Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

9 Reviews
1030 Barathaven Blvd., Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Call (800) 385-2527
Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center (800) 385-2527

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Memory Care Reviews for Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center

March 30, 2016

By Bob Faust

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Positives: Professional and caring staff, specialized aid care, money non-institutional environment. Negative: Food is plain and institutional.
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Questions about Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

20-30 hours of Dementia care Training is provided yearly via Relias training and in-services.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

All Residents at Barathaven have some type of dementia at different levels. Residents' ages range from 62 through 98, with the average age 73. Favorite things to do at Barathaven are bingo, scenic drives, exercise circle, and Fast Food Fridays.

What programs or activities does Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We offer psychological, cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual nurturing through our SPARK programming. In SPARK, we capitalize on each individual resident's strengths to assign social roles within our Community giving purpose to each resident's daily life.

What places are near Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

A subdivision lake is within walking distance for our residents. Within a short drive, Busch Wildlife Conservation Area, restaurants, a movie theatre, County Parks, and gyms are places of interest.

What transportation services does Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center offer to assisted living residents?

Our Community van is able to offer transportation services within a short distance.

What makes the chef or dining program at Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our Executive Chef makes 93-95% of all meals from scratch - generating appetite stimulation naturally rather than relying on medicinal means. Generous portioned home cooked meals and recipes are standard for our menus as well as "always available" items.

What safety features or security measures does Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center offer to assisted living residents?

All doors are secured with entry and exit codes for staff only. Barathaven has a gated and coded exterior yard, secured outdoor courtyard, and video monitored entrance in lobby. All apartments have motion sensors in them that can be adjusted for sensitivity for those at risk of falls. Some apartments purposefully do not have showers in them to avoid unnecessary fall risks for some residents who are at great fall risk.

How does Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Barathaven uses emailing, phone calls, recorded messages via Voice Friend, texting, and posts on our website and Social Media to communicate with families.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center during daytime and nighttime hours?

Daytime Staff to Resident Ratio is 1:6 and Nighttime is 1:10.

If Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Barathaven is pet friendly as long as the shot records are on file. The outdoor courtyard is available, as well as the indoor communal areas of the community (with exception of dining rooms).

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

20-30 hours of Dementia care Training is provided yearly via Relias training and in-services.

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

4-5 caregivers in addition to our nurses are on staff during the day. 2-3 caregivers in addition to our nurse on staff during the night.

What safety features or security measures does Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center provide to protect residents who wander?

All doors are secured with entry and exit codes for staff only. Barathaven has a gated and coded exterior yard, secured outdoor courtyard, and video monitored entrance in lobby. We have an indoor wandering pathway so no wandering resident ever feels lost or anxious.

What programs or activities does Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Reminiscence activities are a part of our every day programming. We offer 7-8 activities a day to keep our residents challenged in areas of psychological, cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual well being.

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

Barathaven's nursing staff assess for changes in condition daily for all of our residents. Our Health Services Director assesses all residents' health and cognitive functioning upon admission, semi-annually, and when a change in condition is identified by nursing staff.

What techniques does Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Barathaven relies on stimulation of appetite naturally through the home-cooked meal aromas filling the halls from the kitchen. We present all meals on vibrantly colored dishware to encourage our residents for targeted scooping with utensils and to assist with visually impaired individuals.

How does Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Barathaven holds semi-annual care plans with Power of Attorneys for all residents with our Health Services Director. In addition, when changes of condition are identified by nursing, the family is made aware via phone calls.

Describe the neighborhood around Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Barathaven is part of a large residential neighborhood in a suburban setting.

Is Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Barathaven is in close proximity to Progress West Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital West. Barathaven has partnerships with several Hospice Companies and Skilled Nursing Facilities should additional assistance be needed.

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Services and Amenities of Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Costs

  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Entry Fee Cost: 1500
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $6710/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6795/month

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
  • Features Extra: Library

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financial Guidance Extra: If A Resident Is No Longer Able To Live At Our Community Due To Cost, We Will Help The Family Find An Appropriate Setting For Their Loved One.

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime

General

  • Resident Capacity: 66
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Pets: All Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Licenses

  • Licenses: Assisted Living- Option 2
  • State Licenses: 042334
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About Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care Center is a secure Assisted Living Community solely dedicated to Memory Care. Our Signature SPARK Montessori-style programming, designed specifically for people with dementia, is offered multiple times daily and all residents are encouraged to participate to give purpose to our residents’ lives. All that we do at Barathaven revolves around each of our residents' unique stories. Socialization opportunities are generated daily with cognitive reminiscence of times past. We offer all-inclusive pricing without any level of care fees. Each apartment comes furnished with a full-sized bed, nightstand, and lamp. There are three meals and snacks daily as created by our Executive Chef. Highly trained staff meet our residents where they are in their disease process, keeping as close to their prior routines as possible, and involving them in favored activities, such as gardening, music, walking club, or crafting.

What Makes Us Special

All apartments have a motion sensor that can be scheduled on 24/7 and adjusted for sensitivity reducing fall risk. Never ending wandering path surrounding an outdoor courtyard with open access for our residents. Multiple entry and exit points to each communal area decreasing anxiety or agitation of residents with dementia.

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