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.
We were so pleased to get mom situated in her new home at Bridges and just wish her stay and her life could have lasted longer.
- Susan, Cheri, and Leo, Family of Bridges® Resident
I would like to thank you for the beautiful flowers you sent after her passing. More significantly, we appreciate the care you provided her during her all-too-brief stay at Bridges. Whenever family members visited, we felt that she was in the right place, with an excellent staff, wonderful facilities and numerous activities to help keep her engaged. Unfortunately, her decline was too fast for her to fully take advantage of all that you offer and for you to gain much appreciation for her outgoing and loving personality.
Again, many thanks for all you did for Kathy and our family to make her last few weeks as pleasant and peaceful as possible.
– Jon, Family of Bridges® Resident
– Recent Dementia Live® Attendee
Memory care is all they do. The moment you come in that front door, the staff are helpful. They're excellent. They're always in a good mood and they're always courteous and happy. Everything is clean in there. There's never an odor. When you have a lot of the elderly, there's a lot of incontinence especially when you're in memory care or dementia, and there's never that odor when you walk in the door. Everything is well kept. The furniture that you sit on outside is always clean. The walkways outside to walk around on, everything is clean. Even the parking area is spotless.
No one wants to put their mother into a facility, but that's the best place. If I had to sit down with a fresh piece of paper and say, 'What do I want for a memory care facility from the ground up?' That would be it. I couldn't come up with anything better. The staff are very good. They try to encourage my mother to get out and participate in activities. They do this with all the residents there. I'm very impressed. I keep thinking if there's a way I could get my house set up so my mother could stay here, but I can never do for her what they do. I wouldn't have the patience, the skill sets, or the physical abilities. Even if we could have her here, I don't have activities here. If you look at the menu of activities they have for the day, there are five different activities today. There is a scheduled thing she can do. There are different types of activities. Plus, being there, she gets to be around other people. If she were living in her own home now, she'd be all by herself. There's a big common room that they do things in ... they'll do a group sing-along or they'll have a movie or a lecture outside. They have games, and they do field trips, too. They're on par with everything. If you think about it, you get at least two folks full time, 24 hours a day, you have the activities, and there are three meals a day. They check on everybody periodically. I feel like we get our value for the money.
- Charles, Son of Bridges® Resident
KINDNESS WAS EVIDENT
Thank you and the "Bridges Family" for your kind notes of remembrance and for the beautiful vase of flowers you sent to our home. Mom made many friends at the Bridges though her stay there was short.
From our first meeting, the help you gave her and us was exceptional. From her first day arriving with a gift of flowers in a teacup (remembering she liked her cup of tea every day) to checking on her whenever you saw her until she left, your kindness was evident.
We extend our thanks to you and to all who knew and helped mom at The Bridges.
- Cherie & Theo S., Family of Bridges® Resident
“AT HOME” FEELING
– Joy and Stan S., Family of Bridges® Westwood Resident