3801 Grand

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

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3801 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Call (844) 325-8230
3801 Grand (844) 325-8230

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February 10, 2016

By Pamela42

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother stayed at 3801 Grand for a month. She was there from Thanksgiving to Christmas. It was a very nice place. It was very social. It was very similar to the other community. It was probably not as plush, but it was a better valued for the money. It was very comfortable, and very nice. We really like it. My mother was in their memory care so there wasn’t a whole lot of social stuff that she was able to do. But for the assisted-living part, it seemed like they had a lot of stuff going on. She said the food was fine. It was on the bland side. There wasn't a lot of butter or salt, but it was good. The dining-area was beautiful. The place was very homey. The staff was very good. They treated my mom very well.
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Questions about 3801 Grand

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Eight hours of dementia care training is required annually for ALL staff working in the community.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at 3801 Grand. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our average age is approximately 87.

What programs or activities does 3801 Grand offer to enrich residents' well-being?

At 3801 Grand, we look at wellness as a multi-level process, including spiritual, physical and social well-being. We offer a variety of religious opportunities; we offer daily exercises in a fun, safe environment; and we provide enriching education and social events and activities for a variety of levels of ability. Additionally, we will soon be able to offer in-house therapy services to our residents!

What places are near 3801 Grand or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

At 3801 Grand, we are fortunate to be located just blocks west of Des Moines' busy downtown area, home to cultural, the arts, and sporting venues. Additionally, we are just minutes from the revitalized Ingersoll Avenue District, where residents will find historic restaurant choices as well as new dining options and boutiques. Some well-known area icons include The Art Center, The Civic Center, The Des Moines Community Playhouse, Wells Fargo Arena, Principal Park (home to the Iowa Cubs), Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Noah's restaurant, and Jesse's Embers restaurant.

What transportation services does 3801 Grand offer to assisted living residents?

At 3801 Grand, we are happy to help our residents get to doctor, dental and vision appointments, as well as scheduled off-campus activities! We have a comfortable fully accessible mini-bus, and our driver works Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We provide regularly scheduled trips to the local grocery store.

What makes the chef or dining program at 3801 Grand exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our chef takes pride in using fresh foods. It's not unusual to walk past the kitchen and see potatoes being peeled by hand. Additionally, our chef is very responsive to the culinary desires of our residents, facilitating "Food Forum" on a regular basis.

What safety features or security measures does 3801 Grand offer to assisted living residents?

At 3801 Grand, we are a dementia-specific building, meaning that we have some extra safety and security measures in place including coded doors and alarms.

How does 3801 Grand keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Our personal care staff are aware of and respect family members' preferred mode of communication and reach out to them in that manner. And because we are a community that is smaller, we are able to provide many face-to-face conversations with family members. Our Executive Director, RN, LPN and CMAs are just a phone call away and are very responsive to family concerns and questions.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at 3801 Grand during daytime and nighttime hours?

Our capacity is 48 residents. During our daytime and evening hours, we are staffed with two Tenant Assistants and one Certified Medical Assistant. On our overnight shift (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.), we staff one Tenant Assistant and one Certified Medical Assistant. Our staff RN and LPN are in the building Monday through Friday and on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If 3801 Grand accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We consider cats and small dogs when residents are able to meet their pet's needs. 3801 Grand staff are not able to assist with pet cares.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

All of our staff are required to pass annual food service training and eight hours of dementia training. Additionally, all staff are required to pass Dependent Adult Abuse training every five years. 3801 Grand also provides in-house training on a variety of relevant topics.

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at 3801 Grand. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our independent living residents are very active. With a capacity of just 34 apartments, they are a tight-knit group. They enjoy our weekly Happy Hour and our monthly Brunch Buffet. They enjoy a variety of card games and cribbage. They attend exercise classes, off-campus Lunch Bunch gatherings and shopping trips. Although we provide scheduled activities for our Grand Suites (independent) residents, they also organize their own activities and gatherings.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

At 3801 Grand and Grand Suites we are fortunate to be located just blocks west of Des Moines' busy downtown area, home to cultural, the arts, and sporting venues. Additionally, we are just minutes from the revitalized Ingersoll Avenue District, where residents will find historic restaurant choices as well as new dining options and boutiques. Some well-known area icons include The Art Center, The Civic Center, The Des Moines Community Playhouse, Wells Fargo Arena, Principal Park (home to the Iowa Cubs), Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Noah's restaurant, and Jesse's Embers restaurant.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at 3801 Grand has organized?

Our Activity Coordinator organized a trip to another community to watch the Bean Bag Baseball league in action -- our community loved it and plans to join in the fall. Another favorite was O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) at Jester Park Lodge -- a nature program and catered lunch. In nicer weather, residents enjoy going to Reiman Gardens, the National Balloon Championships, John Wayne's birthplace, and the Pella Tulip Festival.

What transportation services does 3801 Grand offer to independent living residents?

At Grand Suites, we are happy to help our residents get to doctor, dental and vision appointments, as well as scheduled off-campus activities! We have a comfortable fully accessible mini-bus, and our driver works Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We provide regularly scheduled trips to the local grocery store.

