Century Oaks impressed me the most, and it was where I placed my father. It’s a brand new facility, and it just opened up in September. It feels more like a home to people because they do everything for you. It’s like a small apartment, but you had full memory care.
The rooms are very large. They’re more like a studio apartment. It comes fully furnished so the individuals have a couch, a desk, night stands, and a little kitchenette area with a microwave, refrigerator, and a sink. There is also a double bed versus a little single bed versus and another sitting area where there are 2 chairs. It’s a full walk-in bathroom with a walk-in shower. There’s also a large walk-in closet with a full-sized washer and dryer in each unit, so it’s really nice. It’s sort of like a hotel.
What I like particularly about the place is there’s like a little theater room where they do activities with the individuals. There’s a large screen TV in there where they play movies, and they’ll turn it on for Packer games. They serve popcorn. They do exercise. They have church.
Here, it’s buffet style so my father just points to the food he wants, and they have multiple options. There’s always a fruit and a vegetable. They hit all the different food groups. They’re still changing over their staff or trying to get staff, so I don’t think that the housekeepers are that great right now. I’m complaining about the housekeeping, but the rest of it is great.
It’s a beautiful facility. It’s really clean, and it doesn’t stink like old people. The halls are very wide and open. They have a beautiful deck off the back that overlooks a pond and a nice sitting area where they have wicker furniture and a gas fire pit out there.