“Senior Moment” Segment – February 9, 2019
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Hour 2 Seg 1 – “Senior Moment” Segment
BROOKDALE MIRAGE INN w/ Kurt Suminski re: Brookdale Mirage Inn, 72750 Country Club Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270.
– Gearing up for Valentine’s Day.
– Three levels @ Brookdale are: 1.) Independent Living 2). Assisted Living and 3.) Memory Care. Only openings in Memory Care.
– After the families who aren’t local, may see a need for a change in living conditions for parents who do live here.
– DISCUSSION of the family dynamics involved in placing parents @ Brookdale and especially the different aspects in dealing w/ an Alzheimer’s patient.
– DISCUSSION of the safety precautions in place for all the residents. i.e. cigarettes etc., are kept under lock and key and dispersed under supervision.
– DISCUSSION of how the brain stops telling the throat how to swallow, etc., as Alzheimer’s progresses.
– Next month: discussion of transferring folks from one Brookdale facility to another one somewhere else in the Country.