The time came when my mother needed more help than my brothers and I could provide on a daily basis. In searching for an assisted living home, our priority was to find an engaging, caring, and loving home where my mother was treated like family. We were so fortunate to find all of this an more at Bon Homie of Willowmont. My mother has now been living with Bon Homie of Willomont for fifteen months and we could not be happier with their amazing staff.
From: Gordon Smedt
Dearest Monette and Arnold (Bon Homie III), thank you for the beautiful card and kind caring words for Daddy. You guys were so wonderful to him and treated with such kindness and respect. We can't thank you enough for all you did for Daddy. He couldn't have been in a better place. God bless you both and keep you and your family healthy, safe and loved. Thank you again from our hearts to yours. May Daddy Rest in Peace.
From: Beth Hornback, Daughter of Maurice Whitaker
My father has resided at Bon Homie Lena in San Jose for 3 months. Monette and Arnold (Bon Homie III) there are kind, compassionate and diligent. They get to know the residents well and become like family, knowing their likes and dislikes and treating them with dignity. They are not overwhelmed by the care needs of the residents. The facility (residential house) is absolutely spotless and the gardens beautifully manicured. They provide healthy, home cooked food, including a huge turkey and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving. They made the transition easy for me, even unpacking my father’s clothes and supplies into his room/closet when we first arrived. When time comes to get my wheelchair-bound father off to a doctor’s appointment they have him, showered, dressed, shaved and ready to go on time. I don’t know what I would do without these kind souls.
From: Carol Haubach, MD, Family Physician
Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my late Mother-in-law, Joyce. BonHomie IV provided a wonderful and safe environment for her. Gladys and Ana were so patient and kind with her Alzheimer’s condition. I am so fortunate to have found you.
Thank you Jona. I don’t know who to tell, but I want to say how amazing and wonderful Grace and Arnell were, taking such good care of my grandmother. I have seen a lot of retirement communities, and I have never found another one to match the love and care that my grandmother found with BonHomie. Her hair and makeup were done every day. She was dressed pretty every day! She was happy, found new friends, in a caring, loving environment. I think people live longer in their amazing care. Thank you for making my grandmothers last months dignified. She was able to pass in her own bed at home holding my hand. Thank you.
From: C. E., Los Altos Hills
Thank you for your kindness and all your care and support you provide for our father.
From: J & S
From the Asamoto family, we want to thank you and your wonderful staff from the bottom of our hearts for the loving care you provided for our mother, Alice. The last few months were challenging, but the team seemed to know how to deal with each situation. Gladys is a rock and Tony really endeared himself to my mom. She would tell me that “we just picked him up, and he’s really a nice guy.” She loved her room and would always tell me that “this was one of the best rooms in the hotel.” We were so happy that we were able to celebrate her 98th birthday at the house two weeks ago. She was with two of her grandchildren and three of her great grandchildren. Thanks again to you and your staff for providing the comfort and care for our mom during her stay at BonHomie.
From: Rick, Lanny, and Jane
Words cannot express how grateful I am for all your kindness and service to my Dad. You are an angel and a blessing.
Thank you for taking the best care ever of Daddy. You made his last months here filled with cheerfulness, dignity, and love.
I wanted to thank you and Pia for the wonderful Christmas party that you put on for the residents. We all enjoyed it so much and I could see that the music made my Mom very very happy. I know it took a lot of time and effort for everyone to put on such a beautiful party. I just wanted you to know that it was greatly appreciated. Seeing my mom light up with the music being sung made me very happy. Please forward this on to Pia. I want her to know how much we appreciated it.
From: Leilas daughter, Wendy
Thank you all so much for all of your help and caring support of our mother over the last couple of years. She is now at peace and we are grateful that you were there for her to the end. We are very grateful for all that you have done.
From: Gene, Dick & Alice, Leland & Lynn, Larry, Laurie & Michael
Thank you for the card in regard to my Dad’s passing. I must tell you how much we both appreciate his living and dying at his home in Bon Homie III. Imelda, Alma, Dolly, and Anna were angels during his last months. The women are so loving, kind, smart, and caring. I will miss seeing them all each day.Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the BonHomie Family.
Dear Grace and Arnel (caregivers),
I just wanted to take a moment and express our gratitude for the wonderful job performed by both of you in providing Aunt Helen a wonderful home and experience in her last year. As much as she resisted moving from her prior assisted living situation, she quickly warned, and in a short time came to “love” you.
