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Brookdale Senior Living Review

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Brookdale Senior Living, founded in 1978 and based in Brentwood, Tennessee, is the largest operator of senior housing in the United States.

Across all their properties Brookdale has nearly 750 locations and service over 100,000 residents across 43 states.

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Independent Senior Living

Residents at Brookdale senior living enjoy elegant apartments, elegant common areas, and a full suite of exclusive programs and services to ensure their satisfaction. Brookdale’s independent living allows you to take advantage of community living and a vibrant social calendar without the hassles of maintaining a home.

Assisted Living

For seniors who need help with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), such as bathing, dressing, and administering medications, Brookdale’s Assisted Living Communities offer an ideal solution in an apartment or home setting.

Assisted living residents enjoy a variety of amenities and services.

** Amenities vary by facility, location, and care program

Trained caregivers are available 24/7 to provide supervision and assistance. They can also coordinate services with outside healthcare providers to ensure residents receive the best senior care.

Nursing Home Services

Brookdale’s skilled nursing and physical rehabilitation communities offer short-term rehab and long-term care in a comfortable, friendly environment.

Skilled nursing care at Brookdale Senior Living is available for a variety of scenarios:

The nursing home facilities are customized for each individuals’ needs and preferences. Licensed nurses are available 24/7 in most of their senior living facilities.

Most of the Brookdale Nursing Homes accept Medicare and Medicaid.

Memory Care

If your loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, Brookdale’s memory care communities can help them maintain feelings of belonging and purpose while preserving their sense of identity.

Brookdale Clare Bridge program offers a smooth daily structure consisting of at least six programs per day (mental, physical and social) to help residents maintain their skills and utilize their current abilities. Residents enjoy a unique dining program as well, with attractive and easy-to-manage menu selections.

Continuing Care Communities

Brookdale Senior Living’s Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) allow residents to age in their place, without the need to relocate when health issues arise. Independent living is the preferred care option, but all CCRCs include assisted living and skilled nursing so residents can move from one level of care to the next within the same community. Some CCRCs offer memory care or home health care services.

Brookdale Wekiwa Springs Senior Living Facility

★★★★☆ 

Brookdale Wekiwa Springs is nestled on 8 acres of landscaped grounds. Residents enjoy scenic walking trails, lake views, and lots of greenery.

Brookdale Assisted Living in Naples Florida

★★★★☆

The Brookdale senior community in Naples is a luxury senior community that specializes in assisted living and memory care.

New residents can choose between Brookdale’s rental CCRCs, which operate on a monthly rental fee, or Brookdale’s LifeCare CCRCs, which require an entrance fee in exchange for guaranteed healthcare.

A Life Care community is a special type of continuing care retirement community that gives seniors the opportunity to pay an upfront fee to receive guaranteed care for life.

Residents of Brookdale LifeCare communities guaranteed to receive care for life, even if they lose their property through no fault of their own.

Additional LifeCare benefits include the opportunity to share the appreciation of your community’s assets on a favorable tax basis; a cap on future rate increases; long-term predictable expenses; and more. There’s numerous payment options available, and residents can choose the plan that aligns with their finances.

Hospice Care

Brookdale hospice services offer end-of-life patients a full spectrum of care to provide comfort, freedom from pain, and as much independence as possible. Brookdale customizes the entire hospice plan with patients and their families, with staff available 24/7 to address urgent needs.

Brookdale Senior Living offers hospice services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Innovative Senior Care (ISC). ISC hospice services are provided by doctors, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, spiritual counselors, therapists, and trained volunteers.

The four levels of hospice covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans include:

Grief services for family members continue for one year after a patient has passed.

Independent Living

Brookdale Senior Living also offers a variety of in-home care services for seniors. The Brookdale Home Health group provides Medicare-certified home health services with a physician’s order in a private home or apartment of a Brookdale resident.

They also offer personalized living (also known as private home care) for seniors who are aging locally or who live in a senior community. Services include:

Staff is available 24/7 and can be coordinated for short-term or long-term care.

Brookdale Rehab Center

The therapy services at Brookdale Senior Living are based on the company’s proprietary CARE 3 program, which encompasses rehabilitative care, physical care and educational care. Rehabilitative care requires a physician’s order, with the goal of restoring or improving function through authorized physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

Physical therapy helps residents maintain overall health and fitness through Brookdale’s signature B-Fit Fitness class, as well as specialized wellness services such as massage therapy and yoga.

Educational care services consist of weekly health talks, support groups, health fairs, and the CARE 3 screening program to promote healthy aging.

Fine Dining

Among the many amenities Brookdale’s fine dining is one that really stands out. As a resident you get to sample the culinary creations from professional chefs.

Brookdale operates its own Culinary Arts Institute as a professional development program to enhance the skills of its chefs and dining room staff. Professional chefs use heart-healthy, low-sodium cooking techniques, using only the freshest ingredients.

Residents have lots of menu options to choose from, including local favorites and seasonal specialties. Brookdale regularly asks for resident feedback on their menu as well. Also if you have a favorite recipe, the chefs will prepare it for everyone, giving you special recognition on the menu for your contribution!

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