Atria Willow Wood

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

42 Reviews
2855 West Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Call (844) 325-8230
Atria Willow Wood (844) 325-8230
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Assisted Living Reviews for Atria Willow Wood

February 15, 2016

By Happy Visitor44

I visited this facility

We visited Willow Wood. We got a very good impression. We wanted a two-bedroom, but I only saw one-bedrooms. The kitchens were older. They had plenty of activities. It was a very busy place. I think you wouldn’t get too lonesome there. They had movies and bingo. The staff was very good because they had been around for a while.

October 27, 2015

By Caring114858650

I visited this facility

At Willow Wood, they were exceptional in the sales department, and Carlos was over-the-top exceptional and fantastic. He found an apartment or two that were available that would meet our criteria that was very hard to find at the time, so he really was very accommodating and was extremely nice speaking with my mom and our family. We didn't get the chance to eat there, but the food in the dining room seemed very appealing, and the activities seemed very appealing. I just like the layout of the facility. You feel like you're living in a condo instead of like an assisted-living. It is more scenic with the lakes. What I like about them was that they said a lot of the different levels of assisted going into memory care, they can still socialize with the majority of the people, and they tried to match up the cognitive levels of the residents so that they can have interesting conversations at meal times and things like that. It seemed like they really know what they're doing. I like the Willow Wood the best, but the other facility was closer to my mom. In my opinion, I thought the Willow Wood had the best apartment. The apartments were more like a full apartment instead of like a condensed version of a small apartment.

October 20, 2015

By Caring114302650

I visited this facility

Willow Wood was beautiful. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the fact that their bedroom had very little wall space and you have to put the bed by a window. It was one of the best but I just didn’t like that one thing. Every room had a patio and every apartment had a porch or a patio or balcony. It was very nice. The place was immaculate. They had a private dining room in case you got company and wanted entertained. They seemed to have a very active social calendar.

September 08, 2015

By JohnGS

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother has been there for three years now. She moved there from Turnberry. At first I thought it would be a difficult transition but the experience for both her and me has been wonderful. She has a great social life and the people are great and caring. Phyllis is a super director. The one bedroom units are quite nice. I feel confident and she really likes it. While it is traumatic for anyone to give up some of their independence, i find that at Willow Wood, people are able to do as much as they physically can. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Good luck

July 04, 2015

By Caring110023150

I visited this facility

Willow Wood seemed OK, but it didn't seem nearly as bright as the other facility. The rooms were good. Actually I wasn't too crazy about this facility, but the facility seemed nice, and it was very clean.

June 15, 2015

By Karen107488750

I visited this facility

The marketing staffs at Willow Wood were extremely helpful. They were very accommodating. They saw me more than once, answered all my questions, and took my phone calls. They are an excellent marketing staff. The reason that I like the facility is that it does not feel institutional. It was not built as an institution but rather as an apartment complex. It feels like a home and not an institution. They have an accessible size one and two bedroom units with full kitchen, balconies, and patios. They seemed to be very well maintained. The facilities were clean, and the doors that were supposed to be locked were locked. The grounds are very well maintained as well. It is a beautiful setting. The dining area feels like a lovely restaurant, the serving staff is polite and accommodating, and the food was yummy. Everyone appeared friendly and competent. I have confidence in the people that I have met.

June 15, 2015

By Marla8

I visited this facility

We are waiting for an apartment to be available at Willow Wood for my father. The staff was terrific. They were very helpful. I liked the size of the apartments. It was also a very large community, so there was a lot more to do. There was always something going on. The apartments were large, clean, and well maintained. They had a swimming pool, and they had water aerobics. I had lunch there, and it was delicious. They had independent living, assisted living, and memory care. It was exactly what I was looking for. I think it was excellent.

June 06, 2015

By Sharon107658350

I visited this facility

I just did a tour at Willow Wood so I can't really give detailed information. It is very similar to the one my mom is at, but they just have a little more in the way of activities. It was a little fancier, and they have more activities. They have a swimming pool and some extra things that the other facility doesn't have. The staff was really nice. Their dining facility is really nice too.

