Reviews of Ernest P. Barka Assisted living facility
Average Rating: based on 2 Reviews
I am a friend or relative of resident
this place keeps getting high marks from the state of new hampshire. as a relative of a former resident i am at a loss to understand why. the food is godawful. rules are not followed. the place is awful.
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My Grandmother has been living in this facility for about 2 years now. She really loves it there, myself and my family were pleastly suprised at this. Like any family making the adjustment was as difficult for us as it was for her. There is alot she gave up when moving there such as her car, her home, alot of her belongings and her cat, I know how hard this was for her, but once she got settled in and aquainted with the other residents she began to like it alot. When she lived on her own we all worried about her social life, she didn't have so many friends that were able to regularly get together. She would often have family around but come to find out that often isn't enough. Since she has been living in the Assisted living place shes become more active, with trips through the facility to go shopping, or to the movies ect. she has also become somewhat of a social butterfly, towards the end of her staying at home she began to mess up our names mixing me up with my uncles (by name only) we called these all Nanaisms, now she remembers alot more including introducing me to her new friends by name and remembering their stories ect. Nana also plays bingo regularly at the home, she really enjoys it, everytime I go her friends all say hes a good luck charm I want to sit next to him, its truely a beautiful thing to see her interact like this. The staff there are very helpful with medications and adjustments as well as locating her, sometimes I get nervous if I cant reach her on her private line I'll call the desk and they always say shes around here somewhere I'll go find her and have her call you, she always does. The building is very clean and well organized with alot of community kitchens and places to sit, talk, and or do puzzles. They have pet fish and places for the residents to put flowers and pictures. the rooms are big enough, my nana was lucky enough to get a private room, but started in a double. They have their own tvs and often get together to watch sports, or movies. As I said my entire family was nervous about putting our Nana in a "home" but with medical concerns she needed a place with medical facilities close by (attatched building) and we have all been pleasantly supprised, including Nana.