About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
A 5 Star Skilled Nursing Rating
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, maintains a Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers compare skilled nursing facilities. This rating system is based on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. We are proud to say our overall rating at Emeritus at Salt Lake City is 5 Stars. More information can be found through the following the link www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html
Emeritus at Salt Lake City is mentioned among the Best Nursing Homes of U.S.News & World Rankings for 2014.
The Perfect Location
Emeritus at Salt Lake City is located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital and host to the 2002 Olympic Games. Salt Lake is Utah’s largest city and serves as the industrial, financial and commercial center of Utah. This attractive and up and coming city is the worldwide headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day and home to the Utah Jazz basketball team. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a large metropolitan area with the opportunity to take advantage of year round outdoor recreation such as skiing, hiking, golfing and boating.
Though only two blocks from the downtown area, Emeritus at Salt Lake City has unparalleled views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain ranges as well as the Mormon Tabernacle, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine and the Great Salt Lake. Our building is situated within minutes of such performing arts as Ballet West, Utah Opera Company, The Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as well as numerous theater groups and art galleries. The Utah Trax light rail provides quick access to downtown attractions as well as to outlying suburban areas. Two nationally ranked hospitals are within less than a mile from Emeritus at Salt Lake City as well as two highly reputed senior clinics.
A Wonderful Selection
Conveniently located within a single, beautifully-appointed building, Emeritus at Salt Lake City offers a large range of senior living services. Carefully planned and constructed, we opened our doors in the year 2000 as Brighton Gardens by Marriott. Now, we are proud to be part of the national Brookdale Senior Living family. Assisted Living Apartments, a specially-designed Memory Care Neighborhood, and an inpatient Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provide choices and convenience.
We hear over and over that the warm, caring feeling is tangible the moment one walks through our front doors. Designed to be welcoming and comfortable to those who live here and the ones they love, our community is full of living rooms and gathering areas. Secure access is available 24 hours per day – at Emeritus at Salt Lake City, there is no such thing as “restricted visiting hours”.
Spacious and comfortable, our Assisted Living Neighborhood offers your choice of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments as well as friendship suites. Each has a full bath with a built-in shower seat. Each includes a small refrigerator and counter for keeping some favorite snacks. Depending on availability, apartment windows face north, south, east and west. Let us know what’s important to you, and we’ll help you pick the perfect apartment. Looking for convenience? Choose an easy-to-navigate studio suite with walk-in closet and spacious accessible bath with roll-in shower. Do you value storage space? Pick a sunny standard one-bedroom with three closets – a walk-in closet, a regular wall closet, and a linen closet in the bathroom. Beautiful deluxe one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms are also available.
Living rooms and common areas are located throughout the community. Join neighbors in the Library to cheer for your side in the Utes/BYU rivalry, or watch the Jazz game. Reserve the Private Dining Room for a lunch with family or friends. Order in, or we can cater a meal for your guests for a small charge.
Invite your book club over – we’ll reserve a room for you to meet, and even bake the treats and provide drinks. Or, use the full kitchen in the Activity Room to make that special treat yourself. On the first floor, you’ll find our restaurant and dining room, where we prepare all three meals for you each day. Open seating with flexible dining hours around each meal is available. During the summer, enjoy outdoor seating on the patio and watch our chefs cook up a special treat on holidays or barbecue nights.
Dedicated to Medicare rehabilitation and more complex needs that call for 24-hour nursing care, our Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is the perfect place to recover health and strength after surgery or illness. Our state-of-the-art rehabilitation and physical therapy gym was remodeled and expanded in 2012. Accommodations include private and companion suites, completely furnished with fully-adjustable beds with pressure-reducing memory foam Tempur-Pedic mattresses, wireless Internet and basic satellite TV service.
We highly recommend a companion suite, designed to be shared by two people, where each person has his or her own built-in closet, television, telephone, and large window with views of the city or the mountains. We’ve found that having a partner in the recovery process reduces stress and and promotes self-motivation.
Try our completely-accessible jetted tub – no need to step over anything or lower yourself down, or opt for a soothing shower in one of our accessible spa rooms. Dine in your suite, or enjoy views of downtown Salt Lake from the City View Dining Room. Visit with family and friends, or invite them to join you for lunch in the south-facing Sun Room decorated with live plants and historic photos of Salt Lake City.
