Rivermont Retirement Community

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

21 Reviews
800 Canadian Trails Dr, Norman, OK 73072
Call (844) 325-8230
Rivermont Retirement Community (844) 325-8230

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Assisted Living Reviews for Rivermont Retirement Community

December 08, 2016

By Floyd545047

I visited this facility

I was impressed with Rivermont Retirement Community. The staff was really nice and did all they could to make me feel at home. It's a good facility. The rooms looked fine, I have no complaints at all, and it seemed like the people there are enjoying it. The staff really cared for their people. They have transportation to doctors, so it was impressive.

November 01, 2016

By Joe678271

I visited this facility

Rivermont Retirement Community was pretty good. The rooms are nice and furnished. It's pretty good quality, and the facility director was a nice lady. They had a library room. It's a nice place.

October 05, 2016

By Donna044401

I visited this facility

Rivermont Retirement’s layout was OK. The staff seemed OK too, but the cleanliness of the place was not good. The odor was overpowering, when you started walking on the hallways, that’s when the odor -- the urine -- was very strong. I did look at the dining room, and it seems clean. The rooms were very small. I thought they were a little high for the price.

August 24, 2016

By Cathy075343

I visited this facility

We really liked the independent living area at Rivermont at the Trails because of all the activities and the way the place was set up. I didn't like the assisted living area because it did not have the little kitchenettes in the rooms. One person showed us the independent living area, and another one showed us the assisted living area, and they were both wonderful. They spent considerable time with us and answered all our questions. We actually had one resident come up and give positive feedback on how good the food was.

June 17, 2016

By BD731850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We put my parents in a nice one-bedroom in Rivermont. Our experience has been very good and very positive. The staff is very accommodating and very good at coming and fixing things. The dining room, the common area and the gardens are lovely. However, I guess there is a bit of turnover in the kitchen, and they are getting a new chef. When they first moved in, the food was very good, and then they had a different chef, so it was not as good, but I guess it is getting better. My parents are having a ball finding something to do and enjoying themselves. There is a lot of variety of activities. It has the continuum of care on-site because at some point my dad is going to have to go assisted living, and it will be nice that my mom will be able to see him every day. It is working out. It has only been a month, and they are adjusting.

January 24, 2016

By Relative9

I visited this facility

Rivermont was very open and I love it. It was very friendly and clean. It was really beautiful inside. That’s where I wanted for them to go.

January 14, 2016

By Nicole76

I visited this facility

This facility is absolutely awful. They don't have any activities for the residents and all the residents have to do is sit in their room or sit in the big room and do nothing. The directors that you need to speak to are always on vacation or gone for two or three days. They raise the rent whenever they want. We finally moved my family member to arbor house and it was the best decision we ever made. Think twice where you put your loved ones.

July 31, 2014

By Caring4782

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I have heard a lot good references for Rivermont. Right now, they are going through a change of personnel. The staff they had was very good, so it would be hard to tell you how this new staff is going to be. Food is good. My husband's room is very nice, roomy, and clean. It has a separate bathroom, its own bathroom. They pick the room out just for that person when they come.

April 29, 2014

By Caring82903550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We've been in Rivermont a couple of days. It has a long-time good reputation. I've lived here a long time so I know about it. It's always very clean and very well kept. My husband is in the memory care. It's a very nice-sized room. It's all new inside. They just redid the room before he moved in. It has everything. They have a lot of people and staff, and I know he's well taken care of.

November 15, 2012

By jenxxx

I visited this facility

When looking for a place for my mom, we checked this place out. First off, was the smell when you walked into the building. There were people sitting around in wheelchairs with no activities going on which disturbed me but the lady giving me a tour said it was just a "down" time. Since it was just before lunch, I stayed and observed. There was two entrees to choose from but very few of the residents were even asked what they wanted. The full plates were set down in front of them with very little discussio, I thoughtthe place was very cold. I didn't get a good feeling that this was the place I wanted my mom.

January 05, 2012

By commercesd

I visited this facility

We checked out The Gardens at Rivermont in Norman, while visiting friends. Our uncle needs to move to a place where he can be cared for. He has early dementia -- and were were told that they could accommodate him here. Most of the residents looked like they could get around well, so our uncle would fit in here well. There are plenty of exercise and other physical activities offered. The services offered here seemed typical to what we have seen thus far. The needs of the residents were handled with consideration and care by the staff. The restaurant style dining looked appealing, as did the food. The outings schedule includes transportation to various recreational and social programs in the community and they also host a variety of events at the facility. All of the areas we saw were clean and tidy. The private living quarters were nice sized -- about the size of a hotel room, which is ample enough for our uncle. He prefers to be out and about socializing, so would only really use the room for sleeping and perhaps, reading. He can also read in the library, which stocks plenty of interesting reading material. All of the residents here appear to be ambulatory, so a fit and active senior would do well here.
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Independent Living Reviews for Rivermont Retirement Community

January 31, 2016

By William118931950

I visited this facility

Everything was very nice at Rivermont except the size of the apartments. The staff who assisted us was congenial and helpful. The atmosphere was very friendly. It's a clean environment. There were exercise classes, attendance at the sporting events at the University of Oklahoma, church attendance, and some arts and crafts.

