Grace Valley








Friends & Family Reviews

Grace Valley has been a blessing for our family.  Prior to becoming a resident at Grace, our mother went from independent living to a large assisted living facility.  In both cases, we felt the need to oversee her every move.  When she moved to Grace Valley, a huge weight was lifted from our shoulders.

The facility is warm and inviting as is the staff.  Attention is paid to her personal needs, as well as her social needs.  The crafts, exercise sessions, and just being able to "help" in the kitchen has assured us that her personal needs and interests are being met.

We again sing the praises of Grace Valley and would recommend it to anyone without



The family of Maxine DeForrest

My mother had a nice one bedroom apartment in a much larger Assisted Living facility with a full time nursing staff but she did not get paid attention to like she does at Grace Valley.  A number of medical issues arose that were not taken care of until we noticed and did something about them but they became more serious.   My mother would end up staying in her apartment all day often because no one engaged her.  The owners and staff of Grace Valley are very engaging and the residents tend to follow suit and also engage one another.  The atmosphere could not be better and my family is very pleased we found Crystal and Grace Valley for our mother

Whenever I bring my Mom back to Grace Valley from an outing the staff person that meets her tells her how happy they are to see her and often that they missed her. 


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On November 1st we will celebrate our first anniversary at Grace

Valley. What an honor to be the first family to have a loved one in this


What a difference Crystal, Dan and Marilyn and the wonderful group of people

they have assembled to care for our loved ones have made in all of our lives.

Our Mother had been through 4 dreadful months in a "deluxe Senior Facility",

one week in the hospital, as a result of a fall at that facility and two weeks

in a nursing home. She was frail, afraid, confused and barely communicating

then she arrived at Grace Valley. Within two weeks she was walking around her

"new Home" and sharing her humor with all she came into contact with.  A short

time later, my sister-in-law moved her Mother to Grace Valley as well.  What a

Great Christmas Eve we had at Grace!  Our two mothers,our siblings, children

and grandchildren "took Over" the facility and had a wonderful family


We can't thank Crystal and Dan enough for turning our Mothers final years

into a peaceful journey surrounded by wonderful, understanding caregivers!

When we brought my Grandma to Grace Valley she was not well.  Within two

months she was back to being her smiling and loving self.  

She loves living at Grace Valley, Graceland as she calls it.  Grandma loves

the staff and talks about all the activities that they do with her.


Thank you all for being there to help her as well as the other ladies.  It is

great to know she is getting awesome care.


Cathy Jonker,  Grand daughter of Betty Strong.

I have been a geriatric social worker in the Kalamazoo area since 1979. I would highly recommend Grace Valley for your loved one. The quality of life is enhanced in this family environment, both physical and psychosocial needs are met. The Dexters are faithful people who practice their Christianity by providing a safe and dignified  atmosphere to our beloved seniors.

Thank you Dexter family for being the link to continued independence.

Kay Mero BSW

Grace Valley saved my Grandma. I truly believe those words with all my heart. Crystal came to my Grandma's home, sat down with her, and asked her if she would like to come and live with her at Grace Valley. Crystal and the staff loved my Grandma, and took her in as part of their family. When my Grandmother started living at Grace Valley she was weak, thin, lonely, depressed, and as she would tell us she was ready to go be with the Lord. After only a couple weeks of being in the loving environment at Grace Valley Grandma started to flash that smile that we all missed so much, the one that could light up the whole room. When I would come to visit she couldn't wait to show me her new home, her room, and introduce me to her new friends, she wasn't lonely anymore. She loved the staff and we couldn't be more impressed with the way they took care of Grandma.

While my Grandma was recently hospitalized every person from the staff at Grace Valley came up to see her, as each one of them would come into the room Grandma would just light up, she felt so special.  That is the way the staff always made her feel, and I will never be able to say thank you enough.

Crystal and staff ~ I hope that when you remember her smile that your heart is full of happiness. You made my Grandma find a reason to smile and really live her life again. Thank you for being there for her every second of everyday. You were her friends and family and she truly loved you. Thank you for always making her feel safe and comfortable. Thank you for everything.


Beth Torian

Granddaughter of Betty Strong

Mom spent the last three years of her life in a great place. Each and every staff member of Grace Valley was a dedicated, loving, compassionate individual. Everyone treated mom as their own family member and always tried to meet all her needs. As a family, we never had to worry about mom being in “assisted living”. In a way, everyone there became our family too. We will forever be grateful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

May you grow and expand for the good of this community and its elders.

Carmen Softas & Family

There is so so much I would like to say but how can I possibly put it all down in one note?!  YOU ARE A BLESSING to everyone under your care and who depends on you!  You have definitely found your niche and your least I think you have.  Being a fellow nurse, I have experienced ALL areas of elderly care as an employee, manager, director, home health, grand daughter, niece, and now daughter!  I know the good and the not so good, to the awful in this industry.  The elderly are so very vulnerable and really need and deserve to be treated well and with dignity and respect.  YOU my dear, are the FULL PACKAGE!  Families of elderly have such an enormous weight, with helping to care for their loved ones, hoping others will care for them as we would, and usually a constant fear that there is a person or persons who will treat them badly.  I had that tremendous weight with my aunt Luella and my mom UNTIL I found you and your Grace Valley!  You and your team are absolute angels and #1 top notch in my book.  After settling my "very needy" aunt Luella there years ago and how you and your staff just genuinely cared for her and all of her anxiety and neediness she was plagued with!  You all dealt with her with such grace and dignity-as I would have- (and maybe better!)  When it came time for my mother to come, I can't tell you how relieved I felt that Grace Valley had room for her!  The fact that you take care of absolutely EVERYTHING and at such a reasonable cost!  I NEVER had one single worry (and I'm knowledgeable and picky enough to find worry) but I had even provide supplies??? WHAT?!  I could go on I sincerely THANK YOU!  I don't know what I would (or my family) have done without you!  I am so thankful for you!

Love to all!