My dad lived in Solstice Senior Living before he got to the point where he told me, "I think I need a safer place." I actually moved his furniture in, set up his apartment, and met most of the people that worked there, then COVID hit, so dad was there before it was shut down. When COVID hit, the food was served cold, which was not a fault of their own. They're serving a hundred people on three different floors and how can you get everybody's food to them hot? That's hard. I was so pleased when Dad moved there because they have the van, they have day trips that they go on, and they have activities that are brought to the facility. They have game days, a pool table, a library, and exercise machines that you can use. Dad really seemed like to do his own laundry and there's a laundry facility on every floor that you didn't have to pay to use, you just took your laundry detergent and I really liked that.
I thought that the outside part of it was very well kept and really pretty. In the back they have a swimming pool, which of course they're not using now, because you can't get that close. They had a rose garden back there too. When I was moving dad's furniture in I saw a family of quail and two rabbits. Dad is an outdoor person, so I was thinking, "Oh, he'll love seeing the rabbits around here." I loved his room. We moved right in, we decorated, and they were very kind to help us. I would have liked to have the toilet replaced, it was too low to the floor. I would have liked a handicap toilet in there, but I purchased an arm rest for him that you can attach to the toilet, and that took care of that. There were like five things that I wanted done to the apartment before we moved in, and I just made a list of it, and bam, it was done very quickly. There was a blind missing from the window and an outlet with a missing cover. The only thing I didn't get off of that list was the new toilet fixture because the one that he had, for the time he lived there, was rested and it was too low.
I really didn't have any complaints. They were the sweetest. I was so sorry to leave there. I had been in and out before we moved dad to another community and I knew everybody. They were so kind, caring, and genuinely interested in their community. They call their people who lived there "their community." I was well pleased and thankful my dad started off there. I really wished he could still be there because it was less restrictive. For his safety, he has to be locked in. I guess at Solstice, before he left, he was out walking on the sidewalk at 4:00 a.m. in the morning, so that's not safe.
Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces and for the five-star review. We are glad your father had so many nice things to say while staying at our community!