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The Bristal at Lake Grove, which opened in February on Long Island, is the twelfth community in the Bristal Assisted Living family. It offers independent living, assisted living and memory care, and was designed to meet the growing needs of a segment of the region’s population that desires to maintain and improve their quality of life while remaining close to the families they love during their retirement years.
The Bristal communities have been critically acclaimed for their elegant surroundings, active recreational calendar and personal care assistance provided by a caring and seasoned staff. Believing that assisted living should foster feelings of independence, security and socialization among its residents, The Bristal offers the highest standards in design, comfort and safety.
Activities for residents are based on their personal preferences, hobbies and interests. Programs include arts and crafts, book clubs, shopping trips, and regularly scheduled cultural outings. With a cinema, library, billiards parlor and fitness center, residents can enjoy themselves right in the comfort of The Bristal community.
A New Concept in Memory Care
The Bristal includes an innovative private neighborhood called Reflections, an individually personalized memory care program that specializes in caring for older adults who are facing early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive disorders.
Specialists trained in therapeutic recreation lead art and music classes that have demonstrated their effectiveness in Alzheimer’s care. Reading circles, creative writing and other inventive memory care activities help keep minds active and sharp.
Staffed with experienced professionals, Reflections is an environment that allows individuals to maintain their dignity while allowing families to be free of the enormously draining role of primary caregiver.
The Reflections staff undergoes continuing educational training and sensitivity training, and includes the family every step of the way. Residents feel supported by a circle of care that is comforting, dependable and rooted in understanding.
The Bristal at Lake Grove has 76 assisted living suites, and 60 additional suites that are located in the Reflections neighborhood.