Bader 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 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.
Bader 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 at that Bader 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 peaceful 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 yard, the rooms, the way they 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 Bader House
They (Bader House) really encourage the families to eat with them, because it’s like all families, you become a family within Bader House yourself.
They (Bader House) would sometimes have an accordion come and play. And they had bubbles and the people liked it. They have exercise programs where they do chair exercises. And I did go a lot to the exercise classes with them because I was 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 Bader House was God-driven
I’ve taken a lot of my friends there. I have a lot of friends who are nurses because I’m a nurse, and every one of them has left that place and said, “Oh, Susan, you are so lucky to have found that place. And I tell them it was God-driven.