The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort

Offers Memory Care

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66 C Michael Davenport Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40601
Call (800) 385-2527
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Memory Care Reviews for The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort

April 13, 2012

By alovinggranddaughter

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The staff seemed very friendly, and eager to assist the residents. We were greeted promptly, and with a smile. The variety of amenities was very pleasing. They have many 'life enriching' activities every day, including some type of devotional service every day; which is very important to my grandmother. Plus, the kitchen offered 3 meals per day as well as a self-service beverage station. There was a refrigerator and a microwave in every apartment in case someone doesn't want to go to the dining room, which was elegant looking. We were offered lunch while we were there, and the food was surprisingly good. The administrator seemed a little distant during out tour, like her mind was somewhere else. I also liked that if my grandmother's dementia continues to progress to a level where she needs more assistance and/or security, they have a facility right next door, called The Lantern, that is an assisted living facility for persons with Alzheimer's. They are more secure in that the doors are locked at all times in case someone wants to wander.
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Services and Amenities of The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort

Room and housing options

  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

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  • Respite Care
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About The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort

Families searching for assisted living that specializes in memory care often list safety, security and the right programs to help loved ones thrive as top priorities. The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Frankfort, KY has made it a mission to become the provider of choice for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory issues.

The community strives to promote residents’ independence and dignity, while providing compassionate care. The residents alone are not the only priority for Morning Pointe. The community, staff and directors also work to create ongoing relationships with families and the surrounding community of Frankfort.

FACILITIES AND AMENITIES

The Lantern at Morning Pointe is conveniently located in the medical district of Frankfort, KY. The community is part of a larger senior living campus. The homey environment is designed to comfort residents and allow them to maintain as much independence as possible. Morning Pointe also tries to give an accurate picture of the costs of assisted living versus regular monthly living and healthcare expenses by offering a downloadable worksheet.

The community is pet-friendly, and healthy routines and access to memory-encouraging entertainment are a part of daily life. An ever-changing menu focuses on fresh produce and healthy eating, and residents can choose from several spacious floor plans in the single-level community. Other amenities include landscaped grounds, climate-controlled rooms, salon services, transportation to doctor’s appointments, telephone and cable, an onsite pharmacy and housekeeping and laundry services.

Spacious visiting areas are ideal for family visits and restaurant-style dining options bring community members together for meals. Other gathering spots include an outdoor patio area, an arts and crafts center and a communal TV lounge. Residents can also play the piano or work in raised garden beds.

HEALTHCARE

Morning Pointe’s licensed nurses and clinical staff are on duty around the clock, and staff members create an individual health plan for each resident. Dieticians help with meals, and staff members oversee medication management. There is also a 24-hour emergency response service.

The Lantern at Morning Pointe is an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, where the focus of healthcare is on stimulating activities and a routine-oriented environment to help residents achieve a better quality of life. The community has a visiting podiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, dentist and an on-call doctor. Since The Morning Pointe is in the medical area of Frankfort, there are plenty of additional medical services nearby.

HEALTH PROGRAMS

The Lantern at Morning Pointe has several health programs in place, including the “Meaningful Day” program. The program gives residents time to interact with individualized touch screen devices loaded with recorded voices, music and photos from the resident’s loved ones. The community also offers an active living program designed to keep residents engaged and involved.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

The Lantern at Morning Pointe offers residents an active social calendar, and strives to include different types of activities to match residents’ interests. Some samples of daily activities include spiritual services, bingo, memory match games, movies and popcorn, reading sessions, baking and pet therapy. On-site exercise programs include everything from bowling and ball tosses to basketball and parachute play.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Some other features that make Morning Pointe unique are the continuous efforts to fundraise for Alzheimer’s as a team and community. The company distributes Milestones magazine, which features helpful information, engaging articles about senior living and care and overviews of its different communities.

In October 2015, Morning Pointe Senior Living and the Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence earned a Gold Technology Award from McKnight’s LTC for its use of technology to enrich the memory care program.

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