Our passion for assisted living shines through everyday at StoneyBrook Suites. It is our goal to be more than just a retirement center. We want to ensure your loved ones feel at home with a listening ear, a caring embrace, and an overall sense of community. The sculpture, known as the Inukshuk, found outside of each of our facilities symbolizes the message that “You are on the right path” and that life is an “Endless Journey.”
Welcome to StoneyBrook Suites
If you are considering the next step for your loved one, we encourage you to connect with us and schedule a tour. It would be our pleasure to share the experience of StoneyBrook Suites with you. During your time here, we will be happy to answer any questions. We understand that this is a family journey and we want to give you peace of mind and help simplify things during this transition. “Our Joy is in Serving You.”
News at StoneyBrook Suites:
New Administrator in Huron
StoneyBrook Suites is an assisted living facility with five locally owned locations in South Dakota. We are proud to announce Sara Schweigert R.N. as the new Administrator at our Huron facility. Sara was born and raised on a farm near Huron. Sara now resides in Huron with her three boys; Colton (18), Wyatt (15), and Sage (11). A licensed Registered Nurse, Sara received her degree from Huron University. Upon graduation, Sara started her nursing career at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home. SunQuest Healthcare Center, formerly Huron Nursing Home, is where Sara has been for the last 18 years starting out as a Med Nurse to lastly the Resident Care Coordinator. We fully believe that her wide array of medical experience, problem-solving skills and excellent leadership will be a great asset to StoneyBrook Suites. Sara expressed that the elderly have always had a special place in her heart. She is eager to start her new journey and can’t wait to meet all the residents and their families. “I take pride in my work and am extremely dedicated to my job. I will continue to show my love for the elderly as I join the StoneyBrook Suites family.”
USD Occupational Therapy Partners with StoneyBrook
Over the past couple of months we’ve had the privilege of hosting the USD Occupational Therapy students in conducting a program to study some of our residents. The overall purpose of the study was to observe personal well-being, perceived health, and sedentary behavior. In order to track such findings, residents who opted into the program wore an actigraphy device, much like a pedometer. The students have gathered all of their data and are now compiling information and findings.
We greatly appreciated the opportunity to partner with USD in this study. Our residents enjoyed and looked forward to the students coming to visit them. We are anxious to review the findings and even more anxious to continue this partnership in the future!
Build Dakota Scholarship
StoneyBrook Suites Assisted Living is proud to announce our involvement with Build Dakota Scholarship and Lake Area Technical Institute. We have awarded a local individual a scholarship towards her upcoming enrollment in the Practical Nursing program at Lake Area Technical Institute. Regan Schoon, from Great Plains Lutheran, has spent countless hours shadowing at Prairie Lakes Hospital that led her to her passion of pursuing the nursing field. Highway cleaning, prom committee and helping the disabled through Jesus Cares, are just a few of her involvements in high school. Regan embodies the passion, drive and commitment that mirrors the same attributes of the culture that is StoneyBrook Suites. With our five locations, we have full and part-time nursing that get to know our residents one-on-one. Our nurses are an integral part. Below are the pictures from the awards banquet at LATI with our VP: Beth Reynolds, Regan Schoon and our Administrator in Watertown: Casey Adolphsen
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“To foster the well-being of each resident by nurturing the mind, body, and spirit while maintaining each resident’s enjoyment of independence and dignity in a secure and supportive environment. We invite you to come to StoneyBrook Suites, where our joy is in serving you.”
We’re all on life’s long journey, and for many of us it gets tougher and more unsure as we get closer to the end. Many of us will seek spiritual guidance and reassurance just as the Inuit people sought from each inukshuk. These stone people were placed and built as way-finding objects and spiritual booster shots.
The traditional meaning of the inukshuk itself is “Someone was here” or “You are on the right path” or “Someone has gone before.” But there are other, more sacred intentions as well. One may mark a place of respect, or mark a memory of a loved one, or even lead people to food and shelter. Many become so venerated that destruction of any inukshuk is forbidden by Inuit tradition.
Inukshuks aren’t about the end of the trail. They’re all about the journey. A favorite inukshuk is a welcome sight to a traveler on an unfamiliar and forbidding path. My hope for the StoneyBrook Inukshuks is to symbolize the need for physical direction as well as spiritual guidance. Sometimes we have a rough road. We need to hear and see that, “Someone has gone before us. It will be ok.”
– Darwin Wolf, Sculptor