This is our third try and it has proved the charm! Alzheimer's clients are outside all day being stimulated and supervised literally all the time. Built around a central courtyard with a large gazebo for constant activities and socializing, makes this facility the only facility I have seen in South Florida with a firm policy based on client comfort and quality life considerations. Lots of other facilities have beautiful garden areas, but, once your loved one needs supervision to be outside, he or she will likely never see the out of doors again and be stuck inside in a freezing cold TV room for the rest of their lives. There are regular outings scheduled about 3 times a week to parks, events, attractions, agencies and stores. The staff work outside which promotes a sense of well-being and comfort, enabling them to work with healthier, happier attitudes... No telephone texting while on duty, no TV watching, no huddled conversations and inappropriate comments in front of clients found in so many other health care facilities where staff are forced to work in closed, artificiality lit, excessively air-conditioned, stinky, stale rooms and halls. AG's owner is an engineer and a creative project creator and manager. His focus on creating an "outdoor paradise" and his insistence in creating individualized colorful comfortable rooms, a fine dining experience and an open kitchen has produced a client care facility where dignity prevails for all the senses. Honesty, transparency, creativity, the creation of activities to engage families, clients and staff, cleanliness and grooming based on the use alternative cleaning and grooming products, making being outside feeling the sun and breezes and smelling the fragrances of sub- tropical America, getting clients off site as much as possible represent just a few of the owner's values, goals and methods which have made this establishment an industry standard of the highest quality in both South Florida and the country as a whole and him the most sought after consultant and partner in the industry today. If you are interested in giving your loved ones the activity, care, comfort and dignity they deserve, you now have a choice in South Florida. Congratulations Azalea Gardens! So far... Just great!
This is the best place we have found for my mother, who was at Buckingham Place, in Hollywood, FL, for the past 1 1/2 years. We found that the OTHER Assisted Living Facility was no longer appropriate, care-wise, for my mom... and when we met Ann and Vincent, the owners/directors, we knew we'd found the perfect place!We, too, checked all over Dade and Broward counties, and found that the entire staff here welcomed Mom as a member of their group family. It's small -- taking care of 18-20 people, but that's a big Plus Factor. Unlike the OTHER place, we were INVITED to come and have meals with her, and were invited to be with her when they had their monthly birthday parties and holiday parties. (The OTHER place let us visit at a meal, but we had to give notice, pay additional money, etc...)Even during Mom's final weeks, when we were with Mom constantly, staff came by to check and say hi to Mom and to us, and to feed and comfort us, as well. I can't say enough good things about the way Mom, and we, were treated in the time she was there. Wish we'd found out about this place sooner!!