new2indy on Yellow Pages
14 years ago
04/14/2009, 05:13 AM
Greenwood Village South is one of the best know secrets on the south side of metro Indianapolis. We were looking for a place for my 86 yo mother, who was joining us in Indiana from out of state. New here ourselves, we searched all of the area facilities and out of all of them within our area chose Greenwood Village South because it offered so much more for the $. The independent living unit we chose for Mom, (The Arms) felt more like a fancy college dorm, with residents coming and going, excitedly talking about their activities, including resident-initiated groups, community service, trips and tours, classes, clubs, worship opportunities, and movie nights.
GVS is a true village, where seniors come to continue living, not just while away the rest of their years. Mom now is involved in so many activities she has to pick and choose. We feel so safe with her at 'the village,' they always have medical staff available and clinic. Security is always on top of things, and the staff from top to bottom really cares.
As we age, we worry about the uncertainties tomorrow will bring, and what will happen to us. This is something that sealed the deal for us: GVS has a continuing care feature--no matter what happens with Mom--needing assisted living, nursing care, rehab, etc, she would have it right there on site, and with people she trusts and that know her and care. Having to make just one choice, rather than an unknown series of them over years to come was a true relief for Mom and the rest of the family.
A number of couples take advantage of the multiple living levels-- sometimes I'll see one of a couple (from independent living) pushing around a wheelchair with spouse in from the nursing facility or separate Alzheimers unit in the building that is connected with a breezeway--the best possible situation I can imagine if I was ever in this tough situation.
For the record, I don't work for GVS, and didn't even know about it until a number of people at our church said they had chosen GVS for their parents. But I do wish I had looked at GVS first, and I would have saved myself a lot of looking. We are very happy we chose Greenwood Village, and would suggest it to anyone.