Questions about The Wentworth at East Millcreek
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Wentworth at East Millcreek. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
We have a wonderful blend of neighbors in our community, ranging in all areas of education, professional backgrounds, travel/living and life experiences. We have some in every decade, from about 50 years old and upward to 102! Our median age is about 80 and with about 42 residents, it is a lovely and fun neighborhood of friends inside! It is so fun to have them enjoy the activities and dining together.
What programs or activities does The Wentworth at East Millcreek offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Each day we have a full calendar from twice a day exercising, happy hours, gardening, movies, music, continual learning about the environment and current events, volunteer projects to arts and crafts workshops, pet therapy, bus outings, monthly virtual world travel, live performances, table games and puzzles and so much more!
What places are near The Wentworth at East Millcreek or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Situated next to Wasatch Memorial Park in the desirable upper east side, The Wentworth at East Millcreek is a quaint senior living community located near St. Marks Hospital and University of Utah Health as well as Harmon’s Specialty Grocery, City Creek Shopping Center, Red Butte Gardens and Tracy Aviary
What transportation services does The Wentworth at East Millcreek offer to assisted living residents?
We offer private bus transportation on both Tuesdays and Thursdays to scheduled physician appointments of which we can set up and we take our residents on wonderful bus exploration trips around town, the canyons, landmark locations and more to enjoy.
What makes the chef or dining program at The Wentworth at East Millcreek exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Our Culinary Director is versed with a restauranteur background, bringing her expertise, food design flair and skill set literally to the table! She trains her chefs and servers in that fashion and guides them to show a higher level of candor to our residents in meal preparation and presentation. Our menu has an amazing and vast array of alternative meal and beverage options along with the daily delicious Chef's Choice entrees at lunch and dinner. Breakfast is eggs just how you like them along with wonderful sides and drinks - and everyone loves our waffle day! All of our meals are homemade from the chef's knife to the table, which keeps the flavors and nutrition wonderfully enjoyed and appreciated.
What safety features or security measures does The Wentworth at East Millcreek offer to assisted living residents?
All of our residents are given a lanyard pendent to wear that is a 24-Hour Emergency Support System and pushed in time of need, whether to have assistance or help, or to simply notify the CNA of a basic need. There are also emergency pull cords in each resident apartment bathroom. We also have a fully fenced back courtyard and we do lock our doors after 5pm, using a RING doorbell system for after-hours notification to alert staff.
How does The Wentworth at East Millcreek keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Our Executive Director provides a personal monthly phone call to each and every family member sharing all about how their loved one is doing and encouraging them to enjoy our Facebook page for photos and highlights we post about our community as well as our website. Our Resident Care Coordinator and Health and Wellness Director/Nurse also stays in contact with families to share and review level of care changes, medication adjustments, overall health and more.
If The Wentworth at East Millcreek accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We do have residents with cats and one has a bird and a cat together! Due to some with cat allergies, all cats are to remain in the residents' room. Residents with cats must be able to clear the litter box often or have a family member do it, and of course the same for a bird/fish bowl or tank. Dogs require clean up as well, and must be able to be taken out very often. Dogs who are barkers would pose an issue in our quiet community and we are not able to accommodate that noise out of respect for our other residents need for relaxation and peace.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
The entire staff team - every department, every position, every person - is deeply trained from the beginning in a continuing education training series of online videos with tests and quizzes, from resident safety to community safety, cultural and inclusivity awareness to emergent scenarios, memory support techniques to disease transmission and prevention and so much more! The program is designed to keep the staff mentally up to senior living standards and to have a strong skill set, and with it being continuous, it keeps the staff greatly informed.
What safety features or security measures does The Wentworth at East Millcreek provide to protect residents who wander?
We do NOT have Memory Support at our community and therefore if a resident becomes a wander/elopement risk, we would reach out to the family and encourage one of our Wentworth "sister communities" with Memory Support for them to look into. Safety of our residents is our highest priority and we do not bring a resident into our community whom we feel we cannot keep safe. In during our pre-admission assessment, our nurse is incredibly thorough to touch on the memory level a prospective resident has and how much guidance/assistance/reminders/redirection our team will be using in working with the resident coming to us.