August 05, 2013

By Janey W

I am a friend or relative of resident

My Mother needed a comfortable home, where she would feel safe and happy and one that she would grow with the knowledge that she was in a good place in her life. We chose Rivermont Retirement Community. We were amazed with the spacious living and cafe area. The natural light streaming down gave light and beauty to the rooms which created a feeling of joy. My mother has lived at Rivermont for two years. She has had a wonderful experience making new friends, has participated in activities, dinned with friends, enjoyed fantastic cuisine, listened to musicians, and amazed by the artists and writers. There are so many celebrations at Rivermont to enjoy. My mother felt comfortable in her apartment that she has decorated with her favorite furniture and pictures of our family. She has met authors and so many interesting people while living at Rivermont. The staff and volunteers are fantastic professionals. They are always kind and caring. Rivermont's gift is a beautiful home with loving residents that share their life with joy. I am so happy and thankful that we chose Rivermont.
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Questions about Rivermont Retirement Community

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Associates receive training through a thorough on-boarding program and ongoing, annual training as required by the state regulations. Department heads are required to participate in bi-annual training in their designated field of expertise.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Rivermont Retirement Community. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Rivermont is very proud to have a diverse community of residents who enjoy a wide range of activities from physical exercise, exploring their artistic talents, cooking classes and volunteering their time in various local community projects, just to name a few.

What programs or activities does Rivermont Retirement Community offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Some of the life enrichment opportunities include: trips to the theater and art venues, outings to shopping and attractions, community and cultural events, informative lectures and educational speakers, volunteer opportunities, fitness classes, walking groups, social and themed parties, book clubs, family events and much more.

What transportation services does Rivermont Retirement Community offer to assisted living residents?

Rivermont offers scheduled transportation via shuttle buses for our assisted living resident’s convenience. Rivermont is equipped with a porte-cochere for the convenience and safety of all residents.

What makes the chef or dining program at Rivermont Retirement Community exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Rivermont offers a Gold Leaf Dining experience for all residents which entail fresh prepared meals in our own kitchen by our staff of professional Gold Leaf Chefs. Breakfast consists of a wide array of traditional breakfast items, including eggs cooked to order. For lunch and dinner, you may choose a freshly prepared selection from the Gold Leaf Choice menu or the Café Select menu, and your choice will be brought to your table by one of our friendly wait staff. The Gold Leaf Choice menu is created by the chef and changes daily.

What safety features or security measures does Rivermont Retirement Community offer to assisted living residents?

Trained associates are on the premises 24-hours a day, electromagnetic locking doors, specialty carpets near doors with alarms, etc.

How does Rivermont Retirement Community keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Rivermont publishes a monthly newsletter which often contains a calendar of planned events, a schedule of daily activities is posted at the community. Families will receive a phone call if there is any change in the health of the resident.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Rivermont Retirement Community during daytime and nighttime hours?

Staff-to-resident ratio will fluctuate depending on the number of residents.

If Rivermont Retirement Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Residents are allowed to have well-behaved pets and there is ample space outdoors for residents to enjoy with their pets.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Associates receive training through a thorough on-boarding program and ongoing, annual training as required by the state regulations. Department heads are required to participate in bi-annual training in their designated field of expertise.

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Rivermont Retirement Community. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Rivermont is very proud to have a diverse community of residents who enjoy a wide range of activities from physical exercise, exploring their artistic talents, cooking classes and volunteering their time in various local community projects, just to name a few.

What transportation services does Rivermont Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

Rivermont offers scheduled transportation via shuttle buses for our assisted living resident’s convenience. Rivermont is equipped with a porte-cochere for the convenience and safety of all residents.

What makes the chef or dining program at Rivermont Retirement Community exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Rivermont offers a Gold Leaf Dining experience for all residents which entail fresh prepared meals in our own kitchen by our staff of professional Gold Leaf Chefs. Breakfast consists of a wide array of traditional breakfast items, including eggs cooked to order. For lunch and dinner, you may choose a freshly prepared selection from the Gold Leaf Choice menu or the Café Select menu, and your choice will be brought to your table by one of our friendly wait staff. The Gold Leaf Choice menu is created by the chef and changes daily.

What safety features or security measures does Rivermont Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

Trained associates are on the premises 24-hours a day, electromagnetic locking doors, specialty carpets near doors with alarms, etc.

If Rivermont Retirement Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Residents are allowed to have well-behaved pets and there is ample space outdoors for residents to enjoy with their pets.

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

Staff-to-resident ratio will fluctuate depending on the number of residents.

What safety features or security measures does Rivermont Retirement Community provide to protect residents who wander?

When residents appear to be moving towards an exit, associates are trained to re-direct them back to their activities or apartments. Special carpet designed to deter residents are placed around fire exits and the doors in each community are installed with electro-magnetic locking systems.

What programs or activities does Rivermont Retirement Community offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Programs and activities for Memory Care Residents are customized based on personal interest, cognitive and physical abilities using the resident’s life story.

