Reviews of Good Shepherd Health Center
August 04, 2017
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
This is a wonderful place. The staff really care about the residents living there, and they care about what the families are going through. There are all sorts of organized activities for the residents. Families are made to feel quite welcome when they visit their parent or spouse, etc. Families are also welcome to attend activities with their family member. I have visited my parent numerous times, randomly, on purpose, on different days of the week, at different times of the day, and evenings. Never have I witnessed anything to make me feel suspicious or uneasy in any way. If I have a concern about my parent's wellbeing, health, nutrition...anything, they listen and address the problem. If they have a concern about my parent, they call me right away. They hold care review meetings with family every month. It does not "smell like a nursing home". They decorate just beautifully for the holidays and seasons. The wallpaper, paint, furnishings, etc. in the lobbies, dining rooms, and residents' areas are also very lovely. It was incredibly difficult for me to leave my parent there at first. I would not trust just anyone with my parent, but I do wholeheartedly trust The Good Shepherd with my parent. The Good Shepherd has earned my trust one visit at a time.
April 04, 2012
I visited this facility
The Good Shepard Nursing home had areas where I felt like it was more of a hospital feeling, and other area's felt more like a home. The area I was looking to place a family member seemed more like a hospital with no carpeting, which seemed a concern for slippers (seemed it would be easier to slip and fall). The commons area was nice; it had a fish tank and televisions which made it feel more homely, which was a good feeling. The staff seemed really nice and made me feel welcome and made sure all of my questions were answered. I did express some concern about the flooring, and the staff did inform me that they were going to be doing some remodeling and putting carpet in as well. With that information, I did go back for another visit, and the staff was very helpful and good at answering questions again (they even remembered who I was). They put carpet in, so the concern of falling was not an issue anymore, and they did paint the walls so they were no longer white and no longer felt like a hospital. The remodel tied the whole building together and made it feel more like a home, and I am now thinking about putting my grandparents there because staff proved to be interested and seemed very caring in what now feels like a nice, home-like environment.
Features of Good Shepherd Health Center
- Resident Capacity: 210
About Good Shepherd Health Center
Good Shepherd Health Center is a nursing home in Mason City, IA that provides patients with skilled nursing care as well as private or shared accommodations.for more details on housing, services, and rates.
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