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Resident Testimonials

Learn about the experience of living at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community through resident testimonials. Each and every Grand Oaks resident enjoys the comfort and amenities of a gracious and hospitable home. The combination of a supporting and safe home-style environment and personal assistance amenities allows each resident to continue an independent lifestyle to help improve the quality of life. The supportive staff at Grand Oaks is available for assistance at any time of the day or night. Contact us today to learn more about our assisted living community.

Resident Since 2002

“15 years ago, I knew my wife, Marion and I should make a change in our lives, but it was hard for us to make the leap. I can now truthfully say that this decision is one of the best living decisions I have ever made. Following my wife’s two hip replacement surgeries, I knew we couldn’t exist in a condo. We needed a better support system. The key for us was the connection to Sibley Memorial Hospital and the fact that our daughter lives nearby in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Although Marion is no longer with me, I have found a great new life at Grand Oaks; many new friends, great compassionate care by the staff, wonderful healthful food, excellent management, beautiful surroundings and numerous cultural and enrichment activities. We have many musical programs and there is even a place where I can play my cornet! I consider it a privilege to be living at Grand Oaks.”

Resident Since 2012

“I came to Grand Oaks for a temporary stay when I needed extra help during cancer treatment. I loved it so much, I became a permanent resident!”

A Place to Recover, A Beautiful Place to Reside

“During my three month respite stay at Grand Oaks, I was treated with respect; genuine care for my well-being and my complete recovery; and warmth and friendliness that was sincere and very much appreciated by me. The Grand Oaks staff was, without exception, courteous and willing to help when I needed it. From nursing to physical therapy; recreational activities; restaurant and maintenance employees and all administrative personnel, the competence and service were of the highest levels and I now consider many of the people I met during my three month stay as friends. The surroundings at Grand Oaks are first rate, The apartments are well laid out and furnished. I was particularly impressed with the cleanliness of facilities across the board, from private accommodations to all common areas. In fact, the public spaces–with comfy wing chairs and sofas to a roaring fireplace–made me feel more like I was at a first-class lodge in Williamsburg than a senior living residence in the Washington metro area. And the food at every meal, beginning with a hearty breakfast to a balanced and carefully prepared dinner (with myriad choices at all three meals! ) was delicious and truly “first class”–I’m living proof of that…I put on more than twenty pounds during my three-month respite stay. I’ve already been back a few times to visit my friends, both staff and residents, and I will give Grand Oaks my highest personal recommendation. And if I ever have the need for short term care or long-term recovery, I wouldn’t hesitate to consider Grand Oaks as my first resource of choice. David Washington, D.C..”

Excellent Care and Wonderful Facility

“My father relocated to DC ( from NJ) in October 2014. He has resided there continuously since then. Previously, he was in an independent care facility with private duty 18 hours a day. He hated having someone sitting there with him all day. His experience at Grand Oaks has been wonderful. The staff are friendly, helpful, responsive and caring. My father requires assistance with all ADLs – except feeding. He is the highest level of care. The cost is much less than he paid for the private duty and he loves both the privacy and the socialization. He engages in many of the activities and enjoys the dining room. I visit at least three times a week – sometimes when the staff are not expecting me. At all times, he has been clean, comfortable and often engages in activities. As with any facility, there have been some small concerns and all of these were resolved quickly and effortlessly in a day or two. I have found both Laurie and Diane to be thoughtful, helpful and responsive. It may seem like this review is “too good to be true” but I am a primary care physician and I know that my father has received wonderful care. He has had multiple strokes and speech is difficult but he is always listened to and treated with the greatest respect. His apartment is bright, clean and fully ADA accessible. From our family’s perspective – Grand Oaks is a real value – in terms of care, comfort, personal service, activities and simply providing a caring safe environment for my father.”

Endorsement from Dr. Gregory F. T. Winn

“I am pleased to take this opportunity to write an enthusiastic letter of endorsement based on my experience at Grand Oaks. While my stay has not been lengthy (two months between surgical operations) it has given me sufficient time to know that this is an excellent facility of the highest quality. They have been there for me during trying times including helping me with urgent assistance as I had several relapses which required my short term re-hospitalization. I don’t know how they do it, but everyone on the staff knew who I was from the first day. The facilities are clean and upscale, the nursing and support staff on top of their game, and all of the support personnel including the dining room staff supportive and cheerful. I do not know if some day I shall return here for the long haul, but I am sure that would not be a mistake. Thank you Grand Oaks for a job well done!”

Oasis at Grand Oaks is a Gem

“My husband spent 60 days in the Oasis unit of Grand Oaks and experienced their care plus the PT and OT offered by the Legacy group ( on site at Grand Oaks). The staff embodies the true meanings of caring, respect, kindness, professionalism, and competence. My husband’s improvement was significant and the cognitive and physical health he achieved would have been unthinkable if he had remained at home.”