My mother-in-law moved into Maria Regina Residence Inc. several months ago. It's a nursing home and so far, it's been excellent. The staff all seem to be very friendly and caring, both towards the patients and toward the families.
The food is good. When she wears clothing, it is immediately washed, dried, and returned to her closet or her drawers. In terms of amenities, the COVID crisis has caused them to have to cut back on things like trips and visits and things that they might otherwise do, which I understand is going to be opening back up. For instance, they don't eat in the dining hall, they eat in their rooms. They don't go on trips, they stay sequestered. As a result, they haven't had anyone test positive for COVID either in the patient population or among the staff in quite a while. It means that things ought to be opening up pretty soon. The things that they might otherwise do like art classes, things like that. They're not doing that because they're not putting people together yet.
They have beautiful grounds, a beautiful atrium, very nice surroundings, and the facility itself is all private rooms so each resident has his or her own room.
Because of the COVID regulations, I can't just pop on over there. We hope that soon we'll be able to schedule a visit on their online visit scheduling thing. It's not as freewheeling as it might have been before COVID or may hopefully become very soon again.
My mother-in-law likes the food. It's a Catholic facility so on no-meat days, they serve fish, which she does not like. So she talked to the dietician and said, she hates fish, doesn't like fish, and she's not going to eat the fish and they arranged to serve the other things that she enjoys eating on days when they go meatless. She might get, instead of fish, a tuna salad or she might get mac and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. Something that she's going to like as opposed to something that she can't stand.
I've had no complaints. Everybody is very responsive. If I call and want to talk to somebody to get right back to me, any requests that I've made, they've been responsive. Considering that it's very hard to get good staff and they're running on probably short-staffed through the COVID crisis, they're doing very well.
The facility is very clean, very well maintained and they're on top of it every day.
It's expensive, but I think good care is. How can you put a price on that? The care here is very good.