We've worked with six different residence facilities over the years (counting one name/ownership/management change), in Hawaii and in Washington. Over the years Mom has been in independent living, assisted living and, now memory care. The experience has focused us on three elements: competence, care & integrity. Creekside Continuing Care Community beats them all, hands down: 1. Competence: They run the place efficiently - hiring, managing, staffing, process and risk management. 2. Care: Finding both professional competence and genuine compassion in a single person, let alone a facility is, in our experience rare. These folks go out of their way - arranging lots "events" and "outings" to distract, amuse, entertain. This is not pro forma, they seem to derive pleasure from making residents feel better, even if just for an afternoon. 3. Integrity: This is the most important, because, in the end, you can't plan far enough ahead or see all the potholes. When issues have come up about (especially money) issues, they have conducted themselves in a way that, actually, suprised me at first, its so rare. There's no word, but integrity. If you have a partner you can trust it takes away so much of the fear/concern about putting your loved one in the care of strangers.