Pine Ridge of Hayes Senior Living is a really cute community. The cutest thing about it is they actually have outdoor living space for the residents. It was the only property we looked at that was all on 1-floor. If you have somebody who is on a motor scooter or needs handicapped accessibility, you don’t have to worry about stairs or about elevators, which is great. Mom liked this place because it was all on one floor. They had screened porches for every resident, so off the back of your apartment you had a screened in porch, so you could still have a little outdoor time, and they have a little garden club. The residents were a little older than mom, but the activities director and the staff were very in-tune with the residents. There were only 83 or 85 residents, so it was the best ratio as far as residents to the location. She had put a down payment on them as far as to hold the apartment. They have one apartment coming available, so we were really interested in moving forward, and this was the first place we looked at that didn’t have a wait, so there was a lot of positive to it. But the apartments were just so outdated and I don’t know if they fix them up before they put the residents into them. This one hadn’t been fixed up yet, but there was apparent mold damage. It was really outdated, and there was also a gentleman smoking right in front of the building when we got there. He was a resident, and that really turned us off because mom, every time she was watching the front door, would complain about that cigarette smoke. Charlene was the woman we spoke to, and she was a blessing. I really commend her for all of her efforts; she was great. I also talked to her colleague, Mary, over the phone, and she was great as well. I cannot say enough good things about the folks that work there, and we’ve already told them that we would keep them in mind if there was another move in the near future. Each apartment has a dropdown like an attic storage area, and you don’t see that anywhere. So if you have somebody who is looking to move and has a lot of stuff, rather junking the trunk, this might be the place you might look for because you have enough attic space in there, and there is nothing extra added to your rent because it is in your apartment.