Brighton Gardens Of Columbia
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Does Brighton Gardens Of Columbia, Inc offer the following services?
Care for the terminally ill
Trained for Alzheimer's, dementia, etc.
Care for bladder or bowel control problems
Plan, Prepare & Clean-Up Meals
Provides around the clock staff
For appointments, groceries, etc.
Can pay for care via Medicaid
Overall Rating 3.4 / 5.0 ★★★★★
Mary Richards★★★★★ 3 months ago
Brighton Gardens provided amazing care for my mother while she resided there for 3.5 years. She was initially in the Assisted Living side where she was very active in games, outings, music, you name it! The care staff there could not have been sweeter, Mom bonded with her care givers so well we missed them after she moved to memory care but were still able to see them because they visited her. Eventually Mom needed memory care and the care staff there could not have been nicer with helping us adjust. I was worried about Mom not liking a smaller neighborhood but she really thrived for the year and a half she was there. She still played bingo and went to music and grew to love her new care givers too. The care coordinators really made sure we as a family adjusted as well as it was harder for me than it was for Mom. When the time came for Hospice, I was not ready but the administrators and mom's care givers sat down with us to help us understand the reality ahead. They were wonderful, just wonderful considering the difficult time we as a family were having accepting mom's decline. After Mom passed away I was really missing something from my life, I thought it was my mother but I realized it was also my Brighton Gardens family. I still go back and visit and I am welcomed with hugs by the staff. If you are in need of a place for your loved one, consider Brighton Gardens. The whole staff from the care givers to the administrators really listened to us while we were there and cared for not just my mom but our family too.
Pab Hughes★★★★★ a week ago
My mom has been a resident at BG of Columbia for the past 4 years. She lived in assisted living until recently when it was decided to move her to the the Reminiscence Care Program. First, I must say that they although the decision to move your parent into an Assisted Living facility is very difficult, I could not have picked a more perfect place for my Mom. Each person who works there truly has a gift for working with older people. June, who is both an amazing caregiver as well as the Conceirge is absolutely wonderful. Sheila, in charge of activities does a phenomenal job of meeting the diverse needs of the residents. Elizabeth who is the Executive Director has been so supportive and wonderful to both me and my mom. Tracy who was my mom's caregiver in AL Was so patient and kind to my mom. I have been extremely pleased with the support my mom has received. In March we moved mom to the Reminiscence Care Program and I had a hard time accepting my mom needed more care. It was the perfect decision- the team really knows what they are doing and what is best for each resident. I cannot say enough good things about the absolutley FANTASTIC staff. Every single person whom I've met is truly committed to taking the bestbest of my mom....from Janee the coordinator to Valerie, Roodna, Robinah and all the other caregivers. Forgive me for not knowing each name as I'm still getting to know everyone. I have worked in healthcare for about 30 years (as an LCSW, Director ofHR for a large Home Health Company then as a medical device sales representative). I only mention my background because I have a lot of experience with caregivers and I am EXTREMELY impressed with the dedication and expertise that the employees of Brighton Gardens demonstrate on a daily basis. My mom is very, very happy. She often says that I could not have found a more perfect place for her. That says it all! PS she also LOVES the food! Marvin does a GREAT job. With a grateful and thankful heart, Pamela Hughes Johnson
Amy J.★★★★★ 6 months ago
Horrendous management + corporate greed = Brighton Gardens of Columbia. The Executive Director is very impersonal and not given to smiling. Her lack of warmth and poor interpersonal skills seem an odd fit for an organization that claims to be resident centered, and it shows. She appears very uncomfortable interacting with residents, especially on the memory care unit. All management staff would benefit from training in dementia care. Communication with families is in need of vast improvement. Justifying and deflecting when issues are brought to your attention are never good strategies. Nothing ever changes at Brighton Gardens, including the lack of appropriate activities on memory care. The Activities Director seems to have had no training or education in dementia programming. Residents on the Assisted Living side routinely run activities, which has led to conflict between residents and families. Even after numerous staff and families have complained, nothing changed. Staff members have told me that Sheila is just too lazy to actually do anything herself. Brighton Gardens is not a good place for anyone with more than mild dementia. The less you can do for yourself, the greater the risk that your needs won't be met. I have grave concerns over how the memory care unit, Reminiscence, is utilized. I don't think anyone at Brighton Gardens understands what memory care is. Keeping in mind that those units are the most expensive in the building, having heard of numerous disputes over moving residents to Reminiscence, and seeing firsthand the residents with behavior problems that are placed there, clearly quality of care is not important. Brighton Gardens has proven to me that they only care about your money. Save yourself the trouble and look elsewhere.
Robin★★★★★ 5 months ago
I had so hoped that Brighton Gardens would be a great place for my mom, but it didn't take long to see that it was not. When I first met with the executive director, I stressed two areas that were of prime importance to me-that my mom be toileted every 3-4 hours, and that she be given the time and cueing/encouragement at meals to feed herself. Neither of these happened, and staff actually told me they don't have the time. I can't blame the caregivers though. They are tasked with way too much. While I am aware that other facilities require direct care staff to do laundry, etc., no others go to the lengths that Brighton Gardens does to use these staffers. The kitchen staff does nothing beyond delivering the food. Caregivers have to serve, clean the entire serving area, etc. No wonder they don't have time to take care of the residents. Engagement is severely lacking as well. The house physician is a personable guy, but never monitored my mom's medical conditions or ordered routine blood work. The executive director does not like to see family members talking with each other. I guess she realizes her job performance is substandard. The final straw for me was when she called to discuss my conversations with other families, trying to dictate what she deemed as appropriate to discuss. She actually accused me of trying to "start a mutiny." Yes, those were her exact words. If you're that worried about family concerns, shouldn't you be making changes internally? Brighton Gardens is neither a good nor safe place.
Dina Cooke★★★★★ 2 months ago
Brighton Gardens is a fantastic assisted living community that has committed and dedicated staff. They are very responsive to accommodate the ever changing needs of their residents.
|Facility Name||Brighton Gardens of Columbia|
|Facility Address||7110 Minstrel Way|
|Facility Contact||Cynthia A. Harcombe|
|Program Name||Assisted Living Programs|
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