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5867 E County Road 466, The Villages, FL 32162

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anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
4.0
Pleased with our experience

We chose Elan Buena Vista because of the newness of the facility and the flexibility with signing on. The room sizes here are good for her needs. I would tell others that they do have a nice garden area and there is a lot of space to roam around. Overall we have been pleased so far and I would recommend to others who are looking,... Read more

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About the facility Elan Buena Vista

Elan Buena Vista in The Villages, Florida 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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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
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.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Amenities at Elan Buena Vista

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals
International Cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen

Facility Amenities

Dining

Bar or Pub
Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Covered Parking
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Butterfly garden / Hummingbird garden
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops

Recreational areas

Swimming Pool
Arts and Crafts Center
Ballroom
Billiards Lounge

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

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

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi

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4.0(22 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.4

Friendliness

4.3

Meals & Dining

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Care Services

4.0

Activities

3.9

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3.8

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4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 12, 2021
Verified Review
My review of Elan Buena Vista (Civitas Senior Living)

Our family was able to have an in person tour and our experience was fine. We were looking at other communities that we liked better, and we wanted a place that just solely focuses on memory care.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
March 15, 2021

The facility was bright and the atmosphere active. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. She emailed me helpful information prior to my tour. She gave us two orders of food samples to take with us which was good. She seemed interested in accommodating residents as much as possible. I spoke to 5 residents during their Happy Hour and they all seemed happy and said that they liked living there. I would recommend this facility. the only downsides are that they don't have a lot of outside sitting areas (no garden area except for memory care) and they weren't sure they could get mom a Villages amenities card so she could golf.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
February 19, 2021
Verified Review
Pleased with our experience

We chose Elan Buena Vista because of the newness of the facility and the flexibility with signing on. The room sizes here are good for her needs. I would tell others that they do have a nice garden area and there is a lot of space to roam around. Overall we have been pleased so far and I would recommend to others who are looking,

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

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Care Services

5

Activities

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Value for Cost

4


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
November 6, 2020

Beautiful facility with lovely surroundings. However, it does not accept Medicaid at some point and that removes it from consideration for our family. [name removed] was informative and very helpful in suggesting other options.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3


5.0
Peter - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
August 25, 2020
Verified Review
Elan is our number 1 choice

We chose this community because out of the ones that we looked into for my friend, this one was the best. The room sizes are good and spacious. I have eaten here and the food is very good, they have a lot of variety. I would recommend Elan Buena Vista to a friend or family member.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Elan Buena Vista

August 26, 2020

We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! Our staff are the best in the industry and they all take their jobs very seriously! Thanks again for the amazing feedback. You are a superstar!


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
April 15, 2019

Amazingly beautiful facility. My second choice. Everything provided.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Elan Buena Vista

April 22, 2019

We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! Our staff are the best in the industry and they all take their jobs very seriously! Thanks again for the amazing feedback. You are a superstar!


4.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Memory Care
April 6, 2019
Newness Difficulties

Still struggling to have enough employees to fill all positions. Quality of food varies from day to day. Excellent maintenance employees. Lacks good activity director.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

3

Care Services

4

Activities

1

Value for Cost

2

Response from Elan Buena Vista

April 10, 2019

We have looked into this matter and would like to meet with you to discuss this situation further. We take any rating under 5-stars very seriously so please send the best way to contact you personally to [removed].


5.0
Sue from Ohio - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
March 9, 2019
Verified Review
Great place/price for Mom

My 95 year old mother is very happy at Elan Buena Vista. Some days of the week, there are too many events to attend, but she feels there is nothing exciting to do on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. She loves her room, and the food is average; however, there are choices from which to choose. The employees are friendly and helpful, and the price is right! Overall, we are happy that my mom finally decided that Elan Buena Vista was the place for her! Thanks to A Place For Mom in helping to make a wise decision.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
February 7, 2019
Verified Review
Great place for your loved one!

