Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin

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505 Rushing Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
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Assisted Living Reviews for Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin

August 01, 2019

By Sheila

I visited this facility

Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin was a very nice facility, and they offered lots of activities. We saw the residents eating a buffet with several choices of food. They had somebody assist them if they can't carry their tray. The layout was really nice. The dining is in the center, and the rooms make a big V on each side. The rooms had nice windows and lights, and they're pretty spacious. The staff was very nice and very caring. It's very well kept up and very clean.

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Thank you so much for your review.

December 26, 2017

By KS

I visited this facility

My tour of Villas of Holly Brook was fine, but it was too expensive for what you get. Their amenities seemed very nice. It was clean and seemed well run. The staff was fine.

August 13, 2015

By Jenny16

I am/was a resident of this facility

We did live in Villas of Hollybrook for a year. For our purposes, it was mostly disappointing. We could not get specific help with any of our dietary needs. They were unwilling to bend or even provide for us anything that we needed. My husband is a vegetarian, and they said in the beginning that they would work with us in terms of keeping meat out of a portion of whatever is on the menu or provide an alternative for him. That's what they said when we moved in, but we did not find that to be the case at all. The original company that owned it sold it to Meridian, and Meridian is an investment company. It is not a healthcare company, and it was clear right away that their greatest goal was to make money, so they cut staff, and when some staff left, they didn't replace them. They put everybody into this cookie cutter service of what they would provide. I know the other residents were not happy also with the food company that they chose. It was a lot of high fat, high starch, lots of carbohydrates -- it was terrible. The food just ended up to be a real problem. It's an absolutely gorgeous building, and the setting in the initial impression is that it's very high end, but that's where they put their money. There's no soundproofing to the rooms. The doors all slam. They don't have any soft closing doors. They had a broken door at the front that was never fixed properly the whole time we were there. The carpeting was just a joke. The apartments had a very good floor plan, but the biggest problem was there was absolutely no effort made for soundproofing. The amenities completely geared towards women, so the men were left floundering. There's opportunity to get out into the community, but they were not willing to schedule or help people schedule any kind of alternative transportation. There was transportation in this area, but they kept telling people that it wouldn't come to Hollybrook, and that's a lie. I scheduled it for my husband with no problem at all. We've actually made some visits because we made some very good friends there and found our friends essentially declining because they're not getting good nutrition. They're upset with the way things are handled, the turnover of staff, and the difficulty in scheduling their appointments. The three people -- which are all management -- that take people to and from appointments also have office jobs to do, so they're really stretched, and it's wrong the way that they don't have some transportation other than the management staff. It's really upsetting to most people.

Provider Response

Thank you for your feedback from your time at Villas of Holly Brook Herrin. We strive to give every one of our residents and staff a great life. Part of this is always looking for ways to improve. Feel free to call us or visit if you wish to discuss any issues further.

November 15, 2014

By Caring101720150

I visited this facility

The Villas was a beautiful facility. They were very good; they were very clean. It’s just they were a little bit pricey and they were private pay, so it wasn’t going to fit in to the scheme of things for us. The staff all seemed very nice. The apartments were a nice size. The only thing about those apartments is they did not have any sort of cooking, so that’s one reason why we didn’t particularly care for them.
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Questions about Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents are primarily from Carbondale, Carterville, Herrin, Marion, and the surrounding Southern Illinois area. Some have relocated from other parts of the country to be near their Southern Illinois family members. The average age is 87, and they enjoy activities including live entertainment, bingo, special group game experiences to challenge their minds, and occasional outings within the greater community. We celebrate all of the major holidays, and have monthly family nights with residents, family members, staff, and visitor participation.

What programs or activities does Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin offer to enrich residents' well-being?

In addition to activities already mentioned, residents engage each other in stimulating group activities such as Jeopardy, family feud, trivia contests, sing-a-longs, chair exercise, etc. We are most proud that staff and residents welcome new residents with open arms upon admission. We are also sensitive to those residents who engage in a minimum number of activities, and never invite or remind someone over and over who is uncomfortable to participate.

What places are near Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Our residents can enjoy a sidewalk around the community for daily exercise and fresh air. We also provide in-house therapy services so residents may benefit from needed therapies in the comfort of their own apartment.

What transportation services does Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin offer to assisted living residents?

We provide transportation for fun outings as well as medical appointments, shopping trips and salon appointments. Many residents prefer our in-house salon as well.

What makes the chef or dining program at Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our dietary manager is Elijah Waldron, who is well known in the Southern Illinois area, and who has been in this role since we opened in September, 2012. We offer a delicious 3 hot meals/day comfort food menu.

What safety features or security measures does Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin offer to assisted living residents?

We are located in a very secure area of other medical resources. All residents are able to lock their doors, and have pull cords in their living rooms and bedrooms, as well as wear pendants to call 24/7 care staff to respond to their care needs.

