Frequently Asked Questions on Faribault
- When did Keystone of Faribault open?
- How many stories are there?
- How many areas are there for sitting and visiting outside the apartment?
- How many apartments are in the building?
- How does the meal program work?
- What type of heat is in the apartments?
- What appliances are provided?
- What color are the appliances?
- What color is the carpet?
- What color are the cupboards and the woodwork?
- What amenities are available?
- Are window treatments provided?
- Is there a common tub area?
- Where are the emergency pull cords installed?
- Are there handrails in the hallways?
- Will there be any area where residents can be outdoors?
- The apartments are smoke free?
- Where are the sprinkler systems located?
- Are pets accepted?
- How high are the ceilings?
- If I am a resident at Keystone and require more care, will I have priority over someone not living in the building?
- How are the assisted living care levels determined?
- Are there any enclosed garages?
- What is your staffing ratio?
- How do you train staff about caring for residents who have Alzheimer's disease of other dementias?
- How do you decide specific programming for the memory care units?
- Can you accommodate for food preferences and food allergies?
- How do you re-evaluate a resident with Alzheimer's disease medications?
- Are there grab bars in the bathroom?
3. How many areas are there for sitting and visiting outside the apartment?
There are many visiting areas within the building. They include the main lobby, the library, the creamery, the craft room, the lower level activity kitchen, craft room and party room, elegant and comfortable dining rooms and the large porch with gazebo.
4. How many apartments are in the building?
There are 61 individual apartments in the building with an additional apartment used as a respite room (short-term stay) or hotel room for out-of-town guests. We have 41-assisted living and 20 apartments available in the memory care area.
6. What type of heat is in the apartments?
We have perimeter hot water heating and individually controlled air conditioning units in each apartment, providing efficient and quiet heating and air conditioning.
- 24 hour compassionate care
- Full activity program
- 24 hour controlled access
- Laundry facilities on each floor
- Chef prepared dining services 3x per day (1 X for independent living)
- Housekeeping (additional fee for independent living)
- Comfortable common areas
- Arts and Crafts room with kitchen
- Cultural, recreational and social events
- Assistance with activities of daily living, including medical case management, medication administration, bathing assistance and much more
- Pastoral care
- Private mail boxes
- Storage lockers
- Beauty/barber shop
- Exercise and fitness programs
- Wellness education
- Respite Care units in Assisted Living and Memory Care areas
- Walking gardens for outdoor enjoyment are provided
- Massage therapy service
- Large, spacious apartments — open, bright layouts
- Beautiful light oak cabinetry in kitchens
- Emergency response system
- Emergency grab bars conveniently located in the bathroom areas
- Individual air conditioning, cable TV and utilities included
- Beautiful columns in many apartments
16. Will there be any area where residents can be outdoors?
Yes, residents in the memory care area have their own secured strolling garden. For all other residents there are walking paths around the building as well as porches and patio areas.
19. Are pets accepted?
Some pets may be allowed. The administrator will assess each situation to determine if a resident is able to care for their pet. The Keystone Pet Policy explains in detail the criteria regarding pets. A pet deposit is required.
21. If I am a resident at Keystone and require more care, will I have priority over someone not living in the building?
Yes, each person who lives in the building automatically has top-priority admission to another area when available.
22. How are the assisted living care levels determined?
You/your family will have a consultation with our registered nurse who will evaluate the care that you/your loved one needs. Our care levels are grouped into three categories.
24. What is your staffing ratio?
The staffing hours for budgeting and hiring purposes were based upon 50% of our residents being independent; 35% needing level 2 services; and 15% needing level 3 or memory care services. As long as these percentages change, staffing hours will change. Keystone Communities is committed to excellence and to providing the services described in residents’ service agreements.
25. How do you train staff about caring for residents who have Alzheimer's disease of other dementias?
Keystone's direct care giving staff and their supervisors receive training that includes the topics listed below as part of their facility orientation program:
An explanation of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
Methods for giving assistance with activities of daily living
Strategies for problem solving challenging behaviors
Methods to enhance communication skills
26. How do you decide specific programming for the memory care units?
The activities coordinator uses community resources to put together the monthly calendar of activities. There are always new ideas for us to use. Keystone Communities also belongs to a senior care provider organization that provides ongoing education opportunities for staff. Often residents and families are the best information source from which to develop programming. At admission and after, staff tracks the resident's previous areas of interest and use this information to keep the residents interested and active.
27. Can you accommodate for food preferences and food allergies?
Keystone Communities serves a set in advance menu-one meal selection. However, we definitely can cater to certain food preferences and certainly for food allergies. If extensive menu changes are required, we can make these changes in cooperation with the resident and family.
28. How do you re-evaluate a resident with Alzheimer's disease medications?
Any re-evaluation of an established medication regime would be done by the RN in consultation with the resident and resident’s family and with the resident’s physician.