Brookdale Derby

Offers Assisted Living

9 Reviews
1709 East Walnut Grove Rd., Derby, KS 67037
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Derby (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Derby

December 20, 2011

By wachinout4u


This is a small assisted living facility in rural Derby. It is set back away from the highway, but easily accessible. Close to shopping, pharmacy, restaurants and doctors. More intimate environment which is good to encourage socialization. Part of the Brookdale Senior Living group, Sterling House offers the standards in assisted living residential care. Food is good and staff is friendly and helpful. I have seen this particular facility go above and beyond to care for their residents. Drawback as with any stand alone assisted living facility is that if needs grow beyond the scope of assisted living, another move will be required.
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Questions about Brookdale Derby

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

The overall population is that of able minded and physically well rounded individuals- primarily women- that are able to do most activities of daily life with minimal to average amounts of assistance from associates. The average age of the population is ages 85-95. Some of our residents favorite things to do are spend time outdoors (weather permitting), play bingo, and enjoy live entertainment or sing songs from their favorite eras!

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

Our Resident Program Coordinator has a passion for crafts, music, and owns a Christmas Tree Farm! So year round, but especially during the holidays, we have festive and interactive options for the residents to be fully immersed in the spirit of the season! From enjoying donuts and homemade cider from the tree farm, to actually getting out and exploring and visiting the tree farm and other fun outings- we always have activities that give them purpose and excitement for every day!

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

We welcome a local daycare, Mary’s Little Lambs, to come into our community to perform skits and sing songs for our residents that bring them smiles to their faces once a month. On top of that we are right down the street from the Derby Library that allows us to visit frequently and “refresh” our library books monthly. The senior center that allows for outside activities, dinners, volunteer work, and social opportunities is also just a quick zip down the street that makes for easy access to our local options for resident engagement.

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

We have a local community transportation service called Derby Dash that allows for transportation in and around the Wichita Area with wheelchair accessible options. They will pick up from our community and bring them back from whatever appointments or events they need transportation for. Our bus is also available for doctor appointments or other errands within a 10 mile radius.

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

Our Dietary Manager Jaci strives to make our residents dining experience the best it can be by learning likes and dislikes by monthly Resident Menu Chats. We also feature a Resident Choice Meal were the residents have a voice in creating the menu for a meal that can give them that craving fix they might be having. She also incorporates resident’s favorite family recipes into our menu that ensure increased appetite and great nutrition in each and every meal for residents.

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

We offer 24 hour staffing seven days a week that are fully trained in all medical and clinical aspects. We also offer monthly learning programs for staff members that keep them learning and growing with the needs of our residents. We also offer therapy and programs specific to different needs based on the residents physical and mental abilities that help them to live the most optimum and healthy life for as long as possible.

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

Our Executive Director, Audrey, keeps all families in the loop with updates by sending out emails at the earliest instance that families are needed to be notified. We also have an open door and communication policy with all families that they can reach out to our nurse, ED, or any staff member at any time with any updates or concerns that they might have at any time.

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

We staff to acuity instead of number of residents to ensure we always have the appropriate number of associates to safely care for each of our resident's needs.

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

We are a pet friendly community. Animals can enjoy outdoor space in our courtyard found in the center of the community that is accessible to all residents at any time (granted that staff is aware).

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our associates participate in monthly Learning Modules that are specific to the needs of our community and level of care that our residents need. We also have a monthly in-service meeting that allows for staff to get educational opportunities as requested upon by administration.

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

We are a fully secured community. All of our doors can only be accessible with a code that is private and secure to associates only. Residents may leave and return to the community as they choose but must be signed out and back in with a loved one or friend. Our community is also constructed in a square format- this helps residents who wander and enjoy walking the halls avoid getting lost or running into a dead end. So in essence if they continue to follow the natural flow of the halls they will always run back into a place where there is assistance.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Derby

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: One Bedroom Deluxe

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping


  • English


  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Types of care

  • Walking Wheelchair Assistance
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About Brookdale Derby

Brookdale Derby provides assisted living residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's signature Personalized Assisted Living, we customize our care offerings for the individual. This allows each resident at our community the freedom and opportunity to make choices that will ease their lifestyle transitions. Residents enjoy life with the support they need, coupled with the appropriate accommodations as their needs change.

We promise Respect for Individual Preferences by offering personalized care needs and providing an atmosphere that encourages each assisted living resident to live in health and longevity. We also offer special housing and care options for those who require assistance with the activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing and assistance with medication. We offer graduated levels of care based upon the individual need of residents, as determined by our continual assessment process. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of residents every day with signature services for those who value their freedom and independence, but desire or need services providing them with the highest level of quality, care, and value.

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