Brookdale West St. Paul
Offers Memory Care
Reviews of Brookdale West St. Paul
Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale West St. Paul
August 13, 2014
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June 27, 2012
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Questions about Brookdale West St. Paul
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 West St. Paul 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 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. The community has a care cap so there is a never to exceed amount.
What techniques does Brookdale West St. Paul 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 West St. Paul 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 West St. Paul. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Brookdale West St. Paul is located in a residential neighborhood but is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
Services and Amenities of Brookdale West St. Paul
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- Housing Extra: We Have One Deluxe Studio Which Can Also Be Used As A Companion Suite
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Beauty Barber Shop
- Party Space
- Tv Room
- Garden And Patio
- Security Gate
- Features Extra: Library
- Laundry For Linens
- Laundry For Clothing
Technology and entertainment
- Cable In Rooms
- Technology Extra: Emergency Call System
- Skilled Nursing
- Medication Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nurse On Staff: Yes
- Offsite Activities
- Religious Services
- Lectures Discussions
- Fitness Room
- Arts And Crafts
- Financing Advice
- Guest Parking
- Guests At Mealtime
- Resident Capacity: 19
- Staff Patient Ratio: 1 To 5
- Respite Care
- Minimum Age: None
- Pets: Small Pets Allowed
Range of services
- Physical Therapy
- Licenses: Comprehensive
About Brookdale West St. Paul
At Brookdale West St. Paul 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 West St. Paul 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 very small community: we look like a rambler style residential home from the outside. We offer very high levels of care - most other Memory Care communities do not offer. All of our common areas are right down the center of our community; everyone has a private suite; we have no stairs or elevator - all one floor.