Questions about The Ridge Cottonwood
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
We have 2 trained Dementia Specialists in the community, who do ongoing training in dementia care.
What programs or activities does The Ridge Cottonwood offer to enrich residents' well-being?
We have a broad range of activities all throughout the day to include: happy hour, crafts, floral arrangements, men's group, bingo, religious services, fantastic musical programs, etc.
What transportation services does The Ridge Cottonwood offer to assisted living residents?
We offer shopping excursions once a week and medical transportation two times a week.
What makes the chef or dining program at The Ridge Cottonwood exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
We have restaurant style dining, with no set meal times. A broad menu that will have the special of the day for each meal, but also many alternative selections.
What safety features or security measures does The Ridge Cottonwood offer to assisted living residents?
Concierge services from 8 am until 8 pm, 7 days a week. Cameras at all exit doors.
How does The Ridge Cottonwood keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We use voicefriend, a text messaging service, as well as Sagely. Sagely will notify families of their loved ones participation in activities throughout the day. We also have Resident's Council once a month and Family Council once a month.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Ridge Cottonwood during daytime and nighttime hours?
We do not do numbers. We staff according to care levels.
If The Ridge Cottonwood accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We do accept pets and we have a large, beautiful courtyard and lots of green space around the community.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Training is done through a program called Relias. Staff are required to do this monthly. There is also a monthly staff meeting with additional training.
What safety features or security measures does The Ridge Cottonwood provide to protect residents who wander?
We have a secured Memory Care neighborhood called Tapestry.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
The Registered Nurse. All Residents receive an assessment before moving in. It is then reviewed in 30 days and then every 6 months following, unless there is a significant change and then it is done right away.
What techniques does The Ridge Cottonwood use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
We have activity staff, as well as caregivers who assist in the meal programs. We reinforce Teepa Snow's Positive Approach methods.
How does The Ridge Cottonwood keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Through regular assessments and care conferences.
Describe the neighborhood around The Ridge Cottonwood. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
We are in a residential neighborhood, in the suburbs of Salt Lake City.