May 01, 2015

By Tony23

I visited this facility

I was very happy with the tour. I visited the rooms and the dining rooms, and I was impressed. The rooms were adequate. I would recommend Willow Wood.

April 27, 2015

By Caring103005450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff working at Willow Wood is wonderful. They are all incredibly positive, gracious, and helpful. They are really wonderful. They have lovely apartments that you can turn into your own home. They are well maintained and big, and it has full kitchen and baths. I think my father likes the food a lot, and he is happy there. They change the menu often, and the people who serve them are very nice. They also accommodate things that you might want off the menu. It is all wonderful. They have lots of activities, and the safety and security is good as well. They have entertainment, bingo, poker, movies, and discussion groups. It is not like being in a five star hotel, but it is pleasant, and it is right for him.

April 20, 2015

By Diane105426150

I visited this facility

Willow Wood was very pleasant. It was a light kind of place. It had nice grounds and nice facilities. The apartments were nicely laid out and pretty good in size. They seemed to have a pretty full calendar of activities, and they had daily activities. They also had the option of having the residents go out on shopping trips. I was impressed that the residents seemed to be actively engaged in something and that the staff called each other by name. It had a positive kind of feeling.

March 19, 2015

By Caring101984850

I visited this facility

I am going in to Willow Wood, and I like that. I like the people, the food, and the activities. The room is all I need. It’s clean and convenient. They’ve got bingo, Wii bowling, therapy, exercise classes, and knitting classes. I would recommend it.

March 17, 2015

By Carolyn103118250

I am/was a resident of this facility

Willow Wood is just a very good place to live. The staff is the best, and the activity director is the very best.

January 24, 2015

By Dina4

I visited this facility

It was not the area that we were choosing, but it was very important to us that my mom is in assisted living that she could sit with people in the independent living; she wanted to be able to be with the independents, and at Willow Wood people were everywhere together. It was more run-down; it wasn't as nice or as wealthy as the other places, but they encouraged the assisted living to mix with the independent living, and that was the biggest thing for us. It wasn't that it was beautiful, but for us, that is what it is about. My mom didn't want to be not allowed to socialize with the independent living. She wanted to be able to have her meals with them, so she didn’t want to be ostracized, and the other places wouldn't let her mingle with them or eat with them. The apartments were not drop dead gorgeous, but they were perfect. Their layout was perfect. They had storage inside, they had their own washers and dryers, and they had independent kitchens. The staff was very warm, friendly, and inviting. The dining room was great, everybody was very friendly, and the service was very quick, personalized, and friendly. The grounds were well-kept and maintained.

December 22, 2014

By Sherry43

I visited this facility

We placed my father at Willow Wood. We like the fact that it is clean. The dining room is beautiful. They have lots of activities every day, like exercise classes and movies. They also have veterans group that meet once or twice a month, they have parties once a month to welcome the new people that are coming in, and there is happy hour every Friday. They also do food group for the month, so it might be Greek month, and some of the food items are Greek, movies and informational talks about battle in Greece. They also take them on outings occasionally, restaurant trips, arts and crafts, and they have shows twice a week where they bring in outside entertainers. It was very nice.

December 17, 2014

By Caring99247450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Willow Wood was the best value. She got a 1000 sq.ft 2-bedroom and two bath apartment for the place. We needed to update the room, and we put about $7000 to update the room, but it was still worth it. The waiting room and the dining room were very pleasant and very clean. The food is OK; it’s not great, but it’s OK. There are lot of choices. The staff that worked there are wonderful, and the grounds are very well-kept. It’s sprawling acreage. We looked at two other places, and nothing compared for the value. They have lots of activities, they have movies, they have discussion groups, games, and they have exercise. My mother has Alzheimer’s; she is not taking part of too much but she is taking part of some. It’s in a nice quiet neighborhood. The commercial boulevard is a commercial street, but the place itself is setback, so it’s quiet. The food is good, but it could be better. The staff for the most part is wonderful. They are very caring, very supportive, and are on a first name basis. I definitely would recommend the facility. And what’s good about them is that they have a senior gerontologist who comes once a week; he is a really good doctor. They have physical therapy and occupational therapy so a person doesn’t have to leave, and they could have all the care down there which I think is really fabulous for a lot of people.