My 95 year old mother is very happy living at Elan Buena Vista! There are more activities than she can attend, but she is definitely enjoying bingo, painting, crafts, cards, and musical events. There is more than one choice for all the meals, so she can usually find something she likes to eat. The staff is wonderful, as well as the administrative staff. A doctor is available to Elan, as well as a podiatrist. Her room is open and well lighted by large windows. Elan Buena Vista is a new, beautiful facility, and the price is right! I would highly recommend Elan Buena Vista to anyone looking for a place for their loved one.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Ruth McIntyre Williams - Resident/client
Memory Care
November 11, 2018
Verified Review
Do It Now!

We searched senior living options not for a relative, but for ourselves. We are in our 80s, and felt we should take steps to insure our future, should we need help. The biggest thing I can say to people, after our experience and in talking to others who have made the decision, is to move into a senior community before you need to, and while you can make the decision for yourself. We've had friends here tell us that they moved in because their spouses needed or would need help with aging. After being here, they realized that it was the best decision for their own personal future, too. Elan Buena Vista in The Villages, FL, was our choice and we have been very pleased with the community and our apartment. We are in Independent Living. However, Elan Buena Vista is a Continuing Care facility, which was important to us. Just last week a friend, whose husband was living with her in Independent Living, had to move him into Memory Care. He is in the same building, she still lives in Independent Living, yet can walk over to Memory Care and visit him any time. It is important that the Community have private bus service for when you can no longer drive, exercise and health facilities, and learning and recreational programs. Where we are has all of the above, as well as a place to walk and sit outdoors, evening concerts, an attractive indoor building and dining room, and a very friendly, helpful staff. With the guidance of "A Place for Mom," we visited several communities. Seeing them helped us decide what we really wanted in a community, and influenced our choice.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Value for Cost

4.5


5.0
Julie smith - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
October 7, 2018

I had previously given a 1 on FB for food quality and was pretty tough on [name removed]. But since then there has been a definite improvement that cannot go unnoticed. I want to thank the staff of Elan and especially [name removed] for going above and beyond for assisting with my fathers move and making sure his family had what we needed. It’s been a difficult time for our family and especially my dad. He hates he has to leave beautiful Elan and all the wonderful people here. We would highly recommend Elan to anyone. It’s a beautiful community and staff truly cares about everyone there. So I thank you. [name removed].

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Elan Buena Vista

October 24, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we work to provide the best resident and guest experience each and every day.


1.5
villagesfamily - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 24, 2018
Memory Care not as advertised

the memory care experience is not what is promised - while there are some very caring staff and experienced nurses there are not enough - there is over reliance on medicating the residences and falls are frequent due to the inconsistent supervision - staff often standing around kitchen or on phones and turnover is high - some nurses have never worked with elderly patients, meals are cold and reheated in microwave - residents often have add'l expense of providing an outside companion - limited activities and outings - transportation service and front desk is exceptional

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

2.5

Care Services

1

Activities

1

Value for Cost

1

Response from Elan Buena Vista

October 1, 2018

We appreciate you sharing these comments. In order to better understand and address your concerns, please contact Ken Ragan, Executive Director at [removed]. Your feedback is important so that we can focus on continual improvement.


5.0
Anonymous
Memory Care
September 16, 2018
Best experience

What a wonderful community to live in. I have friends that live here that would not want it any other way. From the front desk staff, to your maintenance, housekeeping, servers, activities and office staff they are all wonderful. I am looking to move here in the future. I come visit my friends at least two times per week. Their meals are amazing. If i could be here every day I would. Thank you for being such a perfect community and for making your residents and guests feel welcomed and like family.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Elan Buena Vista

October 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we work to provide the best resident and guest experience each and every day. We look forward to seeing you again soon.


