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Carriage House at Lee's Farm

134 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
8.0
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16 reviews

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anonymous - Family/friend
4.0
A good fit for mom

The whole experience has been a very positive move for my mother. The activities and the support of the staff and social connection has been very good for her. I also feel like the staffs attention to care has been excellent. The degree of independence that she has with the support has been very helpful. I would recommend Carriage House at Lee's Farm for sure.... Read more

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Carriage House at Lee's Farm in Wayland, Massachusetts is one of senior living communities in the area. To find the right community for your needs and budget, connect with one of A Place For Mom’s local senior living advisors for free, expert advice.

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Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Amenities at Carriage House at Lee's Farm

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Incontinence Care
High Acuity Care
Medication Management
Non-Ambulatory Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Gluten-free
Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Organic

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible

Facility Amenities

Dining

Bar or Pub
Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Resident Parking Available
Transportation at Cost
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Piano or Organ
Raised Garden Beds

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard
Outdoor Walking Paths

Activities

Devotional Activities Offsite
Art Classes
Cooking Classes
Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning

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8.0
Review Score
16 reviews

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8.0

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5 star

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A Place for Mom has scored Carriage House at Lee's Farm with 8 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 4 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Carriage House at Lee's Farm has 16 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.1 out of 5.

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Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.1

Meals & Dining

4.3

Care Services

4.3

Activities

4.1

Staff

5.0

Value for Cost

4.1

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4.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
January 23, 2023
Verified Review
A good fit for mom

The whole experience has been a very positive move for my mother. The activities and the support of the staff and social connection has been very good for her. I also feel like the staffs attention to care has been excellent. The degree of independence that she has with the support has been very helpful. I would recommend Carriage House at Lee's Farm for sure.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
John - Toured community
Assisted Living
January 10, 2023
Verified Review
My Tour Experience at Carriage House at Lee's Farm

This community was nice but wouldn't take my loved one at the level of care they were at, at that time. My loved one needed two person transfers.


5.0
Sheryl - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 4, 2023
Verified Review
Best place for my mom

Honestly, it was the best place for my mom. Mom was very happy there- more so than being home.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
September 7, 2022
Verified Review
Tour experience

I liked Carriage House at Lee's Farm a lot. It is a small, privately owned facility which I liked because they have more control over what they do. The facility was very, very nice and we were highly considering it for my loved one.


5.0
Joan M - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
December 17, 2020
Wonderful gem in Wayland!

This is such a special place. The staff have incredible hearts. There is always something going on. The food is excellent and the staff do an excellent job communicating, especially during the COVID-19 situation. I highly suggest considering Carriage House!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Joan Fortin - Industry reviewer
Memory Care
December 12, 2020
Outstanding!

I find the staff and leadership to be outstanding here. We would recommend Carriage House to anyone!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


1.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
October 12, 2018

The building is attractive, the caregivers are very nice and the apartments are large for assisted living. Unfortunately the administration is terrible. If you ask for something to happen they'll be very nice in a meeting and then do nothing. The Carriage House did not work for my family member so we changed facilities.

Cleanliness

1

Friendliness

1

Care Services

1

Activities

1

Value for Cost

1


1.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
July 18, 2018
Bad managing

Caregivers are great but administration don't know How To run the place staff does not stay in this place nice building but a place that always changing staff like changing underwear meaning the administration is really bad.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

1.5

Care Services

5

Activities

1

Value for Cost

1


5.0
Donna and Tony Marques, Hudson Ma. - Family/Friend
Memory Care
September 18, 2016
5 STARS plus

We love Carriage House. My aunt and uncle have lived there for 2 years in the Avita memory care section. I can only speak highly about their loving, caring and concerned staff. Jazz, the director of Avita , has been there since it opened. She is Phenominal. My uncle had a hard time adjusting to leaving his home and Jazz worked miracles. They work right along with each family individually. I am around the facility at all different times, I have only seen calm staff members interacting with all types of situations. The nurses are amazing. Each transition we have made with my aunt has been professional and smooth. A few times I questioned their decision and found out they were right on, they would reassure me and all went well. The front desk staff are outstanding. The executive director Tori is very involved, she gets to know all the residents by name and their close relatives.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Carriage House at Lee's Farm

September 26, 2016

Donna and Tony, thank you so much for the wonderful review! It is a treat to have you, your aunt and uncle as part of our Carriage House family!


4.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 5, 2016
Verified Review
A nice and charming community.

I toured this community it was clean and the people were nice. They were a little too far away for us but I would have been happy if my husband was at this community. I also wanted to thank A Place for Mom for their assistance in finding a community.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5

Response from Carriage House at Lee's Farm

July 8, 2016

Thank you for such a nice review!


