An Alzheimer's Specialty Center
 
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about us

Sunflower Gardens, an Alzheimer’s Specialty Center first opened its doors in Fall 2015. Sunflower Gardens is a one-story building consisting of three neighborhoods connected by a common “town” area. Each neighborhood allows for a maximum of 16 residents to live.

The idea behind this concept is to provide the residents a feeling of being at home and engaging in regular day-to-day activities like grocery shopping, attending church, going to hair appointments, the movies, having a cold non-alcoholic beverage, among other activities.

 

AMENITIES

 

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

EACH NEIGHBORHOOD CONTAINS

  • TWO LIVING ROOM AREAS

  • SCREENED-IN, there is a porch off the dining room

  • FULL DINING ROOM, all meals are served restaurant style

  • CCTV SYSTEM

  • RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN, Switch-controlled power to microwave and oven. Residents may use side-by-side with staff.

  • AUTOMATIC LOCKING / UNLOCKING OF ACCESS, Control to outside walking areas. Card reader and keypad access control for exterior entry from walking areas for family members. Door alarms alerting staff via walkie talkies.

  • SPA ROOM, Therapeutic Whirlpool Bath

  • FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, Among town including three enclosed outside walking areas including verandas

THE TOWN

NUMEROUS ACTIVITY AREAS WITH THE TOWN. THE TOWN INCLUDES:

  • PLANNED SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

  • INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES

  • BANK

  • POST OFFICE

  • LIBRARY

  • TAVERN

  • PHARMACY CAFE

  • MARKET

  • CHAPEL

  • SNOEZELEN ROOM

  • BEAUTY SALON & BARBER SHOP

 
 

THE ROOM AMENITIES

  • CHOICE OF PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM

  • CABLE TELEVISION AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE (TELEVISION NOT INCLUDED)

  • EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM IN STUDIO AND BATHROOM

  • TELEPHONE READY STUDIOS (SERVICE NOT INCLUDED IN RENT)

  • INDIVIDUAL THERMOSTAT CONTROLLED HEAT AND AIR CONDITIONING

  • ADA BATHROOMS WITH NUMEROUS GRAB BARS AND WALK-IN SHOWER WITH BUILT-IN SHOWER BENCH AND HEAT LAMP

  • BUILT-IN NIGHT LIGHT IN RESTROOM ABOVE COMMODE

  • CONTRASTED COLORS IN BATHROOM FOR EASE IN FINDING COMMODE

  • EACH RESIDENT HAS HIS OR HER OWN MAILBOX LOCATED IN THE LOBBY. THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY WILL BE PROVIDED A KEY UPON ADMISSION TO CHECK THE MAIL

 
 
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Our Services

 

MEDICATIONS

  • Supervised medication administration for regular medications and residents with insulin-dependent diabetes.

  • Quarterly medication review by a pharmacist.

NUTRITIONAL NEEDS

  • Three meals a day

  • Menus approved by Registered Dietician

  • Initial consultation of resident at move-in by Registered Dietician and quarterly review of nutritional needs.

  • Nutritional snacks available 24-hours per day

PHYSICAL CARE

  • Physical care needs are resident specific. Based on the care plan developed with the staff, Responsible Party, and therapy services, services will vary based on resident needs.

  • This will include: redirection, supervision, and/or physical assistance (i.e. dressing undressing, bathing, morning and evening care, escort needs to meals and activities, etc)

  • Incontinence support

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Daily housekeeping as needed.

  • Weekly washing of sheets and towels (additional fees may apply if in excess of once a week due to incontinence). 

DAILY ACTIVITIES

Daily structured activities as well as the availability of independent activities.

DINING

Each neighborhood has its own dining room to avoid residents becoming overwhelmed during mealtime. All meals will be prepared in our main kitchen and transported to the neighborhood kitchen for serving. Residents may assist with keeping the meals hot under supervision of a staff member, as well as assisting in setting the dining room table, washing dishes, etc.

Upon completion of the meal and resident assistance with washing dishes (if the resident has interest), all dishes will be returned to the main kitchen for cleaning per health code.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Therapy Services provided by an outside vendor of Responsible Party choice: Physical, Occupational, Speech, Psychological

  • Wheelchair accessible van

  • Monthly Health Status Reviews

  • 30-minute Room Checks during wake hours

  • One-hour Room Checks during night hours

  • Primary care physician on-site daily Monday-Friday during a scheduled time.

  • Pulmonologist on-site based on resident needs.

TRANSITIONAL & RESPITE SERVICES

We understand that sometimes those caring for a loved one at home can be quite exhausting. Sunflower Gardens offers traditional and respite services for those residents that are recently discharged from the hospital but not quite ready to go home and respite services for those at home caregivers that need some alone time.

TRANSITIONAL SERVICES

Transitional services are generally 30-90 days depending on therapeutic needs. Transitional services are charged by the month and respite services are charged by the hour, day, or an entire monthly fee.

RESPITE SERVICES

Respite services can be from three-hours to 30-days depending on the caregiver’s needs. The management at Sunflower Gardens will always try to make the choice the most economical for the resident and/or family member.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation services to physician appointments are offered for a fee.

A flat rate fee is charged if traveling within the Tri-Cities area. Any appointment outside of the Tri-Cities will be charged a flat fee in addition to mileage to and from the appointment once outside of the Tri-Cities.

Thank you for the wonderful, loving care you provide for my sweet (and challenging) Dad and all the residents here! You are greatly APPRECIATED!! With my deepest appreciation and thanks!
— Judy Rayner Reidmiller
 
 
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Linda Underdown,   LNHA Administrator of Sunflower Gardens

Linda Underdown, LNHA Administrator of Sunflower Gardens

Request Info

If you would like to receive written material about Sunflower Gardens you may complete the form below or call the Director of Marketing at (804) 458-5830 9:00AM – 5.00PM, Monday through Friday.

Request for information through this page is for prospective family members only.

Requests for employment should be made by telephone directly to the facility. (804) 452-5000