I have been at Brookhouse a little over 2 months and I cannot think of any place I would rather be. I fell in love with my new home from the first day I got here and the only way I know how to describe it is – – This place is everything that any person would want to live out their senior years. I feel that many of them do not know about Brookhouse and I feel so lucky to be here. I hope I will be here until God takes me home.
As we clean up from hurricane Irma, I am again reminded how grateful I am to have mother safe in your care there at Brookhouse. Being more than a thousand miles away, it gives me the greatest sense of comfort knowing all her needs are met in such a nurturing environment.
It is hard to find the words to express the gratitude I feel for the personalized care and concern that you and your wonderful staff give to Mom, and all of the ladies, on a daily basis. This summer was another example of “the above and beyond” that we as a family so often witness. Your staff rearranged their schedules to provide the hairdo, shower and dressing for mother to attend our neice’s wedding in July. You made the day special for her.
Every visit is like walking into one big family reunion. Getting to know the residents has been a joy. I know that I can speak for my brothers when I tell you that you have the magic formula for assisted living. Having to place a loved one in the care of others is one of the hardest things we have had to encounter as a family. You and your staff relieved us of that anxiety. Mother calls it home now. We feel blessed.
Dear Judy and Staff,
It has been over 2 years that my mother has been a resident at The Brookhouse and in that time she has flourished from the wonderful personal care and attention that you and your staff provide to her. This has given me and my family peace of mind that only comes when you know your loved ones are safe and well cared for. This shows in the smiling faces of the residents as well as warm greetings from the staff when I come to visit my mom. She enjoys the camaraderie with the friends she has made there and loves all of the activities that your Activities Director plans for the ladies. My brothers and I thank you and your staff for taking such wonderful care of our mom.
Thank you again,
One of the most difficult decisions is deciding where to place a loved one when they no longer can live independently. Our Mother was independent enough to get around without help still cared for herself, but she needed help with her medications, her meals and we wanted her someplace where she wasn’t alone for most of the day. We are so fortunate to have found the Brookhouse Home for Women.
Immediately it was apparent to us that the staff who work at the Brookhouse, are caring, friendly, and attentive and they all seem very happy at their jobs. Seeing how the staff responds and treat residents was one of the major reasons we chose the Brookhouse.
The location, the gardens and grounds, the beautiful rooms filled with period antiques and the fact that you can bring your own furniture into your private bedroom just made it all that more appealing to us and we were struck by how clean and pleasant the home is. We immediately knew this would be the best place for our mother and we have not been disappointed. What we thought might be a difficult transition for her has instead been one of the best moves for her. She has found new friends, plenty of company, daily activities, field trips and she loves the activity on Derby Street. Knowing that she is being cared for but still independent has been reassuring for us and we are so happy this home exists for elder women and for the wonderful staff who care for these women.
I love this place, I really do! I feel very safe and secure, and well-liked. If you want something, you only need to ask. That goes for food, everything. If I say to Shawn (Food Services Director) I like such and such, it’s on the menu the next day! You don’t have to worry about bills, medicine, laundry, anything. You are expected to be independent, but if you need help it’s there. I love the food, it’s great! The staff is very caring , they really care about you and they all seem to love their job, and I think it’s not an easy job. I didn’t like being alone, so this is perfect. I didn’t want to depend on my children, so this is wonderful. Lots of freedom, love it!