Brookdale Richland Hills Richland Hills, TX
Offers Memory Care
Reviews of Brookdale Richland Hills
Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale Richland Hills
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June 15, 2014
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July 29, 2013
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April 24, 2012
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Questions about Brookdale Richland Hills
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Upon hire we train our associates using a curriculum created by Brookdale specific to dementia care for a total of 24 hours. After hire, associates shadow current associates for 3 days. Annually, we require and provide an additional 12-24 hours of training.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
We staff our community based on the varying needs of our residents. Brookdale uses a unique staffing formula that takes into account the unique needs of our residents in order to provide adequate staffing at any time of day. This means that we often staff at a ratio higher than the state requirements.
What programs or activities does Brookdale Richland Hills offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Our Daily Path includes a structured routine to keep our residents active and engaged throughout the day. Activities are scheduled every 2-3 hours and vary based on the cognitive ability of each resident to ensure optimal engagement. We also use technology in our daily interaction to enhance our resident programs. The staff are trained in person centered care and participate in resident programming as part of our daily path.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Our team of nurses provide personal service assessments to determine care needs. These assessments are provided prior to move in, 30 days after move in, every 6 months and upon significant change in condition. We also work with a regional team of nurses that are local and offer support to our community nurses.
What techniques does Brookdale Richland Hills use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
To enhance our dining experience, we play soft music, the Brookdale Refresh program (warm scented towels to awaken the senses prior to meal time), specialized dining for residents that require additional assistance (caregiver assistance with eating, texture modified food) and we honor the food preferences of our individual residents.
How does Brookdale Richland Hills keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
We include our families in our routine scheduled care service plans. Additionally, we contact families by phone, email and text message to communicate significant events within the community. Monthly family Town Hall meetings another way we stay in contact with our families and communicate community updates.
Describe the neighborhood around Brookdale Richland Hills. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
The community is nestled within a lovely residential area, but not far from the freeway and main thoroughfares.
Is Brookdale Richland Hills affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Medical City North Hills, Wellbridge and Harris HEB are our nearest hospitals.
Services and Amenities of Brookdale Richland Hills
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- Resident Capacity: 32
- Respite Care
- State Licenses: 030263
About Brookdale Richland Hills
At Brookdale Richland Hills 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 Richland Hills are built to embrace, not restrict our residents' desire to wander and to provide a sense of belonging.