My mom is currently a resident at Springhouse Pikesville. I looked at quite a few facilities before choosing Springhouse, and I'm glad I did. Granted, she has a nice corner studio apartment with two windows overlooking the gardens/courtyard where she can look at flowers and her bird feeder. She has Alzheimer's, is extremely picky and has her up and down days...some days she loves it...other days she says she wants to move. I have found the staff to be extremely responsive...although the activities director recently left, which made her (and me) very sad. I have eaten there with her several times (including Thanksgiving with my husband) and found the food to be quite good. They have all-day activities and a happy hour for the residents, the facility is clean and very beautifully decorated with a TV lounge and pub, where residents gather throughout the day. She has cable and her own phone, refrigerator and microwave in her apartment. The art activities are very sweet. I think my Mom is the only Christian in the facility, as it is mostly Jewish, so that's something others might want to consider...but they did have a tree and Christmas decorations up during the holidays. The front desk receptionists, Audrey and Louis, are very helpful. I feel she is being very well cared for, has made friends, and is safer and happier than when she was living with us. It was a tough decision, but I feel I made a good choice.
Thanks for sharing! We are glad to hear how happy you are with your mother's care and the activities available at our community.