The words of residents and their families, as well as those who serve as volunteers speaks, to the qualitative difference of Bright Side Manor and why it must be revitalized and preserved.
Bright Side Manor came to me at a time when I didn't know what I was going to do. I had moved my mother from NYC to be closer to me and initially BSM wasn't in the picture. I very soon learned, I wasn't equipped to handle all that was needed for mom. I called and immediately received a phone call back from Almethia Middleton, who gently asked me"tell me more about mom and what you need". I felt relief instantly!
My mother said to me on my last visit "they take really good care of me". She is comfortable with the recreation, food and company she has at BSM. They listen to mom and that is important, she is VERY close in proximity to me; which is also important. They address any of my concerns with a smile on their faces. They have been my angels here on earth for my mother and her well being.
Thank you BSM staff!
"One year ago, the world was turned upside down with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Uncertainty, fear and anxiety are words that speak to a common thread that went through the minds of most people. With that said, I would like to express my extreme gratitude to the Bright Side staff for the care given to my brother and the other residents during this crisis and the consistent communication with family members on the situation. As the senior community is often forgotten, it's a blessing to know that Bright Side is staffed with people who are truly dedicated to what they do."
“My mother could have afforded to reside in any of the new, "fancy" assisted living facilities in this area. We chose Bright Side Manor, however, because when I visited some of the places with all the bells and whistles, I noticed something missing. There was not a strong connection between the staff and the residents. I pictured my mother isolating herself in her big apartment that she didn't need. In contrast, when I visited Bright Side Manor, I felt like I was in someone's home. I noticed a very strong connection between the residents and staff and felt comfortable that my mother's needs would never go unnoticed.”
“There is no greater place for our Mom to be than at Bright Side Manor. It’s a facility that really cares for their residents. The entire staff have shown so much love and compassion for the residents. Thank you for all that you do. Each and every one of you are a blessing to us and we are grateful to you for our Mom’s happiness and well-being.”
"Bright Side Manor is a gift from God for my sister. It's extremely difficult to find a caring facility that accepts Medicaid. I don't know what we would have done without Bright Side. She gets quality care, great food, and lots of activities. Thank God for Bright Side."
“My brother and I are retired, so we couldn’t support our sister financially. Bright Side Manor welcomed my sister with open arms. Bright Side has truly become her “home”. Thrilled with care and attention that she gets at Bright Side Manor. I don’t know what we’d do it Bright Side wasn’t available.’’
“When we were looking for an assisted living community for my mother, it was appalling that Bright Side Manor was the only facility in Bergen County that was affordable as the cost of other assisted living facilities, especially in Bergen County, were exorbitant and well out of reach.’’