How does Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Our management and care staff engage family members on an all day/every day basis, are available 24/7 for consultation and response to concerns. Families will find that our small size, 50 apartments, allows for all staff to get to know all residents very well.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin during daytime and nighttime hours?

We schedule 2 care staff per shift 24/7, which is usual for a resident census of approximately 50-55. We have a full time RN, and back up RN who provide care in-house as well as 24/7 on call coverage.

If Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We accept dogs and cats as long as the resident can care for the pet and the pet does not disturb others. There is a one-time $500 fee for a pet owner. There is plenty of yard/field surrounding the community so that a pet can easily be walked/cared for.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Staff receive on-going in-service training on a monthly basis as outlined by Meridian Senior Living, our management company, one of the top leaders in the country for senior care. Staff are CPR and First Aid trained as required, at least one CPR certified staff on duty at all times.

What safety features or security measures does Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin provide to protect residents who wander?

The Villas of Holly Brook, Herrin, is an assisted living community, and initial screening is completed to assure that a resident who is an elopement risk is referred to a memory care community.

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Services and Amenities of Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin

Costs

  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3900/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites.
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Medication Management

Languages

  • English

General

  • Resident Capacity: 100
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Yes

Licenses

  • State Licenses: 5104580
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About Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin

The Villas of Holly Brook is the premier assisted living community for senior adults in Southern Illinois, managed by Meridian Senior Living, the national leader in providing quality care for seniors. The community offers 1BR & 2BR apartment floor plans, with deluxe 2BR apartments available. Staffing includes a 40-hour/week RN on site and CNAs to provide support with activities of daily living. Our community offers gracious residential living in a home-like setting with a dedicated and knowledgeable staff available 24 hours/day to meet the personal needs of each resident. Prospective residents and families are encouraged to tour and have a free lunch or dinner as a way to get to know the community. Engaging residents and staff will do everything possible to make a visit special as a sample of what living at The Villas of Holly Brook will be like.

No one really wants to leave his or her home, however the residents living at The Villas of Holly Brook often say, “This isn’t home, but it’s the next best thing to home.” Our job is to make it the most comfortable, secure, and enjoyable home possible. We are privileged to serve, protect, and enrich the lives of some very special individuals. It is a privilege we take very seriously, and would be our pleasure to welcome you as our newest resident. For details, more information, or to schedule a personal tour, please call today.

Lifestyles

No one really wants to leave his or her home, however the residents living at The Villas of Holly Brook often say, “This isn’t home, but it’s the next best thing to home.” Our passion is to make living at The Villas of Holly Brook the most comfortable, secure, enjoyable home possible. We are privileged to serve, protect, and enrich the lives of very special individuals. It is a privilege we take very seriously, and it would be our pleasure to welcome you as our newest resident. We are happy to provide more information, excited to provide a personal tour, and eager to receive your phone call. When you visit you will find that our community has a beautiful lodge-like atmosphere, with a small town family friendliness, combined with big time hospitality. Residents look out for one another and staff and residents support each other. Every resident remembers what it was like to move into a new home, so all current residents reach out to a new resident to make the tr ansition to The Villas of Holly Brook a successful one.

Activities

The Villas of Holly Brook employs a full time Activity Director. Activities are very diverse, and everyone is encouraged to attend as each person chooses. We won’t knock on your door to remind you of an activity that you have not chosen to participate in. We will, however, remind you to attend those activities which are your favorites. A monthly calendar is provided to remind everyone of activity dates and times. Examples of current activities are as follow: Bingo, coffee hour, morning devotion, Church services, special Communion services, Jeopardy , blackjack, card games, word games, crafts, monthly birthday party celebration, baking activities, chair exercises, exercise equipment use, nails painting, karaoke, shopping trips, and more. One of the most exciting features of The Villas of Holly Brook is the live entertainment presented for residents’ enjoyment by local volunteers from colleges, high schools, violin classes, dance classes, etc. We have enjoyed Christmas caro ling, country music, opera, and cabaret, and almost any other type of music you may think of. We enjoy inter-generational programs with a wonderful local daycare for children. If a resident moves in who has a hobby or interest that we are not currently engaged in, we will work together to start that activity and promote interest among our current residents. Prospective residents, friends, and family members are welcome to attend all activities.

  • On-site beauty salon
  • Cable TV available in all apartments
  • Private bath in each apartment w/step-in-showers
  • Complete dining program (3 meals & snacks daily)
  • Transportation provided
  • Building & grounds maintenance
  • Full-service housekeeping
  • Comprehensive activities & social program
  • And much, much more…

What Makes Us Special

Prospective residents and families are encouraged to tour and have a free lunch or dinner as a way to get to know our community. Engaging residents and staff will do everything possible to make a visit special.

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