One major concern a family has in making such a move is that a relative will end up in a place they do t want to visit, from feelings of guilt of “how could you have left me here”. That was never the case. You kept the home in wonderful shape, always clean and, whenever there was an occasion to celebrate, festive. You also constantly displayed a positive, uplifting attitude to those for whom you were providing care, and toward us when we came to visit. You additionally provided a level of personal care that surpassed all the other assisted living facilities we toured and considered. After each visit, I could walk back to my car and say to myself, “Helen is in a good place”. As you know, my mother had caregivers tending to her needs for 16 years while she suffered from Parkinsons. I managed to process, and came to appreciate the difficulty in finding and keeping good people. In all those years, I have never found anyone who provided the level and quality of service I witnessed in watching the two of you. I appreciated it. Our whole family appreciated it. I know your current employers must recognize and appreciate it as well. On behalf of Helen’s family, thank you so much.
From: Jim L.
It’s hard to express the full depth of my gratitude to you for the wonderful, attentive, and joyfilled care Dad received at Willowmont. Anna and Gladys are gems, taking both the elderly they care for and their loved ones into their hearts. Dad also loved Aaron’s care on weekends. Far and away over MANY care homes we have observed, you have established thoughtful, safe, pleasant, homes. Your knowledge and foresight as owner are priceless. I only wish Dad could have stayed longer.
From: Caroline P.
I appreciate her care of my mom very much and I’d like to acknowledge her dedication in some way. Thanks.
From: Jeannemarie Gibson
I want to thank you so much for our wonderful experience with BonHomie. My mom had the best care and love during her final days with us. We moved my mom into BonHomie Willowmont on Aug. 30th, 2011. We visited three separate locations before making our decision. It was a tough decision as each BonHomie home had amazing caregivers and very happy and well cared for residents. We chose BonHomie Willowmont. Gladys and Ana are exceptional caregivers and people. We felt immediate love and compassion form the moment we visited the first time. There is a joyfulness always in the air. My mom had been in assisted living for a couple of years, and really was alone. She stayed in her room and was not a part of activities anymore. Food and medications were delivered but no one stayed…she was left mostly in bed, staring at the wall. No real communication during the day. They just came and left. We visited her every night after work to spend at least a few hours communicating with her and taking her out for some fresh air. That is what happens in large assisted living environments when residents can no longer make it out of their rooms. Too many residents and not enough personal care staff. The compassion and concern is lost. The cost is unreasonably high. Thank God for BonHomie!!!! I can’t express enough how excited we were to discover BonHomie care homes. It was God send for my mom and our family. My mom had a progressive disease that ultimately required hospice care a month before we found BonHomie. When we moved in, we were welcomed in like a family. So comfortable in every aspect. With all of the love, dedication, and amazing care given to my mom, her health and mind improved immediately. She was smiling and laughed again. It had been so long. The home cooked meals and loving atmosphere brought my mom peace and hope in the midst of her daily health struggles. We have a large family and they were able to visit and each one felt the love surrounded her there. Unfortunately, her illness caught up with her. We are so grateful she was able to be surrounded by family and the immense love from Gladys and Ana in her final moments. Gladys and Ana were so gracious and accommodating with our family as we gathered overnight to stay with her. Mom was very blessed to peacefully pass away at “home”…with so much love around her. Our family has given a gift of peace, knowing my mom’s last days were the very best they could possibly be. Thanks again and God bless BonHomie.
I want to thank you and your staff so much for all the loving support and care that you gave my Dad. You provide a wonderful home for those of us who need such care and I will always be grateful for your staff who were so kind and supportive. Even though Dad did not really participate in the home activity and life there, he was still very happy and so very well taken care of. For that, I will always be grateful… We are especially thankful to Jay who was such a patient and caring helper to Dad. He is a gem. Thank you again for your wonderful services. It made these past few months with Dad the best that they could be.
If you are looking for a care home for your family member, I recommend A HOME AT SHAW. It’s a very nice neighborhood in the Willow Glen area. The staff are friendly, accommodating, and quick to meet your needs. The house is immaculate at all times. The food is excellent and planned nutritiously with lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. A Home at Shaw is popular for the good parties it hosts. Everyone has a good time singing, dancing, playing games, and eating great food. It is a pleasure as a resident of the Shaw home for over a year to write this testimonial.
From: Retha C., Resident
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your wonderful staff at Bon Homie II, Linda, Ed, and Jay. They are doing a terrific job taking care of my father, especially Jay who is so kind and caring. I understand my Dad is a bit difficult right now, but I hope his new medication will kick in soon so that he can be a bit more himself. Thanks so much for your help during this new transition in our lives.