Purpose-built for individuals with more advanced memory loss, our Memory Care Neighborhood is designed to include all the comforts of home in a spacious yet intimate and safe space. With just 23 suites, for a maximum of 25 people, the neighborhood eliminates the stress of over-stimulation that can be caused by a larger, harder-to-navigate area.
Yet the open, connected floorplan promotes independence and self-confidence. The large garden and patio is accessed through the dining room, the town mall, and the living room. In the summer, our staff team up with those who live here in Memory Care to plan and plant flowers and veggies, and harvest strawberries and tomatoes when they’re ready. Indoors, the neighborhood is open and comfortable.
Strong Caring Professional Relationships
Emeritus at Salt Lake City maintains strong relationships with the following hospitals, all of which are within a few miles of our community: Intermountain HealthCare (LDS Hospital and IMC Hospital), Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, The University of Utah Hospitals, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital and the Veterans’ Administration Hospital. Our medical staff and Transitional Care Liaison communicate on a regular basis with physicians, case managers, social workers and nurses from these medical centers. They provide daily referrals to our skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility as well as provide physician referrals to our assisted living and memory care communities.
Emeritus at Salt Lake City enjoys a unique relationship with the Gerontology Division of the University of Utah’s Medical School. The Division utilizes our Emeritus at Salt Lake City community to expand its research, education and clinical programs, and Emeritus at Salt Lake City is fortunate to be one of the Gerontology Division’s teaching sites.
Emeritus at Salt Lake City’s 45-bed skilled nursing unit is an ideal setting for the University of Utah’s Medical School students who are involved with the School’s gerontology fellowship program. Our clinical setting is the perfect backdrop for these fellows to experience caring for older adults who are transitioning from the hospital to their home or assisted living facility.
Emeritus at Salt Lake City has worked hard to develop reciprocal relationships with physicians from four different Senior Clinics within our demographic area. This has resulted in ongoing referrals and positive collaborations. The majority of our residents’ doctors work within these clinics, and Emeritus at Salt Lake City provides transportation to and from their doctor appointments.
Additionally, Emeritus at Salt Lake City is closely affiliated with the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. This national association provides support and counsel to our residents and their families and is integral to our Alzheimer’s support group. Reciprocally, our community maintains an ongoing relationship with the Association through fundraising efforts and advocating for continued research to eliminate this insidious disease.
Our staff are here to assist you, provide encouragement and promote your independence as your needs change. We’re selective about who we hire, and everyone who works here undergoes a thorough group interview process and background checks. We feel that we can always train skills, but it’s vital to begin by finding people with the right heart.
You’ll find that our staff works here because they’re adamant about being part of a team that feels like family, with members dedicated to the best care and service to our extended family – that is, to you and your family. Throughout the community, you’ll see walls of certificates showcasing the longevity of our staff. At the time of writing, over 10% of our team members (nurses, certified nurse aides, managers and servers) have worked here over 10 years, and fully a third are in their fifth year or greater as part of our team. Many of our CNAs who continue their training to become nurses choose to work as an RN Wellness Nurse in Assisted Living, or as an LPN or RN in our Skilled Nursing Center.
We staff according to resident needs in each neighborhood. In our Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, under the direction of our knowledgeable physicians, skilled Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists work together with our dedicated nurses, caring certified nurse assistants, to provide care and assistance 24 hours per day. In Assisted Living and Memory Care, rest assured that our trained Resident Assistants (CNAs) are here day and night for daily help or in case of emergency.
Our Registered Wellness Nurses are here each day (weekends, too!) from 9 AM to 5 PM, for regular wellness visits, to coordinate care with your doctor, or a checkup if you’re feeling less than 100%. While we have excellent long-term staff, and great staffing ratios, we think it’s most important that you know specifically how that translates into actual service and time spent with you (or your loved one), meeting your needs and desires. Schedule a personal evaluation with one of our Wellness Nurses to find out more.
