My 94 year old mother was admitted to Great Barrington Healthcare after fracturing her tibia. The reason for her stay was for rehabilitation and to return to her independent living in her independent living in her own home. She was nervous about going to a long term care facility and we, her family, were protective and nervous as well. We also wondered if she would be able to fully recover from her injury.
From the moment, we walked into the facility we were made to feel welcome and safe. The Director of Nursing met us just a few minutes after we arrived. She brought with her a “Welcome Bag” filled with items to make her stay more enjoyable. A wonderful personal touch.
We soon found everyone on staff to be equally welcoming and caring. Mom received excellent physical and emotional care from the nursing staff. Her call bells were answered quickly. She was never made to feel she was a bother to anyone, no matter how busy they were. The physical and occupational therapists helped Mom accomplish her goal in just seven weeks. They were very skilled and supported her through the process with gentle understanding while still challenging her to reach her highest potential.
The facility is very clean thanks to the very friendly and helpful housekeeping and maintenance staff.
The food is cooked from scratch and is very good.
The activity staff checked frequently to make sure she was not bored during her leisure time. The Social Worker was very helpful and supportive. She answered any questions we had and prepared all of us for Mom’s discharge to her home.
Mom loved how the hairdresser cut and styled her hair. It was a wonderful boost for her to have her hair done right at the facility. I hope I have not left anyone out.
I would highly recommend Great Barrington Healthcare for anyone needing rehabilitative care. My Mom, my brother and our families echo my thoughts. Being there made a very difficult time so much easier for all of us.
Thank you to everyone!