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Very nice community during our tour.
It started okay, but did not end well. They changed owners, so we came in with one expectation, and the new management just was not on the same page. My loved one had declined a little bit but not incredibly so, and they were just not prepared to care for her. At first they raised our rate considerably, and then they said she can't stay here any longer. I don't think they made a lot of effort to make it work. The nursing staff was okay. The problem was with the management. When you're paying that much a month, you expect to receive so much more care. When I picked up my loved one's things, some of her furniture and clothes were missing/incomplete. She had an expensive La-Z-Boy chair that went missing. They did make that one right though - they found the chair in someone else's room and replaced the power cord that was missing. Though they did find the chair, that doesn't make up for the fact that somebody else had been using her chair that whole time. While she lived there, my loved one would complain that the heat was awful in her room. It was always cold in the wintertime, especially in the bathroom and shared space between the two bedrooms. It felt like a 20degree drop in temperature, and my loved one's roommate had complained to Elmcroft about it as well, to no avail. I mentioned it, to Elmcroft and they didn't seem to care. They never did do anything about it. The food was not good. It was pretty much cafeteria food, and reminded me of junior high. It didn't appear that they were trying to offer many activities, and I could see that she wasn't really engaged or looking vibrant unless we were there visiting. I was just so disappointed in how the new management handled things. I will say the regular people who worked there were very nice. They were fair and willing to look into any issues for me. There weren't any bad caregivers there. I think they just had a different viewpoint than the new managers. In total, I have visited about eight other places, and some were worse, but there are definitely ones that are better.
My father has been a resident since late June. He has never once complained about Elmcroft or even that he misses his home. He really likes the food and his room is clean. Although I’ve never been in the building (they are meticulous about the COVID virus) I like that it is all on one floor and the way it is laid out. Even the setting is nice. Deer, squirrels and ground hogs and plenty of places to sit or walk outside and get some air. The staff, from the director on down, have always been very friendly and helpful. I really cannot think of anything negative to say. Before deciding on Elmcroft we looked at several other facilities, some that were more conveniently located to where we live, but Elmcroft was the best.
very good tour-very thorough. A nice size facility, clean and well-organized.
We liked everything about the place, everyone thing is on one floor
As soon as I walked in I felt at home. I think this will be a great new hone for mom.
I did not get to take the tour of this community, but I did get to talk to some of the people. The community was nice and the lady was nice and helpful. We just did not like the distance and thought that it was a larger community.
Response from Elmcroft of ReadingSeptember 29, 2017
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your tour and had a positive experience with us. We are sad to hear you went a different direction.
The employees at Elmcroft have made what was a terribly difficult situation for me bearable and I am totally impressed with their patience and caring for my aunt. I have great respect for the entire staff. However, it does distress me that I hear from other families that upper management makes working conditions unpleasant for these wonderful, loving people who care for those poor elderly persons who can no longer care for themselves. God bless your staff.
My mother is still adjusting with her move into Elmcroft. This is a good community and we are pleased with everything they have done for us. Everything about this place is great. The activities are great and the food is good. They have been really helpful and kind to my mother. Our experience has been a good one.
So far I am totally satisfied. There are several reasons that I say that. The staff is very good with feedback and are very attentive to my Mom's habits. They observed my Mom sitting outside quite a bit and they wanted to know if this was normal behavior or if maybe she was isolating herself. I assured them that my Mom loves to be outdoors. This led me to believe that the staff is very observant. My Mom is very theatrical when she does not get her way and she can be a handful sometimes but the staff handles her very well. Food selection is good. Activities are good. The cleaning staff is decent. They are there for her to help her dress and get to and from her meal times. The facility is also clean and odor free. The residents have a kitchenette and the compressor was noisy in the refrigerator and I said something about it. They replaced it immediately! They seem to respond favorably to requests. The facility is limited in décor and it could have a more homey feel.
My father in law experienced a fall 4 days after moving to this facility. The nursing staff has been very attentive and are doing their best to help him recover. The food service provided in room meals until he was strong enough to return to dining room experiences. Overall a very pleasant facility. There is effort to make residents feel special.
Overall our experience with Elmcroft of Reading has been a good one! It is a nice looking, clean, well kept facility, and the staff here all seem caring and friendly. My loved one is doing well here, and we're very satisfied with the service they provide!
Mom passed the one week mark at Elmcroft. She is getting good care and is happy. We are pleased with the size of the community. It is quaint and mom gets plenty of help getting around the premise. The food is good and all of the residents that we talk to seem pleased with their experience.
The bathroom toliet was not kept clean. The nurse was not schooled in the proper way to inject the Lantus and Byetta, which should be in the belly not the arm. It was injected in the left arm amd resulted in a black and blue bruise which he still has.
Very nice facility. All on one floor. Nicely appointed. Care seems to be good and residents happy. Very impressed.
We liked Vicki and Elmcroft a lot. The census was impressive and the residents seemed very happy. Beautiful layout and we liked that there were outdoor areas. Also liked that it is close to where Mom is now.
He loves what their serving for food. He has gained weight since he has been there, and asks for seconds a lot. Very vibrant, the staff sitting down with the residents, chatting and looking after them, I was very impressed with the physical therapists. We have already recommended it to two other families. They have what I call a make a wish program where they find what a resident wanted to do in their life and make it happen, they have helped residents: sing in an opera, fly in a World War 2 bomber plane, throw out the first pitch, they even did an extreme makeover on one womans room, they took her out in a limo and everything.
After looking at several facilities, I selected Elmcroft of Reading. Elmcroft's on-site leadership is incredible, the staff are exceptionally friendly and competent, the resident care is amazing. There are plenty of activities, and the residents seem genuinely happy to be there. The nursing care is professional and completely in tune with residents' needs. The leadership team at Elmcroft is very involved with residents; they know their names, their preferences, their habits. At 92, my mother was dead set against an assisted living facility. She was spending a fortune on in-home care that didn't completely satisfy her ever-increasing needs. Within a few weeks of being at Elmcroft, Mom started calling it "home". She's more engaged in life and is thrilled that she can once again enjoy her favorite pastime of pitching horseshoes! All I can say is...WOW!
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