I went to Amelia Place, and I liked it. We are going to try to place dad there. I've known three people who have lived there. At that time and that's been three or four years ago, they were very clean and tidy. It's just a very welcoming atmosphere. When I went to tour this time, it was even cleaner and tidier. The staff and all of those that we came in contact with were smiling. They were interacting with the folks that were there. Everybody looked happy. It was just a very comforting feeling and welcoming place. It was bright. I like the setting.
Amber was extremely friendly, very comfortable to talk to, and very knowledgeable. She just made you feel welcome and at home. The rooms were great. I already knew three people who had lived out there, so I knew what the rooms were like. One of the things I liked is the fact that they are now putting paint that is specialized for folks with macular degeneration, and the color is beautiful and very soothing. I like the rooms. I know how they can be arranged. The space is nice. They're very clean. I'm very happy with my choice.
The dining area is very open and very nice. I could not taste a meal during that time, but the staff gave me a menu to share with my dad. I liked the fact that they have alternatives because he can be kind of a picky eater. When we got ready to leave, folks were starting to gather for their dinner. That's really where I wanted my dad to be and I'm pleased it's turning out that way.
We didn't talk a lot about the activity, but I know the activity director, so I know what she can do. They were playing bingo the day I was there. Everybody was pleased. They were all dressed up for the day and the game. I know that they do quite a few activities and I asked her about day trips and she said right now they don't do much of that, but occasionally they will all go for a ride for those that want to go. They do lots of things and they keep their people as active as they want to be. I feel that they are extremely welcoming and comfortable there.