February 26, 2015
Every day The Bristal has something like sing-alongs, arts and crafts, dance, and therapy. They have socials where it could be just a specific people together for ice cream social or they have a hot chocolate social. They have arts shows, and people come in to play the piano. It is a wonderful community. Every day there is something going on. They have movies at 2 and at 7 so it is wonderful. The place is spotless and beautiful. It is brand new — maybe about a year and a half or 2 years old. Everything is still brand new, but if something breaks down or something is not going right, the maintenance people are there right away. My mother has called a few times, and they’ve been so good and kind to her. They fix things right away. The staff is lovely. They are very helpful and very friendly. They know every one of the residents by name. They have a lot of help. Just recently when it snowed and the people slept over, they had accommodations for their staff. There are always people there to help, and that made me feel good. They serve three meals a day, and the three meals are like gourmet meals. They have like five choices all the time at lunch and dinner. They have salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, and hot dogs if you want to choose that. It is really lovely. My mother keeps saying that you couldn’t have picked a better place. It took her a month and a half to adjust, and she wasn’t that happy in the first month, but once she started making friends, it was OK.