StoneCreek Assisted Living
At StoneCreek Assisted Living and Memory Care, residents can not only find attentive and genuine caretakers in a distinguished atmosphere with convenient amenities, but a wonderful backstory that underscores the mission of the center.
The assisted living community, which opened in June, finds its home at 17701 N. Western Ave. in Edmond on a plot of land purchased from the Griffin family, who once used the land for their family farm. After their passing, Melvin and Anna Mae Griffin graciously requested that the land be used to benefit others after their passing, and asked their son, Larry Griffin to see to that, said Anita Kelley, StoneCreek community relations director.
“It’s interesting for us to hear that connection to giving and service, and that’s what StoneCreek wants to carry on,” Kelley said. “Larry promised he would sell this land to someone who could do good.”
The care center features numerous amenities, including landscaped courtyards, restaurant-style dining and full-service salon. Kelley said residents and families especially enjoy the coffee bar bistro, which is perfect for catching up with loved ones, and the fitness center offering on-site physical and occupational therapy, saving families the hassle of driving to see outside specialists.
Technology plays an integral role in ensuring the wellness of StoneCreek residents, with members of the care team equipped with iPads housing their tasks, and residents wearing pendants that, with the push of a button, immediately alert caregivers of their identity and whereabouts. Meals are even ordered via iPad in the care center’s dining room. The meals are linked to each person, giving caretakers real-time information about the residents and helping them spot red flags (soup for every meal might indicate an illness or upset stomach, for instance). What’s more? The activities director uses an iPad to take photos of the residents and post them in a secure program so families near and far can see their loved one.
“This can be so gratifying to the families. After seeing the photos of her mother, one resident’s daughter told us, ‘I have not seen my mother laugh in a very long time.’ The pictures really mean so much to people.”
The goal in all StoneCreek staff does is to take the burden of care of families, Kelley added.
“We want the family to go back to being a family, and we want to be the caregivers, giving the very best care we possibly can.”
Visit stonecreekedmond.com or call (405) 330-5020 to learn more.