Please be assured that Bristol House is taking the coronavirus and COVID-19 threat very seriously. To keep residents and staff from contracting or spreading the coronavirus, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has advised senior living communities to temporarily suspend visitation to facilities — this includes Bristol House. For answers, call 215-491-1501 or click here to read more about our protective policies.
Please be assured that Bristol House is taking the coronavirus threat very seriously. For the protection of our patients, staff, and the public, we have adapted the recommended health authority policies that you can read about here: Warning for Visitors | Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) Visitation Guidance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information that individuals with who are older and/or have severe chronic medical conditions — such as heart, lung or kidney disease — appear to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. They are advising this higher risk population to take heightened precautions: stay home, limit close contact (6 feet, 2 meters) in public places, and avoid crowds. When going to public places, people in this risk category should distance themselves from others who are sick, limit close contact with others, and wash their hands frequently. With all of this being said we are asking that NOBODY visits their loved ones until further notice. We are taking these safety measures to prevent any possible exposure to your loved ones. We appreciate your patience and cooperation at this time. We will keep everyone updated via email, so please keep checking your email for any updates. Please feel free to contact me at (267)-615-3779.
The mission of Bristol House Memory Care is to provide excellent care to residents and offer peace-of-mind to family members. Our vision is to be the memory care community of choice for families affected with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. In the spirit of open communication, we work together with families to create a culture at Bristol House Memory Care based on respect and dignity for all individuals. Our expertise in advanced care practices and commitment to ongoing training ensures that we will provide unsurpassed quality of care.
As a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient, you are learning to live, essentially, in another world. Your loved one doesn’t think or respond the way you expect, and that can be frustrating. If anything, a caregiver needs to learn to be flexible, which is not as scary as it sounds. In fact, this spontaneity can refresh your life and lead to some wonderful — although brief — times of bonding.
Dementia patients often drift in and out of reality — our reality, that is. If you are alert and willing to drop your defenses, you can provide your loved one with moments of joy that will, in turn, teach you to savor every moment and make the most of life.
Being a caregiver can be stressful — and that can be an understatement. Along with the strain on time and energy, caregivers can feel guilty about many things, one of which is feeling guilty about feeling guilty. Most hard and difficult feelings toward the one you are caring for can be mitigated by love and the sense of duty you have toward that needy person. However, your concern for that person — not to mention family members who may need to share their time with you — may leave you feeling like you are doing something wrong. You may even feel guilty about things that haven’t happened yet, and may never happen. Things can get so out-of-hand that one might serve out of guilt instead of love if negative feelings take over. Here’s a burst of good news: Feelings of guilt are normal!