In Their Own Words


When it comes to selecting the best care for your loved one, we understand that the process can be very emotional and overwhelming. We invite you to hear from families who have been in your shoes in order to discover why they chose The Gardens at Fair Oaks and why they recommend it.

“Our Mother has lived on the Memory Care Unit of The Gardens at Fair Oaks for more than three years–and we are very happy with the care and comfort she gets there. The staff is compassionate and caring, management is very attuned to how things are going, and the residents seem content, well-nourished, and engaged. My brother and I both live on the West Coast now, and so it’s very important we have clear communication with management and those who care for of our Mother. They have also successfully integrated hospice into our Mother’s care services, which we’re glad to see. Finally, The Gardens at Fair Oaks’ response to the COVID emergency has set a standard for the assisted-living industry: I’ve read about the difficulties other facilities have had, and I’ve always known that my Mother’s environment has been clean and infection-free. I’ve recommended The Gardens at Fair Oaks to friends seeking assistance for their parents’ living situations, without question.  The Gardens at Fair Oaks’ nursing and caregiving staff is conscientious, compassionate, and careful. We feel very lucky our Mother lives there.”

—Teddy Partridge

“My mother has lived at the Gardens for three years, and we are so happy with the staff, environment, and standards of the community. The administration is accessible and easy to work with, and we love that my mother knows everyone personally, from the administrator and heads of departments to the housekeeping, maintenance, and food service staff.  When my father died two years ago, all of them came by to visit my mother.

For her 100th birthday, staff decorated my mother’s door, provided a large cake, and the whole community sang “Happy Birthday”; they made it a true celebration. There are many daily activities, from ice cream socials to bingo, outside entertainment (COVID restrictions permitting), singing, craft activities, and church services. We have found the Gardens to have a cheerful, welcoming atmosphere, with individual attention to all residents.”

—Glynda Barnes

“It gives me great pleasure to offer a personal testimonial regarding my many years of experience with The Gardens at Fair Oaks.Given my knowledge and history of the Bainum Family, as well as experiencing their exceptional quality of care first hand when my father had his stroke, it was an easy decision to select The Gardens at Fair Oaks, Assisted Living for my mother, (now going into her 6th year).  Mom’s time at The Gardens continues to be a true blessing to both her and our family. Your facility is always kept well-manicured from the exterior and it continues to get better from the moment one walks in the door.  The interior is immaculate and the attention to details equates to a 5-star hotel.  There are few facilities in the area, if any, that compare.  From our very first visit, there was never a doubt that The Gardens was to be mom’s new home.  Both management and staff at The Gardens are unmatched in the industry.  All go the extra mile to ensure a safe and comfortable environment while maintaining professionalism and loving spirits.   One can tell immediately that they enjoy what they do… and it shows.  My mother had a recent stay at a local rehab facility and, while there, The Garden’s staff reached out to her on multiple occasions (phone calls, had written cards, posters, etc.) expressing their concern and letting her know that she was missed.  Their efforts in showing her dignity, respect and love, became her motivation to recover and return.  At age 90, she is still going strong thanks to so many compassionate and caring individuals. Your activity schedule offers a wide variety of options from which to choose, including outings, entertainers, games, etc. and, as you know, Mom absolutely loves her afternoon bingo!   The food quality is amazing and the menus are diverse with many tasty selections.  There are few words that can be offered up to adequately express my appreciation to your team.  Your operation is an A-class act and we are so thankful for choosing The Gardens.  We highly recommend it and without reservation.   My sincere thanks to our extended family!”

—Greg Hoffman

“The staff and facility are amazing! My mother lived here 4 years and was treated with care and respect and the gardens met all of her needs, as she was in a wheelchair. She loved all activities, art, bingo, cooking, singing, live shows, dining facility, and the staff was like a second family. When covid hit, they were able to FaceTime & zoom! Highly recommend.”

—Maria Linden

“I am so grateful for the crew at The Gardens at Fair Oaks. Regardless of what time I stop by, the staff is patient, friendly and compassionate. They have become like family. And the facility itself is the best I’ve ever visited. The moment you set foot on the property, you feel like you’re visiting a friend. Beautifully landscaped grounds, cozy living rooms, elegant dining rooms and well-situated living areas. While the decision to transition my family member to assisted living was a difficult one to make 5 years ago, bringing them to The Gardens was the absolute best choice. I know first-hand that my family is well cared for. And with the past year of COVID uncertainties, I have been especially grateful for The Gardens’ resident-first priority. Constant contact and positive, proactive communication have brought my entire family peace and clarity.”

—Michelle Barrett