“We did a lot of looking around, and we chose Deerfield,” says Mrs. Hogue. She wasn’t in the market for a retirement community, but a stroke while she was visiting her daughter in Asheville forced her to move from her home in Detroit and to find an assisted living facility in the area that would work well for her. Mrs. Hogue, an elegant, well-dressed lady who was an art teacher before retirement, now resides in Deerfield’s Haden Hall. Her suite contains what Deerfield staff calls a “magic closet,” based on the quantity and diversity of the ensembles that emerge from it.
“This atmosphere is like being in an apartment,” says Mrs. Hogue. “I can make my own decisions about what I want to do and when. The Activities Committee is responsible for providing things to do, and you can choose what you want. There’s a wonderful volunteer spirit here at Deerfield. Best of all, this arrangement relieves my daughter from having to worry about me and care for me all day long.”
Deerfield’s newly expanded and renovated Haden Hall offers 62 apartments, and a new fourth floor dining venue with sweeping long range views of the northeast mountains (and on a clear day, a view of the legendary Biltmore Estate). Each of the assisted living suites contains a living room, bedroom, efficiency kitchen with refrigerator, sink and microwave oven, and a fully handicapped-accessible bathroom. Residents bring their own furniture, pictures and plants. Light and airy, with 9-foot ceilings, the suites offer freedom from maintaining a household, but retain the feeling of a home. Residents in assisted living receive help with bathing, dressing and monitoring of medications as needed.
For more information please call: (828) 274-1531 ext. 3281