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.
ALL SORTS OF PROGRAMS
We looked at Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury. It was exceptional. It strictly does memory care and they had around-the-clock nursing. The room was very nice. Mom's going to bring in her own furniture. It looks good, and it looks like it's going to be a nice fit for her since it is a secure facility. They had a beautiful garden with raised beds.
Bridges strictly focuses on memory care from early dementia to even hospice care. They’ll be able to transition her from one phase of her disease to another, and that'll be a good thing for her and a good thing for us, too. They have all sorts of programs. When I went in yesterday, they had a three-piece band and some of the residents were dancing. They have painting. They do lots of puzzles. What's nice about Bridges is that my sister can bring her dog in, and she'll just sit right on my mom's lap, and I'm sure everyone else there will fall in love with her, too. We as a family can go in and sit and play cards with her and work on a puzzle. We can sit in the garden with her.
Each one of the wings of the building only has 18 residents, so it's a very small, intimate group and every pod has its own restaurant bistro. My mom is going to have a pureed diet, so I'm not quite sure how that's going to work, but they will take care of that for her. The staff I met was fantastic. It has a dedicated staff and small units and an open concept where people are always being looked at. I like that during the evening, they check on all the residents one time an hour. That was a huge plus for us.
– Kathleen, Daughter of Bridges® Resident
EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS
I am happy to say that when my mom cut the ribbon as the first resident to move into this new facility in the summer of 2018, I never thought our family's experience with Bridges in Sudbury would be at the same level as it is today. As a home care nurse for a local agency, I have been into most of the assisted living and memory care facilities in the surrounding area. I have a very high bar set for my mom, and Bridges in Sudbury has exceeded my expectations. While my mom has had a slow and steady decline in her almost four years at Bridges, her journey has been supported by the amazing staff, many of which have been there since the day she walked in. She is well cared for socially, emotionally and physically. She enjoys the frequent entertainers that come to perform for the residents, loves the top-notch food prepared by Chef Gary, and most of all, she is content and safe in her environment. The staff care for her as one of their own.
Communication from Bridges staff has always been excellent. They note subtle changes in Mom and can identify when a medical intervention needs to take place. They handled COVID with amazing grace and strength, despite the enormous stress placed on them. I could not see my mom for three months because of COVID, and although it was the most difficult three months, I knew her needs were being met, she was safe, and that I would see her on the other side of the COVID shutdown. If your family is at this difficult juncture in life when you have to start looking for a place for your loved one with memory loss, I highly suggest scheduling a visit and tour at Bridges by Epoch in Sudbury!
– Tricia, Daughter of Bridges® Resident
DESIGNED WELL FOR PEOPLE WITH MEMORY LOSS
Bridges in Sudbury is beautiful, clean and designed well for people with memory loss. There are group activities throughout the day, many involving music or appropriate movement and exercise. The staff are interested in meeting the needs of residents and are responsive to questions or concerns.
- Susan, Family Member of Bridges® Resident
WONDERFUL AND DIGNIFIED LIFE
Speaking with and thanking Cindy Wirth recently, I said “I believe you are the finest executive I’ve ever known”. My wife has been at Bridges just over a year, and with her five children and many friends who have come to visit, we are endlessly amazed at how wonderful Bridges by Epoch at Sudbury is. Although the facility is new, modern and immaculate, it is the people who really shine. There is an endless and flawless execution of everything all the time. And, this is what is endless: always caring about every aspect of my wife’s well-being; being on top of everything every hour of every day; showing respect for and really love being with my wife, and letting her life shine through with dignity, devotion and humor. I’ve thought about writing a tribute such as this for some time and I am honored to have a few moments to pass onto others a small token of the love we all have for Bridges and those who so seemingly orchestrate a wonderful and dignified life for my wife. Thank you and God bless everyone at Bridges.
– Ted, Family of Bridges® Resident
Warm and Responsive
Moving Mom from an independent living home to a memory care facility was a big adjustment for everyone, but Bridges made the transition easy with their expertise and compassion. Mom quickly became one of the group and is often too busy with all the fun daily activities to talk on the phone! The way they adjusted to the pandemic, keeping everyone safe and entertained was amazing and the staff is so warm and responsive to all of their residents. We have been thrilled with the care she receives at Bridges and knowing that she is engaged with friends and activities means the world to us.
– Karen, Daughter of Bridges® Resident
EDUCATION & COMPASSION
Adele and I are in a pretty good place based on the dozens of tips, ideas, and activities you have provided. My personality/impatience would not have done well without this, and I can't even imagine what we would be doing now without this education and compassion!
- Arnold, Friend of Bridges® by EPOCH