautifully appointed one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with its own full kitchen and private bath. Stay connected to the outdoors with your own screened-in patio and area where you can plant flowers or vegetables and herbs each year. Cardinal Village loves animals and welcomes pets as new residents too.
Enjoy things to do? Take an exercise class, play cards or games with new friends, or watch a movie in the on-site theatre. Because transportation is provided, take a trip to the local farmer's market or go shopping. Traveling to doctor's appointments, stores and group outings happens daily.
Be happy and comfortable in your new home while having all of the amenities you've always enjoyed. Feel safe, secure and able to do more of what you intended to do in your golden years at Cardinal Village.
What Makes Us Special
Our Director of Nursing was recognized as Unsung Hero in South Jersey Biz "Best of Health Care" Issue for 2014. We accept small pets in our Independent Living. Our apartments have screened in porches.
Features of Cardinal Village
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Technology extra: Computer with internet access available in the library
- Medication Management
- Skilled nursing
- Physical therapy
- 24 hour nurses: Yes
- Hospice care
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- 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, Movie theater, Chapel, Emergency call system, W/D provided for all Independent Living residents free of charge
- Arts, woodworking, craft
- Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
- Religious services
- Lectures and discussions
- Book clubs
- Wii sports competition
- Guests can attend meals
- Guests can stay overnight
- Ample parking for guests
- Laundry service for clothes
- Laundry service for linens
- We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
- Fee structure extra: We offer a month-to-month rental
- Minimum rate: $2,990/month
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)
- Dining extra: ALL Independent Living Residents have full kitchens in the apartments. Continental breakfast & dinner is included in the Independent Living rate. There is an optional Brunch available.
- Pets: Small pets allowed
- We offer respite care (short term stays)
- Minimum age: 55
- Licenses: State of New Jersey
- We help families understand VA benefits
- We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living
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