This is a facility that has an impressive array of services available to its residents, which is why we stopped in to take a look. Our aunt has early stages of dementia. Because this condition is likely to worsen over time, we wanted to find a place that could adequately handle our aunt's needs as time progresses. They also have rehab facilities and many of their residents come for short stays until they can get around on their own. We liked this aspect, as it was clear that the staff knows how to handle any physical or mental situation.
The staff was very friendly, kind and totally receptive to our concerns. They assured us that they could handle our aunt, no matter how her condition progressed. We saw a variety of types of residents, including those who were ambulatory to those who needed full wheelchair assistance to get around. There is plenty of staff to check on residents all during the day all around the spacious and well-kept grounds.
The food was quite appetizing, with many options to suit all dietary concerns and palates. We sampled some snacks which featured cheese, crackers, veggies and fruit. The menu looked interesting and they also take suggestions from residents, which is nice.
Our aunt was impressed with the various activities that the residents and staff participate in. For example, the arts and crafts room had really nice supplies and the book club associated with the local library looked really interesting. The exercise classes include all kinds of exercises, from yoga and stretching, to weight training and more vigorous aerobics. The field trips looked extensive, frequent and stimulating. They also host regular entertainment performances by musicians, actors and dance troupes. The Art Institute has invited residents to attend regular appreciation viewings and discussions. Their own library stocks all types of large print, audio books and films, which are also shown in their theater.