2709 East Danforth Road, Edmond, OK 73034
Based on 70 reviews
Services and Housing OptionsIndependent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
The Veraden Description
The Veraden is located 2.2 miles from Edmond, a large town with a population of 90,092. Other nearby cities and towns include The Village, Warr Acres, Oklahoma City and Guthrie. The community is in a middle-upper class neighborhood where the average income is $88,264, 39% of the country has a higher median income.
This community provides Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care and has Studio and Suite apartments available. Studio apartments start at an estimated $3,110 a month, while the average cost of Independent Living is $3,124 in Edmond, $3,214 in OK, and $3,394 in the United States. These prices are estimated. The Veraden is a member of a larger group of communities called Sagora Senior Living. The Veraden is ranked 9 out of 15 communities in Edmond and is ranked 178 out of 381 communities in OK.
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sagora pathways memory care program
private dining room
laundry and housekeeping services
fitness center and swimming pool
spacious walk-in closets
pet friendly community
Healthcare Near The Veraden
The Veraden is close to a wide range of health providers including hospitals, pharmacies and dentists. The closest hospital is OU Medical Center which is 1.2 miles away, but there are also other hospitals in the area including INTEGRIS Health Edmond, and Arcadia Trails INTEGRIS Center for Addiction Recovery. Pharmacies close by are Walgreens which is 1.4 miles away, CVS Pharmacy, and cvs/pharmacy. Have to go to the dentist? Options include Donald G. Ashburn, Jr. D.D.S. Family Dentistry which is 4.0 miles away, Santa Fe Dental, and Smile Arts.
The Veraden is also close to a range of restaurants, culture, shopping and parks. Looking to go out to eat or order takeout? Order Chinese at New China House, pizza at Old Chicago or a burger at The Garage. Love the arts? Head on over to Judd Theater, Pickard Art Gallery, or The Zoo Amphitheatre. Enjoy shopping? Spend some time at Oxford Pointe, Quails Springs Mall, or Shoppes at NorthPark. Looking for a park to relax at? Enjoy the outdoors at Fair Cloud Park, KickingBird Tennis, or Brookhaven Park.
Weather in the area consists of an average of 126 days of rain, 7 days of snow and 231 days of sun and the total precipitation is around 1.8 inches a year. The region reaches a high of 86°F in the summer and 41°F in the winter, with an average temp of 63.9°F throughout the year. The average humidity is 63.3%, with max winds averaging around 15.3 mph.
This community is licensed by the state of OK. It is a large-sized community with 110 total beds.
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Was hoping this would be a great place. It's pretty on the inside with no administrative staff. No planning for a new person moving in. You just move in and hope someone comes to see if you are there. No one greeted us no one brought a welcome packet no one took medical information. No one delivered medication. It's weird. No staff in kItchen or waitresses in dining you wait forever for food service. I'll update more next weekGetting worse day 4Moved out day 5. They didn't dispense medications and my uncle went downhill. We had to take him home with us. Terrible service that you are paying for! We were warned about this place but didn't listen to former staff thinking they were just burned. This place is awful such a shame. No staff wants to work here.
I am the daughter of a resident. I have been very impressed with the care my dad has received. Although he is depressed about the recent loss of his wife of 62 years, the Veraden has been a great support to keep him engaged in life. There are lots of opportunities for him to interact with others. The Veraden does a good job of keeping track of him while allowing him to be independent. He absolutely loves the food and the dining experience. His room is the perfect size for him. I highly recommend the Veraden.
The facility is very modern and beautiful, but don’t let that fool you like it did us. The care and treatment here is horrible. If you or your loved one needs any kind of assistance in care, you should look elsewhere. The staff have an attitude of being annoyed when they have to tend to a resident and don’t even try to hide it. We had our dad there for just 4 months before finally getting fed up and getting him into a new place with much better care.
If you are having to make the incredibly difficult position of finding assisted living for your loved ones, please consider a different place. You will hear a lot of "we are understaffed" here, but apparently that's just code for, we don't really want to take care of our residents. I would encourage you to find a place that takes pride in actually providing care for the $5,000 a month they charge.
Mom has been at Veraden for about 2 years now. We saw it coming on for a couple of years, and Veraden Edmond was one of the places we were considering. When the time came for mom needing memory care, we were so fortunate a room was available. The facilities were nice and well maintained. One of the features that attracted us was the outdoor courtyard area available to the residents. It is exclusive for the memory residents. In the spring and summer it is a comfortable area for mom to sit or walk, while being safe and secure. The care and concern shown for mom by the aides and managers is comforting. There's nothing easy about Alzeimers, but having a nice home for mom at Veraden made the transition much easier. There are new faces periodically among the workers, but almost anywhere in the facility as we are walking the halls, the workers know mom by name. The workers make an effort to encourage mom to participate in activities, because I believe they care about her. Veraden has been an answer to prayers during this challenging journey. I believe the memory administrator sets a high bar of service, and is able to balance a healthy sense of humor with care for "our people". I recommend Veraden of Edmond.
