I am a relative of a former patient recently discharged. This facility has a very good herapy department including physical, occupational and speech therapy which is why my relative and I chose this facility.HOWEVER, the situation with nursing was very, very different! Do NOT let the fact that they have "deficiency free survey" fool
or influence you because unless quality care is actually being delivered currently, it won't matter how perfect the previous survey was!! The nursing care was truly pathetic! When I went in to see my loved one, I could count on even the most basic of tasks NOT having been done. In speaking to the nurses who were overwhelmed with their humanly-impossible assignments, I learned that the situation was only going to get worse because Grande Viillage was cutting the nursing staff even further! When I spoke with the Director of Nursing and/or the Assistant Director of Nursing, the results were always the same - they offered only temporary solutions to ongoing facility- wide problems I would bring to their attention with the hope that future patients and families would not have to go through what I and my loved one were going through. Pharmacy was poor: a new med would be ordered but (on multiple occasions), would not be delivered by pharmacy until two or three days later. Social worker-I felt we received very poor service from the social worker for too many reasons to go into here. After seeing one representative of the activities department upon admission, we never saw them again - they did not attempt to initiate any activities with or for my loved one. I was there for several hours every day so I know what was and was not being done. Housekeeping staff was great and very helpful. In talking with other families, it was apparent they were experiencing the same types of problems in the care of their lives ones. I hate to think of what conditions my loved ones would have had to experience/ensure had he not had a persistent advocate--and I am glad I was able to do that for my loved one but I shouldn't have had to address the same problems with staff day after day after day!!