The second of two facilities my sister and I visited while researching places for my mom to live was Baptist Village Sun Ridge. Although Sun City was a little further than we wanted her to go, we liked their Glendale facility so much, we decided to check this one out too.
This facility was smaller and seemed a little bit more set up like a hospital type setting. The main lobby was a nice size and three staff were working the desk. All three were kind, smiled and asked if they could help us.
Several wheelchair-bound residents were in the lobby area too, but appeared like they wanted to be there, enjoying the coming's and going's, perhaps people watching. One woman greeted us very warmly and reached out to squeeze my sisters hand.
This facility seemed more capable of handling perhaps tougher problems and utilized a lot of rehabilitation and skilled nursing staff. The activity list we saw showed a wide range of different things for residents to do regardless of their strength and abilities.
Nice open rooms, windows looking out into a grassy courtyard with lots of low trimmed bushes and trees. I really liked how the windows also had awnings. Allows the light in but manages to block some of the heat from the Arizona sun.
At the time we toured here my sister and I realized that my mother didn't need a typical ""nursing home"" so we thanked the staff and left, but just a general impression after spending about an hour and a half here looking around, I feel it's worth checking out for anybody who requires a little more help with daily tasks, meals and so forth. Nice staff! Friendly too.