We went to see the Emeritus at North Austin facility while looking at options for our uncle in the area. The grounds resembled a colonial style motel, not unlike many we've visited and stayed at before. The french style doors seemed welcoming.
The staff seemed friendly and kind. The living spaces we saw were modern, clean and efficient, with plenty of lighting. The decors were sufficient, some resembling a dorm room - but larger and with private baths - some of which had hardwood floors. This struck us, since those units had carpeting.
There were plenty of seating areas along the outer exterior, close to the building, which is really nice. Our uncle really enjoys being outdoors. On the side of the building there is a lovely gazebo gracing the center. The spacious seating areas throughout the facility provide a welcoming hotel atmosphere, where residents may enjoy looking outside the many windows. There are plenty of visiting areas with french doors that look out to patios.
The dining area was really spacious -- with lots of room between tables for a more private effect. The food looked very appetizing and the menu featured healthy alternatives that all looked like they would be delicious as well as nutritious. A variety of snacks are available throughout the day. There is also an informal kitchen area where residents may take their meals.
The library is stocked with some great books and has french doors and opens into one of the general living areas. The residents may also visit the local library for more selections, and the staff will help them to download books on a computer if they like.
There is a nice salon where residents may enjoy spa and grooming services. Many activities are scheduled throughout the day for seniors to enjoy, such as walks, exercise, music, TV, films, arts and crafts and readings.
Because of its proximity to Lake Travis - the residents get to enjoy outings there on a regular basis, where they can go on boat rides, picnic and enjoy the wildlife with other families and their loved ones, if they like.
The staff interacted well with the residents, some of whom were not entirely ambulatory. This is a mid-sized community that can handle a variety of resident situations, which we liked. They can easily adapt to the needs of the residents.
A very nice living environment for seniors.