Sunridge at Desert Springs

5901 Bandolero Drive El Paso TX 79912

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Description of Sunridge at Desert Springs in El Paso, Texas

At Sunridge at Desert Springs, we offer a myriad of community features. Residents can enjoy regularly scheduled off-site adventures and outings. Free guest parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community provides the support of specialized care; every characteristic of the community is designed to cater to the particular needs of its residents.

Dining Amenities

We provide occupants with meals throughout the day. We love to accommodate visiting company, meals provided. Dining includes restaurant-style dining and room service. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified meal options such as low/no sodium options and low/no sugar options.

On-Site Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental health with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and amusement, we employ a full-time activities director. Included in our exercise program are chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to host holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Our community offers a healthy living program spanning cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. We offer Dakim BrainFitness(add TM), a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Residents may partake in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our walking club for social and physical stimulation or bible study. Our community activities cycle includes dances and "Senior Proms". Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement in mind. Our community grounds offers raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, and indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or just to relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents, and a band formed of community members (always down to jam!). Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents.

Community Amenities at Sunridge at Desert Springs

Living Options and Amenities

We offer studio units and companion units to those residents who would like or need a roommate. Ground floor units are available. To accommodate our residents, our community has WanderGuard capability, and air conditioning and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes so that residents can make their own food. Resident quarters featuring roll-in showers are available.

Premium Services at Sunridge at Desert Springs

Transportation

We provide complimentary transportation services at our community.

Personal Services

In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to attend to the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. Our convenient on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well.

Religious Services

Catholic and Protestant religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. Available services include on-site RN's and LPN's. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. Our community staff includes registered nurses. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to attend to the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as light therapy, which can have positive effects on dementia, seasonal depression, and sleep disorders. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, administered injections, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed (using queuing, for instance) and supported in a healthy lifestyle - nobody falls between the cracks. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents.Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

Community highlights at Sunridge at Desert Springs

Community Certifications

We accept residents from the age of 55 and above.

Local Emergency Assistance

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood.

Pricing at Sunridge at Desert Springs

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Sunridge at Desert Springs

3.7 of 5 Average rating
13 Reviews
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(7) A Place For Mom
(6) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • Mom

    [Name removed] and her staff are great! My mother is early onset Alzheimer’s and so she doesn’t think she should be there. The staff helped to make her feel like she was there to help others and now she is coming out of her apartment,ore often and engaging with others. Her meds are administered on time and staff call me with concerns. I highly recommend Desert Springs as it is a smaller community and very caring environment.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Mom

    [Name removed] and her staff are great! My mother is early onset Alzheimer’s and so she doesn’t think she should be there. The staff helped to make her feel like she was there to help others and now she is coming out of her apartment,ore often and engaging with others. Her meds are administered on time and staff call me with concerns. I highly recommend Desert Springs as it is a smaller community and very caring environment.

  • My Mom is happy and loves the staff

    My mother has lived at Sun Ridge at Desert Springs for many years. I love the home atmosphere and the staff which takes great care of my Mom. They treat her like she is their Mom. I appreciate that. She is always clean and well fed and if there is any problem I am notified right away. It is important to me that she have really exceptional care all the time because I work. I do get by to see her almost every day but I know that if I can't get by to see her she is well cared for. If there is a problem I appreciate the fact that I can call and talk to [name removed] [name removed] the director or [name removed] who is in charge of the med techs and staff and I know it will be resolved right away. That is important to me. I feel secure with Mom there knowing that she is well cared for and loved even if I can't be with her every minute of the day. My Mom is now not so involved in activities so I cannot really judge activities. I know the activities director there is very innovative and fun and works hard to keep everyone entertained and occupied. I like the fact that I see people sitting in small groups talking at dinner when I visit Mom and that resident assistants joke and talk with residents and even call them Grandma if the resident likes that or Mr. or Mrs. and their last name if the resident prefers that. Its that type of personal interest in the residents and caring that makes it a great place for my Mom and the reason she is so comfortable there. My Mom requires more care than most since she has been there a long time so I am not sure what the entry level rate is, my rate is definitely higher.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    My Mom is happy and loves the staff

