Yesterday my Mother, Aunt and I went to visit my Grandmother at the nursing home she’s currently staying at. The home isn’t the worst I’ve seen, but it is still a depressing place to go. Their nurses are contract workers so you hardly ever see the same person twice. Grandma was feeling a little down in the dumps and she was looking a bit worse than the last time I saw her as well. Needless to say, by the time we left I was feeling quite blue.
My Aunt had printed out a couple of homes to go look at to see if they would be a better place for Grandma or not. We stopped at the first one, Villa Toscana, and our hearts melted. What a wonderful place this was! When you walked in it was very quiet and CLEAN. There wasn’t the normal smell that accompanies many nursing homes. The director took us on a tour of the facility. The dining room was to die for! This place looked like a hotel.
They have a chef, not a cook, that fixes all of the meals. The menu was mouth watering! They had a coffee bar with all sorts of fruit juices, fruits, snacks…yummm. Then as you walk a little further down they have an ice cream parlor!
They can get whatever ice cream they want with toppings. Sprinkles…nuts…chocolate…strawberries…mmmmm…. They also have a salon where they can get their hair cut, nails done, and pedicures. There’s also a separate room you can reserve for parties. Absolutely gorgeous place. The library was also nice and soothing.
There’s also a gazebo outside in the middle of the yard where you can sit and watch the birds eat from the feeders. I have no doubt in my mind that my Grandmother would love this place. Today my Aunt is in the process of getting the paperwork through so she can move in. Not only will Grandma enjoy the climate, but I think it will encourage more people to go visit her because it’s not as depressing as the other.