Norwood Pines Alzheimers Center

500 JESSIE AVENUE, Sacramento, CA, 95838
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Caring Grandson1 June 23, 2012

I visited this facility

The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive to the needs of the residents. My grandmother has shown a great improvement living there; she has social interaction on a daily basis, something she did not have before. Most of the staff actually knew who I was before I arrived because I call frequently and send my grandmother pictures, which she shows off to her caretakers.



MAMJR September 01, 2011

I visited this facility

While the inside is very drab and institutional, Norwood Pines has been helpful to families who have no other options. Many facilities do not take individuals who have disruptive and aggressive behaviors (for example a patient suffering from frontotemporal dementia or FTD). Norwood Pines will often help these individuals when nobody else will. For family members who have no other place to turn in placing their loved one, you would want to consider Norwood Pines.



guardian angel August 17, 2011

I visited this facility

Located in northwest Sacramento, on East I-80, off Northgate Ave., twenty minutes east of downtown Sacramento, is Norwood Pines. Norwood Pines is a skilled nursing facility of moderate size specializing in residents with Alzheimer's Dementia, and other related mental issues. I have many friends who worked there and became familiar with the surroundings. The outside atmosphere is lovely. Shade trees, a gazebo, and a pond surround the outside area, both front and back yard. For the residents this affords a great area to walk when the weather is nice. The inside is a bit too dark, and institutional. By necessity this is an alarmed facility, and a locked door bars residents from the lobby and beyond. The inside ambiance could be more inviting. I don't understand why so many communities need to be so dark inside. I'd recommend brighter colors myself. Though odors can be an issue, more often than not, the staff tries to stay on top of them. Many times it doesn't appear much is happening in the activity rooms. Many residents look like they are looking for something to do. As I have visited many times, it seems like the activity program needs a little more energy. Their activity program which consists of music, exercise, and art is good but could be more state-of-the-art programming.

All staff, licensed nurses, cna's, and managers are trained in dealing with the various behaviors exhibited here, and do a great job when residents need redirection. The amount of staff to meet resident needs is above average. Though most staff shows an air of friendliness, a few tend to be reticent to interact with outsiders. Family involvement is encouraged. Management tries to involve families in group events but families seem reluctant to participate. Though the dietary department presents attractive meals, the residents seem easily distracted at mealtimes. Perhaps it is the environment, but if Norwood Pines could enliven the surroundings with some brighter brush strokes, it would be a good move. Some greater attention on housekeeping issues would help. I have always felt their rooms were too small for the residents privacy and comfort. It must be difficult for anyone to have to share a room. I believe their activity program needs to be more dynamic. Considering the resident's needs, the staff makes a great effort to bring a measure of happiness to their environment. On a scale of 1 to 5, I'd rank Norwood Pines a 3.50.



viccimn June 07, 2011

Friend or relative of resident

My loved one fell on her 5th day at Norwood Pines and fractured her hip. After she had surgery and went back to Norwood Pines, she fell the very next day and BROKE HER OTHER HIP! (She was walking when she was admitted.) ...Don't put your loved on here.


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Norwood Pines Alzheimers Center is a nursing home in Sacramento, CA that provides patients with skilled nursing care as well as private or shared accommodations. Contact Norwood Pines Alzheimers Center for more details on housing, services, and rates.

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