Testimonials

Below you will find Testimonials from just some of our many happy Residents.


After doing extensive research on assisted-living facilities in Pinellas County, the clear winner for me was the Vineyard Inn. What I liked most about it was that it was and still is privately owned (the owner's mother even lived there at the time), it was clean and attractive, the people were friendly (I made several unannounced visits) and my mother, Kitty, was allowed to keep her beloved cat in her room. Luckily, my mom was equally impressed with the Vineyard and felt very comfortable there. She and Callie the cat lived first in a two-room and then a one-room apartment for almost five years, until Mom passed away in 2009. (Don't worry, I have the cat.) I visited her several times a year. While no institution will ever be the same as a family home, the Vineyard came as close as I could imagine. The vast majority of the time I was happy with her care, and any issues I had were promptly and professionally addressed. While my business relationship with the Vineyard has ended, my personal friendships there will continue. I will forever be grateful that my Mom's final years were spent in a safe and friendly home.

-Diane Daniel, Durham, NC

My mother has been at The Vineyard Inn for two years, so I speak from experience when I say that if you’re looking for the best in assisted living in the area, The Vineyard Inn is a great choice! A caring and friendly staff, excellent meals, fun activities, a real warm and welcoming feeling – it’s all here. Come to The Vineyard Inn!

-Linda and Bill Evans,Sarasota, FL

After checking out several assisted living facilities in the area, my sister and I had absolutely no doubt that The Vineyard Inn was the best choice for our mother’s new home. Mom resided there for a year before passing away last December. I visited my mother most days, so I was very tuned in to the operations of the facility. The Vineyard’s staff is very caring, professional and friendly; the facility is beautifully decorated and very clean; the atmosphere is homey – like a bed and breakfast; a full-time nurse and activities director are on staff; and the food is delicious – especially the daily fresh-baked cookies! By the time my mom passed away, The Vineyard had become a second home for me – I didn’t want to leave! I suggested to Sandy that I handle the marketing for the facility, and fortunately she agreed. J I highly recommend The Vineyard Inn to anyone who’s in need of assisted living.

-Connie Hardwick, Largo, FL

I was referred to The Vineyard Inn for after-hospitalization living. Thank God!!! My mom became like a new person during the final 1 1/2 months of her life. She was happy, smiling more, joining in with activities & chatting with ladies in the dining room. The minute I walked through the doors of The Vineyard, I was filled with such a spirit of peace and love, I knew we were finally Home! I simply cannot praise this facility and its wonderful staff enough. I have no doubt that God has so many blessings to return to each of you as you bless so many. I know I will never, ever forget you. I LOVE YOU!

-Jimmi Sue's daughter, Sherry G., Largo, FL

For the last eight years you have individually and collectively provided loving, patient and professional care to our mother/granny Jean F. Despite her fierce independence, you found a way through your special insights into life stages and personalities to convey caring and quality care. Thank you so much for your patience in finishing well with our special loved one.

-Jean F. family, Largo, FL

Thank you so much for your many acts of kindness and for all you did for my dear mother Fay A., during the last few weeks of her life. She was surrounded by many loving, caring people for whom I will always be grateful. The Vineyard Inn will always hold a special place in our hearts. May God Bless each of you.

-With love & gratitude- Brenda & Terry J., Largo, FL

Words cannot express my gratitude for everything that you’ve done for my mom Claire R. for the past 7 years!! You & your entire staff have been amazing! Her last days were so comforting with music and the visits from everyone!! You all have truly been the answer to my prayers. You have an amazing place, which is more like a family than a “facility”. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. There is a special place in heaven for people like you!

-Donna W., Largo, FL

Hank and Sandy Bollenback-Houser
Owners/Operators
License #9288