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- Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
- Activities Onsite
- Devotional Services Available
- Indoor Common Areas
- Meals Provided
- Complimentary Transportation
- Pets Allowed
- Hospice Available
Unacceptable living conditions in Independent Living apartment
My parents moved into the Independent Living Facility a few years ago. At the time, I could smell what I believed to be mold in the apartment. I asked the representative at the facility if there was mold in the apartment and I was told no. I continued to smell what I believed to be mold but my parents could not. I thought I was just more sensitive to it. In late summer and going into the fall of 2017, I noticed a significant decline in my parents’ health. I asked the assistant executive director to have the apartment tested for mold. She had a company come in and take several samples throughout the apartment. She said she would give us a copy of the report. We never got a copy of the report. Both she and the company representative said that there was no mold in the apartment and the apartment was safe for my parents. Despite repeated requests, they continued to tell us that we did not need the report because the apartment was fine and refused to give it to us. In May 2018, I saw what I believed to be visible mold growing on every wall in the second bedroom of their apartment. I reported the problem to management, but the executive director, assistant executive director, and the manager of the maintenance personnel did not come down to the apartment to investigate the problem. They simply sent one of the maintenance personnel down to bleach the walls and tried to blame my parents for the mold and/or mildew growing in the apartment. I moved my parents out. As I was moving their belongings out, I found that the carpet in the closet in the bedroom was damp and the carpet was stained/discolored around
the perimeter of the room. It appeared that there was water coming in to the building. When it was clear that the issue was not going to be investigated or remediated properly, I contacted the corporate office. As of this post, no one in the corporate office will call back after repeated attempts to inform us as to what exactly was growing on the walls and how/if it was going to be properly remediated. I have also found out from employees at the facility that the executive director at the time and the assistant executive director never got the report from the company that came in and tested the apartment back in the fall. Employees also told me at the time that there is another apartment in that building that has mold in it and there is another building at the facility that had mold in the past. I am posting this review because I am concerned about the health and well-being of the other elderly people living at this campus and
others who may be considering moving here.
View from the sidelines
My parents moved into AG nearly 15 years ago and their experience has been consistently wonderful. My father has since passed away and the support we all received from the staff at AG while he was in hospice was way above and beyond the call of duty.
My mother has been living on her own since his passing and again the support staff has been outstanding. Of course things have changed a bit across the years but impact on costs and services has been negligible. My parents only complaints have been about lawn services and they have been very minor.
I can highly recommend this senior living community and the continuum of care they offer. My parents could not have made a better choice.
Lost its luster
Aston Gardens has a beautiful reception area and the sales pitch is perfected. Once you have a loved one in there, the "promises" start to fade. "CHANGES" the staff says. NO more of this service, less of that service, due to budget issues. The budget seems to be of constant concern as many people have left to live elsewhere. That results in less services and unhappy staff, which means more people leave. It is unfortunate, because this used to be a fantastic facility.
This is a great place. I highly recommend it.
This is a great place. I highly recommend it. They have the whole spectrum of senior living from independent to assisted, to memory care. They are great!!
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All Aston Gardens communities are ideally located in residential settings surrounded by lakes, gardens or golf courses. Lush landscaping, beautiful walking paths and gazebos are trademarks of an Aston Gardens community. A dedicated administrative staff, a first class concierge and a Director of Activities uphold our philosophy to provide quality service. Aston Gardens communities offer unparalleled amenities such as a wellness program and a well-rounded activities calendar. A complimentary "continental plus" breakfast is served six days a week and an executive chef is on staff. Scheduled transportation to appointments and entertainment, weekly housekeeping and most utilities are included in the monthly fee. These are just some of the many reasons why our Residents chose Aston Gardens.
Tampa, the capital of Florida, sits on the west coast near the Gulf of Mexico. With a population of 335,165, it is the largest city in the Tampa Bay area. The Hillsborough River flows into Hillsborough Bay, passing in front of Tampa's downtown area.
- Average age is 41.39
- Climate is humid and subtropical
- High temperatures range between 65 and 95 degrees year round
Running errands, making doctors appointments, going to the pharmacy, and shopping can be difficult in Tampa if you don't drive or can't drive. Several options are available to get seniors where they need to be:
- Train: TECO Line Streetcar which provides travel between downtown Tampa and Ybor City.
- Boat: Pirate Water Taxi , a bus that travels across the bay on water
- Ride share: Downtowner
Health and Safety
Tampa is home to more than 50 hospitals and many clinics, making it easy for seniors to get health care where and when they need it. Major hospitals include:
- Memorial Hospital of Tampa
- Tampa General Hospital
- James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Sports and Leisure
Staying active and busy during retirement years is hard, but not impossible. Take up golf, tennis, or just enjoy a cup of coffee with friends.
- Golf: Courses in the Tampa area include Rocky Point Golf Course, Country Way Golf Club, Hunters Green Country Club
- Tennis: Seniors can enjoy a game of tennis at Sandra W. Freedman Tennis Complex , and Tampa Tennis
Shopping and entertainment
Seniors have no problem finding something to do in Tampa. With so many places to eat, shop and socialize, no one has time to be bored.
- Shopping: Satisfy the shopping bug at Hyde Park Village and Big Top Flea Market International Plaza and Bay Street which has 200 stores and 16 restaurants
- Attractions: Tampa's rich history is on display at American Victory Ship Mariners Museum, or enjoy the ever-popular Busch Gardens
- Restaurants: Local favorites include Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Fresh Bites and Marina's Pizza and Pasta just to name a few.
- Festivals: Tampa hosts music, wine and food festivals throughout the year, some for a good cause and all providing a good time.
Churches are in abundance across Tampa. No matter what your belief or denomination, you can get plugged into a church that will encourage your spirit. A few local churches include:
Well Spring United Methodist Church, West Town Church, and Sheldon Road Baptist Church