Reviews of The Bristol Home
Maris683254 November 13, 2016
I visited this facility
The people at The Bristol Home were very nice as far as setting up an assisted living situation for my relative, but I don't think it was a good fit just because of its location. They were a bit understaffed, and the staff was a bit confused when I arrived there. But they gave me a tour, and everyone seemed to be adequate. I know that they had a lot of LPNs on the floor and CNAs but not any RNs, so I'm not sure how that works with medication distribution. I saw the rooms, and they were very nice.
In Assisted Living in New York State, having nurses is not a requirement. Some facilities do not employ nurses but have aides who are trained as Med Techs. Bristol Home employs nurses around the clock. Another regulation is Assisted Living in NY is that nurses are not allowed to "assess" Therefore, RN's, even if they were on staff, would only be able to function as LPN's.
Linda2015 November 01, 2015
I am a friend or relative of resident
"Best decision we've ever made". These are my mother's words afrer living at Bristol Home for almost a year. My mom was very much a part of the process when we were exploring assisted living locations, and fell in love with Bristol the moment we came through the front door. "Now this feels like home" she said. Warm and friendly, clean and professional. She refers to the staff as her friends and after she returns from visiting family every weekend, they let her know that she's been missed. It really means so much to my mom that everyone cares about her. She enjoys all the planned activities, as well as entertaining everyone on occasion playing the piano for a sing-along or two! The food is good and she looks forward to the snack cart at night. Bathrooms have been recently remodeled and are very spacious & clean. Bristol has been a great experience for our family.
Cathy113047050 October 28, 2015
I visited this facility
Bristol Home was old, and the furniture looked like it came out of Queen Victoria's bedroom. Everyone was friendly and nice, but they had 60 residents and only one nurse and two aides to staff the whole place. I saw a lot of locked doors and things that needed to have a little makeover. The people had to share a bathroom, and they couldn't have any kind of coffee makers or anything in their room. It was promoting patriarchal attitude toward the older people. It's an old Victorian house that is over 100 years old. It's a lovely building, and there were lots of nice woodwork, but I didn't like the feel or the vibe I was getting there. They need more staff. They need to unlock the doors where they have a little store that's only open once a week. They had activities, but they were not presenting them in a way that people wanted to do them. There were no bathrooms in the rooms, which I think was bizarre. It's more like a warehousing of people. The dining area was big, but not very attractive, with big round tables. The furniture was crummy. It's about $1,000 a month cheaper than the one we visited. The residents who spoke to me were very nice, but it's all female there. The director who showed me around was very nice too and very young.
Caring0247 April 11, 2013
I am a past client of this provider
My grandmother was at Bristol Homes. It was pretty good. I liked it but you had to be able to go to the bathroom by yourself. My grandmother is 98 with dementia so she's not able to do that for herself so we had to put her in a nursing home. But Bristol Homes was clean and it seemed that the people were caring. They had good meals.
rizz November 21, 2012
I am a friend or relative of a resident
When I first drove up to Bristol Home, I was very impressed by how neat and tidy the surrounding were. There was also a beautiful court yard where several of the residents were setting. When I walked in, I was even more impressed. I was greeted by very nice and helpful staff members. The sitting room was so clean and well decorated. The thing that really won me over with Bristol Home was the staff. I think they have a real understanding of the need for people to still feel independent. I never felt like my grandmother or my family was being talked down to or treated like a burden. Each time I was there I saw people playing cards, listening to music and just gossiping. One thing they need to improve is their laundry, they should be very careful with the delicate ones. The occupants that I observed seemed very happy and had only good things to say about the facility. One person spoke of the wonderful food quality and options that they have. I was surprised to see a menu with a variety of detailed options. The facility is doing a noble job of looking after our loved ones. Thumbs up and keep it up.
From The Bristol Home
What Makes Us Special
The tradition of Bristol Home offers a convenient and homelike setting unmatched by any other facility of its kind in the area.
Features of The Bristol Home
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas
- Medication Management
- 24 hour nurses: We have 24 hour nurses.
- Beauty/Barber shop
- General store
- TV room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
- Shared space where residents can host parties
- Arts, woodworking, craft
- Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
- Religious services
- Wii sports competition
- Tai chi
- Guests can attend meals
- Ample parking for guests
- Laundry service for clothes
- Laundry service for linens
- Private services
- We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
- We charge an entry fee
- Minimum rate: $2,795/month
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Pets: No pets allowed
- Staff patient ratio: 15:1
- Minimum age: 65
Room and housing options
- Housing extra: private room with a shared bath or private room with a bath
- Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites
- We help families understand VA benefits
- State License(s): 240-E-004
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