What makes the chef or dining program at 3801 Grand exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our chef takes pride in using fresh foods. It's not unusual to walk past the kitchen and see potatoes being peeled by hand. Additionally, our chef is very responsive to the culinary desires of our residents, facilitating "Food Forum" on a regular basis.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

In our Grand Suites building, we provide a first-floor area with comfortable seating, a beautiful grand piano, and a large-screen television. This area is used for our Happy Hour but also for Book Club and informal gatherings such as to watch a football game together. Just off the formal dining room is an area that includes a puzzle table; several tables for card games or board games; coffee, tea and cappuccino; and a display cupboard for residents to share collections. This area is used for our monthly Brunch Buffet. Additionally, on the second floor is an area that has a television and Wii game system, a treadmill and Nu-Step, a small library area, many sturdy chairs and a full kitchen. In addition to exercise, movie matinee and Wii bowling and golfing, this area can also be reserved (free of charge) by residents who would like a little extra space to entertain guests or large family gatherings.

What safety features or security measures does 3801 Grand offer to independent living residents?

A key or the code to the keypad is required to gain entrance to the Grand Suites building. Security cameras are installed in the hallways. There is underground, secured parking available (for additional fee).

If 3801 Grand accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We consider cats and small dogs when residents are able to meet their pet's needs. 3801 Grand staff are not able to assist with pet cares.

Does 3801 Grand work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

3801 Grand staff respond to emergency calls from our independent living residents.

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

Our Memory Care capacity is 12 apartments. During the daytime and evening hours, we staff one Certified Medical Assistant and one Tenant Assistant. On the overnight shift, we staff one Certified Medical Assistant. Our staff RN and LPN are in the building Monday through Friday and on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What safety features or security measures does 3801 Grand provide to protect residents who wander?

Our Assisted Living building is dementia specific, meaning that we have coded and alarmed exits. But for residents needing a little extra security, we do use a bracelet alarm system for those individuals as well.

What programs or activities does 3801 Grand offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

We offer spontaneous as well as planned activities for our Memory Care residents. Many of those activities involve music, whether it's music therapy or a sing-a-long. We take residents on drives through the country on nice days. Staff work with family members to put together Life Books, for reminiscing.

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

Our RN performs the initial admittance assessment, with our LPN performing the 30-day assessment. A significant-change assessment is done by our RN, and our LPN takes care of the 90-day assessments and additional as needed.

What techniques does 3801 Grand use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

In our Memory Care, residents are served their food on red plates, as we understand that this situation has a better mealtime success rate with individuals who have dementia. Because we have just 12 Memory Care apartments, staff get to know residents very well and are able to offer residents foods we know they enjoy and will eat. When needed, we offer adaptive utensils. Additionally, staff offer a lot of encouragement and patience at mealtimes.

How does 3801 Grand keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Our personal care staff are aware of and respect family members' preferred mode of communication and reach out to them in that manner. And because we are a community that is smaller, we are able to provide many face-to-face conversations with family members. Our Executive Director, RN, LPN and CMAs are just a phone call away and are very responsive to family concerns and questions.

Describe the neighborhood around 3801 Grand. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

3801 Grand is located in a well-established neighborhood in Des Moines. We are surrounded by several historic, beautiful churches, many restaurants, and upscale homes and apartment buildings.

Is 3801 Grand affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Residents and family members are free to choose their own hospital. We at 3801 Grand will work with any hospital to make the transition there and back a smooth one.

Costs for 3801 Grand

Cost of Assisted Living

$ 1,234

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Cost of Independent Living

$ 1,234

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Services and Amenities of 3801 Grand

Costs

  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3000/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2400/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

General

  • Resident Capacity: 60
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • State Licenses: S0003

About 3801 Grand

Our Campus

Welcome to lovely 3801 Grand! When you come to visit, you'll likely notice our professionally landscaped grounds. Come inside and you'll be greeted by our friendly staff who are excited to show you around our beautiful campus. You'll most certainly be captivated by our comfortably modern décor. And if you're there at the right time of day, you just might get a whiff of a fresh, homemade meal being prepared.

Our Neighborhood

Beautiful Location! Located on picturesque Grand Avenue in Des Moines, 3801 Grand is in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. The North and South of Grand neighborhoods house some of the city’s most elegant, stately homes. Ingersoll Avenue, just a block away, is the city’s epicenter for revitalization efforts and development of a small business that include restaurants, boutiques, and unique multi-use buildings. Our 3801 Grand community is only 5 minutes from downtown entertainment venues and major medical centers.

Dining Experience

In the kitchens of 3801 Grand it is our philosophy to offer fresh, homemade food every day. Just as you would have in your own kitchen, the simplest of foods are prepared with great care. You can find staff peeling potatoes for homemade mashed potatoes, made with real cream and butter. Signature dishes such as the seared lamb chops or roasted Cornish game hen are resident favorites, appearing on the special menus regularly. Don’t feel like having a rich, heavy dessert? No worries, a variety of fresh fruit is available year-round for residents' enjoyment here in our community.

Join us for an a la carte breakfast with daily specials; buttermilk pancakes and waffles, biscuits and gravy, French toast, pastries, and eggs any way you want. At the noon and evening meals, we offer two specials or order from our always available menu. Our homemade soups are offered daily with fresh, quality ingredients. Our residents always have a say in what items they like to see on the menus, feedback is always welcome.

Included Services and Amenities

  • Three meals a day plus snacks
  • Medication management
  • Personal assistance with activities of daily living
  • 24-hour on-site personal care staff
  • Call pendant
  • Monthly rent
  • Wellness events and entertainment
  • Laundry service and housekeeping
  • Scheduled weekday transportation
  • Internet and expanded basic cable through Mediacom

Thank you for your interest in 3801 Grand Senior Living. Please give us a call to schedule a free tour.


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