Brookdale Great Bend
Offers Assisted Living
Reviews of Brookdale Great Bend
Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Great Bend
May 06, 2019
I visited this facility
October 21, 2017
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December 22, 2013
I am a friend or relative of a resident
Questions about Brookdale Great Bend
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Brookdale Great Bend. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Our overall population is quite diverse which makes us even more like family. Our residents range in age from late 70’s to 99 years of age. Due to the diversity, we provide a wide range of activities, including but not limited to church services, cards of all types, animals galore, and trips to the farm. If we haven’t done it, we want to so let us hear your ideas!
What programs or activities does Brookdale Great Bend offer to enrich residents' well-being?
With 42 years of experience, we have learned the senior adults need our programs and activities to revolve around 6 key things. Purposeful, emotional, physical, spiritual, social and intellectual engagement are at the foundation of everything we offer.
What places are near Brookdale Great Bend or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Great Bend is the perfect size town for senior adults to enjoy. We have Vet’s Park which includes a walking path, fishing, ducks, exercise equipment and a dog park. Also in the area, we have several restaurants with likeminded adults playing games and enjoying each other’s company. Quilting clubs, book clubs, senior center, veteran connections- all in the area.
What transportation services does Brookdale Great Bend offer to assisted living residents?
We have several members who travel by bus at a low cost. We are happy to help assist on and off the bus. Our residents do enjoy travel on our handicap accessible bus when they attend activities outside of the community.
What makes the chef or dining program at Brookdale Great Bend exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Cooking is not a job for our dining director. It is a passion and how she shows love. Every meal is made with our population in mind and altered to fit individual needs. She goes above and beyond getting to know everyone and their preferences. Come celebrate a birthday with us, you will see.
What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Great Bend offer to assisted living residents?
We have an easy to use call system. It can be used for anything from a glass of water to needing assistance. Our community also offers 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 Great Bend keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We will determine your preference and call, text, or email you based on preferred form of communication. You can expect to hear from us quite often, especially about all of the fun stuff.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Brookdale Great Bend during daytime and nighttime hours?
We actually don’t staff based upon ratio, instead we staff based upon our residents’ needs. Brookdale has laid out a phenomenal program that allows us to hire more associates as our residents needs change to ensure our families the upmost protection for their loved ones. We pride ourselves on being able to age in place and in most situations are able to care for loved ones through their journey.
If Brookdale Great Bend accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
At Brookdale Great Bend, we are very pet friendly and happily allow dogs and cats. We provide an outdoor courtyard for them to safely play and meet up with their other furry friends.
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 Great Bend 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.
Services and Amenities of Brookdale Great Bend
Room and housing options
- Studio Apartments
- In Room Kitchenette
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Beauty Barber Shop
- Resident Transportation
- Garden And Patio
- Laundry For Linens
- Laundry For Clothing
Technology and entertainment
- Cable In Rooms
- Skilled Nursing
- Medication Management
- Nurse On Staff: Yes
- Offsite Activities
- Religious Services
- Minimum Age: 65
About Brookdale Great Bend
Brookdale Great Bend 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.Get Costs