    My mother has lived at Sun Ridge at Desert Springs for many years. I love the home atmosphere and the staff which takes great care of my Mom. They treat her like she is their Mom. I appreciate that. She is always clean and well fed and if there is any problem I am notified right away. It is important to me that she have really exceptional care all the time because I work. I do get by to see her almost every day but I know that if I can't get by to see her she is well cared for. If there is a problem I appreciate the fact that I can call and talk to [name removed] [name removed] the director or [name removed] who is in charge of the med techs and staff and I know it will be resolved right away. That is important to me. I feel secure with Mom there knowing that she is well cared for and loved even if I can't be with her every minute of the day. My Mom is now not so involved in activities so I cannot really judge activities. I know the activities director there is very innovative and fun and works hard to keep everyone entertained and occupied. I like the fact that I see people sitting in small groups talking at dinner when I visit Mom and that resident assistants joke and talk with residents and even call them Grandma if the resident likes that or Mr. or Mrs. and their last name if the resident prefers that. Its that type of personal interest in the residents and caring that makes it a great place for my Mom and the reason she is so comfortable there. My Mom requires more care than most since she has been there a long time so I am not sure what the entry level rate is, my rate is definitely higher.

  • No accountability, Poor and Inconsistent Care

    We removed mom from the care at Desert Springs just at 7 months. This was largely due to very poor management and supervision. Most of the staff were very caring and attentive, however too often my mothers apartment condition was in terrible shape, she was too often left in the same clothes. They didn’t bathe mom regularly, I would shower her. The staff was not trained to handle the varying behaviors of dementia / Alzheimer’s. Too often people who were more capable were left wandering with no supervision. Too many people were bruised from falls. After repeated attempts to work with BAKA management regarding communication, care taking issues, issues with cleanliness we didn’t see improvement. My moms items were continually missing (when we took her out she had no shoes left) only a pair of slippers. Often times the staff would congregate in the dining hall in aware of residents wheareabouts. My moms toilet was overflowed for two days and they turned the water off but didn’t clean up the mess and kept the water off for the weekend. We discovered this on a Sunday and one Tuesday the water was still not on. The current manager [Name removed] was very ineffective at managing staff, executing on changes and follow up. The staff needed better supervision but often times she was gone by 4 pm it was difficult to reach her in premises. The staff took advantage of this because no one was around. There was only one RN, [Name removed] for 6 facilitaties and his idea of solutions was to remove people to send to GBU. He was in over his head. I see a night and day difference with the care my mom is now receiving vs what the experience was at Desert Springs. There simply was no one holding the management and staff accountable for the consistent required care for the residents. They didn’t follow through with recommendations such as sign in sheets when rooms were checked and cleaned, medicine dosing/application etc. accountability was the biggest gap to making improvements.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    No accountability, Poor and Inconsistent Care

    We removed mom from the care at Desert Springs just at 7 months. This was largely due to very poor management and supervision. Most of the staff were very caring and attentive, however too often my mothers apartment condition was in terrible shape, she was too often left in the same clothes. They didn’t bathe mom regularly, I would shower her. The staff was not trained to handle the varying behaviors of dementia / Alzheimer’s. Too often people who were more capable were left wandering with no supervision. Too many people were bruised from falls. After repeated attempts to work with BAKA management regarding communication, care taking issues, issues with cleanliness we didn’t see improvement. My moms items were continually missing (when we took her out she had no shoes left) only a pair of slippers. Often times the staff would congregate in the dining hall in aware of residents wheareabouts. My moms toilet was overflowed for two days and they turned the water off but didn’t clean up the mess and kept the water off for the weekend. We discovered this on a Sunday and one Tuesday the water was still not on. The current manager [Name removed] was very ineffective at managing staff, executing on changes and follow up. The staff needed better supervision but often times she was gone by 4 pm it was difficult to reach her in premises. The staff took advantage of this because no one was around. There was only one RN, [Name removed] for 6 facilitaties and his idea of solutions was to remove people to send to GBU. He was in over his head. I see a night and day difference with the care my mom is now receiving vs what the experience was at Desert Springs. There simply was no one holding the management and staff accountable for the consistent required care for the residents. They didn’t follow through with recommendations such as sign in sheets when rooms were checked and cleaned, medicine dosing/application etc. accountability was the biggest gap to making improvements.

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    • Sunridge at Desert Springs Amenities

      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Meals Provided
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Activities Onsite
      • Activities Offsite

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