My husband is currently at Sunrise of Lynnfield. It's nice. I like it, and he likes it, too. It doesn't look like a hospital. It's very homey. It's like a hotel, which is nice. It doesn't have that medical feel to it, which so many people are accustomed to. He has more freedom there. They make sure that he's up all the time. He goes to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They'll come and get him, so he doesn't forget. They get him ready, and they take him down. He can't walk, so they have to put him on a Hoyer lift to get him in the wheelchair. He's getting to meet all the people and he seems to enjoy it. He's a lot better than he was when he was in the nursing home. It's very clean. They're always there for you. If you call them, they'll come. I mean, I'm pleased with it.
The room is a two-bedroom, and they're separated by a wall and a door. They have an opening where they have a refrigerator, a sink, and cabinets, and then they have a bathroom. The two bedrooms are side by side with a wall separating it. There's a door that you can lock on both rooms, and that's about it. There's no cooking or stove in there. It's a shared room but they're a private bedroom. They share the bathrooms, the refrigerator, the sink, and all that.
They have amusements. They have a four-piece band the other day. They played music and they had everybody singing along, and that was nice. They have a happy hour where they'll serve a little wine to all the patients if they want it or something to drink, and that was fun. Then they have games that they play, they do that downstairs in the main lobby and near the dining room. People seem to like it. It's a lot better than a nursing home. They have entertainment, and they have other things that go on. I don't know all of them, but I know they listed them on a board down in the lobby what's going to go on for that day. I'm happy with the facility. The staff is very nice, too. They're always there to help them. I haven't seen any problems. My husband is not complaining. They help him dress, they help him get washed, and they help him brush his teeth. They remind him to do that. They're very good.
The food is good. My husband likes it. I've had it and it's fine. They have your soup/salad, they have your entrée, they have your dessert, and they have anything you want to drink like coffee or tea. If you want a glass of wine, they'll give you a glass of wine, too. You can have as much as you want. If you want a second, they'll get it for you. The facility is very nice. The outside is beautiful with beautiful flowers, the landscaping and all. They got a big open yard. You can have your pet there, too.
They take trips. They have a bus that they take the patients out. They'll take them out on trips. They took them out for ice cream the other day. They asked them all to get on the bus and they went for ice cream. It's a little high priced but then when you add all the different things that they add on, you got to leave a deposit for this and that, it's a little expensive, but I think they're all the same when it comes to price depending on your condition when you go in. As for my husband, we have to pay more because he can't walk, and he needs more help than other people. He's paying a little extra. He's in an area where they'll have nurses 24 hours if he needed one.
Hi Connie, It is delightful to hear that you have been satisfied with the personalized support provided to your loved one by Sunrise of Lynnfield. Our team members share a common goal of enriching every resident’s life by carefully listening to their needs and always delivering the very best. Thank you! – The Sunrise Team