Dogwood Forest™ continually strives to exceed expectations and produce positive outcomes in seniors. Our measurement of success is the results of our residents and the feedback from them and their families:


Watch the video above and hear what our clients have to say for themselves!

Thank you for spending so much time with me today. This is a hard process and I truly felt you understood where I was at. I actually found my voice to discuss what you had to offer with my mother and was surprised at her interest. She is willing to come visit when she gets a more portable 02 tank. I came into nursing after having a child who needed 15 surgeries in his first 2 years, with his first 10 mo in neonatal. I swore I would make a difference in someone’s life like the nurses made me survive, and I went to nursing school. I made that difference, and now you need to know, so have you! Thank you for all you do for your residents! And hopefully for my parents. It is a calling, and you definitely have been called! Thank you again!

– Liz

My husband picked Dogwood Forest for us while I was in the hospital. It was love at first sight, I thought this was perfect for our needs and we didn’t need anything else.! Everyone is so kind here; the staff is so friendly. Everyone greets you and asks how we are doing and if we need anything. Months down the road, my husband asked if I was still as happy here as when we first moved in, I told him nothing has changed, I still love it here, and he said good, this will be your forever home! My husband made sure that everything was taken care for me, even after he is gone. There is nothing I need to worry about.

– Nan D

I love it here! I love everything about it! I was the first resident to move in to Dogwood Forest when they opened in 2017. I feel this is the perfect place to live if you cant be in your own home. I watched Dogwood Forest being built, I was lonely at home after my husband passed away and this is exactly what I needed. The facility is beautiful, the staff is wonderful – they are all so nice, compassionate, and very attentive to my needs. Service is very important to me and the service is wonderful here!

– Jean B

"Thank you for making her stay at Dogwood so pleasant. It has been a great gift for all of us"

– E. Shannon

"Thank you so much for helping make life for many of Gainesville's older residents as close to "home" as possible"

– M. Dundore

"Thanks so much for all your staff did to care for Daddy. Both he and I appreciated it every day"

– M. Ferran

"The facility is excellent. The staff is very caring. Wonderful staff. The care has been good, staff wonderful."

– Resident and Family Customer Satisfaction Survey

I wanted to be certain this got to you because I am so grateful to you, the staff that surrounds you, and Dogwood Forest and I want to be sure you know it. I realize my Mom's only been there eight days but from day 1 she has been glad she decided to move to Dogwood Forest. You, Terri, Marika, and Bill, and all the other staff I have encountered there even though I don't recall all the names, have been nothing but helpful, welcoming, efficient and just plain great to deal with. Sam and his sister (Gerri?) of "Move My Nest" made the actual move a breeze for all of us and when I visited my Mom three days later, her room and belongings had been arranged by them so perfectly it looked like that had been her home for a long time and not just a few days. She seemed more relaxed than I'd seen her in months and is very much enjoying the exercise classes, "Grayson Tavern" entertainment (she said the "Barbra Streisand" singer was very good), and all her new neighbors. You all have been so great, I'd like the world to know it.

– Denise Schaefers

We have been at Dogwood Forest for just over two months now, we consider every day a new adventure! When my husband and I realized we were going to need more help in our daily lives, we began to check out our options. When we first visited Dogwood Forest we were so impressed with the beauty of the building and the landscaping. The friendliness of the staff and residents made us feel so comfortable every time we visited, and it did not take long for us to realize that this was a great match! The outstanding things we found were the overall cleanliness of the building, the friendly staff who always answered our questions, showed us around, introduced us to other residents and the many activities available to the young at heart. We are so thankful for each and every person who contributed to make Dogwood Forest at Grayson what it is today, a friendly, kind, caring and safe home for those who can no longer go it alone.

– Mary Jane and Charles S

Dogwood Forest is immaculate, they do an excellent job of keeping it clean throughout the day. All of the staff are wonderful here, and they greet everyone by name! There is a plethora of activities throughout the day and they have daily exercise classes. I love all the beautiful sitting areas they have throughout the community; areas great for socializing when you want and areas to sit quietly by yourself and read.

– Julia P

It has been six months since my transition to Dogwood Forest, and I am happy to report that I have made many new friends, which has been most rewarding. Hearing stories of their childhood dreams, and about the towns in which they grew up. I also love joining in all of the various activities, it is a great way to spend hours during the day!

– Betty L

"Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all that your staff have done for me (I am Betty's POA/MPOA) and Betty Coons (resident) especially over the last 5 days. She was sent to the hospital for congestive heart failure and UTI. Betty has been at Dogwood Forest for 3 years. This has been the best care ever. Every one of your staff that I have dealt with has been so helpful, kind and professional especially during this last hospitalization and reentry. Just to name a few Arcicia, Vanessa, the new nurse Tina - I think, Martha, Vashea - who stayed with Betty at the hospital until she was admitted and kept Betty calm and especially Latoya who was there for us every moment - even when she was off work. She was exceptional. I know I have missed many names. So hard to remember all their names but everyone was so professional. You have a great staff!! I know my loved one is well cared about and cared for at Dogwood Forest."

– Linda Allen

"Just a note of our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Alma Jackson and the entire staff at Dogwood Forest. Alma and the team here showered my father and our family with kindness and love and we are grateful! You have an excellent team here and we leave with good memories. Thanks to All!

– B. Nameth

"Our family really appreciates the manner in which the nurse looks into the medical needs of our mother and appears to have a deep interest in the health of residents"

– B. Jones

"I want to express my deep appreciation for the excellent service I have received from Dogwood Forest at Eagles Landing. In need of immediate help, I contacted Dogwood Forest at Eagles Landing. The response I received was remarkable."

– E. Ervin

"I can never find enough words to express my appreciation for the loving care, guidance, and support we received at Dogwood Forest. I knew my mother was being cared for by very special people at a very special place. My deepest thanks to everyone there"

– F. Pember