Where can I begin?.......the experience was so important to me and my family, it's hard to know if the beginning is best or the end. My grandmother was at Ashton Health and Rehab for long term care. She was diagnosed with Dementia, and had spent a total of 16 years in assisted/skilled care prior to her passing one month shy of 99. Nanny was at Ashton for several years, with staff caring for her, talking with her, watching TV with her. They knew she liked baby lotion and powder after her bath. They knew she loved chocolate and would hide some in her bra......... They knew she loved to watch Wheel of Fortune.....and she could answer any question on Jeopardy with the best of them......they knew her favorite food was fried chicken. Ashton cared for her gently and kindly with such a genuine love and caring for her well being. This facility is outstanding......in the beginning and thru out her stay, Nanny had rehab services when needed, restorative intervention and eventually Hospice services. She believed she was in elementary school in Hendersonville NC for most of her time at Ashton.....waiting each day for lunchtime, or activity time, with staff reassuring her that she was right where she was supposed to be. It is hard to see a loved one regress to the past, but I must say, the nurses and cna's, dietary and housekeeping staff all participated in her daily fantasy and engaged her constantly with encouragement, laughter and friendship. There were many sunny August days, she believed it was going to snow.....and staff encouraged her girlish excitement about the weather. It takes special people to do the job of caring for our parents and grandparents. It is a job of Courage, Bravery, Compassion, Dedication and most of all a job of the Heart. I know this because I saw her most every day of her stay......but I can honestly say she really never missed me.....she really felt she was home and surrounded by people that loved her. Seems strange to feel happy that she did not miss me....but for those that deal with Dementia and aging of loved ones, knowing when you go home that the one you leave in a facility is cozy, and safe, and peaceful.....is priceless. Nanny never rang a call bell, yet a call to staff any time of the day would give me up to the minute updates on her day.......I believe they felt she was their Nanny too........I am sure she felt security and love each day she was there...................... If you are looking for a place to care for someone you love, or even for short term rehabilitation after a hospital stay, please stop by Ashton Health. Look at faces of staff, residents and speak with visitors. It is a place that I spent the most precious time in my life with woman I most admired and loved. Nanny would be proud of me for surrounding her with Ashton.....it was a beautiful last chapter. Thank and Bless everyone at Ashton.