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.
BRIGHTENED HIS DAY
I want to say how impressed I am with the Bridges staff in the Hollis residents’ house. A week or so ago my husband was sitting by the staff station doing nothing. I came in, sat down beside him, and said my usual stuff to him. He continued to sit there not acknowledging much. Then all of the sudden, this staff member came up to him and said “Hi, my handsome John. Will you dance with me?” She was singing and dancing and he got himself right up out of the chair and went along with her. (It was always like pulling teeth to get this guy to dance with me. I sure wish I knew back then what the Bridges staff had that I didn’t.) Then I realized this young woman had just been mopping the floor a few minutes prior. I am more apt to expect this from the caregiving staff. She was amazing with my husband. She brightened his day, and mine, too. Then, this past Sunday, I was visiting when an aide came and said John, there is live music in the community room in a half hour. I asked him if he wanted to go, and he said yes. That hour or so that I spent with him in that room with the other residents made my WEEK! As the singer sang, I realized these people may not know their own names, but they knew every word to every 50s and 60s songs. I listened to them all sing and clap their hands and tap their feet. When I left John, I had such a high. I couldn’t wait to tell my Alzheimer’s support group the next day at our regular weekly meeting.
– Pat, Wife of Bridges® Resident
OMG that was the best ZOOM this morning. This is helping me immensely. It is a “must see” for my two other siblings and, with luck both, of my parents. I will certainly be signing up for more presentations.
– Davey, Friend of Bridges®
My Dad spent close to eight months at Bridges and we are so thankful for all the care he received. We really appreciate all the special efforts that the community went through to keep patients and families connected during these long Covid months. Thank you! Thank you!
– Ellen, Daughter of Bridges® Resident
SUCH GOOD CARE
Thank you for taking such good care of my sister. The pictures she’s in she looks very happy.
– Joe, Brother of Bridges® Resident
SOCIALIZED & ENGAGED
Mom loved it there for the last 3 years. She loved the activities that kept her busy, socialized and engaged. Very clean safe and peaceful. Beautiful gardens. Upscale decor. The employees genuinely care for the residents. Great food. #kudos
– Family of Bridges® Resident
SUCH A GREAT JOY
Thank you for the wonderful support you and the staff gave Jim and I for the wedding Zoom visit. Jim told his friend Bruce he was so happy he cried. It was such a great joy to see two beautiful people, our much loved only daughter and her dear friend share the sacrament of marriage.
Please accept our applause for your diligent labors to lead the Bridges team in caring for our beloved Dad.
– Roselle, Daughter of Bridges® Resident