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“Traditions at Solana was nice and we were accommodated very well. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. It was the largest of the places we visited that day, it was clean, and pleasant looking. The outside appearance and the landscaping were good. They had a lot of activities going on, they have transportation available, and a beauty shop on the premises.” Kathleen (Caring.com)
“Traditions at Solana is an amazing place to be. The nursing staff is very caring. The food is tasty. The office staff is always willing to help out wherever necessary. The building is clean and very well maintained and the grounds are beautiful!” Shannon K.
“I cannot say enough about this facility, or as we call it, ‘The Country Club.’ I have had numerous loved ones in assisted living homes all around the north side of Indy, Carmel, Westfield, and Fishers. This place is a gem–the kindest, warmest, safest, most delicious food, cleanest, most attentive, and beautiful. The staff is off-the-charts great and they think of everything. My mom is a current resident and is so happy that she often asks if she can stay there forever. This is remarkable as she was begging to leave her last two assisted living homes. I cannot think of a single negative except for maybe driving thru traffic at the Fashion Mall to get there.” Susan P.
“We have encountered nothing but kindness, caring and heartfelt quality service. This is the best choice we could have made for my 97 year old father, as well as for our widespread family. The staff is excellent in caring for and making my father feel loved. He feels like he is amid a large, loving family, although not so large that he gets lost in the crowd. There is another thing, too: the staff is excellent in helping us family members with no experience in caregiving cope with the various, and sometimes harsh realities of this stage of his life.
To start with, when we first started looking, we showed up without an appointment on more more than one occasion and each time whomever we met stopped what they were doing and met with us to give us tours of the facility and the specific room we eventually chose. Once we made our commitment, we were referred to movers who specialize in helping families in our situation move their loved one into a retirement facility–those movers made everything so easy for us, packed for us, moved us over, unpacked us, including filling the icebox, putting up the blinds and even hanging pictures. Moving in was entirely painless for us and stress free.
The campus of Traditions at Solana is beautiful. The building itself is situated on a peninsula that extends out with the White River on one side and a lagoon on the other. Across the lagoon is an apartment complex with active residents who often provide entertainment in the lagoon during boating and swimming season. And watching the river is a nice alternative to watching TV. There are large open rooms on each floor–the main lobby on the first, the library on the second and a crafts area on the third. My father loves doing jigsaw puzzles in the library and is often joined by other residents who like to get in their two cents worth. There is a great deal of space, just the right amount to have enough room for privacy and yet not so much to get lost in the crowd. The community spaces are always neat and clean. The dining facilities are just right, too. Dad loves the food. The staff seems to make a point of knowing each resident, to the point there is no need for my father to ask for a dish of vanilla ice cream after his meal. This is a hardworking group of people, taking care of one of the residents’ main highlights of the day.
In summary: great location, beautiful grounds, well-kept facility, high quality and talented staff, lots of love. I highly recommend Traditions at Solana. As I said at the beginning, we have encountered nothing but kindness and quality care by qualified people.” Anonymous (SeniorAdvisor.com)
“Loved your segment on Solana elderly complex. Wish this facility would have been available for my mother. She was moved twice. She was first in assisted living and then moved to nursing home care. Anyone who has been through this knows how hard it is on the elderly and the issues it creates with them. Solana sounds like an amazing place for people to move to and stay at as they age, or as the rep said, ‘age in place.’ This is someplace I hope to be when I get older. ” Ronna B. (IndyBoomer Radio Interview comments)
“If there is an apartment available, we think that this is one of the best places to live if you need some assistance with medications and are requiring more assistance as you age (from 85, in our case). You can also keep your cat or small dog. The care services and friendliness are amazing compared to the former place where my Mom resided. ” Anonymous (SeniorAdvisor.com)
“My mother lives at Traditions Solana and it was the best place for her and my family. The community is BEAUTIFUL. The staff really care about the residents. Always activities, entertainment and great food. Mom has laughed so much since making Traditions at Solana her home. She has made many great friends. The nursing staff, housekeeping staff and dietary staff, along with the management staff go the extra mile. The beautiful view of the river reminds her of when she was young. It’s just a great place to be.” Roy R. (Google+)
“Nice, very clean and well kept!! Have your own individual parking garages. Quiet and the people seem friendly. It is my understanding that this is a wonderful place for seniors or if you are in need of some type of assisted living. Maybe you need a nurses aid to come by. If you fall into these categories, then I would advise you to come check these out.” Shawn H. (Google+)
“What a wonderful community!” Greg A. (Google+)
“Solana!! It is an amazing senior living community! The views in all the apartments are breathtaking, the location is great–tons of shops and restaurants within minutes of the community. The residents are kind and welcoming! And the best part of this community is the team here. I have never walked into a building where everyone is smiling, welcoming and their passion for helping others is noticeable. They are very helpful during this difficult process and have a general interest in all people and getting them the care they deserve. Thank you, Traditions at Solana for all you do for your residents and staff! It is very appreciated!” Kristin T.
