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Our family was able to do an in person tour and The Montera is a great community, this was one of our top choices. Unfortunately they only had an upstairs apartment, and the other community we checked out had a first floor apartment with a yard which we felt would be best for our loved one.
Very nice people
The staff here are nice and friendly. I think communication needs to be improved, all the communication was always with activities or on covid, but it was not separated so we did not know what was going on on the memory care side. Our experience has been gated with covid because they did have an outbreak so I could not get a good picture of what was going on. My dad has Lewy body dementia, so if your loved one has that I would not recommend them for individuals who have that since it is so different than Alzheimer's.
We really like it here. The biggest standout to me is the community adapts well to what the needs are of the family and residents are. No matter what stage of health your loved one is in, they have a plan and a wide range of services to help provide care for your loved one.
The staff members are brilliant, very responsive and friendly, however there has been a lot of turnovers on every level. Our loved one feel the community is very clean, well kept and taken care of. The food is being delivered to their rooms now since the dining room is closed so sometimes the food is cold, and there pretty much have been no activities since they moved in. They did just have their 60th wedding anniversary so the staff went out of their way to get balloons, wine and flowers.
Our experience with memory care was awful. Communication was awful between the staff and the family, When you called you could not get ahold of anybody and sometimes they didn't even call us back. I would not recommend this community to others.
We had a great experience at The Montera. We chose it because we were in a hurry to find a place, when we toured they were very friendly, helpful, and accommodating and made a great first impression on us. His room was great size. The director was really great to our family, very accommodating. I would absolutely recommend this facility.
DO NOT entrust your loved ones to this facility, especially if they need memory care. My mom spent a total of 2 1/2 months there, and in that short time fell numerous times, (laid on floor sometimes in her own waste), went from ambulatory to wheelchair-bound, without so much as a call to any family members to inform us. This happened within a week!! When we would get to visit there were times when she had not been showered, was in her p.j.s and unkempt. Memory Care NO ONE EVER answers the phone. You leave a message, NO ONE calls back. All for the low price of $7,500/mo., and the "non-refundable" $2,500 move-in fee. So, for the 2 1/2 months she was there my mom spent $17,000 dollars. This place is nothing short of horrific. I wish I had read a few reviews or dug a little deeper before entrusting my loved one to this horrific situation. Their marketing manager sells you something that the Montera could never deliver.
They take good care of the facility and it is always clean, the food is good we enjoyed thanksgiving dinner there a year ago. They work hard to address any issues that we have had. I would recommend this community to others.
Virtual tour was good. Units are small and expensive. Would not consider this facility
My mother has been a resident of The Montera for a few months now and I can say that she has been receiving excellent care. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. I needed to have mom checked on today and that was done within 5 minutes of my call. It is a comfort to know that she is in good hands at all times. The programs and activities are very comprehensive and enriching. From my experience they seem to add new and interesting activities every month, such as wine tasting. The management is very approachable and there is a high level of caring about the residents.
Current management has driven out MANY good employees. Residents are DISAPPOINTED that [name removed] was made ED. She treats employees very badly, has a long record of people leaving the company due to the treatment they received from her. Many good people work there, but are treated horribly by management.
This is the worst place to place your elderly family member!! I have a family member who has lived there for 9 years. Every time management/ownership changes we were told it was for the best and it just seemed it was for the worst. Med techs and RSA do the best they can and The Montera needs to decide weather their employees are Med techs or RSA. I have seen the employees Med techs one day then the next they are RSS!!! All this causes confusion to the residents. Management is the worst especially the GM Mercedes she is one NOT to be trusted. She has made promises on Monday and by Wednesday she swears she didn’t. Be careful with The Montera their are a lot better places in SD and you will get your monies worth!
Great staff, amazing people. Too many changes but they promoted a very genuine, compassionate lady. Old management sucked but luckily they now are owned by MBK. Lots of hope for this place.
My mother had been there for several years ! The looks of the place seem great but they are soooo deceiving when it comes to care! The staff had changed over so many times as well as management ! We found cockroaches in her rooom and the maitance man never called the pest control people to take care of it ! She was invaded with roaches and they barely did a thing!!!! Most of the time the Med techs don’t even know what meds they are giving my mom when she asks ! In the evening the Med techs answers phone calls from the desk and deliveries meds at night! My mom just recently went to the hospital in an ambulance. I had to find out from the hospital a day later. No one at the front desk told me she had gone. Horrible care!!!!! No matter how good it looks and how good the food might be the service is terrible ! Getting my mother out ASAP
I toured this community and liked the staff. This community was nice. They do not provide that type of care I needed for my father's care. The community is older, but we found it to me clean. The staff are very caring. Families might tour this community for the care needed for a loved one.
I was apprehensive about placing my mom into a care facility until I started touring some of the locations. I love Oakdale of La Mesa. The staff is friendly and helpful. The facility is cosy and clean. The food is great. My Mom is doing better at oakdale than she was living with us. I think she likes the Independence that it gives her, and the staff is available if she needs assistance. I am 5 minutes away and can drop by to see her anytime. Oakdale of La Mesa was the perfect answer for my mom and I.
Very nice, not an option. He would not be comfortable with this price point or lifestyle.
I like that the staff is so friendly and they really care about the clients. They are also very respectful to the families. I would recommend this facility to anyone that has a loved one with memory problems.
Here is what we liked about Oakdale: Services - such as visits to the bank, doctors offices, grocery stores, trips to Wal-Mart, scenic drives... Laundry service Activities such as Happy Hour and onsite chapel All inclusive meal program (and everything else for that matter, minus internet) Life Alert type services for all residents Price was very reasonable for what they offered Location to our house Pet's accepted If you move from independent living to assisted living, the service comes to you - changing rooms or buildings is not necessary Pricing is up front and listed in their website Here is what we did not like about Oakdale: The front of the building was very nice, but the hallways, dining areas and rooms were a little tired With all due respect to them, the residents we encountered seemed very old. My mom's immobility is decreasing but her mind is fine and I just don't think she's quite at that stage yet. It's hard to describe, but I hope you know what I mean.
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