Carillon Assisted Living of North Raleigh - Raleigh, NC has yet not published prices.
no skilled nursing
Not impressed with the location
My tour here went well but I did notice that the residents were not interacting much with one another and my wife needs that interaction with people and activities. The courtyard also faced a street. I did not have a good feeling about this community at all.
This community offers a spin down to medicaid option. It is a nice community and the people met were friendly and knowledgeable. This community was our second choice. They do offer a lot of activities. The community we chose was a little closer to the budget we were looking for.
This was a very stressful time for both my Mother and me. She was in the dementia area. Medicine was not given on time, showers were not given when suppose to based on many different excuses. Medicine overdosed twice and [removed] on her first week there and had to find out by another employee and was never informed about it. I observed other residents not eating and plates being picked up without helping them eat. One employee would stand by residents as they were being fed and stayed on her cell phone the entire time without assisting anyone. John the manager told me numerous conflicting information. They used the facility doctor to provide medical information that only benefited them and not the patient. If you care for your loved one, please do no leave them at this facility.
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Carillon of Fuquay Varina
My mother never moved in here. We signed the contract and moved her furniture and set up her room and the day before she was to get out of rehab and move here the manager ran out in the parking lot to tell me that she could not move because the executives in the Corporate Office felt she would go "downhill fast in the next couple of months" due to her neuromuscular disease. I was totally blown away! Then the manager, John, said that it was his fault as he had said she was on Hospice. She is on Palliative Care to have help with her disease but she is very vital and mentally active and gets around to all her meals with her walker. After saying a couple of times that it was his fault he gave me his personal phone number and told me to call him. I did the next day to ask if it was definite that she could not move and he never called me back and never told me that they officially declined her. I had to scramble to find a place for her and will owe the rehab for an additional 5 days at $250 a day while I found a place, moved out all her furniture from Carillon and moved it all into her new place. I asked if he would help me pay for her hospital bed to be moved a second time ($100 each time) and he said he would ask Corporate. Never heard another word from him. This place is not resident oriented. They are more concerned about bottom line and Corporate measurements. I am so glad my mom is NOT here now and I have her in a wonderful caring facility in Cary called Heartfields. The cost is exactly the same and the management, staff and everyone you encounter are nice and helpful and have smiles on their faces and are happy to be there and love their job. Not so at Carillon. Things happen for a reason and now that I am not having a nervous breakdown over the unprofessional and uncaring experience I had at this facility I have to write this review so no one else goes through the hell I did.
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Not enough security
I liked it, but they didn't have a lock down, the staff seemed to be real nice and I liked the way it looked but it didn't have what he needed. It was nice and it was way more expensive, about 2,000 more than Sping Arbor
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From the Office
At Carillon, we have a passion for nurturing the independence and well-being of seniors. Our passion inspires us to set a new standard of excellence for assisted living homes and senior services in North Carolina. Our communities are places where seniors go not to age gracefully, but to live well. Our care is designed to exceed expectations, rather than simply meet a need.
Called the ""City of Oaks,"" North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh is home to 451,066 residents. The city is the second largest in the state, next to Charlotte, and has been noted as one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Raleigh is one of three cities, along with Durham and Chapel Hill, that make up Research Triangle Park, or ""the Triangle"" for short.
The Raleigh area can boast of numerous colleges and universities, including North Carolina State, William Peace, Meredith, Shaw, and St. Augustine's Universities. Renowned Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are all only about a 30-minute drive away.
While an abundance of higher education institutions may signal the area caters to college-age residents, it also means there is an abundance of college-sponsored programming, continuing education, and seminars for the entire community, including seniors.
There are quite a few towns and suburbs that make up the Raleigh metropolitan area, including Cary, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Knightdale, Wendell, Zebulon, Garner, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, Smithfield, and Clayton.
- Walkability Score : With a walk score of 30, Raleigh is the 46th most walkable large city in the country, meaning most errands require a car.
- Average Age in the 27609 Zip Code : The median age in Raleigh is 32.8. The average age is 36.6 for the 27609 zip code.
- Numberof Senior Housing Facilities : While the city of Raleigh hosts more than 146 senior housing facilities, 100 of which are assisted living sites, the zip code of 27609 has only 3 facilities other than Carillon Assisted Living.
