What Our Families Say
We could fill several websites telling you about our supportive, purpose-built design, personalized life-enrichment programs, and exceptional care and services … but, while remarkable and unique, those are merely the ingredients we use to create the real magic of Bridges® – the magic that is shown on the faces of our residents and felt in the hearts of their families.
FUN ACTIVITIES & DEAR FRIENDS
My family and I visited many facilities while looking for a home for our mom. They all looked and felt like facilities. When we walked into Bridges, we knew we had found her new home. Our Mom was one the first residents to enter the Andover Bridges when it opened in August of 2018.
I cannot say enough about the staff! They are so kind and compassionate, we know our mom is very well taken care of and happy. When we visit, the staff make us feel welcome and a part of the community. Our Mom has been thriving this past year. We received permission slips for them to take her sledding in the winter and water sliding in the summer! Mom does not stop talking about how much fun she had. We received video of that adventure and we treasure it! The activities are fabulous. Mom was not one to partake in many activities and now she rarely misses any.
Mom has made many dear friends. It is a joy to sit and have breakfast, lunch or dinner with them and see them interact. The staff is happy to include family. Mom’s friends’ families are now like family to her and it very reassuring to all of us ‘kids’ to know she is so compassionately cared for.
– Beth, Daughter of Bridges® Resident
MOTHER IS MUCH HAPPIER
Fabulous facility! Staff is loving and friendly. Food is great! Our mother has been much happier since she has arrived.
– Maureen, Daughter of Bridges® Resident
THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!
My aunt wanted to stay in her very nice condo over the Charles River. It was a long road of a year till she was ready to make the move. Now that she has, she is enjoying every day and, as she tells me, if you have to be somewhere, this is the place to be!
For me, seeing her smiling and enjoying life again makes me know I did the right thing. My biggest problem is it’s 8 hours from my home as I live in Buffalo, but there is not anything like it in my community. I am at high risk for dementia as well and have told my kids if I need to be somewhere in my future and nothing has changed, send me here.
– Kevin, Nephew of Bridges® Resident
VERY PLEASANT & BEAUTIFUL
A very pleasant and caring place! Lots of activities and a beautiful environment. A happy visit!
– Judith, Loved One of Bridges® Resident
WARM & CARING
The whole staff is warm and caring to all the residents. There are so many activities that Mom doesn't have time to be bored.
– Eric, Son of Bridges® Resident
ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES
Deirdre was very professional, courteous and understanding. She made us feel better about making the hard emotional decision to place our mother in a facility. She patiently and directly answered our questions, in a way that showed understanding of our feelings. We knew it would probably be the best thing for her, but it was a hard emotional decision and I think she understood that. All the people we met were down to earth and seemed to genuinely care about their residents. They provide wonderful activities all day, every day. Valerie’s personal caregiver, who helped make the ‘knowledge transfer’ for the first couple of weeks after she moved in, showed us pictures and video of my mother actively involved in activities and she seemed to be enjoying herself very much. We have found that Valerie seems to have made the transition very well. I recommend Bridges in Hingham! Thank you so much for your wonderful care!
– Marc, Son of Bridges® Resident