Thanks so much!
From: Anita A.
I have been staying at Bon Homie Willowmont. It is a care home facility. It is like being at home. The service is caring and loving. My caregiver, Gladys is a wonderful cook. She is also a good friend. I would recommend Bon Homie to anyone.
From: Gracie A., Resident
My Mom’s (Mary) visiting nurse just called me and told me that she was very impressed with the staff at Lena Dr. She said she visits a lot of care homes and your staff was the most conscientious and attentive that she’s ever seen. Makes me very happy that I made the right choice.
Thanks so much!
I just want to tell you that while I know my Mom tells us she wants to go home, we know she “is home”. My Mom lost our Dad when she was just 39 years old and she has devoted her entire life to her children, not really saving anything for herself. You all have taken such good care of her, her skin looks great, her appetite is good. If she wasn’t happy where she is, she would not continue to thrive.
I know, being a nurse, how much it takes to really do a good job and how important it is for patients to feel that we really care about them. All of the caregivers at Mom’s place are very special and deserve a lot of credit for all the hard work and dedication they show each day.
Dear Gladys and JR (Bon Homie Willowmont):
Thank you for all that you do for our mom. She has Alzheimer but she knows you two and tells her guests “they take good care of me here”. The home is clean, tidy, and nicely decorated too. Gladys and JR, you are so warm, friendly, caring, and make everyone feel special (client and guests). You go above and beyond your normal duties. Mom sure enjoys getting out for walks. It is so nice to see Mom with pretty pink blush, lipstick, earrings, nicely done hair, and always properly dressed. You help Mom by exercising with her to build up her strenght, keep track of her hearing aids, and make sure her other personal needs are met. Mom has lived there for six months and has steadily improved due to the special care she receives from you and from the health professionals that you have recommended.
From: Joyce and David
Compliments to Joy, Richard, and Sam for the wonderful birthday lunch, made possible for Irmguard on Tuesday; the table setting was beautiful and the food prepared by Richard was delicious. It was so convenient for me, having Richard doing the cooking.
Again, thank you to your staff, who always are so accommodating and gracious.
From: Jutta (Conservator)
Thank you for all that you do for our Dad. Your bright smile and kind generous ways are truly a blessing.
From: Gary, Sherry, Kristy, and Family
Thank you for all you do for my mom. I definitely appreciate how comfortable she is with you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Dear Owners: As we know, I dont mind registering concern. With that in mind, I would like to formally register a few observations about your staff at Bon Homie Saratoga. Both Grace and Arnel do an amazing and I’m certain an outstanding job. They remain remarkably patient, tolerant, and cheerful in an extremely challenging environment. Not only do Grace and Arnel provide a safe and comfortable home for the residents, they go the extra mile. Holidays and birthdays are recognized in a lovely and engaging manner Health care visits are organized Personal grooming visits are organized Menus are varied and interesting Your staff has more that met my mother’s and my expectations.
From: Rose A.
Hi Jona, Thank you very much for your time and interest in meeting with me yesterday. I am very impressed by all that you have accomplished with your care homes! Your home was cheerful and welcoming, and your residents appear to be comfortable and well cared for. I am excited about the new opportunities that may stem from my upcoming move, and am particularly interested in developing some new services to support board and care homes. As we discussed, the smaller homes have different needs than larger facilities and need support. I will certainly welcome feedback and suggestions from you, as I appreciate your skills and experience. Let’s stay in touch!
From: M.F. Referral Agency
It has been a year that Grace and Arnel (Care providers) have been at at Bon Homie Saratoga. It is a relief to know that our mother, Bernice Foster, is being looked after by the two of the kindest and most considerate individuals we have met. Having them at home daily has made it comfortable for residents and family alike.
They both have acted in a professional, yet warm manner, whenever we have been at the home. They work together to keep Bernice dressed appropriately and in clean clothing, which is uplifting for her. They do well in keeping up her personal hygiene as well as keeping her room, her bathroom and the rest of the home clean and free from safety concerns. Together they prepare nutritious meals and special snacks that she and the others enjoy.
Grace, as well as Arnel work with Bernice to keep her as active as possible, yet don’t allow her to “over do” so that she hurts herself. They are always very patient and understanding in dealing with her and assure her privacy and personal property rights are maintained. They follow our directions when caring for her and will call us when questions or concerns arise. They answer the phone appropriately when we call, will allow my mother to use the phone whenever she asks, and also assist her in that process as needed.
