From the Provider
Sterling House of Blaine provides assisted living residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's signature Personalized Assisted Living, we customize our care offerings for the individual. This allows each resident at our community the freedom and opportunity to make choices that will ease their lifestyle transitions. Residents enjoy life with the support they need, coupled with the appropriate accommodations as their needs change.
We promise Respect for Individual Preferences by offering personalized care needs and providing an atmosphere that encourages each assisted living resident to live in health and longevity. We also offer special housing and care options for those who require assistance with the activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing and assistance with medication. We offer graduated levels of care based upon the individual need of residents, as determined by our continual assessment process. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of residents every day with signature services for those who value their freedom and independence, but desire or need services providing them with the highest level of quality, care, and value.
Reviews of Sterling House of Blaine
Average Rating: based on 3 Reviews
I visited this facility
I liked Sterling House because it was close to a hospital and it was on the bus line. I knew a lot people who lived there. The staff was nice and the rooms were okay.
I am a friend or relative of a resident
The walls of the lobby area were decked in store front facades to look like an old town square. This signaled to me that we (the visitors, staff, and residents) weren't quite dealing in reality. I know that I wouldn't want to call something that looked like a tourist destination home. We were able to visit with my grandmother for a bit in a kitchen used for group cooking exercises, which sounded pleasant. The most annoying thing about this visit was that an alarm kept going off. These alarms were disruptive, unsettling to say the least, to our visit and seemed to be overkill considering the staff's responses to them. I am upset about the care that my grandmother was receiving and even more at myself for not doing anything about it.
Visited this facility
The Sterling House of Blaine caught our eye as we were looking for an assisted living situation for my grandmother. Blaine is around 13 miles from the Minneapolis area and easy to get to by car. However, mass transit to the area is quite limited. The staff works hard to create a familial atmosphere as were were told that many of the folks who live there have limited contact with their families for one reason or another. We were impressed with the coordinator who told us that they would design a "personalized living plan" for our grandmother if we chose to place her there. The private apartments were a bit larger than the ones we saw in the city and all were equipped with easy to operate cable, a kitchenette and temperature controls.
The communal social areas for dining and entertainment feature lovely gardens and courtyards. The walking paths are designed so that our grandmother could easily navigate them with her walker, which she really liked. The beauty shop gave her a complimentary trim to acquaint her with their services. The staff all seems to really enjoy their jobs, which is a definite plus. There is medical staff on call 24/7, so we were sure that our grandmother would be well attended to, should the need arise.
The food we sampled was really delicious and prepared healthily, which is very important to our grandmother, who has always eaten well. Transportation and escort services are in place so take people wherever they need to go. Years ago, our grandmother used to work in a laundry and she was very impressed with the linens!
While the facilities were some of the loveliest and most professionally run that we've seen, we decided against placing our grandmother there, since a few of our family members rely upon public transport and it would be too difficult for them to visit on their own. This is no reflection on the facility itself. We really enjoyed our visit and it would be on the top of our list if it weren't for the mass transit issues.
Location of Sterling House of Blaine
Features of Sterling House of Blaine
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
Room and housing options
- Studio apartments
- Beauty/Barber shop
- Gardens/outside patio
- Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
- Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
- Lowest monthly rate: 3,295