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Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144

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4.33

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Reviews of Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community in Somerville, Massachusetts

4.33

(9 reviews)

    sograteful

    5

    July 27, 2017

    I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

    My mother moved to the VNA Residence on Lowell Street a bit over two years ago and the sparkle has returned to her eyes and spirit thanks to the care and respect and beauty that surrounds her daily! Everyone on staff, from the hands-on and caring Executive Director down to the dining room staff, are thoughtful, attentive and proactive in their awareness of and concern for my mother and all of her neighbors. My work has provided me reason to come to know a variety of independent and assisted living residences throughout New England and I put the VNA residences right up there with the "fanciest" of them. To have such a level of quality and care available to a hard-working class of seniors who might otherwise be left with far less dignified and safe options if truly a Godsend.

    acassesso

    5

    July 24, 2017

    I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

    My husband's dad was a guest at the Somerville VNA facility for over a year. We found the entire staff to be highly professional offering caring and compassionate assistance to not only my father-in law but also to my entire family. The facilities were well maintained and the dining room offered a full range of food and beverages to not only the tenants but the families as well. My father-in-law required assistance with his daily medication as well as travel assistance to doctors and hospitals and staff always handled these occasions with patience and competence. We always felt very comfortable leaving him in their very capable hands. Wewill always be very grateful that the VNA was there to make his last days so pleasant and comfortable.

    Percolini

    5

    July 24, 2017

    I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

    I can't say enough about the quality of care and compassion that was afforded my step-father during his year-long stay at this facility prior to his passing. He suffered from early onset dementia and was moderately incapacitated and yet the staff at the VNA were hands on professionals every day that he was a guest. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the building and the individual units, the quality of the food that was offered in their dining room, the range of activities regularly provided the guests and the particular attention to detail. The facility offered a hair salon and a boutique store for the guests as well. Without being morbid, I often remarked that when the time came for me I wanted to live out my final days in this facility. The front desk staff were extremely helpful, welcoming and always friendly.

    humble and kind

    5

    July 21, 2017

    I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

    I wanted to talk about the Somerville VNA Assited living I love both sites. I have found the staff to be excellent, kind caring and well versed in taking care of clients. The staff from the executive director to the kitchen help, make you feel like you are at home. Both facilities are very active with an award winning exercise program to piano playing entertainment. I always felt and feel like the VNA of Eastern MA, main mission is to make every client feel as important as the next, no matter what your status of payment is. They treat every client equal. I have had the pleasure of working with many of the staff at both facilities and I know they are all wonderful and competent. I also had the pleasure of getting to know other clients and saw how much they felt at home and how much they loved the staff. I don't know many places that the executive director knows everyone by their first name, she treats everyone like family. I always say what the top leadership does trickles down to the staff. All I can say is thank you , all for the kind, loving, efficient staff members and for being a great facility.

    RoseannG

    5

    July 21, 2017

    I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

    This is a wonderful facility. The VNA has been taking care of my neighbor at her home for as long as I can remember. A couple of years ago, I stopped in and found her house to be in a real mess, with bills and paperwork all over. I called the visiting nurses and they sent a nurse down right away. Her brother had died a few months before and she just could not take care of herslf anymore. The VNA arranged for a guardian and helped her apply for the VNA’s assisted living community on Lowell STrret. Thank God she got in! I thought she was going to be forced to go to a nursing home! What a beautiful place it is and the staff are the best! In just a few weeks she got back to her old self. I would highly recommend the visiting nurses assisted living to anyone who needs help.

    RondaJ

    5

    July 21, 2017

    I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

    The day my aunt Marie was found on the floor after 2 days, I knew that it was time to look for help. The first place I called was the visiting nurses assisted living and within days, they had a beautiful apartment ready for her to move in right from the hospital. This was a hard move for her since she was fiercely independent and self-sufficient all her life. The VNA staff bent over backwards to make her feel at home and got her involved in the exercise programs and even had a physical therapist come in to help her get her confidence and strength back. She was doing great until the bombshell hit…..she had terminal liver cancer. True to form though, she was determined to take control and handle it HER way! She did not want treatment. She wanted to live her final days (which turned into months!) with the same grace and dignity she lived her life. I cannot say enough about how wonderful, kind and thoughtful each and every staff member was. They even brought in a sleeper couch at their expense so that my brother and I could take turns staying over, and they made sure we knew what to expect as she passed away peacefully. Aunt Marie was like a second mom to me and I will be eternally grateful to the VNA for taking such good care of her.

