I have my husband on a waiting list now for Silverado. When I first talked to them, they sent me the book on how the whole Silverado came into being from the two gentlemen who started it with their philosophy on care. It was so impressive. When I did visit it, it just had such a good home feeling where people can bring their pets. There were a couple of little dogs running around. Very clean, a nice outdoor area, and their philosophy of trying so hard to fit every resident's need according to each one and each person's own personality and the likes and dislikes. They appear to really truly help the people have better lives when they have dementia. I had a very positive feel about it.
The only drawback is it's very expensive. They were so nice, so friendly, so supportive. There were no odors of any kind. It appeared to be very clean and well maintained. They showed me everything: the rooms, the indoors, outdoors, the dining room.
Most rooms are shared. For each person, outside the room, they have a nice-sized shadow box to put all kinds of old mementos about the person, and I thought that was really nice. My husband has quite a few medals from when he was in the Army, and so hopefully he will be able to look at those and remember how that has a connection because he knows how he got the medals. It also was a way of sharing their lives with other people.