2.0
Concerned Son - Family/Friend
Memory Care
March 16, 2016
Did not work for us

We had to move our mother out of Carriage House during our 2nd year. We brought her to Carriage House to take advantage of an assisted living/memory care services and keep her there a long time. It did not work out that way. Assisted living and memory care were not integrated as described when we were evaluating. They operate distinctly separate based on what we saw. Our mother has vascular dementia, so Carriage House was a good fit by design but the delivery of care did not match what she needs. The original Director stressed their ability to develop a transition plan from Assisted Living to Memory in order to make it comfortable and meaningful experience to our mother. They stated that services could be added to Assisted living (for a fee) until which time she is ready for the memory care unit. Carriage House is on their 4th Director (I believe), 3rd Head Nurse ( I believe). Carriage House finally agreed to a transition plan but terminated it after several months. We were told to either move into Avita or move out within 30 days. Note: The closer we looked at Avita and compared to others the more we knew it was not the right spot for our mother. Some of the caregivers with the Assisted living area are terrific, they are the front line and make the difference. I do not want to mention names but they are terrific people. But others do not seem well trained or engaged nor have the right temperament to be working with the elderly. The women at the front desk are simply amazing communicators, caring and really engaged. Over a 2 year period, however, I did not see a Director of facility on the floor with residents. Obviously they do get on the floor, but having visited weekly for 2 years I never saw them on the floor. I saw the Head Nurse at the nurses station a couple times. There does not seem to be integration between the management and the front line. We compared Carriage House to Newbridge, North Hill, Wingate, Maple Wood, The Cottages, and other places. The big advantages we found elsewhere were; walking paths, better layouts and much larger courtyards, Directors that reside with the residents verse off in an office, bigger complexes with restaurants, shops and other amenities. We also found that some of the other places better focus on the needs of the individual resident. IE daily walking groups that leave the memory care unit. Flexibility with getting up and meal times. Set a personal plan on what resident wants to do and does not want to do. More reading materials and maturity towards the patient verse talking to them like they are children. I receive periodic emails on how she is doing with emphasis on making her happy. Some of the Directors at these other facilities are just amazing and the front line personnel like to follow their lead. There is a distinct advantage being a small unit within a much bigger facility. Parents can live in a 12-24 person memory care unit, and have access to much more. Shops, restaurants, art galleries, and all the things they enjoyed their entire lives...which we inadvertently take away. We did find another place. It is terrific. But transitioning her to a new facility was difficult and not something we would ever want to go through again. It was heart wrenching taking her from her apartment and her friends with short notice at a time she was not ready to make a change. The worst gut wrenching experience that I can recall. When you look at Memory care unit: Go in and observe without Director or sales person, and go in a couple times. And then send in a family member without you and compare notes. It is amazing how we all see different things. This is complex decision. Do the residents seem happy/content? Is there a lot for them to do? Are there varied reading materials and other things all over the place? It should feel like a home and it should not be perfectly neat and sterile. Does it feel like a home or a hospital. If it feels like a hospital you have bigger issues in front of you. Does your parent have a champion or are you just being sold to? Observe staff on their own: do they take initiative and seem compassionate? Okay back to Carriage House, here is my net: Food- very good, good portion control, better than most Fees-billing is accurate and fair, they do not nickel and dime you. Likely better than most. Management ....we had poor experience. But they just made another change and maybe it will revert back to how it used to be managed. Caregiver verse Real estate play......for a lot of these companies it is a real estate play. The best ones we saw were non profits and/or affiliated with hospitals. Facility- bigger is better. This said Carriage House Assisted living was better than the norm, memory care was below the norm. Find a great memory care within a larger complex. Best of both. Ethical- yes, just not as compassionate as we needed. Making a connection with the caregiver...we had a good relationship with the earlier management team but not the one that was there our last year. Carriage House was not a good fit for our mother with Dementia, but it may be good for you.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

2

Care Services

1

Activities

2.5

Value for Cost

3

Response from Carriage House at Lee's Farm

August 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry this was your experience, if there is anything further to discuss, please reach out to our Executive Director.


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
February 10, 2016
Verified Review
Nice place

Our experience with Carriage House has been a good one. The place is clean and well kept, and all of the staff I've spoken to have been friendly and professional. It's a very nice place, overall.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Carriage House at Lee's Farm

February 12, 2016

We're happy you had a great experience! Thank you!


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 8, 2015

Carriage House has been so fantastic to my father. He can be difficult at times, but they have been so friendly and accommodating and now he's enjoying living there. Despite his health problems, they are really working with us to keep him in a comfortable, familiar environment as long as possible. My family is very grateful.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Carriage House at Lee's Farm

January 27, 2015

Thanks for your wonderful review! We're happy to provide a great experience for your family and your father.


5.0
molly walsh - Family/Friend
Memory Care
January 8, 2015
Verified Review
Absolutely Great

These are the kindest people! Our family member is not the easiest person to deal with and everyone on the staff is giving 100% to make it work for him. They are very willing to customize their programs to make it what he needs. The nurses are knowledgable and supportive and are very on top of his medical condition. An example-he didn't like the food (due to a medication that had his sense of taste off) and instead of getting defensive, the chef came out and got to know him. Now they are buddies and he loves the food. This is typical of how flexible and understanding they are. Our biggest regret is that we didn't get him here sooner.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Carriage House at Lee's Farm

January 27, 2015

Thank you for such a kind review, Molly! We strive to offer our residents the absolute best living environment possible, from great food from our Chef Jason to individualized care programs. We're happy to be a great resource for you and your family.


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
April 3, 2014
Verified Review
Superb on all counts!

We are now two weeks in to my parents' new assisted living apartment home at Carriage House and all is well. In fact, all is wonderful. The care, the food, the activities and most of all the staff and administration are superb. I find myself smiling instead of grimacing when I speak about my parents now - and that is a very great change for the better.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Carriage House at Lee's Farm

January 27, 2015

We're happy to know we've been such a help to you and your parents. Our motto is to 'Live well, and love life!'


4.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 13, 2014
Verified Review
To much money, a 1 bedroom ...

To much money, a 1 bedroom is 5300 with 1500 for an extra person

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Carriage House at Lee's Farm

March 7, 2014

Here are Carriage House our rates are competitive with the features and amenities we provide to our residents. Our goal is to provide unique and exemplary service to our residents and their families. Thank you for your feedback, and if you would like to talk over our pricing please do not hesitate to give me a call. –Dixie


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