Reviews of Ingleside Homes, Inc. | Independent Living
Joseph505666 October 20, 2016
I visited this facility
Ingleside Homes Inc. had no memory care. We were very impressed. We saw some activities going on, activity rooms, and people were out and about. Outside of the building is a questionable, so-so, and semi-urban area.
MaryDVHVM May 11, 2016
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My mother is at Ingleside Homes. Right now, she is living independently in a studio, but there's not enough nursing oversight. It is a high-rise apartment building for people who are functioning at the completely independent level of living. It's very accommodating, in a good location, and residents come and go. You need to be very independent in terms of your own personal care. The residents just need to get down to the dining room for meals communally, but they live independently otherwise. She is relatively happy there, but with her declining physical condition, it's becoming less safe for her to live there. The bathrooms have typical tubs and showers, not walk-in showers or tubs that have the cutout that you could easily get into. It's hard for her to navigate the bathroom safely with her walker and safely get in and out of a tub, etc. It's the actual physical space that is limiting and it's not as safe as it needs to be. Other than bingo, they have trips and regular movies and have a cultural center within this facility. They go to movies, musical performances, dancers come in, and regularly have parties and celebrations. They had a cocktail party and Irish dancers came in and entertained them, which she really enjoyed. There is a calendar published, and every day there's something that's going on. Exercise classes are available. The dining and the meals aren't up to par. It's a high-rise building with only two elevators, and on several occasions, they've had elevator malfunctions that brought them down to only one functioning elevator, which is a huge safety issue.
Rosemary26 November 30, 2015
I am/was a resident of this facility
I lived at Ingleside Homes, Inc. for two years. I had many friends there. I liked it because they had many activities, and the people were very nice and friendly. I was in a studio, so it was on the smaller side, but they had various room sizes available. The dining room was extremely nice. The food was gourmet and delicious, and they served three meals a day. I couldn’t give them five stars because they had bedbugs. That’s really negative. They were working on it, but still, they did exist.
Caring88910650 July 23, 2014
I visited this facility
Ingleside Retirement Apartments is a high rise building. The apartments are one complex, very nice and well maintained. I just think there are not enough elevators; there were people waiting in the lobby.
Caring65433950 April 30, 2014
I visited this facility
I went to Ingleside, and I found it to be very pleasant, and I told the person in charge that I was interested. The person who took me around was the director. She didn’t seem to have the personality for the job. It seemed a bit like this was all run-of-the-mill. She wasn’t enthusiastic, which was a little disappointing for me. She’s been there for quite some time, so I’m sure she’s given a zillion tours.
The only thing that I found negative was her. Maybe they need to get her a helper. I’d thought she’d be a little more involved, more upbeat, more informative. I do have a dog, and I didn’t know that you could have animals till I heard somebody in the hall say something about their cat. That was a big thing for me because there was no way I was going to get rid of him. It’s an awfully big place for one person to have to handle all the questions and to try to catch them. She’s not in her office that much because she’s out and about in the building with other people and taking care of other problems, so maybe they should get her a cell phone or something.
The place, I thought, was gorgeous. I’m trying to get my paperwork together to go. The dining room was beautiful, spotless, clean. I have to say it was very impressive. I can only afford an efficiency. It’s just me, and it was a reasonable size. It was very nicely structured, lots of light, quite pleasant. They have a computer area, and they have people playing cards. I think she referred to a list of activities that they had posted on the wall. They have food, a cleaning service, and all utilities included.
I was very impressed. It has beautiful gardens and a huge auditorium that seats 300. I think it’s very large, large rooms, like large spaces. You’re not going to feel cramped in. There was a screened-in porch where you could sit, and it was beautiful. There was a lot of space. If you came out of your room and wanted to sit someplace, there were a lot of different places you could go and sit and read or do whatever you wanted to do, talk to somebody, so I was very impressed with that.
There are only two elevators, and the building is very tall. It’s over 15 floors, so the wait for the elevator would be a problem. A lot of the people are in wheelchairs, and by the time you pack in a couple of wheelchairs, it gets pretty full, and that particular day, one of the elevators was being used for a move, so there was only one. That would be my biggest negative thing.
From Ingleside Homes, Inc.
Ingleside Retirement Apartments, a fifteen-story high-rise complex in the heart of Wilmington Delaware, houses residents age 62 or older. Residents can choose from one, two, or three room style apartments.
Ingleside Wellness Center
Our professional nursing staff is available eight hours a day, Monday through Friday as well as 4 hours a day Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Our staff members are trained to work as a liaison between residents, doctors’ offices, and families in order to make sure residents receive the best care possible. Staff is also available to schedule medical transportation.
A weekly calendar is provided in collaboration with the onsite Down's Cultural Center providing a variety of activities including dance, fitness, educational opportunities, special programs, trips, computer access and Wii Bowling leagues!
Resident Services coordinators on site:
- Provide general assistance and advocacy related to supportive and social services
- Develop and maintain relationships with community resources
- Act as a liaison with local care providers, hospitals, medicare, Medicaid, and insurers
- Work cooperatively with our residents and their families to ensure their well being
- Promote a positive social climate that fosters residents' psychosocial well being
Features of Ingleside Homes, Inc.
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Technology extra: Emergency Call System
- Medication Management
- Physical therapy
- 24 hour nurses: Nurses are present 8 hours/day
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Studio apartments
- Beauty/Barber shop
- Computer room
- TV room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- 24-hour security gate
- Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
- Shared space where residents can host parties
- Features extra: Gift Shop
- Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
- Religious services
- Lectures and discussions
- Book clubs
- Wii sports competition
- Tai chi
- Activities extra: Arts and crafts
- Guests can attend meals
- Guests can stay overnight
- Ample parking for guests
- Laundry service for clothes
- Laundry service for linens
- Private services
- Meals delivered to residents' rooms
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Pets: Small pets allowed
- Minimum age: 62 yrs or on SS disability
- Licenses: for Assisted Living
- Monthly rent is all inclusive
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