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. — Anonymous (SeniorAdvisor.com)
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.