My wife has Alzheimer’s disease and before placing her in the East Northport Bristal, I checked out numerous other facilities for people with Alzheimer’s in Suffolk and Nassau, making visits to 6 of them. Based upon my site visits, I thought that this facility would be best for my wife.
My wife has now been a resident in the Bristal’s East Northport “Reflections” unit for 19 months, and I am very pleased with the care she has been receiving.. My wife still misses me a lot, but I can honestly say that she enjoys her daily activities at the Bristal and is happy living there. Whenever a problem has arisen with her care, it has been handled quickly and properly. She has very caring aides, and administrators are very responsive to any issues I bring to their attention. The Executive Director, Reflections Director, Social Worker, Wellness Center Director, Food Services Director … everyone works together as a team to provide the best care possible. After visiting my wife on a daily basis these past 19 months, I recently decided to take a week to visit with our son and family in Michigan. Needless to say, I left with some degree of anxiety. However, not only was Clare extremely well cared for during my absence, but the Reflections Director even took the time to email me while I was away to let me know that all was well, and that I should relax and enjoy my visit! That email helped to relieve a lot of my anxiety! In fact, I was so pleased with how my absence was handled that I am now planning to visit our son and his family every few months because I now know that my wife will be okay during my absence. Even though I knew my wife would be asking for me every day, the Bristal staff knew how to manage her daily anxiety and that provided me with invaluable peace of mind. I recommend this facility without reservation to any caregiver seeking a caring assisted living facility for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.