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.
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
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
NUMEROUS ACTIVITY AREAS WITH THE TOWN. THE TOWN INCLUDES:
PLANNED SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
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
Supervised medication administration for regular medications and residents with insulin-dependent diabetes.
Quarterly medication review by a pharmacist.
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 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)
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 structured activities as well as the availability of independent activities.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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