Brookdale North Glendale

Offers Memory Care

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6735 W. Hillcrest Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85310
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Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale North Glendale

December 13, 2011

By Student Volunteer

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My experience with this facility stems from volunteering at the location several times. Emeritus caters to patients who have memory issues. Overall, the facility is nice but has nothing stellar. First, I will discuss the environment. From my visits, I can that the environment is very clean and the staff works hard to uphold such standards. The decor is nothing special, even a little bland. There is a sky light in the center of the facility, some indoor real and fake plants, and a very small outside garden in the rear of the facility. For the activities, each time I visited the residents were either playing bingo, watching T.V., getting nails painted. It's the usual stuff one would expect from a stereotypical nursing home. However, they do try to put on special events and I once attended a western themed dance and got to dance with some of the residents. Finally, the staff is competent but not special. There are several workers who are very pleasant, friendly, and are great at interacting with the residents. Yet, the majority of worker s there doesn't seem to enjoy their job and can even appear a little mean. In my opinion, Emeritus does its job well but does not exceed.
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Questions about Brookdale North Glendale

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for Clare Bridge associates. All associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach and care of persons with dementia. All executive directors also attend Brookdale’s Clare Bridge Leadership Competency Training.

What programs or activities does Brookdale North Glendale offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

The Clare Bridge Daily Path offers a gentle daily structure (seven days per week) choreographed with a minimum of six programs per day. All are designed to maintain the resident’s abilities and to encourage the use of their current skills. The Daily Path gives each resident a sense of security that they are “right where they need to be.” Daily Path activities include the following: • Morning Mental Workout with discussions, brain-stimulating games and reminiscing • Daily Physical Activity with exercise opportunities including Brookdale Fitness B-Fit group exercises, walking programs and dancing • Daily Life Skills provide a sense of purpose, meaning and belonging individually or as group activities. • Person-Centered Programming includes activities designed to use the resident’s social history as a foundation, by honoring past interests and involvements, programs tap into current skills and support successful experiences.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

A licensed nurse assesses the residents prior to move-in, 14 days following move-in and every 90 days. In addition, if there is a change of condition an assessment will be completed.

What techniques does Brookdale North Glendale use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Designed by a team of culinary associates, experts specializing in dementia care and registered dieticians, the unique Clare Bridge Dining program sustains the resident’s opportunity to enjoy and master the dining experience. The program offers such specialized aspects as: • Dementia-Friendly Menus providing diverse offerings that help prevent weight-loss; selections are easy to manage, familiar and appealing to the senses. • Individualized Dining Assistance includes evaluating each resident to determine the level of prompting assistance needed to preserve their use of utensils as long as possible. • The Supportive Dining Environment, which incorporates small dining rooms with consistent seating to support the challenges of those with dementia, encourages familiarity and socialization while supporting the needs of the residents through the assignment of resident care assistants. Music, centerpieces, warm, scented wash towels and fresh linens enhance the dining experience.

How does Brookdale North Glendale keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

We hold regularly scheduled care conferences to verify that the resident is receiving the care and services they want and need. Our community leadership team coordinates individualized wellness needs in collaboration with the residents additional care providers.

Describe the neighborhood around Brookdale North Glendale. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

We are located in a residential neighborhood adjacent to a shopping center with grocery stores, Walgreens and restaurants of various types.

Is Brookdale North Glendale affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Brookdale North Glendale is located just 2 miles north of Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital.

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  • Minimum Age: 65


  • State Licenses: AL7863
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About Brookdale North Glendale

Brookdale North Glendale offers a home-like setting and a cheerful, professional staff. The caring staff offers assistance as needed while respecting independence. Our restaurant-style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a wonderful living environment every day. Home-style meals and daily activities add to the residents' experience. Special events, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs offer unlimited opportunities to bond with other residents and staff. Amenities and services include daily assistance with bathing and dressing, assistance with reminders and redirection, medication management, an emergency response call system, housekeeping, laundry service, dining assistance, special diets, escorts and assistance with walking,

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