Wildwood Place Apartments - Fort Wayne Indiana

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Don't Let Your Love Ones Live At Wildwood Place In Fort Wayne
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FORT WAYNE, INDIANA -- PLEWASE NOTE I WILL NOT EVER RENT AN APARTMENT FROM THIS FACILITY AS THEY DO NOT TREAT THEIR LONG TERM GUESTS WITH ANY RESPECT. I WILL NOW EXPLAIN WHAT I OBSERVED WHEN IWENT TO RENT AN APARTMENT FROM THEM.

I went to the apartment office to inquire about possibly renting a unit from them, a 90 year old man was trying to get help with his apartment that had burst pipes. I witnessed the manager telling him and his care giver that they could not help him other than to let him stay in an apartment that had no hot water. The care giver asked if they could put him up in a hotel for the night as the apartment that they had him stay in the past night did not have any hot water. The manager stated she could not call anyone to authorize this expense. They did say they could give the one armed 90 year old a new apartment but could not move the mans items. The care giver asked when he (the 90 year old) would be able to move into the apartment and the manager stated that the cleaning crew would be there to clean it tomorrow. The care giver had asked does that mean he can move in tomorrow and the manager would not commit to the date. I know that these are businesses but the impression I received was the 90- year old had been living with the burst pipes since the ice storm back in January 2009. It is now Feb 16, 2009. It appeared that the only reason they had offered to move him was the care giver had come to check on the man and found him living in deplorable conditions.

There was still water on the floor and no running water for the man to use. One other note to know is the care giver was not in any way required to take care of this man as he was just an acquaintance of the mans mother. So he is just a friend to the old man who was trying to ensure this man had a decent place to live. I listened to the manager for 15 min. telling the man he had no right to help out this man. I was under the impression she was not happy that he was taking care of the 90 year old man.

I could not help this man as I did not know him. However I feel strongly enough to let everyone I can of this mans plight and hope that the business reads this review and changes their policies to help the elderly more than going to their apartment to pick up the rent check each month.
     
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jktshff1 on 02/16/2009:
Good review. Thanks
Anonymous on 02/16/2009:
Isn't there a housing authority of another city/state/county agency that can help this guy out? That is insane.
jktshff1 on 02/16/2009:
John, unless he's got family somewhere, it's going to be hard. I don't know if IN has elderly advocates or not.
Anonymous on 02/16/2009:
UGH! Jkt! It pisses me OFF to no end when people are taken advantage of. Especially someone elderly with little or no resources.
jktshff1 on 02/16/2009:
Yep, some of those folks don't deserve wasting a bullet on.
DebtorBasher on 02/16/2009:
The health department and local TV station needs to get involved in this one. You can also to to this website and post your experience to warn others. I'm not seeing any complaints made on the Wildwood Place Apartments yet.

http://www.apartmentratings.com/
old fart on 02/16/2009:
3 stations in Fort Wayne are

WFFT-TV
WANE-TV
WISE-TV

All three might be interested in this deal...
Juanita on 11/16/2011:
Good news for Fort Wayne and the residents of this complex, it is UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT!!!

Yes, the prior group was not properly managing the property or caring for the residents. I can say this because I worked for the same company at another property and I am soooo glad to be under the Woodland Group. I am sure Wildwood Place is receiving the same great treatment my property and residents are now receiving - long deserved.
Melissa on 06/06/2012:
I read this it is so sad, I and my husband used to work there until it was sold, in 2004-2005 It wasn't like that then, My husband was in charge of the maintenance, I did the cleaning, On many occasions we had taken people to the store brought them dinners, especially during the holidays to some with no family...It is a shame it has changed so much.
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