We have had mom here, and cannot say enough good things about our experience at Vista Riverside.
Staff is amazing, friendly, helpful, and very well trained in my opinion. (Former nurse with long term care experience here.) Choice of doctors specializing in elder care who come to you - including blood work.
Laundry just needs initials, and is done with a smile and a "how are you today?"
Rooms are spacious and up to date which are personalized by the resident. We hung drapery, artwork and shelving in mom's "studio" apartment (a front room, kitchenette, bathroom with shower and back room... huge! ) from her prior home.
The kitchenette has a single sink, stainless steel microwave (if you want one), drawers, and a small refrig with freezer. Backsplash is a nice neutral tile pattern. Neutral color walls. Some units have an electric fireplace and bookshelves in them. Carpeting is new and clean, and housekeeping is efficient and maintenance helps with a smile.
The food is very good and there is always a variety to choose from alternate options from a pub-type menu. The dining room is beautiful with a wall of windows and a two sided fireplace. Tables are a four-top or joined per resident's wishes together. Stand up table card holders shows daily menu and pub menu. You can also have meals are delivered to the room with no extra charges.
Guests can eat too, for a small fee - just inquire at the concierge desk.
Activities are creative and varied according to interest. ( Picnics, Art Fest, Meijer Gardens, Car Museum, color tour, light tour, etc...) There is always a good concert- type performance that comes to the facility as well as flower arranging, artists and pets that visit. All are optional, but well thought out.
No memory care at this facility, but other Vista properties in the area have that.
Residents wear a pendant to press when requesting assistance. ( Staff gets to know loved one and checks in on them, too.)
It is assisted care, which means showers can be refused (different rules and licence than a rest home works by, for example)... just like at one's own apartment - one has the freedom of choice of what to do.
Staff is VERY aware though, and recommendations are made to not have serious issues. There are guidelines in the month to month rental contract to adhere to.
There is a private, large spa room with a huge shower for there for those that need more assistance, as well as a jetted walk-in soaking tub.
Beauty salon on premise for a reasonable charge that is extra.
The rental rate is all- inclusive with no added care level fees. No surprises. After calling around, Vista is a great value cost-wise, in my opinion. No huge ($15,000 one other place in town required!) entry fee.
If cost becomes an issue down the line, be aware that Riverside does not accept medicaid WAIVER... but other Vista places around town do. Veterans benefits are accepted. Lots of options. Ask questions.
Highly recommended facility to consider.