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Vista Springs Greenbriar Village

8668 Day Drive Parma, OH 44129  |  (440) 340-4000

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Our Testimonials


N. Pumpa
“Our new director is a rare gem. Compassion and hands on policy are great with the residents…The fact all the staff call each resident by name is amazing.”...

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N. Pumpa

The research for a Senior Assisted Living facility began in 2017. My husband of 66 years had Alzheimer's and required 24/7 care, and I was his caretaker. This was by choice and with the aid of two great psychologists, I attempted the long haul. The last couple of years were requiring more time than I could give him, and needed to go to the next step in his care. The kids spent days going to various Senior Complexes and narrowed three from the ten most promising. One was located in a rustic type setting and lots of walking paths and outdoor places to sit. It seemed ideal until we visited the rooms available. The hallway was narrow, and no natural lighting, and the rooms had nothing that jumped at you as a place you would want to make a permanent home. The second was cheerless and did nothing to invite me in as a resident.

I was discouraged and thought we might need to go another route. My daughter said we needed to at least look at the Greenbriar. We were impressed at the amount of light and how busy the residents seemed to be. We were shown the facility as is and what was going on. My first thought was how wide the hallways were and how light it was. Alzheimer's shy away from darkness, and that was a great plus. The same for the rooms. The walk-in closet was the thing that sold me on the two rooms that were soon to be our home. It was as if fate stepped in, and we had to move up our dates and move earlier than what we thought. Dave fell and had a serious head injury which required 26 staples and a lot of care.

Our rooms we originally picked were not available, and we had to take what I am in now. Better all around and closer to the elevator and overlooking the flag in front. My favorite sitting spot. We settled into a comfortable routine, and I could see Dave opening up and interacting with the other residents. Then a change in directors, and the morale was low. Caretakers and residents were not showing their best. I was ready to look again for a facility. Checked out a couple new places but not worth a change. Better the devil we know than the one we don't.

It was a low few months, and then we had Sheila, who brought a ray of sunshine to the place. I was delighted. Then we were told only temporary. My condo was sold on the first day on the market, and not an option for moving back. Our new director is a rare gem. Compassion and hands on policy and great with the residents. I am doing shirt protectors for the residents, have made a quilt for the Alzheimers Paint the Night Purple, collecting clothing for a charitable organization, and generally keeping busy with all the activities provided at the facility. Since my husband's passing, I needed to keep active. We have so many things offered and you pick and choose what suits your needs.

In closing, I need to relate an incident that happened the first week we moved to Vista Springs. They were celebrating birthdays, and a gentleman sat down at our table and started talking to Dave. This was Dave making a friend. Little did I know that it was Lou, and he was the topic of many conversations of the Alzheimer's single tracking mind. He was his first friend, and everyone knew about it that would listen. Thanks, Lou.

The fact all the staff call each resident by name is amazing. My pick for the most congenial, caring, and valuable asset is Patty at the front desk. She makes my day with her smile and general gracious demeanor.


B. Ocrassa
“By the time Mom moved in, she required intensive help with nearly everything, which, so far as Vista Springs was concerned, was no problem. That’s what Vista Springs is specifically set up for; providing intensive care as needed and anticipated! It’s like Vista Springs can see around corners; they’ve been there before.”...

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B. Ocrassa

I would like to post a brief description of my mom’s experience at Vista Springs, where she lived the last 38 months of her life. I assume anyone reading this narrative is researching someplace to live or move a loved one to. I’m also assuming that there is a realization that this will be their final move. As I have in the past documented in detail each major event in Mom’s life at Vista Springs; I’m really going to try and be brief.

There are at least two parts to this narrative. The personnel and services provided by Vista Springs, and how they interacted with Mom, or how Mom accepted their help.

At Vista Springs, care begins with those that have the most contact with the resident; the aids. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, if Mom remembered to press the button she wore around her neck, the aid’s goal was to be there within 3 minutes or less. They were there to help her with anything Mom wanted or needed.

The next closest contact were the nurses. Once again, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there was a nurse on every floor monitoring her vitals and administering her meds. Also of critical importance to Mom were the speech, occupational and physical therapists which Vista Springs keeps on staff; Mom used all three at various times.

The next level of contact was the housekeeping and laundry. These are not insignificant positions; old frail people are messy eaters! Speaking of eating, Vista Springs has a beautiful dining room and a well-planned menu. They also prepare meals specifically targeted for each resident as required. As mom aged, all her food had to be pureed. Vista Springs also has an activities director. The goal is to get the residents up, out of their rooms and active; there are games, music, happy hour, walking clubs, baking, and they’re open to suggestions.

And yes, Vista Springs has a healthy management chain; also worth its weight in cryptocurrency. If you need help in navigating the legal or government health care systems, they can point you in the right direction, set up Zoom calls, and help support you in the decisions you make. An invaluable asset for us. Top notch management is as important as a pleasant, helpful aid in caring for your loved one. That’s our takeaway.

