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#LifeatTheFerry

Nervous you won’t make friends? Unlikely! Afraid you’ll have to give up your hobbies? Not a chance. Get a glimpse into our community programming and what life is like living here by checking out our Facebook page. We frequently share what residents have been doing to stay active, involved, and living life to the fullest.

Transitioning into senior living is a big step. Our Connect ™ Program is designed to help new residents find their way, forge meaningful connections, and create new friendships. #seniorcommunity #supportnetwork

🌷✨ Meet our resident Loretta, a former florist who turned a regular afternoon into a masterclass in flower arranging for her friends and neighbors at The Oaks! With her expert guidance and beautiful stories from her time in the floral industry, she inspired everyone. By the end of the session,... our seniors had created their stunning floral masterpieces. What a bloom-tastic day! 🌸💐 #FlowerArranging #SeniorTalent #GoldenWisdomExchange #TheOaksAtAlgonquin

Our beautiful moms at Las Palomas Senior Living got creative for a heartwarming photo project, showcasing their unique personalities through their hands - just as their kids see them! 💖 These images aren't just snapshots; they're cherished gifts, serving as reminders of the countless ...ways these amazing moms have touched their families' lives. Here's to celebrating their love, dedication, and the beautiful bond of motherhood this Mother's Day! 🌸 #LasPalomasMoms

Splish splash, we’re having a blast! 💦🎉🏊‍♂️ We dove headfirst into pool season with our sister community, The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living! It was all about sun, splash, and good vibes as we rocked out to beach tunes and enjoyed a picnic lunch al fresco.

Our active group of seniors at #TheOaksatAlgonquin is gearing up for the #PaddlePalooza on May 24th from 12:00pm-2:00pm at @pickle.haus in Algonquin, Illinois 🏓

#pickleball #activeseniors

Leather crafting: the ultimate senior living activity 💳 👜

#seniorlivingactivity #DIY #activity #handcrafted

They say we’re aging like fine wine, but we say we’re maturing like a fine Moscato! DIY crafting keeps us young at heart. 🍷

Hear From Residents and Family of Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory Care!

I would highly recommend Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living, and Memory Care Center. My mother's boyfriend was there for a year. They provide good activities for the residents. The facilities are well cleaned, and there are several areas for dining and lounging. The staff are helpful, and friendly.
Mark Raimer
Mark Raimer
20:54 11 May 24
Dina helped us find a home for mom here. As we walk with her to lunch every person we pass says hi to her by name. The kitchen and staff are always smiling and talking to mom. They know what we all drink when we sit with her. The front desk staff always smile and greet us. Always seems clean and bright. The menu is varied and delicious. Whenever we have had a question it has always been answered and addressed promptly. It has been a great place for mom-she loves it!!
Elvis Heff
Elvis Heff
02:39 29 Feb 24
Lovely community with dedicated and attentive staff. Rooms are well designed and spacious. As a Senior Living Advisor I was so happy to introduce my family to this community knowing it was a great fit for my couple with specific needs! THANK YOU DAVE!!! Great working with you and your team.
mimi dodd
mimi dodd
14:02 07 Feb 24
My mom has been at Dougherty Ferry for almost three years and we have had a very positive experience. As my mother's Alzheimers progressed she was moved into Memory Care Unit. During the first few months, there was turn over in the staff which presented some challenges. It has now been almost a year that the head of Memory Care Unit , Giselle , has been in charge and she is truly remarkable. Through her actions, it is obvious that she not only cares for all the residents but also for her staff. She works with her staff to teach them how to individualize the care for each resident. On a Saturday evening, my Mom's two caregivers called to express some concerns about changes in my mom's behavior. They explained how they had spent time with her throughout the day comforting her when she was scared and making sure she felt safe. We talked about her progression in Alzheimers and what the next phase might look like. Recently, they hired an activity director who focuses on Alzheimer patients..... while she is new at the facility her enthusiasm and communication is already present. Since the onset of COVID, I see my Mom through window visits, the entire staff work hard to keep the COVID cases to a true minimum. Having a loved one in a facility during a pandemic can be very stressful, but I truly feel my Mom is in the best place for her. She is always clean, washed, and most importantly happy. The staff of memory care at DF are true frontline heroes!
Kathy Danzo
Kathy Danzo
03:35 20 Dec 20
Earlier this year my mom was hospitalized and had a short stay at a skilled rehab facility. It was there that they told us that my mom would no longer be able to live independently. I called Dougherty Ferry assisted living and scheduled a tour that next week. I immediately knew that this was going to be the best fit for her. The staff new each resident by name and it just felt very warm and welcoming. My mom has now been living there for a few months and has never been happier. She tells us all the time that there is not one thing that she does not like there. She loves the staff, she loves the food, she loves her room. She is very involved in the activities and looks forward to them every day. It has given us peace of mind knowing that she is living somewhere where she is safe, loved, and very well cared for. I will always say that Dougherty Ferry assisted-living was a Godsend!!!
Jenny Smith
Jenny Smith
21:35 06 Nov 19
We have been very happy with the loving care my mother is receiving at the Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living and Memory Care facility. She suffers from dementia and is in the Memory Center here. The administrative staff is very pleasant to work with, they listen to our feedback with kindness, they are accommodating with requests made for our loved one in their care, and they are always open to suggestions we might have to better serve their residents. The care giving staff is equally as pleasant to work with. They are always happy and smiling while they work. They are quick to learn the habits of each of their residents and understanding how best to care for each individual. They are loving and patient with my mother, no matter what kind of mood she is in. The staff keeps the facility clean and looking nice and welcoming to everyone. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone!
Debbie Costrino
Debbie Costrino
13:24 30 Aug 17
After a thorough search I selected Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory care for my mom. One year later I am very happy with the choice. My mom is getting great care and fits in very well socially. The facility is immaculate and the staff are pleasant and very supportive.
Les Silies
Les Silies
21:38 29 Aug 17