My friend is currently at the Apple Blossom. It's only a year old, so it's a brand-new community. Even though they are in quarantine, they are allowing the residents to go into their dining room, where only two people could eat at each round table. In the place where she stayed before, she had to stay in her room for nine months. All that time, she had her meals delivered to her room, so she never got out of it, and because of that she ended up being in a wheelchair. She's been in the Apple Blossom for two weeks now, and I like the fact that they were taking her out of her room. She also loves the food there. She said the food was really good and really wonderful with different menus. In the other place where she was, her breakfast was like a buffet. Everything was already cooked and already dried out by the time she got it. On her first morning in Apple Blossom, she went into the dining room, and they made her an omelette. She hadn't had an omelette for two-and-a-half years. And on her first night, they had spaghetti and chicken parmesan, and all kinds of good things. The dining room is open all day, and you can eat whenever you want to until 6:30; after that, you can have snacks anytime.
They are also allowing her husband in by appointment, and they have a special room for them to go to. He can stay half an hour, or if nobody else has an appointment, he can stay longer. I never saw her room, but I know it's tiny. It has a single bed and one little dresser where the TV is, but most of the day, she's out of her room. There is a sitting area where they have a receptionist, and I can call any time of the day. They will give her the phone, and then we'll talk, and that's nice because she had nobody to talk to before and just slept all day.
They have specially trained people for dementia. She's getting speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. I've never been in there, but I just know from her husband that they are always there to help her, talking to her and all that. He likes it, and he's the only one who has been there. He also said it's clean, and he likes the people because they are kind and come in to introduce themselves when they talk to her, and she's loving it. She's awake and alert now, and that's what I like about it.
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad your friend is doing so well at Apple Blossom. We pride ourselves on offering choices to our residents, and providing great food! We are so glad that she is thriving at our community!