Testimonials From Our Residents
“I love living here at The Fountains of West County Independent Living because it’s allowed me to really enjoy these older years without being burdened with all the chores of ordinary daily life. With those taken care of, I now have not just the time, but also the energy for more activities and for exploring new opportunities for learning and growth. I have always believed that older people should live together in communities to avoid loneliness and inspire them to pursue new interest to keep healthy and active. And that has proved to be very true for me here.
The Fountains has an outstanding staff who keep us busy with all kinds of events, entertainment and challenges and see that we ate always well cared for. You’ll find we also have a congenial group of residents who are friendly and welcoming. Altogether it’s a carefree and independent lifestyle which can’t be beat!”
“I moved in March 2006. The Fountains of West County Independent Living have a lot to offer us- from card games and fitness to our comprehensive transportation. There is something for everyone!
The staff are great- always ready to help us. Housekeepers, maintenance, drivers and our 24 hour concierge desk- there is always someone available.
To me, the Fountains is my home away from home. I’m very glad to have a place The Fountains as my home.”
“I am Harry Van Dyke and became a resident of The Fountains of West County in April of this year and what a wonderful experience it has been! Truly the right decision for me to make. Thanks to Linda and her staff the entire move it was flawless.
The accommodations are “up town” and more than ever meet my needs. The apartment is spacious and bright. The restaurant is first class. The workers have personality and strive to make the dining experience enjoyable. Getting acquainted with all the resident makes dining so pleasant.
Each day there is something for everybody to do. The monthly activity calendar is full and includes trips through-out the area.
Let me say again… this was the right thing for me to do!”
Harry Van Dyke
“My parents needed to move to St. Louis from Pennsylvania to live closer to one of their children. While looking for a place to live, we liked the apartments and facilities at The Fountains, and my parents quickly developed a special connection with Linda Iken-Robertson, who was then the Assistant Director. My parents moved into the Fountains in August 2007.
Since then, I have been very impressed with the programs and activities available to my parents and the other residents at the Fountains. However, the most important things is that I know my parents have been safe in a nurturing environment.
The key person ensuring each resident’s specific needs are met is Linda, who is now the Executive Director. Linda is quick to meet with family members to address any concerns and is always available for emotional support.
Linda and her staff understand and respect the elderly and the concerns of their families.”
“The Fountains Assisted Living has been so wonderful for my Mom and given me great peace of mind. At almost 100, she really needed more help with everyday activities and wasn’t able to live independently anymore. Here, she has help getting dressed, taking her medication and bathing. Although her apartment is just the right size, she doesn’t spend a lot of time in it. She is encouraged to participate in activities all designed to keep her active and her mind sharp. She has made several new friends and the staff makes it feel like a warm and welcoming home. She is happy and comfortable and I know that she is safe and well cared for. The staff is remarkable. Her care is individualized- not institutionalized. She loves the food and I love the fact that she has three nutritionally balanced meals every day. She gets her hair done, has her nails manicured, attends ice cream socials, makes crafts, exercises, and plays word and board games. Not a bad life for any of us- let alone a 100 year old. I’m so happy we found such a special place for Mom.”
“We moved my Dad and Stepmom to the independent living at The Fountains of West County about a year and a half ago. They loved it. However, as time went on my Dad’s Alzheimer’s got increasingly worse. My Stepmom also has it. It was time to move them to the new Assisted Living Memory Care building at The Fountains of West County. They have been there now for about 6 months. They love it and so do we. Their floor and their apartment are just like a regular independent floor residence. The community is brand new and beautiful. The nurses and staff are excellent. They are always there for the residents and families. They are so friendly and helpful. They always have a good sense of humor and a lot of patience. The entire staff is also extremely caring and responsible. We both find ourselves less worried about my Dad and Stepmom now, as we know they are getting great care. We would highly recommend The Fountains of West County.”
Karen & Debi
“My Dad became the first resident of The Fountains of West County Assisted Living- Memory Care in January of 2015. Well, he instantly became the resident rock star because he got all the attention from the staff. It’s really a great facility, new, clean, comfortable, but what makes it special are the people. Not only do the caregivers, medical staff, and the activity staff show their concern for the residents, but it’s not uncommon for the one of the cleaning people or the food service people to come over and give a hug or a kind word. I have concerns about my Dad’s condition, but my mind is eased a great deal because I know he’s in good hands. I am updated on a regular basis regarding any of his needs. I’m able to see how the others are cared for as well since the residents are their own community. They are like family to each other. I checked out quite a few other facilities and I am pleased with my decision to have my Dad at The Fountains.”
“My wife, Joye, is one of the original residents of The Fountains of West County brand new Assisted Living Memory Care. It started with a visit to the beautiful community where we received the friendliest and very informative sales presentation showing us the entire building, meeting some of the staff and the bright, open rooms which were ready for the new residents’ occupancies.
From the first day of the move we have found their the most helpful, friendly staff: from the management and receptionist to the caring, ample floor personnel. Entertainment and physical involvement of all residents in various fun activities offer ample opportunities to socialize and the staff strongly encourages all to participate.
As you can see, Joye is very happy in her home at “The Fountains” and we, her family, are assured in the knowledge that we have found a nice and new home for her.