We went to GenCare The Lodge at Eagle Ridge. The director was most gracious and most kind because it was before Halloween. She was extremely busy, but she took an hour out of her schedule and gave us a good tour. It was nice because they had cottages, which we would prefer, and she showed us one room that had just been rented and it was huge. We were really surprised. We like facilities that give us space. It was one of the better ones that we saw that we were interested in. Because of COVID, she just took us in safe areas. We really didn't see the dining room, but that was OK. She showed us an apartment that was vacant.
Right now, everybody is on lockdown. One thing that's good there was they don't have any COVID, so the people are able to go into the dining area. We saw the dining area from a distance, and they had huge windows. That's a big thing because I'm a person that needs light and I cannot live in a dark facility. As we walked around the facility, my husband said this is the place that he would like to go. The entry where the desk was could be more appealing. The facility was nice. It just didn't have any place for you to go outside, but because of COVID maybe they just didn't show it to us. A lot of places have trails or places to walk and I didn't see that there, but we didn't really look for that. It's kind of in a neighborhood and the lot next door was not taken care of, so it was all weeds, so when you drive in it's very unkept and that was kind of a turnoff, too.
The facility had a great layout, and the director was great. There's really nothing wrong with that place. The tour was great. I loved the cottages. We didn't go in a cottage, but we heard they were very good. We talked to someone who lived in a cottage, and she loved her cottage. You have a choice of where you wanna live in the main facility or have a homier feeling in a cottage and have your own little place. The dining area had almost floor to ceiling windows. Those are really great things. Some of the rooms were really large.
Thank you for sharing your feedback about GenCare Lifestyle The Lodge at Eagle Ridge. We agree, it is a warm and inviting community with a dedicated and caring team. I also want to thank you for your patience and understanding regarding our current protocol for tours. As an essential business, we do our best to help people like yourself who have a need for housing while always keeping the health and safety of our residents as our top priority. On another note, there is ample outdoor space on the west side of the community and a walking path that circles the entire building. A lot of space to enjoy fresh air!