I did an in-person tour of Legacy Oaks of South Austin.The facility is fairly new, I think she said, it's six years old. So that's a very nice feature. It looks like it's in a pretty good location. It's not hard to get to. The area and neighborhood around there looks fairly good. I like the fact that it's enclosed, even in the outdoor area which is nice. The main thing is paved walkways, so falls are less likely. That's always a big concern when you're giving care to someone. The ratios are, I think, probably standard for the industry, which is I think one to ten.
There was something I didn't care for; she didn't have a room for me to see. Even though she has some empty rooms, she was blaming it on COVID. How can you possibly even let anybody in on COVID restrictions at all, unless you could also let them in to see a room? That's what I didn't understand. So that is the number one reason I'm not considering them.
They have some dancing, which my father would not participate in and some arts and crafts. The only other positive and one of the reasons I went to look was they did have a wall of veterans. My father's a veteran. It's a very positive thing to see in the hallway, and he might make a friend. He likes to talk to veterans.
There were a couple of residents watching TV, another one waiting in the dining room, which is typical of any facility. They looked well cared for, and the residents and the staff were friendly. The pricing sounded like it would be good as well, and not too pricey.