Finding the right place for you or your parents is a very stressful and difficult thing to do. Many people see this change as a step closer to something bad instead of a soft landing into a safe and comfortable, albeit new life. That said, my father has been living at La Vida Real for eight years, starting on the Independent Living side for four of those years and now on the Assisted Living side. In both areas, the kind eyes of the staff, from the housekeepers to the director have been watchful. We have been communicated with immediately when problems have arisen, comforted with their concern during inevitable situations and are so grateful for their professionalism laced through with compassion during all of it. They have never been anything but caring and professional in our 8 years of experience with them. We have made friends with other families that have relatives there and my father has many friends there with whom to share a joke or enjoy a meal. The outings are fun, too and there is always something going on. As a side comment, I noticed another review that stated personal possessions had gone missing. I speak from experience with two sets of parents, that as we age, we can forget things and create situations in our minds that seem really real. I'm not a doctor, but have been told that it can be a sign that medications may need to be adjusted, or that aging has taken another step forward. It's really weird to have your parent telling you something with such realism, only to discover that it wasn't really the parent you know doing the talking. Enough said. I give La Vida Real a big 5 stars.