My mom is in Swan Manor Assisted Living. She's in the back part where it's special needs, kind of more advanced care. They don't do as much as I thought they would. They pretty much have a room there for them and they feed them 3 meals a day. There is a nurse there some of the time, not all of the time. It's not a whole lot of one-on-one care at all. They'll give them their medication. They have very few staff there, there's only a couple of them, so I would say there's probably 13 or 14 patients there. So that's kind of stretched thin sometimes.
The room is nice. It's just one big room, and you can fit a twin-sized bed in. They have a TV; you can get your own cable or Dish Network. They have a bathroom and a very small shower. There is one window, in the back of the room, so they can see outside. As far as activities, there's never been anything there. They don't work with them. Actually, my mom, she can walk down to eat her 3 meals a day with a walker. And then she just automatically comes right back to her room. They have like a gathering place right next to the dining room. They have a TV and some chairs out there, but no one ever really does anything with them or works with them. There are some patients there that are in wheelchairs, their mind's not real good. I think a lot of times they leave them out there so they can watch them all in one place. Because if they went and put them back in their rooms, they would have to either come by a lot and check on them or something like that. So, they leave them out in that area. But my mom's been down there quite a few times and she said there's just nothing to do. Yeah, they have a TV on, there's a few tables, but there's no one there. I mean they just kind of sit there, they don't work with them or have games or anything. I kind of asked the lady before I put her in there about that, she said well, right now, since Covid's here we don't have a lot of activities. But now I noticed at the front where there is the assisted living area, where they are able to go around a little better, they do have bingo and different things for them. But back there where she is, I don't even ever see them working on a puzzle or maybe playing a little game. I don't know if there's not enough people there that could participate. But that's why my mom just comes straight back to her room.
There are a few of the staff that are really, really good but then the majority are either burned out of doing their job or they just don't have a very good attitude. Value is good because I checked around other places and they are almost double. I have not tried the food, but my mom says there's really good days and then there's really bad days. Like if you come down a little late, you're going to get a sandwich.