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I loved living here! I would still be there except I was on the 3rd floor and my dog was getting older. Too hard on her. I definitely recommend this place!!
I highly recommend this company. I travel a lot for work and Carey Limo gets me where I need to go safely and efficiently every time. They are always polite and kind to everyone they interact with, whether on the phone or in person.
When me and my family were stuck with a broke down vehicle and needed to get to the airport Carey Limo came through for us. They were quick and professional and even gave us a discount that they didn't have to do. My family would use their services anytime and anywhere.
Carey Limo has been our preferred company for 18 years. They are courteous and professional always. They took care of my sisters wedding and many other family functions over the years.
I recently moved from out of state and have had NOTHING but good things to say about both the appartments and management. They made the process smooth, quick and were very kind and made me and my roommate feel at home. We feel very secure with the safety precautions they have taken, and enjoy the gated courtyard and pool, and would recommend this as home to anyone
Anyone and EVERYONE! Please save yourself the awful experience and headache! We rented a 20 passenger hummer limo for our wedding in June 2018 and the owner/manager Steve Garcia was by far the worst person on this planet to work with! First, he would quote different prices each time I called to verify he had my reservation, already feeling iffy about the company we booked the whole day for our wedding hoping previous reviews weren’t true and the odd behavior of this business owner was misunderstood.. boy was I wrong! To start the limo driver was 30 mins late to picking us up and had two rides one with the fellas first then the ladies, I was 40 mins late to my own wedding! The air conditioning didn’t work and to make matters worse from there... we were picked up after the ceremony to take pictures and well finsihing up we noticed the hood of the limo was open, when we approached the limo driver he said it was overheating and another limo from downtown would be on the way.. it never came. No phone call from Steve to explain next steps or a resolution. After waiting an hour in the heat the mechanic showed up and poured antifreeze, for it all to com pouring out from the bottom of the limo, then we were told to get back in and it was fixed, two seconds later it overheated again and were asked to get out! For the second time! At this point we were less than an hour from our reception so we decided it was best to get Uber rides and not risk getting stuck on the side of the freeway! I patiently waited for Steve Garcia to call and explain a resolution or if a different limo would be picking us up for our next fully paid ride! He never called so I called Steve and he immediately became irate and began raising his voice at me! I had him on speaker so all six people in the car could hear him, he stated it was our fault for leaving and he was not sending any other limo. As we went back and forth about poor customer service and the limo breaking down he said screw it, I’ll refund all your money and goodbye! I thought good, I tried to give this person the opportunity to make the experience right. And he had no desire too.. The total for the day was $1200, two weeks went by where I text, called, emailed and not one response received regarding the refund. Then my mom called and he answered, of course irate and said her refund was processed and hung up! As I awaited for my refund, I notice I was only refunded $660, no explanation of why I was charged that amount, no courtesy, no follow up, nothing other than the worst experience in my life and quite frankly ruining my wedding day! As of today we spoke to another individual that supposedly was going to review our situation after half of my wedding party had to write statements, never heard back from anyone. But!!! Today I’m getting calls from Steve Garcia’s phone that are harassing with very odd voicemails and continually calling via FaceTime and private! I’m actually frightened to answer and seeking legal assistance at this point! I waited to write a review in the hopes this company owner would do the right thing but it’s obvious this is not a normal person. Please save yourself the headache, money and worst experience you could signup for!
