3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
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We toured Journey and it is a very high quality place. The meals are all chef prepared and you can order food at anytime of the day so they are not served cafeteria style. They did not have any openings when we needed but I would highly recommend them.
We chose Journey Senior Living of Ankeny because when she was in the hospital, they were not allowed to go back home due to health concerns. They were able to take her right away. They also helped us out with a price and really worked with us to make sure they could take her. Once we got in here, the staff members really bent over backwards for us. They are excellent with communication, we get special ones from the memory care wing that keep us informed. One of the things we have come to appreciate is that they are not a large facility and I think she is getting more personal care here. I would recommend to others looking.
I felt that my mom needed memory care, the thing that impressed me the most about Journey was that is was a smaller size community. I liked that they have large rooms with their own bathroom. You really got to know the staff that was caring for your loved one. The community was set up in a square with a beautiful garden in the center. They have a very low turn over rate with the staff. My mom had a stroke during Covid-19 and the nurse was very kind and let me in to see her. The only negative was that the marketing director lead me to believe that she could stay there through the end of life and did not turn out to be the case.
I thought it was a very homey place. They have good food. The staff was generally good. You always had a different person helping you. The room sizes were good. They have a gardening room and a patio.
Whenever I come there, I am always greeted by the staff as I come in. Even the residents were very friendly to my dad. The staff make it a point to know all of the resident's names. I like, and my dad really appreciates, the restaurant style menu for the meals. That way he can order what he wants. The rooms have individual thermostats, so my dad has control of the temperature, which is a big thing for him and is a really nice feature.
Journey has been a great experience for us so far. I like that it’s only six blocks from home, so I’m able to visit often. I also love the staff there. There is a 4 to 1 resident to caregiver ratio, so they are able to spend a lot of time with the residents. They are so kind, and they are always willing and ready to help. It’s a brand new facility, one of about five new ones built in our area in the past year, but I would definitely recommend it to others.
I had a good tour of this community. I toured it for my mother, and her needs. The community was a nice looking, everything looked great. The staff was welcoming, and kind. They were informative, and my questions were answered. The experience went well overall.
Response from Rock Creek Senior LivingSeptember 28, 2017
Thank you for the nice review!
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