3150 Old Centre Avenue - Portage, MI 49024 (Kalamazoo)
About Brookdale Portage
Our Assisted Living Facilities are available in Brookdale’s freestanding senior living communities, and as part of a full continuum of care on a single campus. The Brookdale approach provides services that are tailored to each individual’s unique needs, a way of life created to enrich the lives of others – with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity. In this way, we can make daily life easier for our residents, by offering the desired service and care as their needs and preferences dictate. By customizing personal care offerings for the individual, we help to ease assisted living residents through lifestyle transitions that complement their vision for all the places they would still like their lives to go.
Trained caregivers provide attention and assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing and cooking 24-hours a day. In addition, staff will coordinate services with outside healthcare providers and monitor residents to ensure they are healthy.
Brookdale’s Assisted Living communities provide solutions for those in need of limited care. Our customized assisted living communities approach focuses on:
- Being a trusted partner
- Listening to your needs
- Understanding the life you want for yourself or your loved one
- Customizing a solution that puts that life within reach
Memory Care communities, which include Alzheimer’s care and Dementia care facilities, consist of specially designed living spaces and supporting environments for those who are living with cognitive challenges brought on by Alzheimer’s care and dementia. These may include carefully considered flooring to reduce problematic patterns for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia and wall colors that help them to find the way. The dementia care environment helps cue its residents in their daily lives. Areas of the community are set up for safe engagement in activities such as gardening, kitchen work, and other life skills that provide purposeful and meaningful successful moments.
Alzheimer’s Care and Dementia Care
The Clare Bridge concept was created over 25 years ago and has evolved by continually embracing the latest research in dementia care, coupled with the experience of caring for thousands of people with dementia and their families. Today, Brookdale is one of the leading providers in Alzheimer’s care in the United States.
Brookdale Associates are trained in the concept of generating daily moments of success and embrace this promise by offering opportunities for residents to find happiness and meaning that supports their unique needs. The program is deeply rooted in a person-centered approach focused on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self.
All Clare Bridge associates receive ongoing guidance and teaching on the complex task of providing excellent dementia care. Associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach, and care of persons with dementia. In addition, all executive directors attend the Clare Bridge Leadership Competency Training. An established set of protocols and techniques enables associates to better meet the unmet needs that are often triggers of behavioral expressions in persons living with dementia. At Brookdale, we believe in whole-community philosophy that empowers all associates to identify the unmet needs of the resident and their family and be a part of a solution.
Clare Bridge Dining Program
A team of experts specializing in dementia care, culinary arts, and nutrition designed the Clare Bridge Dining Program. This unique dining program gives the residents opportunity to enjoy and master the dining experience with…
- Dementia friendly menus that provide diverse offerings that can assist in full engagement in the dining process regardless of the level of dementia. Selections are easy to manage, familiar and are appealing to the senses.
- Individualized dining assistance preserves the resident’s use of utensils as long as possible.
- Small dining rooms with consistent seating, which encourages familiarity and socialization. Music, centerpieces, warm scented wash towels and fresh linens enhance the dining experience.