We visited Heath Village. It was quite lovely, with a beautiful setting, and the scenery was very nice. It is kind of hilly and mountainous. All of the facilities are one story except in the main house, which is an assisted living facility, as well on the second and third floors. The ground floor has common areas like restaurants, a gaming room, a chapel, and a library. All very nice. The apartments were also nice, and we saw the one that would have been right for my brother-in-law, a two-bedroom with a den and a one and a half bathroom. It was quite nice there. They were in the process of painting it when we went to take a look. It had a lovely kitchen, nice granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile in the kitchen, wood throughout everywhere else except in the bedroom, which was carpeted. Everything was lovely. The only problem that I saw was the walking distance. He had a stroke, which affected his left leg, so he has difficulty walking, and he has congestive heart failure, which makes it difficult to breathe. The pathways leading from where you park your car to your apartment are quite a long walk, and for his apartment specifically, it was uphill. So he would have to stop four or five times along the way in order to catch his breath. I would certainly recommend this for people who are capable of walking and have the energy and the activity level to be able to do that. For my brother-in-law, it would be completely wrong; too much walking. I said to him, you could always get a motorized scooter, but he said it is for older people. It does have carports, so for an additional charge you can get a carport for your car. It had electricity so you could plug in. I forget what they call that, but it is like an engine warmer so your battery does not die. I have good things to say about it, but the drawback was the walking. It was very scattered. You have this independent little housing units, little communities, scattered around the hundred acres, and that just makes getting around from one place to another difficult. They do have shuttle service so they say if you call a golf cart will pick you up and take you to wherever you want to go on campus. I supposed that is a possibility, but you still have to get from your apartment to the parking lot, and that is still a walk.
Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent visit to Heath Village Retirement Community. We appreciate your kinds words and detailed review of our campus and our amenities. One of Heath Village's greatest differentiators from other senior living communities is our beautiful 100+ acre campus. For some, the campus "feel" is exactly what they want, while others are uncomfortable with the walking involved. At the time of your visit, the apartment that was shown was the only one available to tour. We have many people who fall in love with our community but realize that they must live in an apartment closer to the main building and other amenities. In those instances, prospects are encouraged to share this preference with us and we will only show them apartments that meet their criteria. If your brother-in-law is interested in seeing other apartments that require less walking, I encourage you to call Patricia, your sales counselor, and let her know.
Thank you, again, for your thoughtful review. Wishing you and your family good health.