Questions about Keystone Cedars
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
They go through Relias training, two- hour live dementia training and a lot of our monthly staff meetings are dementia specific. A total of 12 hours per year.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Keystone Cedars. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
80 to 85 years is the average age of our residents. What our residents love to do varies for sure but.. some of their favorite hobbies include bridge, book club, bible study, happy hour and of course join their fellow neighbors in the restaurant for all three meals that are prepared by Chef Dustin and his culinary team.
What programs or activities does Keystone Cedars offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Live 2b Healthy is one of the senior fitness programs we offer at The Keystones as well as water aerobics and chair yoga. We also have walking clubs where they travel the country and keep track of the distances they have achieved. The Eastern Iowa Arts Academy also comes in monthly to do an art class with our residents. We often schedule outings to the diverse arts and cultural scene in Cedar Rapids for example; Museum of Art, Czech Village, African American Museum, Paramount, TCR. These are just to name a few. Weekly outings to our local grocery stores and retail shopping are also resident favorites. Several times a week you will also be able to enjoy a variety musical entertainment that is brought in for the convenience of our residents. Our residents also enjoy the diverse spiritual/religious programs that The Keystones offers
What places are near Keystone Cedars or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Our residents can easily walk to Target. If they are in the mood to go down memory lane and enjoy a McDonalds hamberger they could :)
What transportation services does Keystone Cedars offer to assisted living residents?
We provide transportation to and from medical appointments as well as activity outings
What makes the chef or dining program at Keystone Cedars exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Our Culinary Department is lead by Chef Dustin. Hot, fresh breakfast every morning or if you're in the mood for a bagel, cereal etc. The residents do NO pre-ordering of any food, made fresh every meal. Restaurant style every day with many options to choose from
What safety features or security measures does Keystone Cedars offer to assisted living residents?
We do have security cameras in our buildings as well as secured doors.
How does Keystone Cedars keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
By way of phone, mail, emails, care conferences. Our operational staff, as well as the nursing staff, work very closely with our residents and their families to keep them informed of any changes that may occur or affect the resident.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Keystone Cedars during daytime and nighttime hours?
daytime including nurses you have up to 8 care staff per 76 apartments, evening 5 care staff and overnight 3 care staff
If Keystone Cedars accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We do not currently accommodate pets, other than those brought in to visit. We often have therapy dogs come in to visit the residents.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Our staff does Relias training that has be renewed every year
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
We have five caregivers during the day as well as the registered nurses, and 5 evening caregivers. Overnight we have three caregivers
What safety features or security measures does Keystone Cedars provide to protect residents who wander?
Our Memory Care is secured, you have to have the code to go in and out
What programs or activities does Keystone Cedars offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Exercise, music, religious/spiritual programs, happy hour, resident council, culinary program, educational speakers, book club, bible study, theater, casino, art/craft. Numerous outings for shopping, the arts, cultural museums. You name it, our activity team will go just about anywhere you want to go, they love your suggestions....
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Our Director of Nursing does the initial assessment prior to move in. We then have the nurses do a 30 day, 90 day, and annually. If there is a change of condition between any of these scheduled assessments we will do one at that time as well.
What techniques does Keystone Cedars use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Our caregivers serve them their meals as well as sit down with them and eat at the same time. They are able to encourage conversation and help prompt them to eat as well. These caregivers have been with them all morning at this point and are very aware of how their day has been
How does Keystone Cedars keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
This takes place from phone conversations, family care conferences etc. The relationship the residents/families have with nursing is very close.
Describe the neighborhood around Keystone Cedars. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
We are surrounded by homes and businesses, so a little of both.
Is Keystone Cedars affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
We are not affiliated to any hospital but, work closely with the social workers at both Unity Point and Mercy Hospital