In 2019, Orchard House provided:
Serve over 120 older adults in 5 communities.
Provide over 75,000 hours of direct care to older adults with 59,000 hours being specific to dementia care.
Over 75,000 hours of respite care.
Facilitate 66 hours of caregiver support groups.
Coordinate 624 hours of care management to members outside of our program.
Served 16,690 meals.
Provide 51,000 miles door to door transportation.
“My mom has shown great improvement. She had become very quiet but now she is herself again. Bless you all.”
– Mary H.
“Orchard House is a huge asset to the town of Branford and the communities that it serves. My father was initially against the idea of going but found comfort and entertainment there. The folks that work here are some of the most caring and compassionate healthcare professionals. I would highly recommend their services to any senior who needs a social environment along with medical support.”
– Paul B.
“I’ve been going to Orchard House for almost a year now and it’s truly changed my life completely. I look forward to going, seeing friends I’ve made, doing art, crafts, playing games and so much more. It’s the only place the SUN SHINES every day and I say because the STAFF is unbelievable. They always greet you with a smile, compliment you, are very loving, positive and sincere. Believe me, they are beautiful and always the same every day. You feel their love know they care. I’m confined to a power chair, but at Orchard House, I don’t even think about any disabilities or problems. I wish I could shout out to everyone sitting at home, come walk through the doors of Orchard House and change your life forever.”
– Natalie D.
“My mom attends the Orchard House and she loves it there. I love it too….she’s become stronger and happier since joining.”
– Sue P.
“The staff at Orchard House are so kind and so attentive and took great care of my husband. The last few years of his Parkinson’s were tough on both of us and going to Orchard House gave him time to focus on something other than his disease. His time in “the club” also allowed me to handle the responsibilities at home. I can’t say enough good things; except THANK YOU!”
– Patricia V.
“Thank you to the staff at Orchard House; you all are a blessing! You have no idea how much you have helped my mom and our entire family. Without Orchard House, my dad would most certainly would have had to put mom in a nursing home. You gave him respite and peace of mind when it was needed most and restored mom’s sense of joy. With gratitude.”
– John W.
“Thank you to the staff of Orchard House for the attention and kindness you showed my wife despite her not being the easiest person to care for. Her Alzheimer’s has made it progressively more difficult for me to care for her alone and Orchard House provided great care to her while allowing a break for me. Thank you for all you do to support caregivers.”
– Ernie B.
“When I first came to Orchard House, I was struggling with getting around physically and was socially isolated. Despite my negativity, the staff made me feel so special and good about myself. After months of attending, I am now in a place where I feel I can do more in my community and am getting involved in a lot. All my love and thanks to the staff at Orchard House for giving me a booster shot of confidence and love to help me along the way.”