Bristol Home Assisted Living
Bristol Home has been taking care of Western New York Women since 1868. Recently, the Home was certified as a Licensed Assisted Living community, in a Person-Centered Care Environment. An Assisted Living Residence is a residence that has been approved by the New York Department of Health for licensure as an ALR (Assisted Living Residence.) An ALR residence is required to provide 24 hour on-site monitoring, personal care services within a home-like setting. Each elder at Bristol Home has a right to live their life on their schedule, which means that they can choose what time to get up, eat meals and participate in activities. In addition to the person-centered care philosophy, Bristol Home offers:
- Medication management by licensed personnel.
- Personal care assistance with bathing, dressing and activities of daily living.
- Diverse calendar of activities, programs and events to help with socialization, cognitive function and life enrichment.
- Three well balanced, home-cooked meals on the resident’s schedule, plus evening nourishment.
- Case management and social work for help with financial and other services.
- Housekeeping, linen and laundry service.
- Scheduled transportation services for group outings, shopping and entertainment.
Bristol Home Respite Care
What is Respite Care?
Outside the world of paid work, the people most prone to burnout are caregivers – people who devote themselves to the unpaid care of chronically ill or disabled family members. The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or that you’re in over your head.
If you let the stress of caregiving progress to burnout, it can damage both your physical and mental health. So if you’re caring for a family member, it’s essential that you get the support you need.
Respite care provides short term breaks that relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in your life. Some assisted living residences, including ours, offer temporary care for varying lengths of time. Although medical insurance generally does not cover respite care, long term care policies may subsidize the costs.