Countryside Manor combines care with comfort

Published on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 20:11
Written by BRIAN M. JOHNSON

STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL - Countryside Manor promises to treat patients like kings, whether they come for short-term rehab or long-term care.

The skilled nursing facility, located at 1660 Stafford Ave., offers short-term care, long-term care, hospice care, respite and an Alzheimer’s disease and dementia unit. Director Anna Sumner said that patients are cared for by advanced practiced registered nurses who regularly check-in on them as well as visiting physicians.

“Our staff get to know our patients on a one-on-one basis,” said Sumner. “We are a smaller facility that feels more like home than a hospital. I have a nursing background of 13 years so I know how important and how difficult a decision it can be to place a loved one in a nursing facility. I go above and beyond to help people through this process and to provide good customer service; I even give out my cell phone number that way, if someone calls their mother at 10 p.m. and they don’t pick up in their room, they can call me and I can help.”

Countryside Manor features state-of-the-art medical equipment, such as a CPI pulse irrigation machine that helps to clean infected wounds so that they can heal better. This technology, Sumner said, debuted within the last two years.

Countryside Manor also offers regular programs and activities for residents. These range from day trips to cooking and gardening programs to bringing in visiting jazz musicians and more.

“We also have a pet therapy dog named Scraps, who is an amputee that we bring in to visit our amputee patients,” said Sumner. “He is very friendly and our patients love to visit with him.”

Additionally, Sumner added that Countryside Manor recently renovated its gym space and gave the entire building a “facelift” that included repainting resident rooms and putting in new blinds and comforters. These renovations were intended to make the whole facility feel bright and open.

For more information on Countryside Manor, call 860-583-8483 or visit athenanh.com/CT_Countryside.aspx

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or .



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Central CT Chamber of Commerce, General Business, General News, on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 20:11. Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 20:14.