Brookdale Farmington Hills North

Offers Memory Care

11 Reviews
27950 Drake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331
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Brookdale Farmington Hills North (800) 385-2527

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Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale Farmington Hills North

October 09, 2013

By Caring68226050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I really like what I saw at Clare Bridge of Farmington but it was not geographically desirable for us. The price was competitive. The people were good, but it's a little bit further out so it didn't quite work for us.

August 08, 2012

By SharonS

I visited this facility

My mother had alzheimers and was at this facility for 16 months until she passed in Dec. 2011. My mother was given excellent care. They have a wonderful caring and compassionate staff. They not only supported my mom but supported me during a very difficult time. I always knew that she was being well cared for and it put my mind at ease. There were plenty of hugs for my mother and always a hug for me during the difficult times. They had a support group that met once a month that I attended. Being able to talk about this terrible disease with others going through it brought comfort to my heart. I highly recommend this facility.

June 20, 2012

By kittylady

I am a friend or relative of a resident

This facility has been a God-send for my family since my elderly Aunt with dementia went to live there about a year ago. The staff is kind and caring, Their "movement is medicine" approach keeps the folks active and they have fun activites that draw out the otherwise reclusive residents. Excellent security and beautiful grounds.
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Questions about Brookdale Farmington Hills North

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Our associates undergo extensive dementia training prior to employment and receive additional training often - sometimes daily! Brookdale offers numerous resources and support such as a Divisional Dementia Care Specialist. Each member of our management team - ED, HWD, and SM - has trusted the care of one of their loved ones to the team at Brookdale Farmington Hills North at some time.

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

Staffing is based on resident care needs. Currently we have 4 caregivers during day shifts and 2 overnight caregivers.

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

Our programming is rooted in a person-centered approach that helps sustain feelings of belonging and purpose. Renee, our Clare Bridge Program Manager, has been with us for 15 years. She was a caregiver prior to becoming program manager. Now, she is a trainer and mentor for new program managers. She is especially good at creating purpose for our residents. For example, Renee realized that one of our residents, Sherri, loves to set the tables every day. Sherri's sister says she hasn't been this happy in years!

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

Our clinical team is second to none. Diane, our Executive Director, has been a nurse for 35 years. Felecia, our Health and Wellness Director, has been a nurse for 20 years! Our geriatric primary care physician visits weekly and is available by telephone daily. We also have a geriatric psychiatrist who visits every other week and is also available by telephone for consultation daily.

What techniques does Brookdale Farmington Hills North use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Everything in the community stops at mealtime, care staff and managers are present in the dining room to ensure close attention is given to all residents. Our In touch is used for appropriate, soothing, mealtime music. Brookdale home health speech therapist is able to consult regarding any swallowing difficulties and recommend any assistive devices needed. One course is served at a time, plates are a different color than table cloth for contrast. Glasses are smaller for easier use but refilled often.

How does Brookdale Farmington Hills North keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Brookdale Farmington Hills North communication is second to none, we always receive high customer satisfaction surveys. Any fall, skin tear, weight loss/gain, means a call from our nurse. Care conferences are conducted quarterly or upon change in condition. Our doors are always open to families. During the last few months, our director, Diane sends out emails to update families on how are community is. Our business office coordinator also conducts monthly family calls.

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

Our community is located in a residential neighborhood. Most of our apartments have a neighborhood view with families and children playing in their backyards. conveniently located close to Twelve Mile Road and Water P Reuther Freeway, tucked into a quiet, residential area

Is Brookdale Farmington Hills North affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

We are not affiliated with a hospital. Our only discharge criteria medically is a need for an IV, ventilator or continuous feeding tube.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Farmington Hills North

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Features Extra: Library

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Onsite 12 Hours/Day

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime

Languages

  • English

General

  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Licenses

  • Licenses: Home for Aged
  • State Licenses: AH630236928
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About Brookdale Farmington Hills North

At Brookdale Farmington Hills North 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 Farmington Hills North are built to embrace, not restrict our residents' desire to wander and to provide a sense of belonging.

What Makes Us Special

We are a specialized memory care assisted living, part of Brookdale Senior Living. We are able to care for residents through end of life. Also, we are able to care for residents with challenging, difficult behaviors associated with dementia. Our doors are all alarmed and secured. Stable management team who have been here for many years as well as resident care associates.

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