I went to Ariel Pointe of Sachse. As far as getting to it, it would be real easy to get to because of its proximity to the George Bush Highway. It was very new and very nice. The rooms were very nice. The price was a little high and the amount of assistance they could provide was the turnoff for us, because all they could provide was the first two or three levels of assistance for assisted living. If somebody was going to have to go beyond those levels, they would have to move to a different facility, and Ariel Pointe could not handle them. If Mom ended up needing to go into a nursing home, we would have to move her to another facility.
The assisted living was all one-story, and the independent living was their three-story building, which was separate from the assisted living. You could get to it, but they were not connected. They weren't mixing the people. The people in assisted living lived in a different portion of the building than the people in independent living. There was a different front entrance for each half. We actually went in the front entrance for the independent and then after we got in, we found out we should have gone in the other entrance, but they didn't have signage to say that. I guess it's because it's so new, and why they haven't got all their signage up yet. The staff was very nice. They called us several times and sent us a thank you card even though we had to basically decline on the first visit with them because of the level of assistance. It was a very nice facility, but it was expensive.
Robert, thank you for your kind words and constructive feedback about our community. We will always strive to provide the best environment for the people who call us home and their families. If you have any additional thoughts, please feel free to send them.