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La Vita Bella

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Overall Rating 2.8 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • Katherine Hairfield
    ★★★★★ 5 months ago

    My grandmother is here on hospice. The entire staff has been absolutely wonderful! It's like a family here. They make grandma comfortable and have literally gone above and beyond to help. Grandma loves it here too! Watching the butterflies and listening to the record player. The whole house has been completely redone and is very nice. Very clean. The owners have put personal touches everywhere. It feels like home not like a hospice. We really appreciate that. I highly recommend La Vita Bella!

  • Annie Grossmann
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    This is what I know from personal experience. My mother stayed here until she passed in September of 2016. The staff are trained to give personal attention to every resident. The residents are watched like a hawk to make sure they don't gone off on their own; they know where everyone is. They encourage them to take part in socializing and make sure everyone eats together. They are observant of everyone's needs. Not once did I walk in smelling urine. They were taken to the bathroom whenever needed. Those ladies work so hard and love the ladies so much. The owner expects no less and knows all the residents there. They kept me informed with what was going on with mom, showed me pictures of her when she was active and asleep, and always answered my calls quickly.

  • Elsah Cort
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    Regarding the photo of the residents sitting in the flood waters of Harvey: This was an assisted living home, which means it is in a normal residential structure. There are thousands of these kinds of assisted living places. People get a license to take care of people in their homes. This is very different from a nursing home, which is the common name for a skilled nursing facility. As a home health nurse, I visited many people in small facilities like this.The owner was a woman who was told not to evacuate her neighborhood. She probably had no place to take her residents and no w/c accessible transport to move them quickly. People are reporting the flooding came in very fast. The structure was is single story home (see the google earth photo), so there was no higher ground to go to. The photo that went viral was taken by the owner's daughter and shared on social media (twitter first I think) to get help for these people. I know the owner must have called 911 when the water was coming in and did not get timely help. The bottles of water on the table were there to have something for the residents to drink while they were waiting to be rescued. People have been responding with hate and toxic judgment about this photo all over the internet. It is not kind to do this when the whole story of what happened is not known. I have not been to this facility but I am giving it 5 stars for dealing with a very difficult situation and for hope that they will be able to recover from this unprecedented storm event and return to caring for people in need.

  • Rich Germann
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    I will admit this doesn't look good, but don't be so quick to ruin these people.. Their reviews prior to this weren't that bad.. This doesn't look a full blown 100+ bed nursing home with super-deep pockets.. if you look it up, it's kinda just regular people.. "La Vita Bella is in a home that has been converted by a nurse and has her mother there." Sounds like it's probably better and more personal care than one of those big prison-like facilities.. and it doesn't look like the place is prone to flooding on Google Street View either.. For what it's worth, here's an excerpt from an article saying Houston could have almost 50 inches of rain "Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he has no regrets about not calling for an evacuation of Houston residents ahead of Tropical Storm Harvey. Turner reiterated at a Sunday night news conference that the best course of action was for residents in Houston and surrounding areas to stay in place. Factors in his decision included not knowing where Harvey, when it was still a hurricane, was headed and the "crazy" logistics of trying to plan an evacuation of 2.3 million people within a couple of days. Turner also cited the experience the city had when residents evacuated ahead of Hurricane Rita in 2005 and gridlocked local roadways, leaving many people in traffic for more than 20 hours as they fled the city and resulting in dozens of deaths. Rita had been predicted to hit Houston but ended up making landfall well east of the city." Now, who wants to be stuck in a bus, if you could find one, on the interstate during a hurricane for more than 20 hours with elderly people in the rain and possibly heat? In a flash flood... ? Dickinson is basically the Houston Metro area.. People died from the 2005 evacuation.. Dozens (.. says the article.. ) When you get 50 inches of rain, where is safe? If something happened to them in transit, we'd be giving them lousy reviews because they didn't stay in place. It's easy to judge from New Jersey and elsewhere..

    ★★★★★ a year ago

    Shame on the owners and administration including their staff for not evacuating their residents knowing days before the arrival of a large hurricane. There's simply no excuse! My 36 years experience as an EMS provider and retired ALF administrator concerns me and should concern families who trust the facility they choose to care for their loved one will treat them as family and take all means necessary to assure their safty. My HUNCH in this case is very similar to the long term care nursing home in Louisiana who neglected to move their residents prior hurricane Katrina when several residents drown. This facility is located in a flood zone so they know better. What concerns me will shock your conscious. THE owner should be investigated since moving the residents out before the storm had nothing to do with transportation and knowing the area does flood. The news clearly warned everyone regarding the extensive rain would cause FLOODING. Put it all together and what I see is criminal. It was because of greed. Like the nursing home who drown during Katrina. They had a lot of empty beds. If they send residents to other healthcare facilities. They risk losing them to another long term or assisted living facility is their financial greed. So, risking losing them and winging the storm so it could've been worse for these folks. Thankfully they didn't drown but that doesn't mean the stress these residents experienced won't effect their health. They can die from the stress this caused. They may not die tomorrow but it really takes a lot out of them when their stressed. I'm not happy and I know what I'm talking about! This would never happen in the community I'm in charge of evacuating. Every facility is contacted days prior and all the residents are evacuated to other facilities located on high grounds away from flood zones before one drop of rain hits the ground. I hope someone reads this message and contacts the State to report this as a crime and by all means. Share them my message..


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OwnerLampson Assisted Living Inc
Owner TypeFor-profit Corporation
Multi Facility ChainNo

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