Barton House is in my own neighborhood, so when I went to work every day, I drove right by it when they were building it. And it made me curious. And then when it became apparent that we were going to have to find a place for my mother because her Alzheimer’s was advancing and it was a little more than my stepfather could handle.
Barton House is an amazing concept
So we started looking and I started looking at different areas and checking out things. And my husband said you need to stop on that Barton House and see what that’s about. So we went in and it was just the minute I walked in the place, and my sister also — this quiet and the peace feeling of it was just amazing. And their whole concept was amazing.
Catered to Memory Care
They totally catered to memory care people — to the whole setup. The track in the back, the rooms, the way that eat five meals a day for the nutrition, it just spoke to me. I mean, it’s like God said, this is it. So she’s been there for four years now.
You become a family within Barton House
They (Barton House) really encourage the families to eat with them, because it’s like all families, you become a family within Barton House of yourself.
They (Barton House) would have like an accordion come and play. And they had bubbles and the people liked it. They have exercise programs where they do the chair exercises. And I did a lot go to the exercise classes with them because I was, it was a time I got off work and I went by and that’s where they were doing their exercises. And, you know, I encouraged them on, along with the entertainment person.
Finding Barton House was God-driven
I’ve not taken one of my friends there and I have because I’m a nurse, I have lots of nursing friends, and every one of them have left that place and said, “Oh, Susan, you were so lucky to have found that place. And I said it was God-driven.