Autumn Leaves of Lee’s Summit - Lee's Summit, MO has yet not published prices.
A very unsafe facility
I rarely leave reviews, but I feel an obligation to in this circumstance. Autumn Leaves is a memory care facility, and they advertise to specialize in caring for those battling dementia. My dad suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and he lived there until I abruptly moved him out for his own safety.
Exit-seeking is a common characteristic of Alzheimer’s, which is a reason why I selected Autumn Leaves as it is a lockdown facility. My dad routinely got out of the facility.
I confirmed with another family their dad also got out, more than once. The last time, this gentleman was located nearly 2 blocks away. Mind you, this gentleman needs a walker for mobility, and exited the facility with it.
Following this gentleman’s elopement, the building was still not secured, preventative measures were not taken, and my dad got out 2 more times (that I know of), within a span of approximately 10 days. My dad’s Alzheimer’s is severe enough he does not know my name.
The other family I referred to moved their loved one, and after I was able to confirm what I had been hearing, I immediately grabbed my dad and took him out of their care.
I don’t want to take away from some (note some) of the workers at the facility that are really good people, who know I genuinely like them. However, there has been a significant turnover in staff since the facility opened less than a year ago.
The facility is simply not safe. I could detail other concerns I had, or have heard from others, but I think the residents’ ability to abscond is enough to support my concerns and my 1/2 star review.
I cannot recommend this facility
My loved one was in Autumn Leaves for several months. I moved my mother to another facility because I each time I was at the facility I found my mom (and most other residents) parked in the tv room, with little or no help from staff. I came at different times during the day and evening, and I never once saw an activity being done with the residents.
In addition, the dining room was poorly attended. I witnessed several residents unable to feed themselves who were not recieving assistance. I felt incumbent upon myself to help those residents feed themselves. I witnessed one man eating butter, with the foil still on it, and no staff member witnessed as the room was unattended.
During my mother's stay, a gentleman fell down the hall in his bathroom trying to use the toilet and was yelling for help. After a minute or two (I thought staff would come running) I finally left my mom to check on him. He was hurt, couldn't get up and I had to go searching for help as no-one reported to assist him.
Since my mother has left I was told the facility was placed on an immediate jeopardy (a/k/a "IJ") flag for potential harm to the residents and is under state investigation.
If I could give this place is zero I would this is the worst facility I have ever seen! We had our loved one there since it first opened and we had to move him this place needs to be shut down! Please think twice before putting your loved one here!
My uncle was there and we had to move him out of this place! It is absolutely horrible! This is supposed to be a memory care facility I can't tell my uncle got out numerous times and one of the guys got out and ended up two blocks down the road very dangerous place! Definitely think twice about putting your loved one here.
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Autumn Leaves of Lees Summit is Awesome
Autumn Leaves of Lees Summit has been a real blessing for our family. My mother is safe, loved, and surrounded by a very caring staff. One of the major reasons we chose Autumn Leaves is that it is a memory care only facility. All the staff from administrative to kitchen to care givers are actively involved in daily care and know each resident well.
The facility is always spotlessly clean. Activities are enjoyable and at a level that the residents can enjoy. Safety is a major concern for us. All persons entering and leaving the facility must be let in/out by a staff member. All staff members are aware of each resident's requirment for mobility, support, and assistance. Each resident is treated with dignity and respect.
The staff also provides support and asssistance to family members. We are welcome any time. They always provide a status and how it is going when they see us.
This is the best decision we have made since mom has been diagnosed.
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