There is also the spiritual health aspect. Depending on the pandemic, your pastor, priest, or rabbi will have nearly unfettered access. Currently, I believe there are Catholic services, Rosaries, and Bible studies on site. If these don’t fit your needs, start your own study or prayer group. You can still be relevant in life.

So, back to mom. In the first place, mom waited far too long to give up her home and move to assisted living. By the time mom moved in, she required intensive help with nearly everything, which, so far as Vista Springs was concerned, was no problem. That’s what Vista Springs is specifically set up for; providing intensive care as needed and anticipated! It’s like Vista Springs can see around corners; they’ve been there before. In fact, the deciding factor to get Mom to consent to moving to assisted living was that she had gone nearly totally blind. OK, blind in one eye and couldn’t see out of the other; seriously.

After driving Mom to a number of facilities, she decided she had seen enough, and she would like to move into Vista Springs. At the time, we didn’t know just how good her choice was.

The final outcome was never in doubt. Unless you are Enoch or Elijah, you’re probably going to die. However, Vista Springs works on your behalf to lead as full a life as possible for as long as you can. In Mom’s case, she moved in virtually blind. By getting botox shots in the eye socket, she gradually regained useful vision in one eye that lasted the rest of her life.

Mom also, all by herself, with no help from Vista Springs, fell and severely fractured her femur where it connected to her fake knee bone. After surgery, she required specialized nursing for several months at a brand X facility. Every day, a Vista Springs employee went to visit and check up on Mom for two reasons. First, it was to reassure Mom that she was still a valued resident in the Vista Springs community. Secondly, Vista Springs was subtly letting brand X know that their services were being monitored. With Vista Springs care, mom’s leg fully healed.

A third and more poignant incident occurred thirteen months before mom died. Mom quit breathing out the bad gasses; she was still oxygenating but dying at the same time (my best explanation). My wife got a phone call from the ER Physician informing her of Mom’s condition and urging her to withhold life support to her mother. My wife opted for life. The following day we were in Ohio. The hospice nurse informed us that Mom was down to hours or days to live, not weeks and months. We sat in her room and watched her mainly sleep for six days. Slowly but steadily, the Vista Springs nursing staff brought Mom back to life. Mom lived an additional thirteen months as a happy, well nourished, well cared for community member. The point of this entire paragraph is that Vista Springs staff didn’t just automatically accept downturns. They actively and successfully, in Mom’s case, reversed potentially fatal situations.

Death will eventually win in this life; but if you want a reliable cut man in your corner, I highly recommend Vista Springs. In Mom’s case, they’ve earned this endorsement. If Mom had demanded to die at home, she probably would have died in less than one unhappy year.

So, eventually, there will be a discussion about what service like that costs? I would add to the conversation that most of the staff at Vista Springs are long term employees; there seems to be little turnover there. The ratio of helpers to residents is crucial to prompt care. I assume that Vista Springs pays top dollar to attract top notch employees, and this does get passed on to the residents. I never saw a lazy, unmotivated employee at Vista Springs. It’s not unusual to see nurses or the executive director helping out at meal time in the dining room; they go where the people are. Service and care to the residents seem to be the first priority; period.

If you’ve actually read this letter this far, you’re probably serious about placing yourself or someone close to you in a care facility. I’ll just leave you with an analogy that will probably miss the mark. When I go to the store, I go to the bottom shelf where they keep the $5 and under bottles of wine. The $30 bottles of wine on the top shelf taste better than the cheap stuff because it's better wine. Good luck, and God bless!

Sorry, that brevity thing I promised was apparently a lie.


The Spinners
“We were lucky to have found Vista Springs Greenbriar where Mom was able to enjoy her last years and live them out in dignity and with the love given her by the administration, the nurses, the chefs, caregivers, and the entire staff.”...

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The Spinners

I would like the management of the Vista Springs corporation to know how much my husband and I appreciated the care and concern that the entire staff of Vista Springs Greenbriar in Parma, Ohio, showed my mother during her stay at their facility.

I noticed right away the concern that was given to the individual needs of each resident. Special care was given that residents, during meals in the dining hall, were seated with others who shared similar interests.

The meals were nutritious and varied. If a particular meal was not to an individual’s liking, there were always tasty alternate options available.

Each day there were several choices of activities that brought the residents together for fun and informative interactions.

Before the pandemic, there were wonderful monthly themed evening meals that brought families together with their loved ones.

And residents looked forward to when there was a special week where the staff and residents were given the opportunity to dress according to a different theme for each day.

When there was inclement weather, residents could always go down to the fireplace or the café. In the café there was often fruit or bakery that residents could have with a cup of coffee or cocoa.

Friday afternoons were special because of afternoon happy hour. Mom’s friend use to always take Mom down for this weekly treat.

At Christmas time, residents looked forward to the special decorations that the staff put up in the halls and were proud to show off to their families the gorgeous Christmas tree by the fireplace.

The first encounter that family has with each visit is with the receptionists, and each of the employees assigned to this task are perfectly fitted to this responsibility.

Before the Coronavirus, the staff presented residents with fantastic field trip opportunities.

Vista Springs arranged meaningful church services and devotionals for residents.

