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- Over 600 senior living communities in the United States
- Reasonably priced for most older adults
- Communities located in 41 States with approximately 60,000 residents
- Types of Senior Living Communities: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
- #1 in Customer Satisfaction Rating among Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities in the JD Power 2022 “US Senior Living Satisfaction Survey
- US News & World Report’s Best Senior Living Ratings for 2022, Brookdale has the more senior living communities recognized than any other Senior Living provider
- Publicly Traded on the US Stock Exchange (Symbol: BKD)
- Founded 1978 in Brentwood, Tennessee
Brookdale Senior Living’s Mission
“Enriching the Lives of Those We Serve With Compassion, Respect, Excellence and Integrity.”
Brookdale is the largest senior living provider in the entire United States. Brookdale owns and operates over 600 senior living communities in 41 states including assisted living, independent living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. Brookdale was founded in 1978 in Brentwood, Tennessee and the CEO is Lucinda Baier. Brookdale is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: BKD), services over 60,000 residents with the help of a support staff of 62,000 employees.
Brookdale has won numerous awards including “#1 in Customer Satisfaction” rating in the JD Power 2022 “U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Survey” above Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. Brookdale was also awarded U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Senior Living Ratings” for 2022 and has more senior living communities recognized than any senior living provider.
Brookdale’s focus has been known for its focus on providing personalized care and services for its residents. The company develops a customized care plan for each individual which focuses on a detailed assessment of the resident’s care needs, daily needs, amenities and preferences. Brookdale understands every resident is different. The company places a strong emphasis on resident engagement and socialization. This is done by the 62,000 support staff by implementing a variety of social and recreational programs offered daily at each senior living community.
Brookdale meets the needs of their residents by offering a range of services, care and amenities to make their stay comfortable, safe and enjoyable. Types of senior living communities vary from the services they provided.
Brookdale Services Summary
Independent Living: housekeeping, social and recreational activities, meals, exercise and more
Assisted Living: assistance with daily activities – dressing, eating, grooming, medication management, bathing, bed transferring and more
Memory Care: Alzheimer’s residents or others suffering with dementia have special programs and care to help with cognitive abilities and socialization. Individuals are living in a secured, designated wing to prevent wandering.
Skilled Nursing: Senior residents may not need high levels of care and can start with Independent Living. When higher levels of care are needed, Brookdale can help transition residents to their most appropriate care needs.
Brookdale Cost Summary
Brookdale is reasonably priced for most older adults compared to many of the national senior living providers. Costs for Assisted Living and Memory Care across the US can go as high as $7,000 and $12,000 , respectively. Brookdale’s average cost per a private unit can start as low as $2,300 and average $4,150 and average cost of care is $1,400.
Brookdale Senior Living Care Services
Brookdale Assisted Living | Activities of Daily Living
Assisted Living at Brookdale is a type of long-term care designed for disabled, older adults that need help with ADLs (Activities with Daily Living). This care involves housing, meals, social activities, bathing, dressing, medication management, housekeeping and more. Brookdale residents may live in a private studio apartment or shared room that includes basic furnishings, a bathroom and kitchenette. Most Brookdale Assisted Living residents do not need 24/7 medical care that is usually provided in skilled nursing.
Brookdale Memory Care | Dementia Care | Alzheimer’s Care
Memory Care at Brookdale includes services provided in Assisted Living, but includes specialized memory care to meet the needs of those undergoing Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of Dementia. This includes care and attention from specially trained staff in order to provide a supportive and safe environment for its residents. Brookdale memory care rooms are usually in a separate, secure wing of the community that is designed to prevent residents from wandering and leaving the community.
Memory Care programs and activities at Brookdale are designed and intended to stimulate the cognitive abilities and support social interaction for its residents. Some of these Memory Care programs include music therapy, art and memory games to enrich the lives of their residents.
Brookdale’s Memory Care also includes Assisted Living services such as housekeeping, grooming, bathing, dressing, meal preparation and much more.
Brookdale Independent Living | Retirement Living
Independent Living at Brookdale is designed for older adults that want to live in a resort-style community, but do not need any help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s). Residents in Independent Living prefer sharing the same interests with other older adults, but with a more active active lifestyle.
Independent Living at Brookdale is different from Assisted Living or Memory Care in that residents typically do not require assistance with daily living activities such as dressing, bathing, grooming or medication management. Independent Living at Brookdale is offered and designed for older adults that can live independently but prefer the company of other Seniors in the community.
Brookdale Senior Living Costs
Cost for Rent and Care at Brookdale
Price at Brookdale can vary on location, care type, type of room (Private Studio or Shared Room), preferred amenities, care needs and assessment. Below is a price range based on current rates and subject to change:
Rent (per month)
Private Studio: $2,300 – $6,000
Shared Room: $2,100 – $4,000
Care (per month)
Assisted Living: $300 – $2,500
Memory Care: $700 – $4,000
Timing is everything and saving money is always the smart move. Each Brookdale Senior Living Community can have ongoing Move-In promotions at any moments notice. Make sure to contact our care advisors and ask for any special rates.
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For a better idea how much you will pay, contact our expert care advisors. They can give you pricing based on care needs, budget and location as well as let you know if there are any move-in discounts or programs your loved one may qualify for.
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Residents will require certain services to meet their care needs and will have preferences for their desired amenities. Each Brookdale Community location is mindful of this and can offer its residents a wide range of services and amenities. Here is a list of the “10 most popular Brookdale amenities.”
1. Room Options:
Residents at Brookdale can choose from Private to Semi-Private (shared) which typically come with furnishings like a couch, bed, dresser and closet. The type of room will have a sizable affect on costs. For families and residents that are budget sensitive, a Semi-Private room can be a good option to receive the care and support they need. Shared rooms can cost 30-40% less than a Private Room.
