Brookdale Mandarin Central is an Alzheimer’s and dementia care community for seniors in Jacksonville, FL. The services we provide are dedicated to the special needs of individuals with various forms of memory loss.
From our carefully designed building to a nurturing and highly trained staff and specialized programming and management, we focus on serving the specific needs of each resident.
Brookdale is a pioneer in the development of Memory Care and our small community offers a comfortable homelike environment, which is ideal for individuals with memory loss.
We incorporate special features designed to lead residents to areas of activity, way-finding cues, and encourage personal mementos to help residents identify their personal space.
Familiarity in Daily Living
Not all memory care services are the same. If you have a loved one in need of Alzheimer’s or dementia care, we cordially invite you to visit and experience our exceptional model and the programs we offer at Brookdale Mandarin Central. We are designed to reduce confusion, provide safety and allow complete freedom of movement in an effort to provide better and brighter days for each resident and their family members.
Our private residences are offered in private apartments and companion suites. Companion suites are highly recommended for residents who have an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis, and this option is perfect for providing an environment to develop new friends and companionship, as well as cost savings.
A Wonderfully Active Lifestyle
It is our goal to honor each person and their life stories by offering life enriching activities that complement their past traditions, hobbies and interests. Daily activities vary greatly, however, we are committed to fulfilling your loved ones spiritual, cultural, mental, physical and creative desires. We focus on providing engaging activities to meet the changing needs of our residents.
Our community believes in promoting an active lifestyle with a wide variety of activities each day, ensuring that your loved one is not only healthy, but having fun. We believe in getting out into the greater community and are known to frequent local eateries and shops, as well as community events.
- 24 Hour Security System
- Concierge Service
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Wellness Center
- Walking Paths
- Game Room
- Fireside Living Room
- Parking - Surface
- Private Dining Room
- Special Dietary Menus
- Postal Services
- Therapy Room
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Screened Lanai
- Flat Screen TV
- Keypad Entry
- Landscaped Grounds
Levels of Care
Brookdale offers programs and a secure environment for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe that no matter where an individual is in their life, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and enjoy meaningful experiences every day. Highly-trained associates deliver on this promise as they provide dementia care services which enable residents to experience daily moments of success.
Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our program focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose, while seeking to preserve a sense of self. The concept has evolved over a quarter of a century by continually embracing the latest research and innovations in the delivery of quality dementia care. Brookdale communities have cared for thousands of individuals with dementia, as well as for their families.
Experience Clare Bridge
Our community offers the Clare Bridge memory care program, which features peaceful surroundings and a setting designed to re-create environments people have enjoyed throughout their lives. Interior spaces are scaled and decorated like those of a private home and enclosed walking areas give residents the opportunity to safely explore their surroundings.
The Clare Bridge Dining Program, recognized as “Best of the Best” in the industry by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), is a unique program designed by a team of specialists to help those with Alzheimer’s and dementia master and enjoy successful dining experiences. It offers dementia-friendly menus, individualized dining assistance, a supportive environment and consistent seating arrangements.
Early-Stage Dementia Care
Persons in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias often experience loss of self-esteem and a lack of social engagement due to an increased awareness of their own cognitive decline. The programmatic concepts of the Clare Bridge Crossings program have as their foundation an increasing body of research that shows that a structured program of appropriate cognitive workout, regular physical exercise, and increased social interaction may help to slow the inevitable decline of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Clare Bridge Crossings is by nature a stepping-stone in Brookdale’s continuum of dementia care, and is not an appropriate setting for all persons with dementia. Managing the communities as a continuum is a critical piece of the success of Clare Bridge Crossings.
Caring Professional Relationships and Staff
We are dedicated to maintain professional relationships with visiting physician groups, home health agencies and hospice agencies, as well as professional companion companies to support you and your loved one. These relationships allow residents to remain in their home here and often prevent the need to relocate to a nursing home.
Our community has tremendous pride and is fortunate to have longevity and tenure of its caregiving, nursing, dietary and housekeeping staff. Team members are committed to making a difference for the seniors we serve and take time to know each resident and their individual needs. At Brookdale Mandarin Central, we are a family, and the care we provide is truly exceptional.
Behavioral and Problem-Solving Programs
Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for our staff members. All associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach and care for seniors with dementia.
This established set of protocols and techniques enables associates to intervene when challenging behaviors resulting from dementia arise. The whole-community philosophy is the key that empowers all of our associates to identify any unmet needs and be a part of the solution.
Brookdale’s Fine Dining
Three savory home-style meals and three delicious snacks are served daily in our dining area. Each meal offers a featured entrée and many alternate options are available to meet individual preferences. Delicious food, a friendly staff and great companionship make our dining experience special.
Designed by a team of culinary associates, experts specializing in dementia care and registered dieticians, our dining program sustains each resident, giving an opportunity to enjoy and master the dining experience. The program offers such specialized aspects as:
- Dementia-Friendly Menus providing diverse offerings that help prevent weight-loss. Selections are easy to manage, familiar and appealing to the senses.
- Individualized Dining Assistance includes evaluating each resident to determine the level of prompting assistance needed to preserve their use of utensils.
To help alleviate any confusion or added stress, we keep mealtimes very routine for our Memory Care community. All residents sit together at the same time and same table each day.
Place settings are designed to enhance and provide ease for each person and meals can quickly be converted to hand-held for those that prefer walking or standing, rather than sitting. We also provide easy-to-eat snacks between meals, helping to ensure that proper nutrition and calories are offered each day.
We Would Love to Show You Our Community
To learn more about the Memory Care services offered at Brookdale Mandarin Central, please complete the online form or give us call to schedule a tour.