We really enjoy the family like atmosphere here at Walker Place community, they have 39 apartments which are not all full yet so we like the smaller scale of it. There are even some staff members here who have their own families living here. Everyone except for the maintenance guy has a CNA license or higher so anyone is able to help any resident in need. The meals are great, the chef is a retired chef from Florida so he makes everything from scratch and is just a great cook. You are able to pick your meals out just a few days in advance, they have a bunch of different options and if there is something there the residents do not like, they can ask the chef to make them something separately. We really like their laundry set up - they do not wash the residents clothes together, they just tag the washer and dryer with the residents name and room number - we like this process because we can avoid tagging all their items or worrying about things getting mixed up and lost. We have seen a few activities and we do know they have a ton to offer. They bring in outside musical entertainment, there is a resident who plays the piano and organ almost daily. They have in house church meetings and bible study classes provided by the residents to the other residents. They also have gardens in the courtyard at various heights so they can participate in that as they desire. They have washers, corn hold, balloon volleyball, and bingo. They also have this daily activity called "silver rollers" and that is for anyone who wants to volunteer to role up the napkins and silverware for the next meal time.... Read more
Walker Place, an Enlivant community, offers assisted living in Shelbyville, Indiana. Professional caregivers and a full-time licensed nurse provide personalized services, as well as clinical oversight and coordination of care. The cozy and vibrant community also offers personal care, respite care, and enriching activities. Residents can enjoy robust amenities, comfortable gathering and dining spaces, and beautifully landscaped outdoor areas that allow them to relax and socialize on their own time.
Founded in 1981, Enlivant is a recognized senior living organization committed to creating a supportive, stimulating environment that helps residents thrive in mind, body, and spirit. With more than 200 communities across the United States, Enlivant provides personalized, quality care and builds meaningful relationships that foster a sense of comfort and belonging. Schedule a visit today to see how you or your loved one can thrive at an Enlivant community.
Walker Place is a residential care facility, which in the state of Indiana is a health facility that provides residential nursing care. Residential nursing care includes: skin wound care, catheter care, ostomy bag care, toileting assistance, routine administration of oxygen, and more.
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We really enjoy the family like atmosphere here at Walker Place community, they have 39 apartments which are not all full yet so we like the smaller scale of it. There are even some staff members here who have their own families living here. Everyone except for the maintenance guy has a CNA license or higher so anyone is able to help any resident in need. The meals are great, the chef is a retired chef from Florida so he makes everything from scratch and is just a great cook. You are able to pick your meals out just a few days in advance, they have a bunch of different options and if there is something there the residents do not like, they can ask the chef to make them something separately. We really like their laundry set up - they do not wash the residents clothes together, they just tag the washer and dryer with the residents name and room number - we like this process because we can avoid tagging all their items or worrying about things getting mixed up and lost. We have seen a few activities and we do know they have a ton to offer. They bring in outside musical entertainment, there is a resident who plays the piano and organ almost daily. They have in house church meetings and bible study classes provided by the residents to the other residents. They also have gardens in the courtyard at various heights so they can participate in that as they desire. They have washers, corn hold, balloon volleyball, and bingo. They also have this daily activity called "silver rollers" and that is for anyone who wants to volunteer to role up the napkins and silverware for the next meal time.
I was really pleased with Walker Place. We had a very positive experience. The staff was very caring and concerned, and they kept me updated on the situation. So I was very pleased.
Response from Walker PlaceJune 6, 2022
Thanks for the 5 stars, JB! We appreciate it. – Team Enlivant
My mother is very pleased with her move to Walker Place. Since moving in to Walker, she has made many friends, taken up new activities, and has seemed more cheerful about how she spends her time. Mother daily shares her experiences. She especially likes playing volleyball and singing with her close friend. I believe she has been surprised by how many activities the facility provides. From the first meeting with the Director, [name removed] to the others on the staff at Walker Place, I have been impressed. My mother frequently comments on the kindness and helpfulness of the workers.
