My mother and father-in-law have been at Oakmont for several months, and they are very content and get very good service. It just opened in October of last year. Overall, it's not a huge facility, which is nice. They provide activities on a daily basis for the seniors to engage in. They also bring in live entertainment for them: musical artists will come in and sing. They have special activities for New Year's and Christmas in the dining room. They order off of the menus. The meals are planned to the senior size; they're not too much. They always offer a balanced meal. They use linen tablecloths and linen napkins, so it's a very nice environment. The food is very good.
The staff is wonderful. They have some good med techs. The nice part is that the med techs and the cleaning staff are always the same people, unless one's on vacation. It's always good to have familiarity for the residents. All the staff knows my in-laws by first name, probably within the first week that they were there. They give them a pendant to push for anything. If they can't figure out how to turn on the TV, they push their pendant, help will come, help them figure out how to turn the TV on, and change the channel. It also has a fall sensor in case they fall. It automatically notifies the staff that the resident is falling.
They have a gardening area in the back if the resident wants to participate in the garden. They even have that for the memory care area. It has a bird aviary inside the memory care section. The memory care received the same food as the regular assisted and independent-living have for meals. The chef was on one of the Food Network TV shows as a contestant. They provide transportation within eight miles free of charge. They will call us if there is any kind of a question or issue; they're very good about calling. The minute they call you, they say it's not an emergency. Any time we get a call from them, that's always the first thing that comes to our minds, but they're very good at telling us "This is not a problem. It's just they need more medication." They have a built-in pharmacy.
The pricing was much more reasonable than many of the other facilities for two. At most other facilities with two parents, the rent was doubled, so if it was $4000, for two of them, it would be $8,000. This facility only asked an additional $900 for the extra spouse.