The Ford family has a soft spot for Starling.
"We visited a couple of other facilities [when looking for the right place for mom and dad], and when mom walked into the front door of the Grove, she said 'this is it!'" Annie Ford explained.
Both of her parents live at The Grove at Canopy in Tallahassee.
"It has just been so great," Annie said. "It’s been a really easy transition for them and they’ve made so many friends here. It’s unbelievable. And the comment we get is why didn’t we do this any sooner."
The Fords love their apartment, and spend their days socializing with friends. For their children, the best part is knowing mom and dad are always around great people.
"It’s fantastic for me just knowing they’re in a place surrounded with people that they have a good time with, compared to where they were before out in rural South Dakota, where they had a good neighbor, but still kinda a long ways from anything," son Chris Ford said.
Chris takes solace knowing his parents have round-the-clock care and assistance should they need it.
"For me, being 1,200 miles away, it’s that little peace of mind knowing if something happens, the staff here are on it!" Chris said.
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