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Best of Toledo Senior Living

As you start looking for care for either you or your loved one, you want to find the best. can help you find the best facility for your needs in Toledo or anywhere in the United States.  You can read reviews, search amenities, and research rates. selects the Best of Senior Living Award winners annually.  You can learn more about criteria to win the award here.  Here’s a look at some of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners in Toledo.

Assisted Living Winners

Assisted living communities let residents live independently with a little extra care including help with routine hygiene assistance, transportation, meal preparation, and light housekeeping. These facilities offer activities and amenities to help residents live an active lifestyle with peers.

The Waterford at Levis Commons provides comfortable accommodations, support, and health care. The Waterford at Levis Commons offers daily programs and activities including exercise, games, movies, shopping excursions, and other cultural events. Residents receive two restaurant-style meals daily, weekly housekeeping, and maintenance staff on-site. Other amenities include therapy services, private dining room for family and friends, laundry service, beauty shop, and religious services. Health care is readily available with a nurse on staff at all hours as well as a visiting podiatrist, dentist, and on-site therapy. St. Luke’s Hospital is a short drive away, and pharmacies are also close.

The location of this facility is near a plethora of shopping, restaurants, and other recreational options. Residents are also allowed to bring small pets.

You or your loved one can choose from a one-bedroom or two-bedroom unit with and equipped kitchen featuring full-sized appliances. There are numerous safety features for peace of mind.

One review stated,  “The community is gorgeous. The administrative person was great and upfront with us. The staff is very friendly. This community is reasonably priced.”

Another review said, “That the atmosphere is very friendly and caring. Employees call all tenants by name and have long-term employment status. Tenants help new people meet others by taking on mentoring type roles for dining and introductions.”

Kingsbury Place in rural Defiance offers a home-like setting with personalized care in a quiet, residential neighborhood, but still close to parks and attractions. The community is friendly and offers programs to improve your independent life by providing mobility assistance, daily activities, memory care, health care coordination, prepared meals, and medication assistance.

Kingsbury Place offers a broad range of activities to keep the mind active including shopping, spiritual activities, musical entertainment, exercise classes, cookouts, picnics in the park, bingo and other games, arts and crafts, and outings to community events.

All apartments have kitchenettes, private bathrooms, and climate control.  All bathrooms have safety features.

Reviews are extremely positive.  One review states, “Staff works together to provide a safe and secure environment.  The staff has always been pleasant to residents and families."

Another review mentions, “My mom has lived at Kingsbury for years, and she loves it there. It’s very clean.  The food is great.  The staff makes her feel like family.”

Independent Living Winners

Independent living, or retirement living, is best for residents that need little health care or assistance but want to be surrounded by peers, activities, and amenities.  These facilities typically offer maintenance-free living and help seniors live life to the fullest.

Alexis Gardens offers a fulfilling lifestyle packed with amenities and programs. Residents live a maintenance-free lifestyle with weekly housekeeping, linen service, three meals daily made from scratch, and transportation. The monthly expense includes most utilities. The live-in managers are available anytime to ensure comfort and safety of residents.

The full calendar includes games, exercise programs, educational seminars, crafts, trips to local attractions, and more. Other amenities include a game and billiards room, movie room, and an on-site salon.  

Holiday Retirement allows residents to stay seven nights per year at any of their 300 independent living communities across the nation.  On these trips, residents will enjoy a guest room, meals, shuttle service, and participation in the activities at no additional charge.

Each apartment is safe with a sprinkler system, smoke alarm, and emergency pull-cord.

One review said, “Alexis Gardens is a wonderful community. My mom has met so many great people. The staff is so helpful and friendly to her. She loves all the activities.”

Another review said the experience has been great. “We’re very pleased with how things have gone so far at Alexis Gardens. I’d give them top marks across the board.”

Genesis Village is near shopping, medical facilities, and other attractions. Staff is available 24/7 to help with all your needs. This community went through a recent transformation.  Amenities include an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, three chef-prepared meals daily, movie theater, organic garden, art room, and prayer room.

Activities such as religious services make the calendar full each day. You can also find a wide variety of SilverSneakers exercise programs. The computer lab gives residents Internet access. Pets are welcome at this facility.

There are 146 apartments at this facility, and residents can select from studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom options.

There are a variety of services on-site including home health care, physical therapy, home physician, beauty salon, vending machines, and a coffee and juice bar.

Veterans and their families may be eligible for benefits, and Genesis Village will help you see if you qualify.

One reviewer knew this was the perfect place. “We looked at many places, and this community had everything. It felt like home right away. It’s a great place.”

Another resident wrote, “I feel totally comfortable here. This feels like home to me. There is so much going on here that I have so many choices of activities.”

You can review the entire list of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners here. can also help you search for additional options for a variety of care.  You can read reviews, see amenities, and get pricing estimates.

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