“I’ve lived in other facilities. After moving to Beehive I wouldn’t live anywhere else. Everyone is so caring.”
“I was very pleased with the care my mother, Helen, had the last 8 months of her life. The people who cared for her were very loving and compassionate. Her personal needs were well taken care of. Her medication was managed very well. I came to visit her everyday, with a few exceptions, and she seemed as happy as possible in her situation and enjoyed the company of the staff and patients there. The home was very nice and clean. Thank you all very much for caring. God Bless You.”
“Mom has been under the care of Beehive Homes for approximately 6 months. I thought that our relationship was never going to be the same again. I thought I lost the Mom I knew through her strokes. I have witnessed much improvement. We have visits now and we laugh and have a good time.
I think much of it comes from the care of those at this home. They treat each resident as though it were their own parent. This removes the stress of parent/child care. I cared for Mom for 1 1/2 yrs. in my home. I could no longer lift her and she was angry all the time. She is now exercising and making things in craft classes and each visit we have something to share. This is a great facility and I am happy that there are so many that truly care for my Mother. Thanks to all.”
This is Ted Montoya. As I am certain you are aware, my mother passed away earlier this week. First of all, I would like to say that your entire staff, without exception, have all been outstanding and performed above and beyond my expectations during my mother’s stay at the Beehive. In particular during the difficult period just prior to her passing. They have been very compassionate and caring during this time of need. We are all fortunate to have a group of people such as you have formed in this home, caring for our loved ones. Thank you.
We are so grateful to all those who have been such a great help to Mary Lou Cook, one of our first residents here at Beehive Homes. It has been a real treat to have Mary Lou at our home. We all love her enthusiasm and love of life.
Mary Lou Cook explains why Beehive Homes is her home.
For the Elderly, There’s No Place Like a Bee Hive Homes
Bee Hive Homes is the newest assisted-living facility in Santa Fe. Like Santa Fe, Bee Hive Homes is a unique place to live. The company got its start in 1987 when Twayne Walker, company founder and a builder by trade, couldn’t find an acceptable place for his elderly mother to live. Her needs had surpassed his ability to care for her. At that time, many assisted-living facilities did not provide a pleasant atmosphere where residents could live happily. To make matters worse, the cost of these facilities was prohibitive for many of the elderly and their families.
With few, if any, choices available, Walker built an assisted-living home for his mother with the innovative idea that the elderly deserve a clean and comfortable family-type setting at an affordable price when they reach a point in their lives where they need assisted living care. During the construction phase of Walker’s first assisted-living home, there was so much interest shown by potential residents that many of them were ready to move in as soon as it was completed.
Almost 25 years after the first home was built, Bee Hive Homes now has facilities in twelve states. “We provide the comforts of home, with loving caregivers, home-cooked meals, and facilities designed to expand the independence of our residents. You can feel peace of mind with your mother or father or other family member in a Bee Hive Home, knowing they are comfortable and well cared for. We encourage family participation and often get to know our residents’ families and friends almost as well as our own,” said Jay Manning, owner and sub-franchisor of homes throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
A Bee Hive Home is a planned environment, allowing for ten to twenty residents to enjoy a quality of lifestyle with group association, yet still offering the utmost in privacy with individual bedrooms and at least a half bath. Most importantly, Bee Hive Homes offers 24-hour supervision with exceptional staff members, trained in quality geriatric care, but committed to a home and family environment. “Our residents deserve to feel important and valued so we provide activities that help them to thrive and enjoy life such as exercise and yoga, art classes, musical events, annual parties and picnics. We strongly encourage participation from schools and churches, and other community organizations. At Bee Hive Homes we really do strive to be the next best place to home,” added Manning.
Please stop by Bee Hive Homes of Santa Fe, located at 3838 Thomas Road just off Airport Road and north of the Santa Fe Country Club, and tour the facility. Contact Angel Malone, administrator, for a personal tour. She can be reached at 505-385-6249. Bee Hive office hours are typically 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Beehive Homes Redefining Care
Bee Hive assisted living homes are truly redefining what it means to provide quality care to our residents.
My Journey to Beehive Homes
Why I put my husband in Beehive Homes and why it was the right thing to do.
Beehive Homes Commercial
Advantages of Beehive Homes for your Assisted Living Care.
Beehive Homes “The next best place to home for our Mother”
Beehive Homes provides all the things we want for our Mother’s care.
Home Feel means Home Cooking.
Home-like resident care is not only our focus, it is our greatest asset. Home style cooking is an integral part of our formula for success. Watching the bread rise, the cake being iced, the crock pot simmer, and even the dishes being washed – these are all essential parts of a normal home. Some residents even take part in preparation and cleanup. A cafeteria has never felt like home.
At Bee Hive Homes Assisted Living our people are presented with and trained to use a dietitian approved cookbook that represents the best of home cooking and senior health. The physical center of our home is the kitchen just like a private family home and our cooking reflects the central importance of the kitchen.
Our residents are spoiled with great food prepared just for them. The menu and mealtimes are customized to meet the wants and needs of our residents. Each home adds their own local dishes and specialties to our standard menus so that our residents can continue enjoying one of the best parts of life – good home cooking like mom used to make.
Meals are served family style around the dining room table. The saying that “Cooking is Love Made Edible” applies to every meal in a Bee Hive Home.
Activities – Weekly Yoga
Each week during our yoga classes, my teaching focuses on building strength and flexibility, all from the safety of a chair! increased range of motion is accomplished by stretching the muscles and restoring movement in joints that might have been put into retirement! By moving our joints, they actually become more lubricated,which allows our movements to become easier. It’s kind of like oiling the Tin Man in the wizard of Oz! In short period of time he becomes less creaky, more mobile and stable, and was much happier! I see the same with my residents at Bee Hive; a new found freedom and often
a surprise when they see an arm, hand, shoulder, ankle or leg move in a way that hasn’t for a while! Athlete or not, flexibility is the answer! Sue comes to Bee Hive every Thursday and does her yoga class with out residents, the results have been proven with our residents.