My mom was in The Palmettos a little over a year, but it was in South Carolina, and it was far away from me. It's assisted, and she was in memory, care but they had all kinds of activities, exercise classes, a lot of crafts, and nail polishing.
It was a locked-in unit that had 12 rooms in it. She loved to walk outside, and they didn't want her wandering and getting lost and calling. There were two bedrooms and then a small living area and a bathroom. She had her own closet, her own telephone and a TV. She had her own furniture there and the living space was just a very small room, but it was fine. They shared a bathroom, and each had a bedroom.
It was a wonderful facility; it was new. That's why I wanted her over, because she had had nurses on staff 24 hours a day, and they took great care of her. I had her closer to me prior to that, and she was having UTI's constantly. She didn't have a single one while she was there because they got her the right medicine right away before it got bad.
Mother loved the food. They had a wonderful chef. It had a variety, and they made sure that they didn't give her things that she didn't like. They had a very, very balanced diet: meat and vegetables and some salad. I didn't have any complaints except that it was just too far away.
The Dune - Palmettos is a dementia and memory care facility in Greenville, SC that specializes in the housing and care of patients with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Contact The Dune - Palmettos for more details on memory care services and rates.