Response from Walker PlaceMay 27, 2022
Thanks for the review and feedback, Linda! We appreciate you taking the time to share with us, and we’re so glad to hear your mother is thriving. Thank you again! – Team Enlivant
My Grandfather there and from jump this was the most kind caring staff around from start to finish we visited 10 other places in the area and non compare the staff is kind and the place feels like home!! The Food is amazing and the Place is completely clean!! it is by far the best facility in Shelbyville!
Response from Walker PlaceMay 27, 2022
Thanks for the review and feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share with us, and we’re so glad to hear that you’re so happy with your grandfather's care. Thank you again! – Team Enlivant
We really liked Walker Place, it was actually our first choice but they did not offer Medicaid.
This is assisted living at its finest. You go from strangers to family in a day. I brought my aunt at the beginning of the pandemic, we were so scared. No need. They did and have continued to embrace us. From the staff to accomodations we could not ask for more. If you are looking for yourself or a loved one I highly recommend Walker Place. You and your family will be welcomed with open arms. You can even have your furry loved one with you. They have a couple of floor plans, from studio to one bedroom. If necessary I believe you can even have a roommate. They are roomy, of course you have your own walk in shower,large closet and plenty of room for furniture. If you prefer baths they have a wonderful walk in tub. Also plenty of activities,a lovely courtyard. Nice sized dining room. Oh and if you are inclined to have dinner out or have take out, there are restaurants right down street. Do not hesitate to make an appointment for a tour you will not be disappointed
The staff are caring, skilled and helpful.
My grandmother had 3 major hospitalizing falls while she was there, and 2 years in a row, in the winters of [date removed] this ended her up in a wheelchair both years with a broken pelvis twice (doctors xray proves) She went into the facility walking. The first one we realized she was being given some pain medicine she was not prescribed, which made her dizzy. The second fall set up pneumonia in her and took her on out. Its actually scary, the better insured a patient is.... because when there is an “accident” there (oopsie!) WALKER HOUSES PAYSCALE FOR THAT PATIENT/VICTIM GOES UP BY THOUSANDS! And when they actually did have to payback the extra month Grandma was paid-up through, after she died, they didn’t even get the money back to the beneficiary as they were told, but rather the temporary POA. But tisk tisk.... one should not expect such perfection from the greedy shakey hands That received it. In fact a day or two after my grandmother had passed away, I don’t know if the manager lady named [name removed] is losing it or if she’s on strong drugs or if she’s just acting like the people the residents, there but day or two after my grandmother had passed away, when i was cleaning my granmas apt out, i guess she didnt recognize me but I heard her muttering as she was walked down the hall about ”us people wanting a picture of our dead” loved one, us “kind of people” . No more flattery from her now, her palms are finished being greased.
I moved into Walker Place about 2 years ago. I was so unsure what I wanted to do. My family was not in agreement. At 96, I knew I could not stay at home. I had looked at several places and really felt like it was home when I came to Walker Place. In my 2 years, I can honestly say I never had a meal I did not like. The food was some of the best I have ever had. I'm not a picky eater, but I can tell you, I do like good food. The girls that take care of me every day are so kind and I always felt like I was the most important person to them, no matter how busy they are. I love my friends and my neighbors and when I think of what a good decision this was for me, I can't stop smiling. There is just a lot of Joy at my home, and I thank God daily for allowing me to live at such a special place. I hope you chose this as your next, forever more home and join me with this wonderful family. [name removed] This was transcribed by [name removed] just months before her passing. She will remain forever a joy in our hearts.
The landscape of life is unknown and full of uncertainty. "That's better than the alternative" you think. Maybe, but in time there will come days when you just need more. Hips break. Hearts fail. Memories blur. Partners leave before us. WE have decisions to make. What are we going to do with the rest of our lives? How do we want to live? I heard someone say, "Hey, a friend of yours is moving into Walker Place". We thought we had better check out all our options. We visited each place over a couple months and then we visited Walker Place and that was the last stop we made. We took a tour of Walker and at the end of the tour, we sat in the 1 bedroom suite to rest, and my wife piped up "We'll take it!" She had seen and heard enough to know this would be our final home. WE have been here for 6 months, and the decision was the RIGHT ONE. THe good things of life...happiness, purpose, contentment, companionship have been with us since day one at Walker. Good friends, food food, art, worth and warmth are here for us each day. Walker Place is comfortable, cheery, warm and pleasant. We (they) change with the seasons and go above and beyond for the people inside (and outside) the community. About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. We don't want to be young again, but to age peacefully. Good family life is never an accident but is always an achievement and abundant at Walker Place. You cannot escape life. Come over and live with us and enjoy each day. You won't regret it. I sure done! [name removed], Resident
Our experience with my mother at Walker was not a good one, girls who provide care are stretched so thin it’s awful, they’re expected to care for residents, work dining room, do laundry and trash removal as well all while trying to care for residents. They run short staffed all the time although the girls try their best they can only do so much. The girls were so good to my mother but I think it’s terrible what all they’re expected to do, resident care should be their concern and not all the other things expected of them!