2. Meal Services:
Brookdale offers three nutritious meals a day to its residents. If a resident has food allergies or has certain requirements, chefs can prepare meals specific to their needs. New residents can inquire with the Brookdale community director or the nursing staff for more details.
3. Housekeeping and Laundry Services:
All Brookdale communities provide routine housekeeping services to ensure a clean and healthy environment for the residents. Laundry services are also performed on a regular basis to help maintain good hygiene.
4. Personal Care Assistance:
Should residents require assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), also known as Assisted Living, Brookdale staff members are available to help residents with dressing, bathing, grooming, eating, medication management and more. New residents can inquire with the community director or nursing staff on how they can help meet their needs.
5. Socialization and Activities:
Brookdale locations offer daily social events and activities for their residents to keep them mentally stimulated, engaged and active. Brookdale social events and activities include art (drawing, painting, etc.), music therapy and performances, dancing, aerobics, pet therapy, bingo night, card games, movie night and much more.
Outdoor activities include going to the park, shopping at the mall, concerts, going to church or the synagogue, movies, and more.
6. Transportation Services:
Brookdale communities offer transportation services for its residents to doctor appointments, mass and synagogue services, shopping centers, parks, beaches, to name a few.
7. Emergency Staffing:
24-Hour Staff and Emergency Response are available at Brookdale when unexpected situations occur. Emergency response buttons are also available in the rooms should residents be in need of help.
8. Fitness and Wellness:
Most Brookdale Communities offer exercise and fitness classes in their fitness centers. This is meant to help promote mental and physical stimulation for their residents’ well being. Fitness programs can include aerobics, yoga, walking outdoors and much more. Make sure to ask the community director for more details.
9. Brookdale Common Areas:
Socialization is a big part of living in a large community. Social interaction is key to a healthy life and promotes mental wellness. Brookdale Communities offers amenities such as great rooms, outdoor verandas, gardens, dining areas, lounges, libraries, living rooms, sun room, game rooms, beauty salon, barber shop, therapy room, and more.
10. Medical Services:
Some Brookdale Communities have on-site medical or health services. This can include immunization clinics on-site for viruses including the flu, COVID, pneumonia, the shingles and more. Routine check ups and access to doctors and or nurses may be available. If they are not and the resident needs to see their health care professional, Brookdale Community staff can arrange transportation to and from their doctor.
Brookdale Amenities can vary per community. It is advisable to setup an appointment and schedule a tour to view all the amenities and ask the community director and nursing staff any questions that pertain to your Loved One. To setup a tour, contact us today:
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Brookdale Senior Living FAQs
How was Brookdale Senior Living started?
Founded in 1978, Brookdale started with hotel-style retirement communities in Chicago, New York and Miami.
How many Senior Living Communities does Brookdale Senior Living own?
Brookdale Senior Living owns and operates over 600 communities across the United States.
Where can I find a Brookdale Senior Living Community near me?
Brookdale Senior Living Communities are located throughout 41 states. With communities located all throughout the U.S., you can still be near by to your Loved One. Use our “Find Assisted Living Near Me” search tool or fill out the form and we will help you find a community closet to you or Your Loved One.
Did Brookdale Senior Living Change Its Name?
Brookdale Senior Living merged with Emeritus Senior Living in 2014.
When was Brookdale Senior Living Founded?
Brookdale Senior Living was founded in 1978 in Brentwood Tennessee.
How many employees does Brookdale Senior Living have?
Brookdale employs over 60,000 working staff across the United States.
How many Senior Living Communities does Brookdale Senior Living own?
Brookdale Senior Living owns 600 communities in 41 states.
How much does Brookdale Senior Living charge for Assisted Living?
The cost of Assisted Living at Brookdale Senior Living can range from $300 to $2,500 per month depending on the care needs of the individual (not including base rent).
How much does Brookdale Senior Living charge for Memory Care?
Brookdale Senior Living charges $700 – $4,000 per month for Memory Care depending on the location and needs of the resident (not including base rent)
How much does Brookdale Senior Living charge for Base Rent?
Brookdale Senior Living charges for a Private Studio room $4,000 – $6,000 per month depending on location. For a Shared Room, base rent per month can range from $3,000 to $5,000 also depending on location of the community.
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SENIOR CARE HOMES’ REAL TESTIMONIALS
“Just a quick note of appreciation for the education, time and personal assistance you provided my parents and myself in placing them in their new home at Brookdale. They have now been on property for six weeks and have adapted well. I believe that is due to the time and effort you provided so that the “match” was right. Between caring for them, looking for a new home and executing on my day job- it was very tasking and your team certainly made it manageable. Again, thank you!”
– D. Chapman of Laguna Hills, CA ★★★★★
“Thank You! I am a social worker and so grateful to you for helping us with my Mom!”
– Jane of Santa Rosa, CA ★★★★★
“Your dedication to help seniors is amazing! You made the search for assisted living a simple and stress-free process.”
– Paula M. of Orange County, CA ★★★★★
“Your service is truly appreciated and in times of need, it was really nice to speak to someone who is an expert when it comes to caring for seniors. You gave us hope. Thank you.”
– Nina K. of Scottsdale, AZ ★★★★★
Catharine “Kate” is a Certified Administrator for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) and an Expert Senior Care Advisor. Kate’s grandmother battled Alzheimer’s Disease and Kate personally understands what millions of families are going through. Kate and her team are very passionate in empowering Seniors and their families by providing them with the Best Available Senior Care Options based on Senior’s care needs, preferred location and family’s budget.
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