November 21, 2014

By Caring97105850

I visited this facility

Willow Wood is the one we’re strongest on considering. It has the advantage of having a large acreage piece of property, and having my wife there, I want to be able to get out and move around. The grounds are very nice with a walking path and pool. It’s on the site of what was a country club, and the apartments are very nice considering a 1-bedroom. I was escorted by a single person, but that was a very complete, in-depth tour. They have in-house therapy and a very nice arrangement. Of all the ones I’ve seen so far, I’d put Willow Wood higher than the rest of them.

September 12, 2014

By Jim76297750

I visited this facility

Willow Wood wasn’t bad as far as the looks and the condition of it. The rooms that I saw looked okay. If dad would go somewhere, this place would be okay.
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August 26, 2014

By Joseph28

I visited this facility

If I cannot go to the other long-term care facility of my choice, I will go to Willow Wood. It’s good, too. They showed me the room; it’s not too bad. It’s clean. I saw people playing. They look very happy. It’s a nice place.

April 23, 2014

By Caring82220350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom is at Willow Wood, and so far it is nice. We chose this mainly because of its location; it's close to my sister. The staff were very friendly and patient. The food was excellent.

February 28, 2014

By Wayne3

I visited this facility

I've visited a few facilities and one of them is Willow Wood. I have only spoken to one staff and he was very cordial. I enjoyed speaking with him and I saw that he has developed a very good rapport to the residents. He knew all the residents by name. He took me on the tour and he showed me the whole property and I actually like the property myself. I like it because I can see that it was well maintained and very well-run community. I was very impressed with the ground outside. The apartment he showed me was very nice. It's also conveniently located for me if my mom were to go there. It's just a 10 to 15 minute drive from where I live. I was also able to see the different rooms where the different activities take place and the staff who took me on the tour pretty much described what they did there and I was impressed with the activity level also. The dining room is a nice room. I took my mom and my wife there and for some reason they weren’t overwhelmed with it.

November 27, 2013

By Caring74469050

I visited this facility

I visited Willow Wood because my mother used to live there. Also I had been there many times for many different things. The facility was nice and pretty because there is a lake around it. Its surroundings were very nice. The environment and their rooms were very nice as well. It was a nicely appointed place overall. They also seemed to have friendly people there. However, it was another big facility and I don't think my husband would be comfortable in large facilities like that.

October 25, 2013

By Michelle37

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom was at Willow Wood before she died and I had no complains about the facility. It was great. Mom fell in love with the place and so am I. She had a nice apartment which is big enough for her. The staff are very nice and accommodating. Their dining room is fantastic and the food is excellent. I think Willow Wood is the best and I would highly recommend this facility.

October 09, 2013

By Caring71141150

I am/was a resident of this facility

The apartments are big here at Willow Wood. We can have our dog, too. The other ones that we looked at were very unappealing. This one's got big grounds to walk in. The staff is wonderful. We treat them really good and we get nice treatment in return. The food is good, too.

August 27, 2013

By Linda67528250

I visited this facility

I visited Willow Wood three times with my mother because that's the one I wanted for her. That one runs like a cruise ship. It is a wonderful place. Residents there are higher functioning and very active. Everybody that we talked to there has retired from something. My mom's commented that the place was too big and the people were too snooty, but they weren't. She just felt out of place. Their marketing director was so nice to us. The food was great. They have activities every hour. No matter what time of the day there, you can look at the bulletin board and there's always something that you can do to socialize. Their busses take the residents to plays, casinos, museums, etc.

July 23, 2013

By Caring71213

I visited this facility

Willow Wood was my second choice for my parents. When you walk in the front door it opens up pretty big and there's a sitting area with couch and chairs for people to have conversation and right behind that is the dining rooms which looks very inviting. Through the dining room you're looking out a lot of big windows and you have a big piece of property around the back with paved walkways and a lake. It was pretty inviting walking through the front door. The apartments are pretty dingy, small and outdated though.

