I will be moving my brother into Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air, and for one thing, it's not very large. I like the fact that it wasn't very big, and the other thing that won me over is I know the doctor that goes there. I used to work with that doctor at another hospital who is a doctor at that facility, so that's one of the big ones right there. I knew the doctor that would be taking care of my brother. There was a doctor at the hospital I worked years ago, and I love him. I think he's a great doctor, so when I heard he was a physician of that place, that was pretty much a done deal. It was a smaller place, and it was nice looking, but it was small. I like that they have a transportation van that they don't charge much to use. I didn't get to meet a whole lot of the staff because I just went with Colleen, but they seem to be very nice. I just walked by them a few times, and they seemed to be nice. I didn't have a lot of interaction with the staff. Colleen is the woman who runs the place, so she's the one that did the tour with me and set things up. I still have to see what I could bring with me, so I had to see the size of the room. It's not very big, but I would have liked to have it bigger. I liked the fact that they already have a small kitchenette in there, a little sink, and a refrigerator underneath the cabinet. The other big thing was they're allowing me to bring his cat with him because he's been taking the chemo to live for his cat that he rescued. They had activities going on and stuff, but I didn't pay attention to all that stuff. The place is clean, very maintained, and very good. There were no odors of older people living there.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with families here. We know that making the decision to move a loved one to senior living is not one that any family makes lightly. We are honored you’ve chosen our community for your brother and so happy to hear that you already have a relationship with our Medical Director! We look forward to getting to know your brother (and his cat). Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions in the meantime.