Brookdale Shawnee

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11400 West 65th St., Shawnee, KS 66203
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Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale Shawnee

June 15, 2011

By Roberts1980

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The Sweet Life Shawnee facility is specifically geared toward Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. It is a sister facility to another, larger, Brookdale facility about a mile away. This one has greater security to prevent residents from getting lost or wandering off the property by accident. The location is quiet and peaceful, across a quiet street from a pretty, residential neighbourhood, but only a couple of blocks from a bustling suburb with lots of shopping and dining options. The layout of the facility is arranged in three "neighbourhoods" around several common areas, and each neighbourhood has a fenced, open-access garden area. The common areas are split into two large spaces, with a number of smaller "life skill stations" such as a gardening bench and a jewellery boutique. Residents are encouraged to participate in a full schedule of social activities from 10 am to 6:30 pm. When I was there, I saw a group of about 8 residents taking an exercise class. They were all smiling and several even shouted "woohoo" after finishing sets. Bedrooms are a good size, and are bright, with large windows and wood blinds. Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture and decorations, so for those who have not decorated, furnishings are sparse. I saw two groups of residents working with a staff member: both were smiling and seemed attentive, and my guide knew the names of all the residents we met. This is an intimate facility with a feeling of personal caring, and I would recommend this facility to a loved one.
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Questions about Brookdale Shawnee

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

We incorporate a combination of online and in person community training prior to working with residents. We also have ongoing monthly in service for all staff.

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

Our staffing ratio depends on the needs of our residents. We like to hold to a 1:7 ratio for direct care and we also have 24/7 Nurse onsite.

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

Our programming mainly runs from 10am-6pm with daily path, B-Fit exercise, men's group, flower arranging, spiritual journey, trivia, and game club.

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

Nursing does, every 6 months or if there is a change in condition.

What techniques does Brookdale Shawnee use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

hand over hand to help with eating, quiet meal times with soft music, easy to eat foods and we offer meal choices.

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

We communicate however works best for the family; via phone, email, text or in person.

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

Brookdale Shawnee is located in a residents area just south of Shawnee Mission Parkway with many shopping and restaurant choices. There is also a park with a walking path directly across the street.

Is Brookdale Shawnee affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

We are not affiliated with a hospital but have a physician and nurse practitioner who are in the community weekly and on call 24/7 . Brookdale also offers skilled nursing provided at Brookdale Overland Park & Brookdale Rosehill for our residents should they need rehab post hospital stay.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Shawnee


  • Minimum Age: 65


  • State Licenses: N046053
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About Brookdale Shawnee

At Brookdale Shawnee we know that memory losses due to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are progressive and residents' needs are continually changing. That's why we provide balance in our residents' capabilities, personalities, and preferences to create daily routines that enhance their spirits and increase their sense of purpose. We believe the amount of satisfaction our Alzheimer's and dementia care residents receive from the tasks that fill their days goes a long way to maintaining their sense of purpose and overall satisfaction with life. An integral part of this is our promise to encourage each resident to find Daily Moments of Success. To help our residents achieve these moments, our associates receive the tools and training needed in such key areas as specialized dining and the ongoing monitoring of healthcare and behavioral needs, to name a few.

We provide Alzheimer's and dementia care residents with the lifestyle, housing, and services they need in comfortable surroundings combined with the amenities, programs, and care to help stimulate recognition, recall, and wellness in a safe environment. Through years of caring for individuals with dementia, our professional care staff has learned to create optimal surroundings and approaches to care. Familiar environments that our residents have enjoyed throughout their lives are recreated to help them feel reassured and comfortable. The Alzheimer's and dementia care programs at Brookdale Shawnee are built to embrace, not restrict our residents' desire to wander and to provide a sense of belonging.

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