HOUSING TYPES

  • Assisted Living

    Community that helps with activities of daily living

  • Memory Care

    Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Rehabilitation Care

    Temporary care that rehabilitates

  • Respite Care

    Short term care


Serving area seniors and their families since 1999, Brookdale Roanoke (formerly Emeritus at Roanoke) offers a specialized Alzheimer’s and memory care community. With a trained team of professionals, unique community design, healthy and enjoyable daily programs, we are able to help families meet the challenges and celebrations in life that come with aging. Brookdale Roanoke is devoted to providing support and a sense of security to both residents and families who are coping with memory loss. We believe in helping families make the right senior housing decisions for themselves, their parents or other loved ones.

QUALITY CARE PROGRAMS

For many older adults, frailty and acute or chronic illness are part of life.  At Brookdale, we have implemented state-of-the-art clinical care programs to help us quickly identify, monitor and respond to the individual healthcare needs of our residents.

Personal Service Assessment Plan

Evaluation and regular monitoring of health issues by our licensed professionals allow us to:

  • Implement holistic and personalized care plans for each resident
  • Enhance care for those with complex healthcare needs
  • Identify residents who are at risk for falls, have polypharmacy issues and exhibit nutrition or behavioral problems
  • Keep care cost-effective by ensuring each resident pays for only what he or she requires

Health Status Review Program 

Risk assessment, case analysis and process enhancement are all part of our plan for creating better health options for our residents.  Health Status Reviews allow our community care team to:

  • Effectively intervene and improve the quality of care while reducing risks
  • Utilize cutting edge science guidance from our regional health care manager

Dining and Nutrition Programs 

All menus at Brookdale communities are developed by a registered dietician to deliver the highest quality and comply with the nutritional requirements of each resident.  To meet this standard of excellence, we implement the following programs, processes and tools:

  • Signature Dining program
  • Finger-food menu
  • Periodic daily snacks
  • Assigned seating
  • Individualized adaptive equipment
  • Nutrition at Risk program
  • Nutrition Tracker
  • Fluid program
  • Monthly resident weight tracking with triggers for more frequent monitoring
  • Memory Care Quality Assurance Tool

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CARE The Concept 

Brookdale offers care programs and secure environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.  At Brookdale, we believe no matter where an individual is in life’s journey, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and to enjoy meaningful experiences every day.  Highly-trained associates deliver on this promise as they provide dementia care services and enable residents to experience daily moments of success. Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our program focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self.  The concept has evolved over a quarter of a century by continually embracing the latest research and innovations in the delivery of quality dementia care.  Our teams have cared for thousands of individuals with dementia, as well as for their families. We offer a gentle daily structure (seven days per week) choreographed with a minimum of six programs per day.  All are designed to maintain the resident’s abilities and to encourage the use of their current skills.

Dining Program

Designated by a team of culinary associates, experts specializing in dementia care, and registered dieticians, the unique dining program sustains the resident’s opportunity to enjoy and master the dining experience.  The program offers such specialized aspects as:

  • Dementia-Friendly Menus providing diverse offerings that help prevent weight-loss.  Selections are easy to manage, familiar and appealing to the senses.
  • Individualized Dining Assistance includes evaluation each resident to determine the level of prompting assistance needed to preserve their use of utensils as long as possible.
  • The Supportive Dining Environment, which incorporates small dining rooms with consistent seating to support the challenges of those with dementia.  This encourages familiarity and socialization while supporting the needs of the residents through the assignment of resident care assistants.  Music, centerpieces, warm, scented wash towels and fresh linens enhance the dining experience.

Training Program 

Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for our associates.  All associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach, and care of persons with dementia.

Behavioral Problem-Solving Program

This established set of protocols and techniques enables associates to intervene when challenging behaviors resulting from dementia arise.  The whole-community philosophy is the key that empowers all associates to identify the resident’s unmet needs and to be a part of a solution.

THE CLARE BRIDGE PROGRAM

The Clare Bridge Concept  Clare Bridge offers care programs and secure environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.  At Brookdale, we believe no matter where an individual is in life’s journey, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and to enjoy meaningful experiences every day.  Highly-trained associates deliver on this promise as they provide dementia care services and enable residents to experience daily moments of success. Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, the Clare Bridge program focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self.  The Clare Bridge concepts has evolved over a quarter of a century by continually embracing the latest research and innovations in the delivery of quality dementia care.  Our teams have cared for thousands of individuals with dementia, as well as for their families.

Clare Bridge Daily Path 

The Clare Bridge Daily Path offers a gentle daily structure (7 days a week) choreographed with a minimum of 6 programs per day.  All are designed to maintain the resident’s abilities and to encourage the use of their current skills.  The Daily Path gives each resident a sense of security that they are “right where they need to be.”  Daily Path activities include:

  • Morning Mental Workout with discussions, brain-stimulating games, and reminicing
  • Daily Physical Activity with exercise opportunities including “Movement is Medicine” group exercises, walking programs, and dancing
  • Daily Life Skills provide a sense of purpose, meaning and belonging individually or as group activities
  • Person-Centered Programming includes activities designed to use the resident’s “Guide to the Daily Path” social history as a foundation.  By honoring past interests and involvements, programs tap into current skills and support successful experiences.
  • Distribution of “We’re Keeping Our Promise” personal notes, sent periodically to family members.

Clare Bridge Dining Program 

Designed by a team of culinary associates, experts specializing in dementia care, and registered dieticians, the unique Clare Bridge Dining program sustains the resident’s opportunity to enjoy and master the dining experience.  The program offers such specialized aspects as:

  • Dementia-Friendly Menus providing diverse offerings that help prevent weight-loss.  Selections are easy to manage, familiar and appealing to the senses.
  • Individualized Dining Assistance includes evaluating each resident to determine the level of prompting assistance needed to preserve their use of utensils as long as possible.

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  • Research driven design for Alzheimer’s residents
  • Onsite physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Secured environment with walking paths and trails
  • Executive director is a nurse, with experience in assisted living for 7 years
  • Transportation to doctor appointments and outings
  • One floor design with large outside garden areas
  • Activity program with a recreational therapist
  • Emphasis on fall prevention, hydration, and balanced diet
  • On site Salon and barber shop along with Pharmacy
  • Monthly needs assessments with an individualized care plan

Lifestyle Amenities

  • Controlled Building Entry
  • Emergency Notification System
  • Furnished Meals
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Private Rooms
  • Transportation Available

Medical Services

  • Medication Administration
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Registered Nurses
  • Speech Therapy

Funding Sources

  • Month to Month Leases
  • Private Funds