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 16, 2018
Best Care of Independent & Assistant Living

Yes ! My parents ( [name removed] ) are extremely happy an are very pleased With the Professional attention too the Lifestyle & Food/Transport & Health Services ! In which the staff provides at this great facility starting with housekeeping with there clean & caring personal touch, also the maintenance staff giving immediate detail service. As well as [name removed] at the concierge desk an [name removed] & [name removed] on the Security Team giving attentive service. My parents are overjoyed with there new home here at ELAN Bunea Vista. An without a doubt the best place for them too relax & transtion into there retired life.... I can’t thank the hosting staff enough (Roz) & Densie Heise for the private one- on -one tour they presented for me with such great pleasure & positive attitude and results. Also [name removed],RN in Health Care Services An by all means the man himself (Executive Director [name removed]) he is excellent at his profession as well as the business manager [name removed]. An regardless too those Residents whom may have mention some dismay or disappointment please stay positive. Because this present staff is providing great service with more too come in every area of your request. I Thank the (entire staff) personally for All of Your Help ! [name removed] Nutritionist & Health Wellness Counselor Professional Fitness Specialist (40 yrs.) Aspen,Co

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Elan Buena Vista

October 24, 2018

We appreciate your taking time to provide your feedback. This feedback is encouraging as we work to provide an outstanding experience for our residents and guests every day.


0.5
Kelly - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 6, 2018
Dining services implorable from top to bottom

Have had the opportunity to visit and dine with my parent and am appalled at the mismatch between the facility they promote (5 Star facility and dining). There are significant problems in the dining room that include unbearable waits (typically 60-75 minutes to get your meal), lack of training of wait staff, cold food, undercooked( not done/raw) meat and seafood, and constantly running out of menu items. To top it all off, there are always excuses, rather than accepting responsibility and apologizing and owning it needs to get better. They have trouble keeping staff due to the stress of having to make constant excuses . Even the Director, blames others. For the tremendous monthly rent, these issues are unacceptable. If food and service like this occurred outside of Elan at a local restaurant, it would be returned and addressed and made right. At Elan, the residents are stuck with choosing to accept the reality or move. I cannot believe that The Villages, who is partnered with the facility can feel comfortable with their name connected.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

2.5

Care Services

2

Activities

2.5

Value for Cost

0.5

Response from Elan Buena Vista

September 10, 2018

Thank you for providing us with this valuable feedback. We would welcome the opportunity to have a discussion so that we can better understand and address the concerns. Please feel free to contact Kenneth Ragan, Executive Director at [removed]. Your feedback is important so that we can meet and exceed expectations.


0.5
Julie - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
August 26, 2018
Disappointment

When my father and I visited Elan we were sure promised a lot for the $$$. Yes the place is beautiful, yes the staff is friendly. But after 2 months it has quickly gone down hill. Meeetings promising for things to get better and yes it’s end of August and it gets worse. My father is in independent. I’m visiting and yet to have a meal worthy of eating. Hospital food is better than what they serve. Raw chicken I got tonight. The entire cooks quit but 1. How can this sweet woman prepare food properly and be proud of what she was trained to do. It’s not her fault it’s the owner and managers fault for doing nothing for not being around or involved. They take these peoples hard earned $$$ who just want to live out there lives in comfort. It’s disgraceful, disheartening and repulsive that this owner can sleep at night. Knowing that these elderly people sit and wait to be served crap!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5

Response from Elan Buena Vista

August 28, 2018

Thank you for providing us with this valuable feedback. We would welcome the opportunity to have a discussion so that we can better understand and address the concerns. Please feel free to contact Ken Ragan, Executive Director at [removed]. Your feedback is important so that we can meet and exceed expectations.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 28, 2018

A good location, especially for those used to the Villages. A nice, new facility, just opened in April. Did not have availability and we were looking for a two bedroom, but we definitely liked it overall.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Elan Buena Vista

September 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we work to provide the best resident and guest experience each and every day.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 28, 2018

A good location, especially for those used to the Villages. A nice, new facility, just opened in April. Did not have availability and we were looking for a two bedroom, but we definitely liked it overall.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 3, 2018

Super facility with it's recent completion of construction. A little pricey for us, but not out of the running and as yet not as many residents in the ALF side. In

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Elan Buena Vista

October 24, 2018

Your feedback is greatly appreciated as we strive to provide the best experience for our residents and guests each and every day.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
May 1, 2018

Beautiful brand new facility. We toured the independent and assisted living facilities. My mom needs assisted living at this time and since it opened in the past month, the number of people that have moved it is limited as are the activities. My mom needs a more dynamic environment that what was available there at this time.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


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