This was written in early Sept., 2019I have been an IL (Independent Living) resident since the facility opened in January 2017. The decorating is especially impressive. The IL Dining room makes the place. The IL activities director, Ryan Dixon, is full of energy and provides many activities. Some residents organize their own activities. The driver, (Warren Gately) for the courtesy car for those who don’t drive is excellent.By far the biggest, and for many IL residents the only, problem is with food and food service. No one is starving go death, but there is unhappiness. If you arrive at the end of dinnertime you may find the featured item is no longer available. Occasionally they are simply out of something they should NEVER be out of. Happily many items are still available. Normal accoutrements need to be requested and are often forgotten. Experienced residents learn, over time, what is prepared to their liking and what is not. Food service time routinely can be up to an hour in IL. Residents should learn to not all show up at the same time, but that isn’t going to happen. The servers vary from excellent to the opposite. If the dining room were a restaurant, it is unlikely you would ever return. But then, who would go to any senior living facility specifically to eat! It is a great opportunity to show your sense of humor and enjoy your new friends!There is a lesser problem which bothers only some of us, and that is with the way information is conveyed (or not conveyed) to and among IL residents. The grapevine is active, but not all residents are in the vineyard, and the information gets distorted as it spreads. A bulletin board for use by residents was requested but it became a bulletin board for management, and it is located in a hall where few routinely go. Residents are allowed to post there, if approved by management, but that just doesn’t happen.Neither the food nor the information shortcomings are reasons for not joining us. Just be prepared for things being the way they are. Would they be any different somewhere else? It is a great place to be, for the price.
I am disappointed to read some of the reviews of the Assistant Living Area. Our experience has been in the Independent Living Section. We enjoy a lovely 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment with a patio that opens onto a large green area - which is great for our dog. We moved to the area from Texas.The Activities Department staff is terrific. Director Ryan Dixon oversees a small staff that offers everything from exercise, bridge, bingo, Bible Study,games, puzzles and more. Regular optional outings offers tours, fine dining, casinos, and many other entertainment opportunities. Weekly outside entertainment is excellent. All of this encourages resident participation which is one of the highlights of our time here.Any negativity would have to be the dining. The dining room is visually beautiful but the food and service does notmatch that of 5 Star dining . The menus always sound interesting but the finished product sometimes is unrecognizable.Almost every meal experience involves long waits for service. Dinner on many nights takes as long as 2 hours. Many nights they run out of the main entree, salad, bread, dessert, salad dressing and more.Its hard to know where changes need to be made; but the Independent residents would be much happier with improvements in the kitchen and dining room. The monthly rent should demand better service in this area and 3 meals a day would be appropriate. The prospects of a rate increase has everyone looking around for new "digs"The dining room is visually beautiful but the food and service does notmatch that of 5 Star dining .Helen and Larry KennyIndependent Living #1104
My Mother has lived at The Veraden for the past year. It is a very nice facility. The staff is excellent and very caring. They offer many activities throughout the day that she truly enjoys. The residents are able to be part of committees to help improve life at The Veraden. I love this feature, but it has not improved the problem of the meals in the dining hall. She has been the head of the culinary committee for a year and hasn't seen much improvement. We really do love The Veraden, but the biggest complaint we have and continue to hear from other residents is the food. This facility could easily be a 5 star facility if the Administration would listen to the residents and improve the meals.
I’ve worked at The Veraden for 17 months it is by far the best job I have ever had. The building is clean and beautiful. The associate are great, they work hard and take good care of the residents and the building. I can say this if you do your job , and have a good attitude you can stay ,and go along ways ! The management team is top notch! We get along great ,and try our best to accommodate everyone and make things enjoyable here. It takes everyone working hard to make a place great ! I’ve worked at a place that went through 10 ED’s in under a year. We have had the same one for over a year now. This means a lot to me. It shows stability , and dedication. I cannot say enough about our management team . Our ED has done every job in this building when she had to - serving in the dinning room! - Maintenace - nursing - cleaning - you name it when there is a need she steps right up. Our new nursing top notch . Just the other day we had a issue at the building and I wasn’t here it was about 6:30 pm. Our new nurse called me and said “you want me to check it out?” I said “yes please “ after thinking about it I realized she may not have been at the building I called her back and she was at home putting her shoes on to come up to the building for me. It completely blew me away that she was willing to do that! I could go on for ever about the team work we have here .This is a great place come visit us anytime !
My parents John and Helen Bloss have lived at the Veraden since January. Today, we laid our father to rest. It’s been an emotionally draining time for all of us, but leaves us especially worried about Mom without Dad. The staff have been exceptional to Mom and all of us, offering support from every angle imaginable. They have gone above and beyond to care for both Mom and Dad, and have become what I would consider great friends as well. I trust them with my Moms care now that Dad is gone and know they will look after her like their own mom or grandmother. Thank you especially to Kim, Anna, Catherine, Maria, Nikita, Measha, and so many others. You are part of our family! This place goes way beyond whether the food is good or the floors are clean. This is about truly loving and caring for people who deserve it most. Thank you.
Our Mother has been at the Veraden for just over a month now...and basically, she has come back from the dead. There were lots of issues coming from a hospital stay and extended rehab, and then when we moved her into memory care here at the Veraden, we were afraid it was not going to be for very long. Under the care of the team in the Memory Care Unit things are so different today than a month ago. Our thanks to Wendy, Kelsey, and so many others in Memory Care. The Veraden has our deepest and sincere gratitude for your excellent nurses, staff, and programs. Our family cannot say enough!! EXCELLENT!!
I have been a CNA/CMA for 20 years. This is by far the best place I have ever worked. The facility is beautiful, the food is wonderful and the staff love the residents. The administration have gone over and beyond for me. They truely care about their residents and staff. Some of the best people I have ever worked with.
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