My mother was in a different assisted living before she came to the Antonine Village. We decided to look for a place that was more secure and could offer a higher level of care after she began having trouble with her memory. We learned about Antonine Village’s memory care units from a neighbor and from Hospice of the Valley, where my wife works. Mom’s very happy at Antonine Village. The staff is professional and compassionate and they engage with the residents. At the other assisted living facility, Mom was bored and lonely in her apartment. She often tried to leave, which was unsafe with her dementia. But at the Antonine Village, they bring all of the memory care residents into the common areas for activities during the day. And because it is a secure facility with round-the-clock staffing, she can’t just wander away. It’s a relief to know that she is safe and happy.
Before I came to the Antonine Village, I was living in a different assisted living facility in the area. However, it was more like a nursing home and I wanted a place where I could be more independent. At the Antonine Village, the staff will help you if you need it, but you have the opportunity to do things on your own, too. I think it’s important to keep active. Today we did yoga. Last week we toured the Haus Orchard and Cider Mill in Canfield and earlier this month we participated in the Area Agency on Aging’s walk-a-thon at the Eastwood Mall and in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at YSU. Before I decided to move to the Antonine Village, I attended one of the open houses here. I fell in love with the beautiful chapel. The country setting is very peaceful and sometimes I see deer from my window. The atmosphere is very home-like and it’s like a family with the staff and the other residents. I’ve recommended the Antonine Village to two friends.
DAN: Our sons recommended that we find a senior living facility because they were concerned about our balance and memory. They picked out five possible facilities and we toured them. At three of them, I knew right away that we wouldn’t want to live there. That left the Antonine Village and one other facility. We chose Antonine Village because it was closer to our sons. We could not be happier with our decision. The Antonine Village was cleaner and newer than any of the other places we looked at. We’re in independent living and we were able to bring our own bedroom furniture. If we had wanted to bring a car we could have had a space in the garage as well. SHIRLEY: Everyone has been so nice and friendly; we couldn’t ask for better company. The staff couldn’t treat us any better. When I had dental work, they went out of their way to make something I could eat. We’re not Catholic, but that hasn’t made a difference to anyone here. We go to our own church every week and our minister has visited us here. Everyone has been wonderful.
I am very pleased with Antonine Village where my sister Pauline lives. And, I admire the Sisters tremendously! My sister had spent time in a facility in Delaware where I live, but had lived in Ohio near the Antonine Village most of her life. Hence, when her friends told us about this new facility opening in Ohio we were most happy. I wanted a facility for her that was fairly new, and somewhere close to her friends since she is very social. Once we visited with the Sisters, I was totally amazed by their insight into people. They demonstrate a genuine interest in caring for individuals. The Sisters have gone out of their way to help Pauline fit in and feel welcome. They are very motivated to try and help people, and I can’t find a better situation than that for my sister.
My sister has been a resident of the Antonine Village since September 2014. The staff is very accommodating and compassionate. Anna appears happy and content with her new home at Antonine Village, and I feel relieved that she is in a safe environment.
I love it here at Antonine Village — everything about it, especially the girls who take care of me. The company is great, and the food is getting better. I have lived here for five or six months and have no complaints and, if I ever do, I tell the Sisters and it’s taken care of. I don’t have to do anything unless I want to help, and they let me. I was all alone before I came here, and this place has really changed my life. I would recommend the facility to others.
Coming to this place has been life-changing. I used to just sit in my apartment by myself and was so depressed and down on myself. But since I started coming here, I’ve come out of my shell. Everyone is so friendly and nice, the Sisters and staff treat us great, the place is immaculately clean and the homemade food is great. We do different things each day so we don’t get bored and they keep our minds and bodies active. I couldn’t ask for anyone better than the Sisters to help care for us.