Brookdale Shawnee

Offers Memory Care

5 Reviews
11400 West 65th St., Shawnee, KS 66203
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Shawnee (800) 385-2527

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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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  • State Licenses: N046053

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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