My mom has been at Shannondale Assisted Living for 4 years. Although her memory and physical abilities as age 90 are failing her, we find peace in the fact that she is always happy. The staff pays so much attention to her (psychologically in addition to physically). And it never 'smells bad' like the old nursing homes I remember (although the Assisted Living isn't really a "nursing home". Thank you staff, for all you do for us!