Brookdale North Oaks

Offers Memory Care

7 Reviews
300 Village Center Drive, North Oaks, MN 55127
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale North Oaks (800) 385-2527

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Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale North Oaks

August 13, 2012

By Mary18

I visited this facility

I had a chance to visit Clare Bridge of North Oaks. I find Clare Bridge very nice and accommodating. The facility is equipped for people with dementia and the staff are all friendly. The place is really wonderful. It is a very clean place. But it's expensive. My friend actually referred this facility. They have happy appearing residents and I guess they are enjoying their stay at Clare Bridge. Very clean, safe, and comfortable home. The residents look and sound really happy.

June 15, 2012

By Shavontay Keomany

I visited this facility

Having never visited a nursing home or assisting living facility in my life, I had a bad image in my head. I thought that people that lived in nursing homes were treated badly by the staff. After visiting North Oaks, my perception changed. The staff were very friendly, kind and helpful. They had different activities set up for the residents. I stayed to have dinner with my grandmother and the food was great. My grandmother did not have any bad things to say.

April 24, 2012

By April2

I visited this facility

My family and I visited my husband's grandmother several times over the few months that she was living at the facility. The staff was always very generous with their time and were wonderful to her and to use when we would visit. They facility was very clean, nicely decorated, they had great food, and excellent staff. They had a lot of activities and made sure that the residents were not bored while they were there. They brought in things for the residents to do and they arranged off site events as well. She always had nice things to say about the employees and about the place and when she passed away her nurse even came to the funeral. The grounds were really nice and they were well cared for just like the inside of the facility. The rooms were nice sized as well and I don't think that she would have received better care elsewhere.
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Questions about Brookdale North Oaks

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for Clare Bridge associates. All associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach and care of persons with dementia. All executive directors also attend Brookdale’s Clare Bridge Leadership Competency Training.

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

The Clare Bridge Daily Path offers a gentle daily structure (seven days per week) choreographed with a minimum of six programs per day. All are designed to maintain the resident’s abilities and to encourage the use of their current skills. The Daily Path gives each resident a sense of security that they are “right where they need to be.” Daily Path activities include the following: • Morning Mental Workout with discussions, brain-stimulating games and reminiscing • Daily Physical Activity with exercise opportunities including Brookdale's Fitness B-Fit group exercises, walking programs and dancing • Daily Life Skills provide a sense of purpose, meaning and belonging individually or as group activities. • Person-Centered Programming includes activities designed to use the resident’s social history as a foundation, by honoring past interests and involvements, programs tap into current skills and support successful experiences.

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

The communities Health and Wellness Director, a Registered Nurse, assesses the residents prior to move-in, 14 days following move-in and every 90 days. In addition, if there is a change of condition an assessment will be completed.

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

Designed by a team of culinary associates, experts specializing in dementia care and registered dieticians, the unique Clare Bridge Dining program sustains the resident’s opportunity to enjoy and master the dining experience. The program offers such specialized aspects as: • Dementia-Friendly Menus providing diverse offerings that help prevent weight-loss; selections are easy to manage, familiar and appealing to the senses. • Individualized Dining Assistance includes evaluating each resident to determine the level of prompting assistance needed to preserve their use of utensils as long as possible. • The Supportive Dining Environment, which incorporates small dining rooms with consistent seating to support the challenges of those with dementia, encourages familiarity and socialization while supporting the needs of the residents through the assignment of resident care assistants. Music, centerpieces, warm, scented wash towels and fresh linens enhance the dining experience.

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

We hold regularly scheduled care conferences to verify that the resident is receiving the care and services they want and need. Our community leadership team coordinates individualized wellness needs in collaboration with the residents additional care providers.

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

Brookdale North Oaks is located between a residential neighborhood setting and business district. Fantastic amenities available including a Kowalski's grocery store, shopping and restaurants.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale North Oaks

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
  • Security Gate

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: Available During Business Hours; Some Availability Outside Of Business Hours

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Monthly Family And Friends Night

Financial guidance

  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

General

  • Resident Capacity: 52
  • Staff Patient Ratio: 6 To 1
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: Assessed Individually
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Licenses

  • Licenses: Class F license

About Brookdale North Oaks

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

What Makes Us Special

Alzheimer's and dementia care specialists meeting individual daily needs of residents to the end of life. Dedicated associates have training and experience providing person centered care as the residents' needs progress. Residents enjoy a daily Life Enrichment Program of meaningful activities to enhance their self-esteem and maintain their sense of purpose.


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