My mother was only there a short time. She had lost her will to live, While we were heart broken with her decision to go on hospice, we respected her wishes. Our experience at Walker was incredible. The caregivers, every one of them from the top on down. They showed so much compassion and showed our family love and kindness that we never expected. When we moved mom there, we were made promises that we didn't believe anyone could meet, but these people never missed a beat! If you want a great place for your loved one, I highly recommend Walker Place. The rate that they show as the average is not even close to what we paid. Our rate was much lower. That rate is because they take care of people from needing no care all the way up to total care. We were able to let mom pass there, and it was much less than we would have paid in a nursing home in a beautiful home-like environment. Thank you Walker Place, for loving our mother...and US!
Response from Walker PlaceSeptember 5, 2019
Linda - thank you so much for your review. We know this transition wasn't easy for your mom or your family, and we're glad to hear we could offer support and guidance in this difficult time. We loved getting to know your mom in the time she was here, and we thank you for entrusting us with her care. Condolences to you and your family, we wish you the best of luck and you are welcome to stop by for a visit any time.
Wonderful facility. It's very tidy and cleanly. They always have different and fun activities going on for the residents. They have people come and sing and perform for them which they LOVE! The staff is very helpful and tentative!
Response from Walker PlaceMay 30, 2019
Thanks for the kind words! We are so happy you're loved one feels at home with us.
I moved into Walker Place 2 years ago, and then moved out because I thought it would be better somewhere else. In 1 year, I was back! I feel loved and welcomed. The staff treats me like I matter..like all of us are the most important people in the world. My room is clean, and the food is really really good every day. I do a lot in activities and I have a great group of friends who do things with me. I know that I have found my forever home and that when I need more help, the staff will be there to help me! We would love to have you as part of our family at Walker Place. If you are looking for a great place...stop in and see what it is all about at Walker Place.
Response from Walker PlaceMay 30, 2019
Thanks so much Chuck! We are thrilled that you're loving Walker Place and we're glad you represent us well!
I love Walker Place, however the only reason that I cannot give a perfect review in all categories is because there are times that I have gone into his room and found dirty depends and other trash strewn all over the room! I am not sure whether his laundry and sheets are being washed as they should be and put away! If they leave his clean laundry in his basket, I am fairly certain that he will not put it away himself in which case they will just keep being washed over and over again and never worn because nobody is putting them in the closet, on the shelves or in the drawers! Since I cannot visit everyday, I am not 100% sure that my observations are accurate! It could be that my father is just an extra messy person! I have noticed in looking in some of the other rooms as I am passing by, that none of them are messy and out of order, so I am giving the benefit of the doubt that it could be that dad is just messier than the others, however, for the money that we are paying I do expect his room to be clean and neat and smelling fresh, regardless of his personal habits! That is the point of assisted living in my opinion, to do the things for him that he either can't or won't do for himself! Other than that, the facility is beautiful, the staff is friendly and helpful, the food is good, and there is always something to keep the residents entertained! I am very pleased with Walker Place! I would highly recommend this facility to others!
I enjoy all the activities and the staff is kind to me.
Love living here, so much fun!
Appreciate the people and staff. attentive and caring, though I could use more fresh fruit.
At first I wondered if I had made the right choice but within a week I knew I had found the right place for me. The staff is great and they have shown me a lot of love and care that I need.
Been living at WP for 3 + years & truly love this community. The staff and residents are the best. It truly is like our family.
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