For my wedding day we hired them for 2 pickups. First, they were supposed to pick us up immediately after the ceremony and take the bridal party to a spot for photos. The limo was half an hour late, which then made lots of other things, like dinner, start late, and made our bridal party have to wait around. The limo driver said he was stuck in traffic, but it was clear he had just come from somewhere else. The limo was not clean. Full of empty bottles of water and napkins and no refreshments for my bridal party (which would have been nice after taking pictures in the sun). Second, another limo was supposed to pick my husband and I up after our exit and take us to our hotel. That one was 15 minutes late. That might not sound like that much, but it was enough to make our photographer have to stay late and as well as our guests on a Sunday night before work. My wedding planner was angry with the service and sent an email (ccing me) a couple of days later asking if Steve would give me some money back for the poor service. After a week, no answer. I followed up with two more emails and have still not received an answer after almost 2 weeks. No apology was ever extended and no response to any of my messages. I honestly think that's the worst part and there's no excuse to completely ignore a customer who has an issue. I also have an issue with the company's billing practices. I called to place the limo order and never got an invoice or a written confirmation of any kind. Just an oral quote, which I thought was a little weird. Steve didn't explain the billing procedure. Apparently they take a $50 deposit and then bill the rest afterwards. That makes sense, but it would have been nice to know in advance. I never received an invoice of any kind showing how much time I got billed for or what percentage of tip was included. Overall terrible service and late, dirty, overpriced limos. Not worth it at all.
THIS IS A WARNING! DO NOT MOVE HERE!! I have been a resident here for 2 years, and this has been the worst 2 years of my life. At first it will seem fine, then the cockroaches start. You will do everything in your power to get rid of them, but EVERY SINGLE BUILDING IS INFESTED, THERE IS NO GETTING RID OF THEM. You will wait until August to have working air conditioning, and when they do turn it on, it barely works. These buildings are from the 1960's and nothing has been renovated. The neighbors party all night long and the police and ambulance are here on a DAILY BASIS. Be careful, YOUR WHOLE BUILDING MIGHT CATCH FIRE. In the last 6 months, THREE buildings have caught on fire and had to be fully evacuated. One building is still boarded up and unlivable. There have been 3 management companies in 2 years because the last two literally wiped their hands clean of this place. The staff is rude, and they definitely will NOT help you. The only way this apartment will be livable is if the whole place is SHUT DOWN, condemned, and torn down, and a new building rebuilt on the property. There are alcohol bottles and needles scattering the property, animal fecal matter is everywhere. The indoor pool has been shut down for several years, we were promised it would be opened when we moved in. It is an eyesore to say the least. There is no indoor gym even though it is promised to be renovated and fixed and has not been for the last 2 years. There are gun shots at least once a week that ring out through the complex, and the police department is here every single day, if not multiple times per day. My biggest complaint is the staff. They are rude, unfriendly, and a report has now been filed as they recently physically assaulted a tenant. DO NOT MOVE HERE!!
There is no one I would trust my senior loved ones with more than being in the care of Rhonda Dimperio and her staff at Prime Care Living. Her heart, skills, compassion, and attention to her patients exude the realm of excellence. She cares deeply about all of her patients. She has the energy and profound understanding and empathy to uplift her patients/clients spirits in such a way that they never lose sight of how very special and important they are regardless of their age or physical condition. I am honored to know this woman. I admire, among many of her altruistic qualities, her compassionate heart and her tenacity to do the "right thing" for others as a first and foremost intention. Rhonda accepts giving nothing less than the best of care and loving environment for her patients. She is truly a model for excellence in the assisted living industry.
These are just some of the photos I took before I left that apt. at the bottom is a picture of a list of b.s. Casa Grande Realty ( one women) that is trying to charge me for. Look how dishonest this individual person is. What concerns me is how many people had she gotten away with this and done this to? How many more will there be as long as its being managed by this one women? What needs to be on the info as well is how to contact the owner so they can know when there property is being ran by such a dishonest "management". Other then that the apt, it's self was very nice and comfy. When I moved in it was a professionally ran management ( Peak Management) I rented from, when I moved out unfortunately it was being managed by a lier and what I call a thief.
Drug abuse and addiction is a public health issue with serious consequences. From prescription drugs to cocaine, inhalants and marijuana, illicit substances have affected nearly every community and person in some way. But what exactly is drug abuse and how do people seek treatment for this disease?
Making the decision to seek help for drug addiction is a huge step toward improving your health and overall wellness, as well as that of your family and community. But where do you start? There are many options.
