I'm here now and even here, it's difficult for me to maneuver. They had to take the door off the bedroom just so I can get into the bedroom but still difficult to try and make those turns and get into the room. Needless to say, their walls are all torn up in here. I have to go upstairs to the main shower to take a shower because I can't get into the bathroom. I can at least get down the hallway into the room. The kitchen isn't big enough for the wheelchair to go into. I asked them for a handicap unit and they said if they will have one available to me but then after I signed the papers, they said they just gave the last one away so they put me in a regular apartment and that was what happened.
The accommodations are okay. I have the living room area, a kitchen and a large bedroom, the bathroom I can't get into and a little dinette area so at least I have some room here to make me feel like I have my own space. The food is decent. It's just not flavorful for me because I like salt on my food and they don't put any on there for obvious reason and it's kind of hard to season it afterwards so for the most part, it's okay. The staff is really good to the residents. If I have any problems, I know who to go to. That made me feel better about it; that they were attentive to know what was going on with me.
It's really nice on the lower level where the main dining room is, the library and all the other rooms that they have down there. They have a small restaurant and the hair salon, computer room, the bistro room. There's a room with the grand piano on a fireplace and a little bar in there and they usually come there and have a little wine and cheese hour. They have a jukebox so there's always some type of music playing.
They do have activities scheduled for the assisted living and for the people in the Alzheimer's/dementia. They have happy hour one Friday out of the month where they have club night and live entertainment. They have different events like they had a New Year's Eve ball. They have Halloween party for the staff's children and grandchildren where they trick or treat around the building. They have magician there for them and other events for the kids. In the summertime, they have outdoor barbecues and then they have a community fare once a year where they have entertainment outside. They have different games and arcade games.