My mother was an Alzheimer's patient and lived in The Barton House until she passed away in October and I cannot say enough about how caring and skilled the staff of this facility is. They treat each and every person as though they are family members, extending not only excellent care, but even love to the residents.
Barton House is a small, intimate facility and is always well maintained. The food is very good and served four times a day to prevent the resident's from losing weight, as they tend to do with dementia. The residents themselves are kept clean and groomed to ensure their dignity. Each day, their hair is combed and styled and they are dressed in their own clothes. Those who need it are excercized regularly and family members may visit 24 hours per day. They even have a walled-in garden on a lake with pathways and a gazebo for the residents and family to enjoy.
My mother needed the stimulation of being with others of her own age and condition and participating in group activities, which were always age and condition appropriate. As much as I worried about taking her from our home, I found the overall quality of her life improved and that the care she received there was the best possible.
I would unreservedly recommend The Barton House to any family with an Alzheimer's sufferer in the family. They are absolutely the best, both for the resident and the resident's family. If any of the staff read this, thank you for taking such good care of Moosie.