I loved what I found visiting this community. My grandmother was an incredible woman, in great shape until she died. She did not need a nursing home, but as she got into her upper 80's, she grew lonely, as most of her friends had passed on or gone into nursing homes. She checked herself into the Pines because she had a lot of friends living there, and because she knew she could make many more. It may have been because this was viewed more as a retirement community than a nursing home, but the staff was more like that of an upscale hotel than a living community. The meals were absolutely delicious, with specials made different every day, along with a consistant menu which was great for people who needed routine, consistancy, or had strict diet regulations. I really loved the decor, the landscaping was lovely, and every night someone came around to the rooms with free candy and snacks. I don't know anyone who doesn't want free Twix and Fritos! My grandmother has now passed away, but what a wonderful place for her to spend the end of her life. It was clean, comfortable, and very much life home. I actually enjoyed visiting her, even as a college student with a bit of a fear of the elderly.