Questions about Liberty Ridge
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
The Liberty Ridge Memory Care Neighborhood is modeled after the "Best Friends Approach" and "Teepa Snow the Positive Approach" to dementia care.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Liberty Ridge. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Average age of residents at Liberty Ridge is 73. Our residents favorite things to do is socialize, enjoy great food and take short fun trips off campus.
What programs or activities does Liberty Ridge offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Healthy Lifestyle is a Life Enrichment Program designed to enhance the quality of life for our residents through involvement in activities that produce a healthy mind, body, and spirit. We facilitate optional involvement in any activity by making it as convenient, interesting, and beneficial to the resident as possible. Attention is paid to any individual physical limitations. Whenever possible, outside sources such as local sites and people working in a specific field of interest are utilized to help accomplish our goals.
What places are near Liberty Ridge or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Hamburg Pavilion - Lexington's premiere shopping area is only two blocks from Liberty Ridge. Shop, dine and stroll through over 70 of your favorite retailers at Lexington's finest family shopping center.
What transportation services does Liberty Ridge offer to assisted living residents?
Liberty Ridge offers free weekly group transportation to shopping, bank and library. Liberty Ridge provides transportation for doctors appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's for a small fee.
What makes the chef or dining program at Liberty Ridge exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Our certified chef works tirelessly to ensure the perfect mix of taste and variety in every meal. Rolls and biscuits are often prepared from scratch. Bi-monthly food meetings are held in order for our chef to receive suggestions and new ideas from residents. A variety of choices are offered for every meal, allowing you to choose those foods which are most appealing to your appetite. Breakfast includes your choice of any hot or cold breakfast delicacy….cooked to order. The noon-time meal is the primary meal of the day, featuring two or more delicious hot entrées. The evening meal is on the lighter side with several choices of soups, sandwiches, salads, and hot entrées. Home made desserts top off many meals.
What safety features or security measures does Liberty Ridge offer to assisted living residents?
All apartments are equipped with emergency response pull cords in each room. Residents are provided a pendant to wear that can be activated to summon help. All side entrance doors are locked from the outside and require a security fob for entry. Main Entrance locks at 8pm and requires a security fob for entrance at that time. All residents and family members are provided a security fob.
How does Liberty Ridge keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Liberty Ridge's Resident Care Coordinator stays in contact with resident families with any concerns about their loved one. The Liberty Ridge Ledger our monthly newsletter is also distributed.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Liberty Ridge during daytime and nighttime hours?
1: 6 staff-to-resident ratio
If Liberty Ridge accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
Liberty Ridge is a pet friendly senior living community. Their is designated outdoor space with residents to walk their pets. Residents are required to clean up after walking their pets.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Liberty Ridge Resident Care Assistants received on going monthly staff training and do attend off campus seminars for continued training.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
1:4 staff-to-resident ratio
What safety features or security measures does Liberty Ridge provide to protect residents who wander?
Liberty Ridge has two delayed enter and delayed exit neighborhoods within our community for those residents who are a wander risk.
What programs or activities does Liberty Ridge offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Liberty Ridge believes that activities are more than just recreation, but include any event that engages a resident mentally and physically to prolong his or her quality of life. Our activities program encompasses educational, spiritual, and recreational events designed around the challenges of memory loss. Examples of activities might be morning exercise, memory walks, gardening, Bible study, spiritual devotions, and music events. Daily reminiscing and Life Stories are activities used to engage resident's long-term memories.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Liberty Ridge's Resident Care Coordinator assesses the resident's health and cognitive function prior to move-in, the day of move-in, 30 days after move-in and the every 3 months going forward.
What techniques does Liberty Ridge use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
We believe residents should have a "normal" and "enhanced" dining experience with flexibility that is important for the day to day cognition changes in memory care. Our dining services uses recipes intended to stimulate appetites, as well as specialized tableware to meet the needs and abilities of memory care residents.
How does Liberty Ridge keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Liberty Ridge will assess him or her for appropriateness for Memory Care using a Functional Needs Assessment upon move in and quarterly. This assessment will be completed by the Resident Care Coordinator with the input of the family and staff. Families are encouraged to participate in the Functional Needs Assessment to discuss any changes, ideas or concerns. Liberty Ridge supports family involvement with their loved one by visiting and volunteering with activities and outings. The Memory Care Companion staff is always available for questions about their loved ones, as well as, frequent communications with the Resident Care Coordinator.
Describe the neighborhood around Liberty Ridge. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Liberty Ridge is located on 30 breathtaking acres of rolling hills, complete with walking paths and a duck pond, the stately two story mansion is a place you'll be proud to call home.
Is Liberty Ridge affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Liberty Ridge has relationships with all of the hospitals in the Lexington area.