After my mother went to the hospital, the doctors all recommended that a memory care facility would probably be better for her, and I reluctantly agreed because it was becoming too much to take care of her at home.
Unfortunately the memory care centers that I've looked at all have waiting lists, and the hospital wouldn't keep her until I could find suitable placement. So they found a rehabilitation place at The Laurels.
At first, I expected it would be okay temporarily, but the more I would visit, the more red flags would pop up. Every time I visit, there'd always be a pungent smell of urine and feces in the hallway as if it's old smell. I've been to many other facilities and none had this problem. Activities just consisted of playing the same music every day really loudly to drown out the moans and screams of some of the residents. One gentleman was having problems standing up and one worker was very worried about his low blood sugar and asked another worker to get him some juice or something to which the other worker replied she would later?!?
I agree with other reviews that they are understaffed, and while there are a few good workers there, it seems too many are concerned with going to their cars for smoke breaks. For instance, it wasn't until almost a week of visiting that someone finally was at the front desk and informed me about signing the log. Or sometimes it was almost impossible to find someone to unlock the doors of the memory unit because it seemed all the workers had disappeared.