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Great nursing staff.
My mom moved in on [date removed] and there was an adjustment period. There is a range of ages, which is why she chose the place, and it met all of the requirements of our family as far as activities and security, also in a very nice area. Mom went to exercise class every day, and they do call to remind you to come to meals. My mother complained that the new director shortened the exercise routine and it seemed like she liked to plan activities out of the facility, giving those home bound less activities. I do feel that patients with dementia are given too much leeway with the patient's rights. We had trouble with the morning staff putting on her support hose and the "dementia diet" of sandwiches, hamburgers and french fries was often the meal when a meal of meat and vegetables was offered. My mom would choose whatever she saw, and it took forever to convince them that she would eat the meal given to her. They finally started asking her if she would like the healthy meal instead of the junk food. [Name removed] was great with my mom, making sure that she always had her supplements and we never had a problem with medication during any of the shifts, (as far as I know). The director is good at working with the family, as well as the nursing staff. [Name removed] was my mom's favorite nurse. There was a problem with weekend staffing and personal care duties, taking out resident's trash, and proper meals were sometimes a problem at those times. This presented a cleanliness problem for those with incontinence. I have to say that the nursing staff is excellent, with [name removed] saving my mother's life. All of the nurses have been with Vintage Park for a minimum of two years. My mother had a major stroke and the evening nurse called me right after she called the ambulance. Because [name removed] checked on my mom early in the evening she caught the stroke right away and the TPA was administered at St Luke's South and the clot was dissolved before she reached St Luke's Plaza. I believe that interviewing the employees, director and random residents as you tour the facility is key to finding a good placement. I also believe that I wouldn't have been able to find a place for my mom as soon as I did without the help of [name removed] from A Place For Mom.
A Fine Community
My father is currently in the hospital, and we have to move him to another community once he gets better. However this is a lovely community, and they took good care of him. Most of the staff were pleasant, they were caring, and kind. The meals were nice, but I do feel they could use some more in house activities. They do a good job with the cleanliness. When I visit his room, and the facility was well-kept. It was a pleasant experience overall, and I would recommend this community.
My father's experience at Vintage Park was great! The staff was friendly. Though my father does not participate in too many activities, there are activities to participate in. The facility was very clean.