My father-in-law stayed at HarborChase of Aiken for a week for respite care. It wasn't fantastic. They weren't able to get him to socialize. My sister-in-law called to check on him, and they told her that he was doing well, but when I went to pick him up, I learned that he had not been out of his room, they had to insist that he take a shower, and they had to bring him his meals because he did not want to go to the dining room. He became very withdrawn and very reclusive while he was there. He did not want to come out of his room. I wish they had done a little bit more, but they cared for him. The place was clean. He had a large room, and it felt very institutional and not homey by any means, but I appreciated that they provided his bed and his bedding, the television, and the night stand.
We are so sorry the visit was not as good as you hoped. We too, were disappointed that he did not want to socialize more. We did encourage him to do so but, in the end, we had to respect his wishes for privacy. Your family warned us that he didn't really want to come here while your family was gone and that he didn't like to take showers. Your note about the respite room will be taken to heart. We will be adding more and extra homey touches to help make it more welcoming. Thank you for trusting us for his care.