Our mother lived in the Saint Angelus for almost six years. When she first moved there, it was supposed to be temporary until she could gain her strength back after a bout in the hospital and rehabilitation after flu and pneumonia. After the first month, she was ready to stay there and have us sell her place.
Mom enjoyed the people and the meals there. Karen and her staff are friendly and make this beautiful place a home for the residents. The apartments are more spacious than a typical assisted living. I would recommend the Saint Angelus to anyone who is needing assisted living.
The St.Angelus is a one of a kind assisted living facility! Our mother was a resident of St. Angelus for almost six years until her death at age 98. We never imagined what a wonderful place we would find when mom was no longer able to live alone. We offer only the highest of recommendations for St. Angelus.
The St. Angelus is privately owned, state licensed assisted living facility. The setting is lovely! The building itself is a stately two story home with an open and airy common area for meals. The outdoor areas are filled with plants and flowers of every variety. An iris bed provides fresh flowers for the dining tables, and the garden even provides some fresh, home-grown vegetables in season! Lavish decorations adorn the St. Angelus at every holiday. Lovely parties and dinners with family members enhance the personal, home-like feel St. Angelus offers. Outside entertainment is provided often.
Each resident has a large one bedroom private apartment with a large bath with walk-in shower, and a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and small sink. The closets are large and spacious. Each apartment has a private patio accessed through French doors. The care given to residents is unheard of in this time of corporate care for the elderly.
The owner, Karen DuPree lives on-site with her own mother and sister. They are there 24/7. Karen and her sister Deb hire and manage the staff personally. They handpick caregivers who fit in with the philosophy of the St. Angelus. Everyone is warm, loving, and skilled in dealing with the elderly. Each resident is an individual member of the St. Angelus family.
Three home cooked meals are provided daily along with snacks and coffee. There are activities provided for both physical and mental stimulation. Meals can be served in the common dining area or in the resident’s room. Weekly maid service is provided along with individual laundry service. Medications are managed by the owner herself. Staff members check on each resident throughout the day. They know each resident personally.
Maybe the most amazing thing about the St. Angelus is that all of these services and amenities are very moderately priced compared to other facilities for the elderly. The St. Angelus does not 'level' pricing as do many facilities. One price covers everything. No surprises if your loved one needs meals in room or medication help. No extra charges for laundry, etc. Please call the St. Angelus directly for correct pricing information.
Our family highly recommends that you visit St. Angelus before you make any decisions about elder care. You will be pleasantly surprised.
"She will have to live in a 24/hour care facility". My heart sank with the memory of what I had encountered in the nursing home business.
My first visit to the St. Angelus gave me a great sense of relief that my precious lady had been placed in a love-filled "home". As time passed, I came to know Karen and her staff - it was apparent that all were beyond great. My heart was happy.
I have been very impressed with every aspect of this marvelous place. Every one of the residents were cared for professionally and they were most of all - happy. I would wish that all who require assisted living would be blessed to live in the environment of the St. Angelus.
In March of 2018 we had to find our mom an assisted living facility because she could no longer live alone. She was 90, legally blind and on a walker. The first place we looked at was the St. Angelus and after visiting two other facilities we decided the St. Angelus was the best place for our Mom. Karen, Debra, and their staff take very good care of Mom and she has felt like she is part of Karen's family. Karen gives Mom her daily medication, 3 meals a day plus dessert if she wants it. They do laundry every week and match her clothes since she is unable to do this. Since COVID 19 we have not had to worry about Mom because Karen follows all of the State regulations and we know Mom is safe. This is a small quaint family-like facility that takes very good care of our Mom. My family feels like God had a hand in sending Mom here. Our family would recommend the St. Angelus to anyone that needs a new family because that is how Karen and her staff treat our Mom.