Brookdale Destin

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

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2400 Crystal Cove Lane, Destin, FL 32550
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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Destin

June 07, 2013

By Chris22

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I was extremely impressed with Crystal Bay. They were very kind and assisted me for the tour. It appeared to be extremely well-kept, maintained and well-staffed. It would be a delightful place to live but unfortunately I could not afford it.
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Questions about Brookdale Destin

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

All staff receive initial dementia care training upon hire that provides guidance and techniques in supporting those residents with dementia and memory care needs. Monthly our associates receive in person in service training reviewing dementia care and working directly with residents with dementia needs from our Clare Bridge Program Manager. Additionally they receive monthly training through our intensive computer based training programs.

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

We have 79 apartments located in a 3 story building for our Assisted Living community. Generally we have 2/3 women and 1/3 men, with 3 or 4 couples. Our oldest resident in 100 and the youngest is late 50’s. Many residents enjoy our Friday night Happy hour; Walking on the beautiful grounds of Sandestin Resort;

What programs or activities does Brookdale Destin offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We have programming for both inside the community and outside. We do Daily B-Fit exercise, out for shopping trips, movies, or lunch, Bible study, Bingo, Art and painting classes, Religious studies and services available.

What places are near Brookdale Destin or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We have walking areas on the Sandestin Gated Resort. One could walk to Grand Boulevard shopping center where there are many shops in an outside setting

What transportation services does Brookdale Destin offer to assisted living residents?

We have both group trips with the resident programming and a driver which you can schedule for appointments, or to go to the bank, grocery store, post office, etc.

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

We have a menu and choice of soup or salad; choice of three entrees and three to four side accompaniments, along with two desert choices.

What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Destin offer to assisted living residents?

First we are on a gated resort, tucked in a quiet corner of Sandestin. We have a 24 hour nurse call system with in room call and each resident has a pendant as well. There is wake staff on site 24 hours a day to assist you if/when you need help.

How does Brookdale Destin keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

The Management likes to send out mass e-mails every four to 6 weeks to let you know of general updates. Nursing staff schedules assessment reviews every six months or with change of condition to discuss proactive measures and ensure we are working on a mutual goal for best care.

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

Staffing is based on the total care plans of the community, which is based on the needs of the current residents. There is a nurse, LPN in the community 24 hours a day, with additional nurses during the day, and caregivers to assist with the activities of daily living. Every resident receives an individualized care plan that provides detailed information about the care needs of the resident. This system collectively provides the amount of staffing needed to provide the best care for our residents. This always meets the state regulations and most often exceeds the recommendation of state.

If Brookdale Destin accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are very pet friendly. Pets on leashes are allowed in the common areas and on the walking paths, we have even had birds in our community.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

All staff receive initial care training upon hire that provides guidance and techniques in supporting those resident’s needs. Monthly our associates receive in person in service training reviewing care and working directly with residents. Additionally they receive monthly training through our intensive computer based training programs.

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Brookdale Destin. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

An active senior population with resort style living.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Located within the Sandestin Resort with access to resort amenities and shopping.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Brookdale Destin has organized?

Residents enjoy area fine dining and shopping trips.

What transportation services does Brookdale Destin offer to independent living residents?

Transportation to area healthcare providers. We have both group trips with the resident programming and a driver which you can schedule for appointments, or to go to the bank, grocery store, post office, etc.

What makes the chef or dining program at Brookdale Destin exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

We have a menu and choice of soup or salad; choice of three entrees and three to four side accompaniments, along with two desert choices.

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

Brookdale staffs to the direct needs of our residents. Every resident receives an individualized care plan that provides detailed information about the care needs of the resident. This system collectively provides the amount of staffing needed to provide the best care for our residents. This always meets the state regulations and most often exceeds the recommendation of state.

What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Destin provide to protect residents who wander?

We would recommend the memory care for anyone who is prone to wondering or to hire a full time private sitter or family member be with them if they want to remain in the AL community.

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

Brookdale Destin utilizes the Clare Bridge program which focuses on engaging residents of all abilities. This program follows “The Daily Path” which provides a reassuring structure, engagement, and physical/mental stimulation. Residents follow a structured daily routine that includes meal services, mental and physical workouts, refreshments, creative arts and crafts, and musical engagement.

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

Our Health and Wellness Director assesses residents prior to admission, upon admission, 15-30 days after admission, and then quarterly for the extent of the residents stay at our community. In addition, if the resident has a change in their condition we also complete a new assessment at that time.

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

Residents start their meals with our Refresh program which helps not only with hygiene but engaging the senses and encouraging appetite. Meals are served restaurant style with multiple meal options available. Brookdale Destin will accommodate different diet needs, and can prepare foods in several ways to encourage independence and maintain the dignity of the residents.

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

When the assessments are completes the Health and wellness director invites the family to a sit down conference where the care is discussed. If there are changes in routine care like medications or therapies, families are contacted at the time of the change or referral and a discussion can be had at that time as well.

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

The MC is located in the same residential Sandestin gated resort building as out AL, attached by a common hallway in a single story 36 apartment community. There is a secure courtyard in the center f the MC community and residents can have freedom of movement to go inside and outside during daylight hours. The door is secured for extreme weather conditions, or during hours of darkness.

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

Our MC and AL community is located 7/8th of a mile from Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. We are not affiliated with them, but they provide care for our residents with the hospital, emergency room services, and medical building with Doctor Offices. The South Walton County Fire District station is between the community and the Hospital. To add to the continuum of care, there is a skilled nursing home less than two miles away that many residents use for rehabilitation services when necessary

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Destin

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: Yes

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool
  • Features Extra: Library

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

General

  • Resident Capacity: 115
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Licenses

  • State Licenses: 7769
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About Brookdale Destin

Brookdale Destin provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Brookdale Living's Destin, FL community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional independent and assisted living services, amenities, and opportunities we offer. And, the residents at Brookdale Destin can rest assured that as their needs change, we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.

Optimum Life&reg and Celebrations provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of the residents of this independent and assisted living community, their families, and associates alike. Optimum Life&reg is a journey of self-discovery including services, features, and benefits that allow each resident to pursue their peak level of health, wholeness and fulfillment while balancing six key dimensions of personal wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful. As part of Optimum Life&reg, the mission of Brookdale Destin is to encourage our independent and assisted living residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar at Brookdale Living's Destin, FL community with themed experiences, special events, and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.

Our Clare Bridge Place program serves those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Each day, we promise to work to deliver Daily Moments of Success for each resident. The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides structure and activities each day designed to meet specific needs of those with dementia, while the Clare Bridge Dining Program, designed by a gerontologist and registered dietitian, helps residents in need of Alzheimer's care retain the ability to enjoy and master the daily dining experience.

What Makes Us Special

Our residents can transition from independent to assisted living when needed without moving out of their apartments.

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