We trust Arnel and Grace completely to take care of Bernice with no hesitation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.
From: Dave and Aileen (for Bon Homie Saratoga)
Dear Jona, Pia and Evelyn,
As we take a moment to celebrate Grace’s birthday, I wanted to take time to tell you how terrific she and Arnel have been this past year. I marvel at the caring manner in which both of them worked with our mother and all of the residents.. Grace has amazing patience and great practical knowledge. She is constantly problem-solving health and comfort issues for my Mom, and as a result, helps her to feel as well as she can.
What Grace and Arnel bring to this house is a calm, confident and consistently positive attitude toward everything and everyone. They both treat all the residents as if they were family, and extend that feeling of welcome to the rest of us. Thew feeling is that we are part of a team, and our mother benefits from all of us communicating well and working together. Grace and Arnel are both a great prize for those of us seeking quality care for our ageing parents. I’m so glad that they work for Bon Homie because the have created a warm and wonderful environment for us all.
From: Linda Garner
Jona, Pia, and Evelyn,
Thank you so much for your card and orchid arrangement…this was very thoughtful and is greatly appreciated. Mom loved flowers and often used them in her paintings so this is a fitting remembrance for her.
Even though “B” couldn’t always express it, she was very comfortable and happy at Bon Homie and appreciated all that you and the staff did for the residents. After being there for almost two years, everyone feels like family. Please know that if presented with the opportunity in the future, we would happily refer people to Bon Homie RCH.
From: whole Foster Family “thank you”.
Dear Jona, Joy and Gladys,
I wish to thank you for the wonderful care you are giving Irmgard. All of you are going the “extra” mile to make Irmgard comfortable and my job easier. I appreciate you treating her with dignity and respect, which is not easy at times due to the dementia.
Your home is always immaculate and the residents are well taken care of, especially the little touch of applying rouge means a lot and is always very much appreciated. Your residents have been professionals and you are treating them as such with loving care.
I’ll be glad to give a recommendation to a relative of a prospective client. Again, thank you for everything you do for Irmgard.
From: family, Jutta K.
I have enjoyed my time with everyone here at Bon Homie and I will miss everyone dearly. The care I have been given while here has been outstanding and I hope I will be as lucky in my new place in Henderson, NV. I will always remember everyone’s kindness and outstanding care, and everyone will always be in my heart.
From: resident, Mary L.
Thank you for everything you folks have done for me. Also, thank you for the clothes you bought for me. I appreciate it very much.
From: resident, Buddy S.
I really appreciate all your help and patience with my parents.
From: family, Linda C.
Thank you for all of your help and advice with dad’s care. This past year was difficult one for us, and you helped make it easier.
From: Carolyn, Amy and Allison
Our Mom lived at BonHomie’s Lincoln Pine home (in a private room) for approximately the last year of her life (2001-2002). While she would naturally have preferred to be living with one of her children, she was comfortable there and very well cared for. BonHomie was the next best thing to being home with her children.
The BonHomie staff (caregivers and supervisors/managers) always treated Mom like one of their family – with attentiveness, respect, gentleness, consideration, caring, and love. They seemed to especially enjoy her musical skills at the keyboard (she had one and played it daily – by ear), as well as her interest in crossword puzzles, which she also worked daily. Two of Mom’s four children (two brothers) live close enough to Lincoln Pine to be regular visitors while Mom was there – usually to just hang out with her – and sometimes to have dinner with her, or bring her to one of our homes for dinner or a weekend. We were always welcome visitors at the Lincoln Pine home, and the caregivers were always ready to feed us at meal time too. Their food was always good – and appropriate for the diverse tastes and needs of the residents.
Mom was in good health until the last 4-6 months of her life, when her decline became more evident. She was able to stay there in the Lincoln Pine home until the end. During Mom’s last 2 weeks, three of us spent a lot of time at her bedside, and during her last few nights, one of us slept alongside her in an extra bed set up by the caregivers. The caregivers and managers made it easy for us to be there as much as we needed to be there. We felt that Mom’s caregivers were as deeply saddened by her passing as we were. We were (and still are) extremely grateful that Mom was able to stay at the Lincoln Pine Home until her ultimate journey and not have to be transferred to a hospital.
We recommend the BonHomie Residential Care Homes without reservation. We think it would be difficult to find other residential care homes of equal quality.