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

Each resident’s health and cognitive functioning are assessed by the health care coordinator when they move into the community. Each resident is assessed again 30 days after move-in and every 120 days after that by the Healthcare Coordinator.

What techniques does Rivermont Retirement Community use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

A half hour before mealtimes, aroma therapy is used to stimulate synapses in the brain to recognize that it is time to eat, residents are escorted to the dining room and accompanied at the table by an associate who demonstrates mirroring techniques to enhance memories of proper eating techniques.

How does Rivermont Retirement Community keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Anytime there is a change in the health or behavior of a resident, the family is notified with a phone call.

Describe the neighborhood around Rivermont Retirement Community. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Rivermont is located in close proximity to residential neighborhoods with easy access to various hospitals and clinics for the convenience of the residents.

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Services and Amenities of Rivermont Retirement Community

General

  • Resident Capacity: 70

Licenses

  • State Licenses: AL1404

About Rivermont Retirement Community

Welcome to Rivermont Retirement Community!

Rivermont Retirement Community is dedicated to providing quality services in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We remain dedicated to those who entrust their housing and service needs to us. Rivermont features three distinct senior living communities: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Reflections Memory Care. Each community is designed specifically for the lifestyle of its residents and features it own common areas and dining facilities.

Rivermont at the Trails - Independent Living

Rivermont at the Trials offers a wealth of on-site amenities designed to provide residents with a thoroughly enjoyable and comfortable lifestyle. An elegant Dining Room, bright and cheerful central atrium, Living Room with big screen TV, Salon, Library, Game Room, Country Store & Java Café, and landscaped courtyards with gardens are just some of the outstanding amenities that are offered.

Rivermont Gardens - Assisted Living & Memory Care

Rivermont Gardens is an assisted living and memory care residence dedicated to providing quality services in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We remain dedicated to those who entrust their housing and service needs to us.

At Rivermont we are dedicated to each Residents' independence, choices and dignity.

Visit us for a tour and you'll see how our combination of a warm residential setting along with the caring, helpful staff at Rivermont is just the right choice for your housing or service needs.

Philosophy of Service

Rivermont Retirement Community is dedicated to providing the highest standard in quality of service, environment, and care to residents and their families. The foundation of our approach to service is built upon fundamental concepts we believe are important to every resident.

The concepts are central in our approach to quality service and supportive residential environments:
  • Promote the individuality of each resident
  • Offer each resident dignity and respect
  • Foster independence for each resident
  • Support each resident’s right to privacy
  • Support the needs of family and friends
  • Provide a supportive residential environment
  • Partner with residents and family in care decisions
  • Offer individual choices in care, services and lifestyle
Tailored Services

At Rivermont Retirement Community, we recognize that each person has individual needs and preferences. With this in mind, we offer each resident a flexible service combination we call Tailored Services. The combination of the Base Monthly Service and the Tailored Services you choose results in your monthly Tailored Pricing. This unique plan provides you with the most individual personal service in the most cost effective manner.

Base Monthly Service Includes:
  • Spacious apartment
  • Utilities (except phone and cable)
  • Weekly housekeeping & laundry
  • Routine maintenance
  • Three nutritious meals and snacks
  • Life Enrichment activities
  • 24-hour access to staff
  • Licensed nurse on staff
  • Health monitoring by full time professional staff
Tailored Services may include: (but are not limited to)
  • Medication Assistance
  • Specialized diets
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, and other personal care
  • Assistance with ambulation
  • Reflections Memory Care

Rivermont Retirement Community's Personal Assessment provides for cooperative planning between you and our staff. As your needs or wants change, your Tailored Services can change with you. At Rivermont Retirement Community, you pay only for the services you need or want.

Enriching Activities

Life enriching activities come alive at Rivermont Retirement Community. Residents participate in hobbies, cultural events, educational opportunities, religious activities, and interesting trips, along with the opportunity for new experiences. New friends are made and relationships strengthened by spending enjoyable time together. Special cultural and community events are a highlight on the Rivermont Life Enrichment calendar.

The Life Enrichment Coordinator and the nurse create The Rivermont Wellness Program which may include fun exercises, activities, and health education. The Rivermont Wellness Program is designed to enhance the overall health and well-being of the residents.

Companion Services

You may choose additional personalized support or services through our specialized program call Rivermont Companions. Rivermont Companions spend time one-on-one with the resident providing special attention or care such as reading, shopping, letter writing, supervision, and support.

Quality Design Features

Every design feature of the Rivermont Retirement Community is based on our philosophy of service and our dedication to creating quality environments and service delivery systems for the residents we serve.

Exterior:
  • Elegant home-style architecture
  • Porte Cochere providing weather free access to front entrance
Apartments
  • Wall-to-Wall carpeting, except bathrooms
  • Large bathroom with curbless shower
  • Emergency Call System
  • Telephone and Television connections
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Basic Cable hook-up
Interior
  • Personal Care Suite providing health and wellness evaluations and services
  • Elegant Dining room, game room, and library
  • Two distinct apartment styles
  • Barber Shop
  • Style Salon
For your "Peace of Mind"
  • Electronically controlled entrances
  • Fire/smoke and sprinkler systems


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