My mother is at The Landing of Southampton. Although it's brand new and pretty, it is not a place for what they call aging in place. She broke her dominant arm in three different places, and just taking care of her daily needs of dressing, bathing, and getting into bed, they're now charging us at the ultimate highest level of nursing. Mentally, she is completely there and she's feeding herself, so if that's the highest level of care that they can offer because somebody has one broken arm, then that's going to be difficult when she becomes even more elderly and debilitated. That's our concern. They rate the level of care as a level 1 through 8, 8 being their highest, and they have her listed as an 8.
The staff is kind and caring. It's beautiful, brand new, and it has a resort feel. The management has just changed over, so they are just getting settled in their management positions. It's more geared towards people that are a little bit more active, not for aging in place. They have activities, but they could use more. They have bingo, Wii bowling, movies and a movie theater, Scrabble, word scramble board game, and poker. They are doing a little bit more outings, but if somebody is in a wheelchair, it's very difficult for them to go out on the outings.
The dining area is beautiful. They have individual servers that look after the individual needs. It would be nice if they listed the daily meals so that the residents know what they are. My mom happens to have a handicapped room. There's a little kitchenette, which is fantastic with a full-sized fridge and a countertop microwave, a lower bathroom sink, a nice roll-in and a flip-down seat in the shower, and a handicap-accessible and very large bathroom. The room is large enough for her single bed, her recliner, another chair, a dresser, and her TV. On two occasions, they have had family events that I have attended. I thought the food was good, but it has been a long history that my mom has complained about the food.