Barton House Scottsdale, AZ

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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7001 East Mountain View Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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Memory Care Reviews for Barton House

September 07, 2017

By Judy

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Barton House was wonderful. I liked it very much. The staff gave me a lovely tour. The residents seemed to be very happy. It was very clean and presented well. I really don't have anything negative to say about it. So far, it's the highest on my list. The rooms and eating quarters were nice. The outdoor grounds were pretty good and had walking areas for folks. They seemed to have a nice kitchen that serviced everyone well. I didn't see any activities occurring while I was there. Most of the residents were seated and watching television. There was one gentleman on the patio who said they have activities. I met the gentleman who did the tour and a couple of staff people, and they seemed pleasant and agreeable. They have 24/7 staff, which is important to me. They were very friendly and very accommodating.

August 31, 2011

By Emmyrose

I visited this facility

This facility has two buildings each built in a square. There are 20 private rooms with private baths. The living room, activity room and dining room along with a nurse station are in the center. It is built so all rooms come out directly to a living area with no hallways as they specialize in dementia residents. The Barton House one has been there 12 years and the two for two years. It is actually on Scottsdale border. All are fully handicapped equipped. The large yards have walking paths, sitting areas, patio, and lots of greenery. All is secured and enclosed. It is set-up and made simple due to the type of residents. They have an RN and lpn one each house. There is always a nurse on call. If they have a caregiver unavailable managers take over. There is a med tech on weekends for the more independent. They have a doctor who comes in. They attempt not to take residents out because of the level of functioning confuses them. So there is no transport. They adhere to a strict schedule for activities and meals. They serve three meals a day and have a 10:30 am brunch and food on demand. They have a full time cook and attempt variety without confusion. The food is good. They have a beauty salon and an activity director. They have breakfast in am. They then adhere to a schedule of exercises, current events, and games. They have brunch and then downtime for rest or watching movies. in the afternoon they have more activities and eat supper at five. It is very clean with a caring certified staff. I think they have a great place for loved ones who have dementia.
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Questions about Barton House

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

This is a annual training for all of our staff, and in between if someone needs a refresher course or for new staff that is doing on boarding. They use the computer programs, hand out sheets given at training meetings with our Director of Nursing, healthcare partners will come and do these training meetings as well with our Director of Nursing at times. These training can consist of how to redirect a Dementia patient, how to communicate with a Dementia patient, how to detect if something is wrong when a Dementia patient doesn't know how to tell you, etc.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Barton House. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our range would be 65 to 101 years old. We specialize in Memory Care but also can take AL. Bingo, dancing, arts and crafts, gardening, basking in the sun, balloon volley ball, reading, walking around, and just having a good old time hanging out with the Barton House family.

What programs or activities does Barton House offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Music therapy, pet therapy, PT/OT- Home Health, chair exercising, chair yoga, dancing, mental stimulation, winddown time, meditation, building and or making things, helping the staff out with folding clothes or collecting dishes (creates self satisfaction and feels helpful), implementing routines like sleep and nourishment that is detrimental to someone's well being especially Memory care.

What makes the chef or dining program at Barton House exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

We all sit down family style to eat all 3 meals together, so it can build the trust between residents and staff. It also give us a way to pay more attention to our residents and their habits, so when there is something off we are more proactive then reactive.

What safety features or security measures does Barton House offer to assisted living residents?

We are a locked down facility, where the front door and two back doors are key pad unlocked with a code to get in and out. This is a safety factor for our Memory care residents, it keeps our residents safe inside their familiar home as well as keeping any unwanted visitors if that would arise.

How does Barton House keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We have a open communication policy in which families can call anytime to the main number to speak with the Nurse, MedTech, and or administration. Most of our families have these specific people's direct lines, so then that open line of communication is always working like it should. Administration is very involved in the day to day as well as the off days and hours.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Barton House during daytime and nighttime hours?

6 residents to 1 caregiver during the day and 10 residents to 1 caregiver at night, this doesn't include the MedTech that works as that extra caregiver during those same shifts. The Nurse on staff is hands on and is right there with the staff without skipping a beat. Our MedTech and caregivers our 24/7 - 8 hour shifts, our Nurse is here fulltime and on call 24/7, administration is fulltime and on call 24/7 as well.

If Barton House accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are pet friendly. We currently have 2 dogs that live here with their owners. They roam around inside with all of us but seem to know when to stay out of the way of peoples main traffic areas. We have doggie doors for the backyards, so then they can go outside when ever.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

There is training all the time here. Annual, quarterly, and monthly. It all depends on what that training is for. For example: Fire an safety training is annually. But Hoyer lift refresher courses are quarterly.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

We have three different shifts and they are eight hours each. The first and second shift has four caregivers and one Medtech and one nurse in one building. Third shift has two caregivers and one Medtech in one building (over night shift).