Attend a Rehabilitation Program: There are a plethora of rehab options available to people who abuse drugs. You should be able to find one that fits your budget and lifestyle. For a very intensive treatment, try an inpatient rehab program at a facility that is well-versed in addressing long-term addiction. These organizations provide a place for you to stay while you go through withdrawals, as well as medical assistance if it is needed. Drug rehab facilities offer therapeutic programs such as cognitive behavioral therapy to help users address the problems that may drive them to drug use. You'll also be surrounded by others in similar positions who are looking to stop using and seek support, which can be very helpful and inspiring.
1. Intake Process: Every person beginning an inpatient rehab program will go through an intake process. This involves a physical exam from a doctor and a mental exam from a therapist or psychiatrist. These professionals note any mental conditions, like bipolar disorder and depression, as well as physical issues, such as chronic fatigue or multiple sclerosis, which may be affected by drug use. New patients are usually searched to ensure they do not bring any drugs to the facility on their person or in their belongings. Once a patient has undergone the intake process, they will likely not be allowed to have visitors or even talk with friends and family over the phone for a few days. This promotes focus on recovery without distractions. Each facility is different, but after a few days or weeks, patients are typically allowed to make phone calls and receive visitors.
2. Detox: The first week of inpatient drug rehabilitation is often spent detoxing. Most facilities do not host many classes or require users to attend functions at this time, as it is instead spent dealing with the emotional and physical consequences of coming down from drug use. Long-time users may experience intense symptoms such as temporary blackouts, memory loss, depression, irritability, unpredictable mood swings, headache, insomnia, anxiety, nausea and more. Most patients just entering rehab find their first few days are some of the most difficult as they must completely adjust their habits and mindset, all while going through complex bodily symptoms. Physicians supervise this time of withdrawal to address any symptoms that require medical attention. After you have completed the detox phase and there is no more trace of drugs in your body, you will likely begin attending group and individual therapy sessions.
3. Therapy: While in drug rehabilitation, you don't simply stay away from the substance that you've become addicted to. Instead, you will spend your time learning about what triggers your abuse, and how to address urges and make amends. You will also likely attend group therapy sessions where you and other addicts can share your experiences and learn from one another under the supervision of a therapist or psychiatrist. Being in the presence of others who are learning how to restructure their lives after drug abuse can be very helpful. Knowing you're not alone is a huge step, plus you may be able to turn to those in similar situations for advice.
4. Reintegration: Eventually you will need to leave the safety and routine of your inpatient rehabilitation program and return to regular society. This comes with a lot of risks, as you may interact with situations and individuals that triggered your drug use. Before you leave a drug treatment program, you will learn skills to cope in the real world that don't involve turning to drugs. You might learn to walk away from certain individuals or not go to particular places where you formerly used to go. You may also return to the inpatient program facility for outpatient counseling. This helps many drug users to reintegrate into society and still maintain some source of assistance by going to daily or weekly therapy sessions.
Consider an Outpatient Program
Outpatient programs offer similar assistance to inpatient options such as therapy sessions and counseling, but the patient sleeps in his or her own home and is not confined to the rehabilitation center. Some patients prefer this option because it resembles some form of normality and allows them to potentially work and partake in family activities. It is important to note, though, that a person may require more serious, constant treatment than these outpatient programs can offer. If you are considering seeking treatment for drug addiction, discuss these possibilities with your doctor. He or she will help you decide what program is right for you.
Painkillers and Therapy
Some drug users who have been abusing pain medications like Oxycontin or morphine require pain relief but must find it in other ways than potentially addictive drugs. To address this issue, some people receive methadone, a synthetic narcotic. Individuals in inpatient or outpatient programs may use methadone, as can people who are not seeking any formal treatment but are trying to stop abusing painkillers. Your doctor may prescribe a methadone treatment plan if you have chronic pain issues and are recovering from addiction. Methadone can be given intravenously, via a tablet or as a dispersible. Use of this medication is carefully monitored as it can cause respiratory issues when you first begin or anytime you up your dosage. If you are concerned that you may be abusing prescription painkillers, talk to your physician about Methadone and other options like Suboxone or Narcan.
