What is Bridge Haven?
Is Bridge Haven right for my loved one?
For families with aging or elderly parents, the trigger that parents are struggling to care for themselves is often a crisis. Reaching out to help vulnerable elders before difficulties occur may prevent future falls, fractures, accidents or seasonal illness that could mean a trip to the emergency room.
Families typically discuss alternate care options when parents are no longer safe at home and would benefit from full-time care. Why wait until a crisis? At that point, families have little time to research their best options. In some cases families are forced to take what services are available, and not what is ideal for their parent.
To be proactive, families should ask the question now: Can mom or dad still live alone?
“We never forget the person within.”
J. Robert Wilson, Jr., CEO and Owner
Robert Wilson, Jr. is the founder and CEO of Bridge Haven Memory Care LLC in Lawrence Kansas. For twelve years, Bridge Haven has specialized in the personal care of residents living with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and Parkinson’s in a home-like setting. He is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and licensed as an Adult Care Home Operator by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disabilities. Bridge Haven has shown constant growth and has seventy-three full and part-time employees. In addition, Robert holds a Class “A” Commercial Building License, owns and operates Beckmeister’s LLC, a construction and real estate holding company which specializes in building and managing the real estate associated with Bridge Haven. He has opened and sold successful business ventures and owns other commercial and residential investments.
Raised in Vienna, Austria, Robert moved back to the US and received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from Westminster College. He is very proud of his adult daughter, Becky, and in his free time, he loves to travel, ski and mentor young adults in personal finance.
Sarah Randolph, Executive Director
Sarah Randolph is the Executive Director of Bridge Haven Memory Care in Lawrence, Kansas. She has been with Bridge Haven for more than six years, having previously worked for Visiting Nurses of Douglas County and Midland Care. She is an Adult Care Home Operator, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has been trained in the Dementia Beyond Drugs curriculum. She has served as the President of the Lawrence Area Partners in Aging, as a member of the Senior Resource Center for Douglas County Board of Directors, Lawrence Arts Center Drama Advisory Board, is a member of Women United in Healthcare Philanthropy and a current Rotary member. She is a Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lawrence graduate. She has started two support groups and the Action Committee to Protect those with Dementia. Sarah grew up in Lawrence and has volunteered for the Lawrence Community Shelter, the Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County and the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. She is married to Mike Randolph, also a Lawrencian, and they have two daughters who are in college: Olivia at Rutgers and Julia at University of Florida. In her spare time, she likes to walk, read and go with Mike to their cabin at Lone Star Lake. Sarah’s wish in life is to “do amazing things” for those with dementia.