Our 93-year-old mother has lived at Brighton Gardens for 3 years. I visit almost daily and see the way staff responds to Mom and to other residents. The staff is always positive, caring and helpful. Staff members know all residents by name and speak to them (with a smile). They give Mom all her medications, start her in the shower, put out clothes for her to wear, remind her about grooming tasks, and remain patient no matter how difficult she becomes. The biggest problem is the dining hall -- food is overcooked , they don't have a salad with the meals (just grapes or canned fruit most of the time). The facilities include a cafe on 2nd floor for residents to get coffee, cereal and pastries. It includes a TV room on 3rd floor in addition to the one downstairs, and a lounge room on 2nd and 3rd floors. There are many good books and magazines for residents to read. It's not perfect, but the people who work there make it as good as it can be. There are a lot of activities for those residents who want to participate -- sittercise, walking clubs, baking clubs, bridge, crafts, performances, road trips. Our mother often refuses to participate, but the staff does try to get her involved. All in all, we think it is a great environment. We're glad we chose it.
Pros: Location, staff