I have just finished helping my mother, who is 92, move into Beverly Carmel South. You know the building is attractive and well-maintained ahead of time. You hope, first, that the staff will be caring, respectful and responsive. They are. It has been great seeing how nice and considerate everyone is. The household staff only come in to clean when residents are at meals or activities. Requests for repairs, assistance or information get an immediate and helpful response. Yesterday, at lunch, mother was the only person at her table, so staff members repeatedly came over and spent a little time talking with her so she could make conversation. When she mentioned a food she liked that wasn’t on the menu that day, the staff immediately prepared it and brought it to her. And, the food is good too. Meals are generous and well-prepared from quality ingredients. Mom was looking forward to trout for dinner last night. Also, if you don’t like what is planned, you can have your choice of three alternate entrees. This is a great place for assisted living! The residents are nice and generally pretty healthy. Many have invited mother to join in activities and everybody is friendly. She is enjoying exercise class and yoga while looking forward to playing bridge and bingo. All such facilities promise friendly people, good food and fun activities; Beverly Carmel really has all of this.