6 months ago
A little over 2 years the family looked for a good place for my dad to go live - moving him from his home of over 50 years. When our family walked through the door and saw the décor, the fireplace and met the staff and saw "his" apartment - we knew that we had found his home. The residents are great, the staff is fantastic, the food is not only great but a great variety as well. There are activities, entertainment and company there for my dad. Along with ease of mind for the family, there is ease of mind on him and he has made friends there with residents and staff. Great decision and my dad truly feels like this place is "his home".
7 months ago
My initial visit to the Villa at Riverwood was a reluctant one. I had previously, over a period of four to six weeks, visited numerous “resident” facilities in mid-country. I found each lacking in some basic way. However, my caregiver made an appointment to visit the Villa and I felt obligated to come even though I had little enthusiasm and Florissant was like a foreign country to me. Imagine my surprise when I walked through the front doors and was immediately impressed by the décor, the fireplace, and the employees. I knew immediately I had found a “home” even though it was in a “foreign country.” I have lived here almost two years and have not changed my mind. The activities and amenities are well documented and a print out of activities on one side and the month’s menus on the other side is provided to each resident at the beginning of the month. My church friends have been welcomed at the Villa. They meet in the multi-purpose room and then eat lunch in the dining room each month. Finally, if one is forced to leave one’s home and community of many years, the Villa is a safe haven for new beginnings.
To retain a 5 star rating, a business or community must have a 5 star person in charge. The Villa at Riverwood is fortunate to have Fran Jackson as Director. She is dedicated to excellence in her care of the residents and is performing her many duties. She goes out of her way to make the resident’s experience pleasurable and rewarding. Fran maintains a staff of people that are both competent and caring, and eager to assist or answer questions.
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