June 29, 2013

By Loving Daughter5

I visited this facility

Willow Wood was fine, clean and the surroundings were elegant. The rooms were nice. The people there were very pleasant but it was too far for us.

June 29, 2013

By Kathy39

I visited this facility

Willow Wood was nice but it was way too far away.

June 25, 2013

By Caring258

I visited this facility

Willow Wood was a fine facility and it was clean. It was a small place and they have activities for the residents.

March 28, 2013

By caring5032

I visited this facility

My mother really liked Willow Wood. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The rooms were large, spacious, and extremely well-kept. The whole facility was very clean. There were lots of group activities. The dining room was like a 5 star hotel. Of all the places that we've seen, it was by far the best. My mother really liked that they provided transportation for her to visit her sister at a nursing home down about a mile away. They were just accommodating. The facility itself was not far from where my mother lives so she's familiar with the area. The price of accommodations was also reasonable.

June 22, 2011

By BevDivision

I visited this facility

During my time when I was in search of a good facility for my aunt, I found a few good ones, a few bad ones and the ones in between. This place is the one in between. Nothing about this place really fascinated me. The people were nice, but I'm not sure if they were being genuine. I received a tour from one of the facility's staff members. She gave me a tour of the entire place, showing me the rooms, kitchen, common areas and the backyard area. She didn't seem very enthusiastic. The place looked like it needed a bit of work, but it wasn't too bad. I would like to get more information about this place.
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Independent Living Reviews for Atria Willow Wood

January 30, 2014

By Caring84398350

I am/was a resident of this facility

I spent a couple of months at Willow Wood. It's a nice place but the food wasn't so good. The people I made friends with over there, we went out to eat, lunch out all the time. I was living there under independent living. It's like you're living in a hotel. You go there, get down to eat and that's it. They get you all washed if you want. I paid for my wash and I paid for somebody bathing my wife, that was additional. I had a beautiful room, the entertainment was good. I have a daughter living on East Commercial so it's only about 15 to 20 minutes away from her. It's accessible, it's on Commercial Boulevard. Commercial is very familiar in Florida. It's right off the turnpike, it's very good parking. The location was perfect for me over there but with all that, they're doing a good business because there was a waiting list. To me, it looked like it was time to remodel the place or replace the furniture because when you walk in, you walk in to the main waiting area where everybody sits down after they have their lunch or dinner and they congregate. That could have been redone to make it a little more attractive.

November 20, 2013

By Elizabeth29

I visited this facility

The apartment that we visited at Willow Wood was nice and big. The staff that gave us the tour was fine and friendly. The facility was okay. It had a busy lobby, but it was all right. I was just not sure if that's the right place for my parents, but it was nice.

September 20, 2013

By Ronnie1

I visited this facility

Everything was great at Willow Wood. It was one of my top choices. The facility looked wonderful. The place was beautiful and modern. They have about everything that you could imagine regarding activities. The staff was friendly. The residents looked very nice and very happy. They also looked upscale. The day we went there, they were having a welcoming party for the new residents that had just moved in.
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Services and Amenities of Atria Willow Wood

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites (Memory Care Only)
  • Studio Apartments

General

  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • Licenses: Standard Assisted Living

About Atria Willow Wood

Situated on 18 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Atria Willow Wood is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being.

This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, most with a full kitchen or kitchenette and a patio or balcony. Just steps away are a variety of convenient amenities, including a fitness center, auditorium for live performances and entertainment, movie theater, salon and barber shop, and welcoming outdoor spaces such as a heated pool, hot tub, courtyard, two lakes, grill and walking paths. A friendly, caring staff is available 24/7 to provide discreet support when needed.

For people living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, Atria Willow Wood offers Life Guidance® – Atria’s forward-thinking approach to memory care. Residents enjoy exercise and social engagement in a secure, thoughtfully designed space with specially trained caregivers who focus on ways to help them continue to live a fulfilling life.

Every day is a new opportunity for connection, creativity and fun. With a calendar full of events, residents can continue doing the things they love and discover new interests. From yoga and art classes to guest lectures and happy hours, residents can be as active and involved as they like.

Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 27 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are home to more than 21,000 seniors and employ more than 14,800 people.


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