Working With a Sponsor
Similar to alcoholism treatment, some former drug users require assistance from sponsors. These individuals are often previous addicts themselves or have experiences as therapists or psychiatrists. They meet with patients regularly and are often available at a moment's notice to talk when an individual is feeling vulnerable and triggered. Sponsors can offer help when you need them the most and provide a firm sense of accountability.
To go through treatment successfully, it's important to find the right facility for you. To do so, first talk with your doctor. A physician can determine how severe your addiction is, which will help you decide if you want to try inpatient or outpatient treatment. He or she can also consider any withstanding health issues such as psychiatric conditions that should also be factored into your decision.
Next, check out facilities and programs that offer treatment for the substances that you abuse. Attending a program that is specific to your drug of choice will make your treatment much more likely to be impactful and successful. Look into potential facilities and learn about their drug policies. Some provide certain users with medications like Valium and Xanax to counteract symptoms of distress associated with alcohol or drug withdrawals. You may not want to attend such programs if you fear that you may instead become addicted to these substances or if you have ever had issues with abusing these medications in the past.
You should also note what potential programs to turn to during drug cravings. Some offer excellent nutrition and wellness plans that use healthy eating and exercise to reduce the physical and psychological want or need for a substance. Learning this coping skill is imperative to transitioning back into society, as you will be better prepared to face cravings once you are no longer in drug abuse treatment.
Some treatment programs promote quick sobriety through seemingly impossible means, such as herbal supplements or religious affiliation. When choosing a treatment facility, be wary of questionable claims like, "Shake your drug addiction in one week!" If the advertising sounds too good to be true, the program could potentially be a scam. Instead, look for organizations that include approval and certification from real doctors and health care providers. If a well-known drug abuse therapist or hospital recommends a clinic, for example, it is much more likely that you will have a successful treatment experience there.
Finances are another major part in your treatment program choice. Some facilities accept health insurance like United Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Humana and Medicaid. To learn what options are financially feasible for you, call your insurance provider and ask about any programs with which they are connected. Many carriers support in-state assessment, detox and outpatient treatment. Some also partially cover residential or inpatient treatment.
Because drug addiction is considered a disease, major health insurance providers must treat it like any other chronic condition that requires medical treatment. Make a call to the member services phone line at your insurance company and they can explain both in-network and out-of-network coverage for addiction and drug abuse treatment. Be sure to inquire about co-pays and deductibles so you don't receive a surprise bill months after you start a program. If you don't have insurance, you may be able to find outpatient programs like Narcotics Anonymous that offer counseling and meetings for patients at no cost.
Drug Abuse Facts
Every illegal use of a drug, from prescription medications to a hit of methamphetamine, creates an addiction risk for the user. One single dose of a club drug, for example, can cause long-term cognitive damage because it changes the chemical makeup of the brain. It is not always the substance that leads to a label of drug abuse. Instead, it is the nature in which the substance is used. For example, you may break a bone and require surgery. You will likely be prescribed some painkillers to promote healing in your body and make you more comfortable. If, however, you find that the medication creates feelings of euphoria so you pretend you need the drug longer than you do in order to get more pills, that is considered drug abuse. It doesn't matter that you have a prescription and the substance is technically legal.
Helping Your Family Cope
You are not the only one affected by your drug abuse. You family and friends may also appreciate going to therapy to learn how to cope with your addiction. Many people attend support meetings or join groups to mingle with others who are close to drug addicts to provide emotional assistance. When you go through treatment, those close to you must also learn to change their mindsets and behaviors to address these changes to the new you. Many patients have to stop associating with some former friends in order to stay away from illicit substances and avoid situations that may trigger drug abuse. Starting a hobby is a good way to meet new people outside of these social circles once you've received treatment.