The nurses and caregivers get to know the residents as individuals, and we were amazed that they were able to alert us when something was not quite right with Mom. This was important to us, especially during the pandemic when we couldn’t be there to notice these differences ourselves.

The Coronavirus pandemic presented Vista Springs with unbelievable challenges. Residents were confined to their rooms and certainly missed the social interaction with their friends. Bringing food to the rooms of every resident certainly added to an already full day of responsibilities. Despite these additional responsibilities, Chef Miro’s staff proved up to the challenge.

And when Mom got to the point where she no longer was able to participate in activities, Vista Springs saw that she was given extra special attention from the caregivers and arranged for daily facetime opportunities for our family. Even up to a month before Mom’s downturn in her condition, she was offered the opportunity for a bit of physical therapy.

When Mom was at the point where she was not physically able to eat properly, the caregivers took time and helped Mom cut out her portions and feed her meals.

We were lucky to have found Vista Springs Greenbriar, where Mom was able to enjoy her last years and live them out in dignity and with the love given her by the administration, the nurses, the chefs, caregivers, and the entire staff.

We cannot recommend this facility highly enough and will be forever thankful to them. And, although Mom was not always able in her last years to vocally express her appreciation, you could always see it in the big smile on her face.

Always at the risk of omitting some deserving individual, I could not end this tribute without recognizing two special individuals at the facility, administrator Jennifer Malynn, and 3rd floor head nurse Pam Milenovic. Any interactions we had with these two individuals were both personal and professional and illustrated their dedication to their jobs and their concern for both residents and their families.

We miss Mom. We will also miss the caring staff at Vista Springs Greenbriar.

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Jump point: #Features

Welcome to Vista Springs Greenbriar Village!

Vista Springs Greenbriar Village combines our resort-style environments with expertise in the health and security of your loved one. Memory care specialists and 24-hour nursing staff are on hand to make sure residents get the support they need.

Imagine a community providing assisted living near Cleveland, Ohio that makes you think you’ve stepped into a five-star resort. You’ve just pictured life at Vista Springs Greenbriar Village.

At Vista Springs Greenbriar Village servers take your loved one’s lunch order, caregivers respond to your parent’s request at the touch of a button, and elegant amenities immerse your family member in a calm and soothing atmosphere.

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Unique Features

  • Memory Care
  • Live Theater
  • Culinary Classes
  • Pet Friendly
  • Creative Arts Center
  • Therapy & Fitness
  • QuickMove

 

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Community Amenities

Concierge Services

Live Theater

Café

Outdoor Courtyard

Imprés Salon, Spa & Massage

24-Hour Security System

VIP Dining with Modern Cuisines

Creative Arts Center

Therapy & Fitness


 

Activities

  • Group Discussions: At our community, your loved one will have the opportunity to discuss current events and participate in Rotary Club meetings.
  • Crafts and Games: Watch your loved one arrange fresh flowers or join friends for their favorite game at our resort-style community. There’s always an engaging craft or game for your loved one to enjoy.
  • Social Outings: Our activities for seniors include a weekly jaunt into the community. At Vista Springs Greenbriar Village, your loved one can enjoy dining, shopping, and day trips with friends.
  • Culinary Opportunities: If your loved one has a passion for good food, you’re in the right place. In addition to cooking or baking activities, they can join our culinary committee to discuss the community menu.

 

Entertainment

  • Guest Speakers: Growing older doesn’t mean learning should stop. You’ll appreciate how often we invite guest speakers to provide your loved one with educational events.
  • Music: At Vista Springs Greenbriar Village, music is an important part of daily life. Through melody we also celebrate our residents’ rich cultural heritage.
  • Dining Events: Whether we’re throwing our monthly social to welcome newcomers or holding a festive holiday party, there’s always a fun dining event on our calendar.

 

Room Amenities

Spacious Apartments with Private Bathrooms

Pet Friendly

Kitchenettes

One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments


 

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Location

Address: 8668 Day Drive Parma, OH 44129 | Phone Number: (440) 340-4000

City

Vista Springs Greenbriar Village is nearby a number of amusements and recreational centers for visitors of all ages. Go shopping down the road at the Shoppes at Parma or take a walk through Ridgewood Lake Park or Walters Grove Park. You can also visit Cleveland’s Museum of Art or Metroparks Zoo, or spend the day at Make Believe Family Fun Center or Parma Memorial Hall. With so many activities nearby, friends and family of Vista Springs Greenbriar Village community members can enjoy many days together.

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Points of Interest

Shopping Centers

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The Shoppes at Parma 

2 minutes

0.4 miles

 

Parks and Recreation

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Ridgewood Lake Park 

5 minutes

1.2 miles

Walters Grove Park 

13 minutes

4.2 miles 

Parma Memorial Hall 

8 minutes

2.5 miles

Brooklyn Historical Society Museum 

15 minutes

4.5 miles

The Cleveland Museum of Art

30 minutes

18.6 miles

Make Believe Family Fun Center

2 minutes

0.2 miles

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

17 minutes

5.2 miles

Westcreek Reservation 

10 minutes

3.7 miles

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