Bristol House Memory Care
Offers Memory Care
Reviews of Bristol House Memory Care
Memory Care Reviews for Bristol House Memory Care
October 30, 2020
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Questions about Bristol House Memory Care
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
BHMC team members receives more than 16 hours of dementia care training per year. Which is more than double what the state requires.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
Bristol House always has plenty of staff that can really care for resident's with memory care needs. We honestly approach it case by case. I know families want an answer about how many. Truly ask yourself if a community can answer that without knowing the future residents. Then that tells you something. We want to give residents the best results and staffing isn't a issue here.
What programs or activities does Bristol House Memory Care offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Bristol House Memory Care is big on activities from music class to volley balloon. We have outside companies that will show them all type of animals and dogs. Also mini pony's. Bristol house is big on sensory activities that range from cooking to feeling objects that bring them back to a time in their life.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
The Director of Wellness will assess the residents daily but care conferences with families are talked about. Sometimes families want it one time a month to every 3 months. We work with family members as a team. We put you a part of the plan.
What techniques does Bristol House Memory Care use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
We have assistance with meals if need be including special dishes that are light blue in color to stimulate appetite. We have nutritional diets to help improve the overall health of the resident.
How does Bristol House Memory Care keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
We will be in constant contact with the families. We also have therapy for them to help with understanding the disease and how their loved one's is doing. Bristol House always keep families informed and really work with family members. One of the biggest reasons why we have great reviews is because we always talked to families.
Describe the neighborhood around Bristol House Memory Care. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Bristol House Memory Care is located in Warrington, PA right off of Route 611. Just a few miles from Doylestown and Willow Grove.
Is Bristol House Memory Care affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
BHMC is located near Doylestown Hospital but also not far from several others.
Costs for Bristol House Memory Care
Cost of Memory Care
Services and Amenities of Bristol House Memory Care
Room and housing options
- Studio Apartments
- Resident Capacity: 48
- Pets: No Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: Pending
About Bristol House Memory Care
Welcome to Bristol House Memory Care
Nestled in the Philadelphia suburb of Warrington in Bucks County, our new community was designed on the best practices in memory care, providing a supportive environment for seniors with cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Every detail from the paint color to the furniture material to the window coverings reveal attention to detail focused on providing person-centered care and a tranquil environment.
Our community has two neighborhoods, or wings of the building, which afford resident socialization and individualized care yet shield residents from large group interaction and agitating activity. These community features are rooted in the “Small House” model that has been found to be the most successful environment in providing that sense of home, connectedness and ultimately, happiness. Research indicates that residents in small house communities were significantly more socially engaged and displayed few non-aggressive behaviors, such as wandering, than residents in larger, traditional settings.
More importantly, all staff receives specialized training in caring for those with cognitive needs, and all care plans, activities, meals, and other facets of resident life have been designed around the best practices in dementia care.
Bristol House Memory Care is designed to be accommodating for residents and offer a comfortable, home-like feel in each neighborhood, dining and family rooms. The community’s design and layout allow staff to easily monitor and assist residents when they are needed.
Bristol House Memory Care community features:
Private suites with closets, bathrooms and cozy common areas for group activities.
Forty-eight spacious private rooms with private bathrooms. Each room has a window and the entire building is replete with natural light. Natural light is important for the overall temperament of residents and to combat issues like sundowning - the confusing of day and night.
The community is divided into two, 24-room neighborhoods (wings of the building) each complete with a family room and quaint dining area and kitchen. All 24 suites in each neighbored are private and offer private bathrooms. Each neighborhood is reminiscent of a home. The two small wings allow for enhanced individual care for each resident in their activities of daily living including dressing, bathing, toileting and assistance in their rooms. It also promotes quality care in small group activities like dining, crafts, and other leisurely activities. Studies show that having smaller groups and low staff to resident ratios promotes resident engagement and decreases the likelihood of a resident being agitated. Outside is a secure courtyard with a sitting area, private gardens and walking paths.
What Makes Us Special
Bristol House Memory Care is a brand new state-of-the art facility that was built & designed to cater to your loved ones specific needs. Every staff member is trained in Alzheimer's & Dementia. It is a new way of thinking to care for your loved ones.Get Costs