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Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Because Emeritus at Salt Lake City is dedicated to fostering a healthy and vibrant lifestyle, our residents are treated daily to a broad range of activities and social programs. Engaging in physical activities such as morning exercise, “afternoon muscle movers,” the walking club, wii bowling, sittercise and relaxercise allows our residents to feel better about themselves and their body. Our trained staff also leads them in activities which exercise their minds. Emeritus at Salt Lake City residents love the challenge of our mind games, brain teasers and riddles, living room trivia, “today’s newspaper review,” game night and of course, Bingo.
One might say that Emeritus at Salt Lake City is in an almost constant state of celebration, because all holidays are acknowledged and celebrated. Whether it be New Year’s Eve, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras or the Superbowl, our residents dress up, decorate and simply have fun! Other exciting events are our Senior Prom and Valentine’s Day dinner.
Not a day goes by when there isn’t a planned activity for everyone’s interest. A resident can choose from any of the following in-house activities: Poetry Club, Crafty Crafters, Walking Club, shoulder massage, manicure madness, Margarita Monday, Bridge Club, or South American Studies. Emeritus at Salt Lake City also offers weekly outings into the Salt Lake community. These include shopping trips, scenic drives, lunches at local restaurants, tours of museums and historic sites, visits to the Olympic venue at Park City and even summer trips to the top of Snowbird, one of Utah’s premiere ski resorts.
Partnerships with the Local Neighborhood Community
Emeritus at Salt Lake City’s warm and inviting atmosphere makes it a natural for hosting community groups and events. We are proud to serve as a state polling place, a service which is not only a vital part of successful elections, but creates public awareness of our building. Political speaking engagements and panel discussions have also served as an educational tool for our residents as well as the public. Additionally, the Utah Geriatrics Society has enjoyed our building as a meeting venue. This was a win-win situation, as they were pleased to use our lovely accommodations, and our staff was thrilled to meet the leaders of Utah’s geriatrics community. Other public events hosted by Emeritus at Salt Lake City have been Medicare Updates presented by the state director of AARP, medical updates presented by local geriatricians, financial planning seminars and even an evening of animals organized by Intermountain Pet Therapy.
Our annual 9/11 Barbecue honoring our firemen and first responders is a source of special pride for Emeritus at Salt Lake City. Local servicemen and women from the National Guard and ROTC stand at attention during this ceremony and show their respect for those people who have and continue to be tireless in their daily efforts to save American lives. Our residents are honored to celebrate these local heroes, as they are often the recipients of their dedication and hard work.
Emeritus at Salt Lake City has designated a local charity to be the beneficiary of much of their daily handiwork. The Road Home, Salt Lake City’s homeless shelter, is near and dear to our resident’s hearts, and they visit the shelter several times a year. In the fall and winter, they deliver hand-made knitted hats to the Home’s adults and infants. At various holidays, they bring handmade Valentines, Easter baskets and Christmas presents to the shelter. Each month Emeritus at Salt Lake City residents make over 100 sandwiches for those living at The Road Home. Volunteering makes our residents feel necessary and vital to their community. Having toured the shelter and met many of those living there, our residents feel connected and essential to their well-being.
Other service projects include visits to the Shriners Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Center.
Dining at Emeritus at Salt Lake City is truly a culinary delight. Our residents are treated to a variety of high quality meals, and the dining experience parallels that of a fine restaurant. Each resident receives a menu with a diverse selection of delicious and well-balanced meals.
Our servers are attentive and helpful and treat each person with dignity and respect. Breakfast choices are expansive and range from fruit or toast to waffles, pancakes, cereal, oatmeal, all styles of eggs and bacon and sausage. Two entrée choices are offered for lunch and dinner as well as choices from an “all available” menu.
Emeritus at Salt Lake City residents are allowed menu input through regular resident council meetings and “food committee” meetings. Our chef and her staff listen to residents’ comments and feedback and gladly incorporate these suggestions into our menu choices. Our Dining Services Director is in the dining room during all meals, and this allows her to directly respond to residents’ concerns and comments.
Monthly theme meals make our dining experience fun and festive. Residents choose the theme and menu during their resident council and food committee meetings. Also, all holidays are celebrated with special dinners or lunches.
The Dining Services Director at Emeritus at Salt Lake City has a very strong background in food services. Twenty years in the food and customer service business as well as 4 years as the Director of Food Services at a skilled nursing facility uniquely qualifies her as an exceptional food management professional.