What safety features or security measures does Barton House provide to protect residents who wander?

Because of our great care ratio, bed alarms, tab alarms, and hourly rounding. We reduce the risk factor for our wandering residents to a very low number for falls or accidents of any kind really. On top of those safety measure, before our residents move in we assess and have a care plan made up. We do this so then the staff knows how to care for our residents like they should be, they will be fully aware if someone is a wanderer or max assist etc. So then we act accordingly to them and their needs.

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

We have activities multiple times a day that are easy to follow but also fun. These activities are for cognitive impaired individuals that need that right amount of stimulation. We have BINGO, balloon volleyball, arts and crafts, indoor bowling, we have coloring and drawing, building/painting bird houses, gardening, fishing in the inflatable baby pool, the guessing game, chair yoga, music, live entertainment, dancing, etc.

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

Our two primary care Doctors, our Nurse Practitioner for Geriatric psych, and our Director of health services. We update our care plan on a 3 month routine matter, and in between when conditions with our residents change. Assessment are done on a due basis, and it customizable to each residents per POA and or family requests of course.

What techniques does Barton House use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

We all sit down family style for our 3 meals throughout the day, thus making us very aware of what is going on with our residents before it progresses. It also allows us to be there when someone cannot eat or looses the ability to feed themselves. This builds trust nd safety between our staff and residents, while having a more proactive approach then reactive.

How does Barton House keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Between our Director of Health Services, Resident Care Coordinator, two Primary Care Doctors, Nurse Practitioner for Geriatric psych, Home Health and or Hospice, Director of Marketing, and of course Administrator. We have great open communication with our families at anytime of day for them, we are here to make this journey as easy and comforting as possible.

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

We are tucked into the residential rural area of 70th street and Mountain view road, house 2's parking lot is backed up to the Chaparral Highschool parking lot.

Is Barton House affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

If for what ever reason a resident needs to be sent out for a hospital visit, it'll be what ever the family chooses and also what what be the nearest in some cases.

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Services and Amenities of Barton House


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5600/month

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  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Housing Extra: We Offer Private Rooms With Half Baths.


  • Resident Capacity: 40
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: AL7404C
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About Barton House

When a loved one is diagnosed with one of the many forms of “dementia”, including Alzheimer's, families face many complex and difficult choices. At some point, their loved one simply can no longer live at home, even with in-home care. The family must choose from among an increasingly broad spectrum of options for memory care that vary widely in cost, quality of care, physical aesthetic, and the manner in which staff engage with and care for their residents

Most cognitively impaired individuals don't require the highly regimented care provided in many memory care settings. What they need is a place designed specifically for them, with an environment that feels warm like a home, not cold or commercial like a “facility.” At Barton House, we offer that home-like environment and a program of care that stresses individuality, engagement, and personal contact throughout the day.

Our philosophy of care is really quite simple: Focus on strengths, rather than weaknesses. Never stop trying to communicate. Recognize the individual, not the disease. Be kind, always.

We Provide Memory Care Tailored to Meet Individual Needs

We never forget that residents with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are individuals first, with unique backgrounds, personalities and interests. Moreover, the progress of memory loss and related symptoms varies from person to person. A level of care which is exactly right for one person may well be totally inappropriate for another.

That's why we tailor the care of each resident to meet his or her specific needs. This highly personalized approach is made possible by our small size and unusually low resident-to-caregiver ratio.

Daily Life at Barton House

At Barton House, we provide a variety of activities for our residents that are specifically tailored to engage seniors who suffer from dementia. We believe engagement helps residents retain their identity and independence as long as possible. Our programming starts after breakfast each morning and ends when our residents retire for the night. A Barton House day is filled with familiar daily activities, such as senior exercise, art, board games, music, music therapy, massage therapy, bingo, and many other activities.

We also provide live entertainment several times each month, and our entertainers encourage resident participation. We know that a structured daily activity program, coupled with a high level of engagement with staff and fellow residents throughout the day, is one of the most powerful and effective interventions in memory care.

What Makes Us Special

Barton House is an excellent choice for the family that feels their loved one will thrive best and be more comfortable in a home-like setting rather than one that is more institutional. With an exceptionally low ratio of residents to caregivers, delicious (and nutritious) home cooked meals, and staff that are specifically trained to interact with and care for those who are cognitively impaired, Barton House provides the highest level of care in a setting that most closely resembles the homes our residents once loved.

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