My mom was in Farmington Square Eugene for 5 years. I thought they were really good, and they took really good care of her. One of the first things I noticed when I went there, was that it was very clean the whole time she was there. There was never any of that smell. They don't have that smell because they clean properly and laundry is done often enough. They were really good. Part of the time she had to be bathed and dressed, and they were really on it. If I ever had anything that I was questioning or anything, they were very prompt in responding to it.
One of the things I really liked about it is they had all sorts of activities for the people there, which was really nice. They even celebrated the holiday stuff. They had little events on the Fourth of July, on different holidays, or had midsummer Hawaiian things. They were really good about that. They have snacks in between meals because people are hungry, so they have sandwiches and things like that for people. It's not just like you get three square meals and that's it. They have a salon, and if necessary they can arrange to take people to the doctor. Once the pandemic's over, they will do things like take people on bus trips. They have different stages there, so people that don't have dementia can go out; they'd take them on shopping trips. They have their own little bus, and my mom, she loved it. They would take them on little drives around the county.
Some people say that the food isn't like gourmet food, but these are people with dementia that want to eat the stuff that they're used to from their time frame of living. They want sandwiches, burgers, soup, and salad. It's not fancy, but it's what they want. They want stuff they can identify.
We are so honored that you entrusted us to partner in the care of your mother and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with our community. You've highlighted the many things we take such pride in as the staff of Farmington Square. Thank you for your kind words.