Brookdale Pointe West

Offers Memory Care

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6101 Pointe West Boulevard, Bradenton, FL 34209
Call (800) 385-2527
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Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale Pointe West

September 16, 2012

By Sofie1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

After seeing the care provided here to my friend, I realized it was a lot better than the care provided to my father at a different facility in the same area. I now had a basis of comparison. I think that overall, it is a good place to put a loved one. Well maintained and clean, very little turnover of staff (although management was a different story) and some of the staff even went way over and above in caring for my friend.

June 20, 2012

By Barb's buddy

I visited this facility

I have often visited a friend living at this facility and have been very impressed at the way the patients have been cared for. The staff uses excellent judgement and gentle persuasion to direct a person that tries to wander away from the exits. There are small groups for various stimulation such as music and tv. The staff is always friendly and upbeat. If the need arises, I would not hesitate to move my husband, who has dementia, into this facility.
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Questions about Brookdale Pointe West

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Alzheimer’s training level 1 & 2. An 8 hour class taught upon hire and annually for all staff. We also do a State approved specialized Clare Bridge in-service training monthly for all staff regarding our specialized programing.

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

1 Nurse for 12 hours daily, 2 RA’s each shift and Nurse available on call 24 hours.

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

Daily Path- Person-Centered Care based on residents routines, habits, likes and dislikes, Be Fit- focus on keeping active everyday based on highest physical and cognitive ability, Cluster Groups and Individual Activities based on interests and ability of resident as well individualized programs through, music therapy, art therapy, Daily Chronical, Trivia and Games on our In Touch interactive computer system.

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

Health and Wellness Director. The assessment is conducted upon Move in, again at 30 days and then quarterly or change in condition. Multi-disciplinary approach- Memory Care Specialist, District Clinical Specialist and National Dementia support.

What techniques does Brookdale Pointe West use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Refresh Program- utilizing essential oils to awaken senses to enhance appetite, promote good, hand over hand assistance to allow greater independence, physical help with feeding as needed for o residents needing more assistance. Special diets as directed.

How does Brookdale Pointe West keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Open Door Policy- Family Connection Line, phone calls, emails and MD notifications upon any change.

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

We are located, set back on a quiet street surrounded by Residential and some medical buildings. Our community is set back from the road in a beautiful Large Oak tree lined property complete with flowers, residents ducks, Birds and squirrels. It is very serene and calming and looks like a large one story ranch house.

Is Brookdale Pointe West affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

While we are not affiliated with a specific hospital, Blake Medical Center is 1 ½ blocks from our community. We have several Physicians that come in to our community to see our residents.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Pointe West

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: Available During Business Hours; Some Availability Outside Of Business Hours

Activities

  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

General

  • Resident Capacity: 40

About Brookdale Pointe West

At Brookdale Pointe West we know that memory losses due to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are progressive and residents' needs are continually changing. That's why we provide balance in our residents' capabilities, personalities, and preferences to create daily routines that enhance their spirits and increase their sense of purpose. We believe the amount of satisfaction our Alzheimer's and dementia care residents receive from the tasks that fill their days goes a long way to maintaining their sense of purpose and overall satisfaction with life. An integral part of this is our promise to encourage each resident to find Daily Moments of Success. To help our residents achieve these moments, our associates receive the tools and training needed in such key areas as specialized dining and the ongoing monitoring of healthcare and behavioral needs, to name a few.

We provide Alzheimer's and dementia care residents with the lifestyle, housing, and services they need in comfortable surroundings combined with the amenities, programs, and care to help stimulate recognition, recall, and wellness in a safe environment. Through years of caring for individuals with dementia, our professional care staff has learned to create optimal surroundings and approaches to care. Familiar environments that our residents have enjoyed throughout their lives are recreated to help them feel reassured and comfortable. The Alzheimer's and dementia care programs at Brookdale Pointe West are built to embrace, not restrict our residents' desire to wander and to provide a sense of belonging.


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