    bunty926

    2

    March 21, 2017

    I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

    I always thought the VNA was an honorable organisation doing honorable, necessary work, but if the VNA Assisted Living in Somerville is anything to judge the VNA as a whole by, then it is an organisation that needs serious introspection and a major overhaul in its mission. Sadly, I'm afraid that it's probably like many other assisted living facilities where they're only interested in the monthly draw on your bank account. If you're a fairly active, cognitively OK senior, then this place is okay for you, you'll probably be alright, but otherwise, move along. Activities are nearly non-existent, so residents are never really stimulated or busy or active doing anything. You see people in the lobby or the living room areas or walking in circles not knowing where they are or what they're doing. They're just passing time wandering around. The activities they do have are literally for children, so there's this disconnect between being an assisted living facility for people who are still pretty with it and this trope that the elderly are children. If you're even remotely interested in anything cerebral or your parent was an avid reader, scientist, teacher, etc. find somewhere else or move their friends in with them. If they decide that your relative is cognitively declining (i.e. dementia, falling, etc.) they will start a campaign to get you to move your relative because they have no legal grounds to evict them. They'll call Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, they'll call your relative a "poor soul," and tell you that they need a higher level of care. (btw, good luck finding this higher level of care when there are waitlists 2-3 years long everywhere in the Boston-area). The front desk people are okay during the week days. On the weekends, they have extraordinarily rude college students working who can't figure-out how "Hold" works on the phone when you call to inquire about your parent and, when you're moving a parent in, they ask you, "Are you almost done, because you're being disruptive and making the residents cold." Are you serious? They do not know how to competently deal with the elderly, especially those with cognitive or physical issues like incontinence. If you bring up a concern about something a staff member said to your parent, you're told that staff have an impeccable record and that it's YOUR parent that's the problem, not the staff member. They are very protective of staff who have minimal training and no business being in eldercare. This is a good option for seniors with a fixed income who can't afford the $15,000/month fees at other, fancier places, and it's clean, etc., but as soon as your relative needs more care or they find your relative burdensome or tiresome to deal with because of physical or mental decline, they will begin to pressure you to move them and it is very, very stressful and uncomfortable. They are not kind people, they are not generous people, none of these people should be in healthcare.

    neryarevalo83

    3

    November 24, 2012

    I visited this facility

    To me the facility was average. It had all the amenities that most assisted living communities have, as well, as a few extras, such as, an on site hair dresser for the ladies. The rooms were small but functional. After having visited a different facility in FL where my late grandmother had resided which had every luxury you could imagine including four 5 star restaurants for their clients to enjoy, the VNA assisted living facility was really was not up to par, at least, not for my uncle. The apartments are relatively spacious and nicely furnished. There were no odd smells during the time of my visit which I have, unfortunately, come across before at a different community. Another benefit provided there was that they had an on site convenience store and, knowing my uncle, if we choose to have him live there, he will take full advantage of that. From what I saw there was no actual restaurants at their Somerville facility but they did have a private dining hall that could be rented out for special occasions and a dining room where they serve the meals. Like I said before, the VNA assisted living facility, to me, at least seemed average. Nothing terrible but at the same time nothing particularly special about the place.

    Toria1

    4

    May 12, 2012

    I am a friend or relative of a resident

    Very clean facility, great meals, and friendly residents. Located in a beatiful area. Some of the attendants tend to be lazy.

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    About Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community in Somerville, Massachusetts

    Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community is located in Sommerville, Massachusetts, near Interstate 93, Arlington Gardens and Duggar Park. Residents appreciate the caring, thoughtful and proactive staff and the travel assistance to doctor appointments. Family members give high marks for the variety of quality food served in the dining room and the cleanliness of the building and individual apartments. The facility offers several exercise programs and an on-site physical therapist to help residents increase their flexibility and mobility. There is an on-site beauty salon to keep residents looking their best.

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