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.
GAME CHANGER FOR HER EMOTIONAL GROWTH
My mom has been happily living at Bridges at Hingham for nearly 6 years. She has been taught to paint in her 80s! As far as I know, my mom has never painted in her life. The enrichment person has unleashed creativity in my mom that has changed her life for the better. Bridges continues to inspire confidence in her artistic ability and has been a game changer for her emotional growth.
– Trish C., Daughter of Bridges® Resident
TRULY FEEL THE WARMTH
Bridges became home for my husband six months ago. I researched and visited many long-term care facilities on the South Shore and kept being drawn back to this community. I first encountered Bridges through their online monthly caregiver support group. You do not need to have a loved one at Bridges; they welcome all caregivers even if their loved one is at home or another facility. It is a great resource.
The layout of each wing is so warm and accessible. All residents have windows that look at bushes, bird feeders, etc. The layout also gives staff a great sight line, which is so important for Alzheimer’s residents. The staff is so kind and caring, whether it’s the cook, who went and made my husband bacon that wasn’t on the menu to going and helping a resident who tried to take a walk without her walker. The maintenance staff, who stop and interact with residents daily. The activities people who bring joy daily, trying to engage and find special activities to meet each residents’ needs. The on-the-go daily floor staff, who assist all residents with their activities of daily living, finding unique ways as needed.
I truly feel the warmth every time I visit, not just toward my husband, but also his fellow residents. The staff truly care not just for my husband, but myself and family members as well.
– Maureen G., Wife of Bridges® Resident
NEVER BEEN SO ENGAGED
At almost 97 with Alzheimer’s, my mom has never been so engaged with all the activities offered at Bridges by EPOCH. She adapted so quickly, and staff is so caring and tuned in on how to deal with memory care. I love how the residents can roam but never get lost, and I look forward to the warm weather when the courtyard is open for them to sit outside. We made the right decision to turn her care over to the professionals.
– Joy C., Daughter of Bridges® Resident
SAFE AND SUPPORTED
I never questioned my decision, but now more than ever I am grateful that we made the decision to place my husband at the Hingham home. Thank you to management, nursing, life enrichment, daily unit staff, kitchen and maintenance you have all stepped up and it means so much.
– Maureen G., Wife of Bridges® Resident
I work with the staff and residents at this facility as an outside vendor. The staff is very caring, thorough, and professional. They truly care about the well being of their residents and will go to great lengths to make sure they are meeting their needs. The facility itself is beautiful and very well maintained. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for an Assisted Living for their loved one.
– Nathan, Friend of Bridges®
COULD NOT BE HAPPIER
My mother-in-law has been a resident at Hingham Bridges for 1-1/2 years. The facilities, staff, and activities are wonderful. They have not had any COVID infections since the pandemic began. The residents are not in their rooms except to sleep. They spend time in their living areas socializing together, and there are large living room and kitchen/dining areas where the friends are all together. Clean, bright, sunny, and the staff are cheerful and caring. Each wing has about 16 residents, and they all have access to large sunny courtyards that are beautifully landscaped, with paved pathways for walks, and rocking chairs, tables and umbrellas for visiting and socializing. The residents can go out to the courtyard on their own during nice weather.
Each day there is a full calendar of activities, even during the pandemic. They continue to bring entertainment in--and have had several concerts and activities outdoors in the courtyards, and indoors while everyone is wearing masks and is socially distanced. They do crafts, memory activities, games, art and there is a lot of one on one time. There is also a hair salon on site, and the dentist and podiatrist visit monthly for anyone needing appointments.
My husband, my mother-in-law and I could not be happier with her care. They even somehow make her ground food medical requirement tasty as their chef really cares! We have loved bringing our dog with us while we visit, and the entire staff and residents are welcoming and happy. Lately the visits have been very safe, structured and outdoors because of the health crisis, but overall, we highly recommend Bridges in Hingham!
-Linda, Family of Bridges® resident