“I was here over the weekend. The drive in is beautiful, surrounded by water. Once I walked into the community, I was welcomed immediately while overhearing a piano in the background and the smell was faint but lovely. The lunch looked amazing and the residents were bustling about. If you have a negative stigma about ‘nursing homes,’ Traditions at Solana will change your mind. I had a great experience.” Indianapolis, IN Visitor
“Our father was in charge of picking his assisted living facility. He and his daughters visited several around Indianapolis. When he walked into Traditions at Solana, he loved the light and open feeling. Before he broke his hip, he painted beautiful watercolors…light is important to an artist. Solana is full of light and a most welcoming atmosphere. He chose Solana. We are now going into two years. He calls Solana ‘home.’ You can’t do any better than that for your parent. When we go out for the day, he is always ready to go home. He looks forward to the music events and ‘happy hour’ twice a week. He has made friends here. The staff works hard to make the residents a part of the community…it takes a village…they do a great job. We are five siblings and we all appreciate Solana.” Vicki M.
“I really like this community for my mom. I like the staff, who are always caring. This is a clean community for my mom. I was happy when I was able to have a meal with her. The food was very good and she seems to be pleased. They have a lot of nice activities that she is participating in with the other residents and that is very good for her to be active. I would highly recommend this community to other families.” Indianapolis, IN Family
“Great community. Staff are so kind. The move-in process is seamless. This helped our family so much with moving mom in. Thank you.” CinT (SeniorAdvisor.com)
“I visited Solana on a whim. It was breathtaking when I walked in the lobby. The receptionist was smiling as she greeted me. The tour of the building was awesome. The young lady giving the tour was very knowledgeable about the building and answered most of my questions before I could even ask. The building was clean and smelled really great. There were cookies baking in the lobby for residents and guests. The dining room was clean and well lit. The menu looked appetizing. It will be one of the finalists, if not the final place for our loved one.” Anonymous (SeniorAdvisor.com)
“In my role providing care for elderly individuals with a variety of medical issues, I am often asked to make referrals to facilities like Traditions at Solana. I feel very comfortable making these types of referrals to this beautiful facility. The Executive Director has extensive experience in leadership of assisted living/memory care type units. I have the utmost confidence in her ability to administer over this facility with both the strength and compassion needed to succeed in her role. I truly wish I had known more about Traditions at Solana a few years ago when both my parents, long-time residents of the north side, required a move to assisted living. I would not have hesitated to have moved them to such a great place!” Dave M. (Caring.com)
“Absolutely in LOVE with this building! From the breathtaking outdoor appearance to the clean and vibrant interior, a gorgeous building all around! The receptionist was so kind and friendly with us. All of the staff we passed interacted with us with warm smiles and greetings. I found the Executive Director to be extremely knowledgeable and very compassionate toward my father and I. We were invited to stay for lunch and enjoyed a wonderful meal where we met several residents who had very good things to say about Solana! Overall great experience and my father’s top choice for assisted living!” Jo T. (Caring.com)
“This is a wonderful community. The staff are what make this building so amazing. Caring, compassionate and knowledgeable team. Fun activities, well maintained, beautiful views and great staff.” Kristin T. (Caring.com)
“I have a family friend who currently lives at Traditions at Solana. Let me just say, wow! The building and property are absolutely beautiful. No matter who I talk to, I always receive a smiling face in return. The staff seem very caring and have a passion for working with this population.” Anonymous (SeniorAdvisor.com)
“It was a year long process, including many phone calls and just as many visits, but we determined that Solana was the best fit for our family. To date, we have not second guessed our decision. The scenery is lovely, food is good, care is available, but most of all it’s home.” Anonymous (SeniorAdvisor.com)
“Traditions at Solana was nice and brand new. The lady who assisted us was really helpful and friendly. She knew almost all of the residents and was really positive about the place. What I really liked about it was it’s on the river with water on three sides of it, so almost all of the rooms look out on water and it was really pretty. It’s in the city, but tucked away, so it doesn’t feel like it. They have a salon, exercise place, outdoor area with grill where they sometimes cook outside, a movie room and little library. A guy was playing music when I was there.” Terri (SeniorHomes.com)
“My loved one chose Traditions at Solana out of all the places we toured. We have not been disappointed yet, staff are gracious and kind.” Wayne BB (Caring.com)
“The building is absolutely beautiful, but what counts most is what’s inside. The staff are kind, considerate, compassionate and proactive. I would recommend to anyone searching for a place for their loved one.” Robert P. (Caring.com)
“It is a beautiful facility and it appears that they have a knowledgeable staff who work with residents. I think my mother-in-law would be happy at this gorgeous place.” Indianapolis, IN Visitor (SeniorAdvisor.com)
