I usually try to visit Tuscany at least once per month to check and see if the residents have everything they need/want as far as the amenities, services, activities, etc. that the facility currently offers them. I usually get a whole bunch of feedback, more negative than positive, from most residents in most facilities, just because there is usually something else they want to see as far as amenities and such. However, at Tuscany, the residents as a whole seem to be completely satisfied with all that the facility offers. I can say just from spending time in the facility, that the residents here are collectively some of the most active and adventurous residents I have seen in a facility. Tuscany caters to Independent Living residents, so they residents are generally in good health, energetic, and love maintaining busy and very active lifestyles. I have personally participated in a couple of activities there, and let me tell you, I actually had to put forth some effort to meet the pace of the residents, they are so energetic! It also seems like most of the scheduled activities warrant movement and energy, which I think is great. It keeps the residents on their toes and full of life. Don't get me wrong, there are many activities that aren't physically demanding, such as arts & crafts, movies, special interest resident clubs, and so on. It helps create a balance and ensures the residents that it is okay to kick back and take it easy for a day!
The facility is beautiful, it has a rich-looking, European design to it and it is always tidy and organized. I always enjoy walking around looking at all the knick-knacks and artwork throughout the facility, they have some really interesting-looking items throughout the facility. The residents seem very proud of their facility, they love when some new visitor comes around so they can show the place off.
The grounds are perfectly landscaped, it is really beautiful outside and there are many shaded areas for the residents to take a break from the hot Arizona sun. The best thing, I think about the facility and it's grounds is that it is located on a famous Scottsdale greenbelt called Camelback Walk. The residents really like exploring the paths and they often go on group walks. Camelback Walk is surrounded by lakes, parks, golf courses, etc. It is a really peaceful path to walk and it is very simple for the residents to navigate so they can easily find their way home.
I think that Tuscany at McCormick Ranch is the type of facility where anything that happens behind closed doors stays there. Every facility has issues, I have never seen a facility that hasn't had it's share of conflicts and complaints. I have visited this facility for over 2 years now and I have tried to get the residents to open up to me, I have watched the staff work, I have looked for issues that concerned me, and I have come up completely empty-handed. Now, most people would think that this is a great thing, searching so hard and not being able to find one issue - but to me, it makes me nervous. No facility is that perfect. So either they really are that great or they are just really good at hiding their flaws. Either way, I have not seen anything that has yet caused me any great concern, so I am fairly confident that Tuscany at McCormick Ranch may be the place to call home. I encourage you and your loved ones to take time to visit this community, make a day of it as there is so much to see and experience.