My mom was able to get into The Inn. I got a call from a wonderful woman who alerted me to the community and told me it was intimate, like going to your cousin's house, and I drove over to the property. I loved the location. It's in a beautiful, beautiful area of Metro Denver, and the property faces open space and a horse stable. One of the girls in marketing actually brought my mother a signed Bronco photograph, and she came over in the snow. They've been nothing short of wonderful in terms of how they treat us and our moving process. I find them very, very caring and very warm, and for somebody who was resistant, she seems to be settling in quite well.
The room is a large 1-bedroom with a very small den. She has a balcony looking out over the pastures. I actually saw deer grazing one day. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. They're there on a regular basis. She has a nice-sized kitchen. She has a lovely bedroom. I think it's even larger than the one she had at her home. Very, very clean, neutral carpeting, neutral walls, very easy to decorate to, huge bathroom, full-sized fridge. It's like a nice apartment in an apartment complex.
People are all picky about food, but they have a new chef, and the quality of the food has really improved in the last month. I've had very good meals there when I've gone to join my mom. I think one of their chefs is a pastry chef, so everybody looks forward to dessert. They have a tremendous amount of activities. They have everything: bingo, movie nights. They're having a Mother's Day brunch this Saturday. They had a Kentucky Derby celebration. They have outings to restaurants. They keep very active. I asked about bridge, and they said they might start a bridge club just as we requested. My mom has always wanted to learn to play bridge.
I feel very, very happy with my placement. There are other homes that just feel like old folks' homes, but this one was very welcoming, and I feel very comfortable when I'm greeted at the door by their resident doggie. There's a flower garden that's been put in by one of the residents, and he's going to have a butterfly garden as soon as it's really warm enough to do that. I just feel very happy there. It was a great move. It's a small place, so I don't want to recommend it too much.