Questions about SunnyBrook of Carroll
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
The staff receives a minimum of 8 hours of dementia training every year.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at SunnyBrook of Carroll. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
SunnyBrook has a very active group of seniors. The average age in our community is the mid 80's. Some of our residents favorite things to do is going on van rides and day trips. We also love the music entertainment and monthly parties. Live 2B Healthy is a new wellness program that is the talk of the community.
What programs or activities does SunnyBrook of Carroll offer to enrich residents' well-being?
SunnyBrook is proud to offer the Live 2B Healthy Program not only to our residents but also to the community of Carroll. We also provide 6 or more daily activities designed to nourish the mind, body and soul.
What places are near SunnyBrook of Carroll or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
SunnyBrook is located on the North East edge of town. We are a walking path around the building. There is not many things with in walking distance but we do offer transportation and outings throughout the year.
What transportation services does SunnyBrook of Carroll offer to assisted living residents?
We will transport our residents anywhere in town with a scheduled appointment. Out of town transportation for a small fee.
What makes the chef or dining program at SunnyBrook of Carroll exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
We sure restaurant style with Breakfast made to order, anytime of day. We run a special for lunch and supper with an anytime menu to choose from.
What safety features or security measures does SunnyBrook of Carroll offer to assisted living residents?
SunnyBrook apartments are all handicap accessible and on one floor.
How does SunnyBrook of Carroll keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
SunnyBrook RN does an assessment prior to move in and one 30 days after move in. Family is always welcome to call and get a report. If there is a change of condition the first contact will be notified.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at SunnyBrook of Carroll during daytime and nighttime hours?
Assisted living is one resident specialist to 14 residents and memory care is one resident specialist to 9 residents.
If SunnyBrook of Carroll accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
Residents can bring their pets. It is up to them to care for them and keep them leashed in the community. There is plenty of area outside for them to run and enjoy the outdoors.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
The SunnyBrook staff has a meeting by-weekly and has training's throughout the year to keep up to date on new policies and procedures. We also must do 8 hours a year of continued training on dementia.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
There are 3 resident specialists on duty for assisted living and memory care residents. On the over nights there is 2 specialists.
What safety features or security measures does SunnyBrook of Carroll provide to protect residents who wander?
SunnyBrook has a memory care specific unit that is secured. The doors are alarmed to go off on the resident specialists pagers. They also keep them engaged in activities to keep the residents entertained.
What programs or activities does SunnyBrook of Carroll offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
SunnyBrook offers specialty programs like Live 2B healthy and Music Speaks. We have special trainers that come in and do those programs. SunnyBrook also has at least 6 activities throughout the day to engage our residents and meet their needs.
Our staff is always trying something new and different to engage our memory care residents and keep things new and fresh.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
SunnyBrook's RN does our assessments. One is done prior to move in, 30 days after move in and then every 90 days or when there is a change of condition in the resident.
What techniques does SunnyBrook of Carroll use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
SunnyBrook memory care residents are served restaurant style, with plenty of choices. They are served according to their needs and what they like. Our staff sits with them during meal time.
How does SunnyBrook of Carroll keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Anytime the is a change of condition or concern about a loved ones health the family is called. There is an assessment done prior to move in, one done 30 days after move in, every 90 days a nurses review and a yearly assessment.
Describe the neighborhood around SunnyBrook of Carroll. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
SunnyBrook is located on the northern edge of Carroll. The view is wide open with farm land around it. It is a quit neighborhood and the residents enjoy sitting outside watching the traffic.
Is SunnyBrook of Carroll affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
St. Anthony Regional Hospital is less than 5 miles from SunnyBrook.