- Average Weather : Though the area does see snow, ice and sleet, winters are mild in Raleigh compared to other states. The average temperature year-round is 60.8 degrees Fahrenheit, with heat climbing as high as 105 degrees in summer months and dipping as low as 10 degrees when the weather turns cold.
- Veteran's Facilities : Raleigh has two Veterans Affairs locations, downtown and on Hammond Road. The Raleigh VA Outpatient Center is on Sungate Blvd. Other facilities include the Raleigh Vet Center and Preferred Resources for Seniors, which offers assistance with benefits, other aid, real estate, and housing.
Public transportation in Raleigh leaves a little to be desired, as it does not reach many rural areas or smaller neighborhoods. There are ample stops and route service for major corridors extending from downtown.
- Buses : Integrated regional public transportation makes it possible to travel from Raleigh to neighboring suburbs and cities, each of which has its own public transportation system and fees. GoRaleigh offers express buses to cities like Knightdale, Zebulon, Wake Forest and Cary. Riders can purchase regional passes to cover all travel. GoRaleigh offers bus service 7 days a week, and seniors and disabled passengers can apply for a GoRaleigh ID and ride for free.
- Trains : There is no public transit train service in Raleigh, though Amtrak has a station in the downtown area on Cabarrus Street.
- Taxis : Taxi-Taxi of Raleigh, with a large fleet of hybrid yellow cars, has become one of the most popular taxi services in the area. The company offers a handy app that stores your location to make it easy to summon a cab. Others include Amigo, Yellow Diamond Taxi, Green Taxi, and Express Taxi.
Health and Safety
Although property crimes make up the majority of crimes in the city, Raleigh experiences 1,890 violent crimes per year, and residents have a 1 in 238 chance of being victimized. The city uses the online CrimeMapping app to let residents track and report crimes in their neighborhoods.
- Hospitals in the Area : WakeMed, UNC Rex Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital
- Crime Rate in the Zip : Raleigh has a crime index of 11 out of 100, with 100 being the safest.
Sports and Leisure
With such high access to professional sports franchise games across the state, including the Carolina Panthers, Hurricanes, Hornets and several minor league baseball teams, North Carolina cherishes its sports. You will likely see many fans wearing sports paraphernalia.
- Golf Courses : Eagle Ridge, Raleigh Golf Association, Wil-Mar, River Ridge, Lonnie Poole, Pine Hollow (Clayton)
- Tennis Courts/Clubs : There are about 96 tennis courts in Raleigh, including Millbrook Tennis Center, Spring Forest Road Park, Kentwood Park, Pullen Park, City Courts (Raleigh Tennis Association), and Raleigh Racquet Club.
- Gyms : Planet Fitness, Alexander Family YMCA, O2 Fitness, Life Time Fitness, Orangetheory, and Raleigh Strength and Fitness.
Shopping and Entertainment
There is an abundance of opportunities for shopping in the area with access to three major malls in the Raleigh area, including, Triangle Town Center, Crabtree Valley Mall, North Hills, and Cary Town Center.
- Clothes Shopping : Kannon's, Clothes Mentor, Hamrick's, Sophie and Mollie's Boutique (Apex), Revolver, Gypsy Jule, Scout and Molly's, Nowell's Clothiers, Orvis, The Lumina Clothing, Ticknors
- Grocery Stores : Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Aldi, Whole Foods, Lowes Foods, Trader Joe's, and The Fresh Market. Many residents also shop for groceries at local Walmart locations.
- Restaurants : 18 Seaboard, Whiskey Kitchen, Bida Manda, Tupelo Honey, Driftwood Southern Kitchen, The Pit, Beasley's Chicken & Honey, Poole's, Buku Global Street Food, Mami Nora's, The Fiction Kitchen (vegetarian)
- Hair Salons : Lather Hair Salon, Salon Saia (Cary), Man-Mur Barber Shop
- Attractions : North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina Museum of Art,Executive Mansion, JC Raulston Arboretum, Neuse River Trail, State Farmers Market, Raleigh Little Theatre Rose Garden, WRAL Azalea Garden
About 43.35 percent of the people in Raleigh profess some kind of religion. Catholics and Baptists hold the top two denominations, and 49.4 percent do not practice an organized faith.
- Worship Centers : Vintage Church, Edenton Street United Methodist, First Baptist Church, St. Paul AME Church, Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, Chabad Center, Islamic Association of Raleigh, Raleigh Baha'i Community