“We chose Traditions at Solana for my brother because it is so very nice. It has a very nice location, and the facility itself is extremely nice. It’s some place I wouldn’t mind living myself. Actually, my brother has toured other facilities and it is the best choice for him. The staff is extremely pleasant and professional. They were doing whatever they needed to do to make sure our needs were met. They have a movie theater where they watch a movie once a week and a lounge area where they have a happy hour once or twice a week. They even take them shopping. Some boating is possible around the facility. They are planning to get some kind of a boat because they have a river behind them and a lake in the front. Solana is a brand new facility that just opened last June. It is well built over the course of probably the past year and half. They have all the bells and whistles.” Anonymous (Caring.com)
“My mom is in Solana. It was in the high end of nice. It is really pretty and new. It is Medicaid waiver certified. They did a really good job. We like it. There is a practitioner who is right there. We like the staff. Things have been pretty good. I highly recommend it. They have activities. They do everything you can think of. They have a theater. They do arts and crafts every day. They have an exercise room.” Jennifer (Caring.com)
“The place is brand new and they only had seven or eight people in their memory care unit, so it was quiet. Traditions at Solana has got a big open day room with the TV area and the eating area. They did have assisted living and one half of the floor is designated for memory care. It is all arranged differently. This unit opened up June 2014, so everything is brand new and very upscale looking. The locked unit opens up to the very large day room. They have a lot of facilities on the floor like a kitchen and refrigerator. They have their own tables at one end of the large room. Most of their food comes from the kitchen that makes the food for assisted living. They can still bake cookies or whatever right there. They can do stuff right there if they wanted to cook an egg for somebody who didn’t want what is served. They have a smallish table and they sit in groups however they want to. They have individual rooms and you have to bring your own furniture. Each room has a very large window that overlooks one side of the building. Once in a while, the TV might be loud because people can’t hear that well, but in general, it is calm and quiet.” Anonymous (Caring.com)
“My mother has received very good care at Traditions. Staff and all employees are very caring. Facility is gorgeous and very clean and well maintained. They care for all her wants and needs.” Barb B. (SeniorAdvisor.com)
“We chose Traditions at Solana for my parent because it is in a good location, it is brand new and it is very clean. This place is large. It is a really nice facility. It also overlooks the river. It is a surprisingly beautiful place. I was shocked because they take Medicaid also. The staff is excellent. They’re very friendly and very helpful. I ate there and the food is very good. I would recommend Traditions at Solana.” Anonymous (Caring.com)
“I have a relative living at Solana. She is extremely happy there, likes the food and loves the employees. The nursing staff is very conscientious about her needs and so is the dining room staff. When I pass an employee in the building, I get a nice smile and greeting. Whenever we have asked for something, be it medication, laundry or bathing, they don’t put you off. What you ask for is immediately taken care of. I would highly recommend Traditions at Solana.” FiveStars (Caring.com)
“If you are looking for a place for your loved one to call home, look no more! Not only are the staff kind, patient and understanding, the views are so pretty! If you are in the market for assisted living, you must check out Traditions at Solana.” Indianapolis, IN Resident
“My mother has been a resident of Traditions at Solana for almost a year. Our family has been extremely happy with the care provided by the staff. Mom has moderate dementia/Alz and has lots of mood swings. Some days she is not very happy, as she thinks she should be able to live on her own. I have no complaints. I feel she is safe at Traditions and getting good care.” Charlie#1 (Caring.com)
“Staff very professional and the property very nice and clean.” Indianapolis, IN Visitor
“My sister and I just moved my parents into an assisted living apartment at Solana. I cannot say enough good things about all of the staff. The staff has been a Godsend helping my sister with all the steps and details of a smooth transition when moving our parents from their home into assisted living. The Executive Chef and wait staff are top notch. The food, service, and attention to detail and kind heart of these folks is exceptional. The medical staff is attentive and timely with check-in procedures and dispensing medications. Down to earth, extremely knowledgeable staff and very impressive accommodations. Thank you!” Indianapolis, IN Family
“Solana is affordable and a very nice facility with good, caring people. The thing that stands out most to me is the personalization.” Jill (Caring.com)
“The tour here was nice. This community is big and beautiful. The menu seemed appealing. They do offer a lot of activities. Families may want to tour this nice community for the care of a loved one.” Indianapolis, IN Visitor
“Beautiful community, waterfront views…..it is hard to believe you are in Indiana when you look outside! Warm, caring staff, happy residents!” Indianapolis, IN Visitor
“I had very definite things that happened at Solana that don’t happen in other places. I walked in there and everybody was enjoying themselves. Both the staff and the residents are laughing and talking and it kept going through the whole tour of the place. There were people quietly playing bridge and some people in the snack bar happily and noisily playing Uno. In other areas of the property, people were just having fun and doing stuff. A lot was going on and it looked to me like most of the people there were in their 70s or 80s. The place is clean and well-painted and the decor is neat.” Grandma Barb (Caring.com)