From the Provider
At Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights, we pride ourselves in our choice setting, our premiere building with large apartments and beautiful views, and our exclusive neighborhood. Located just minutes from I-495, between River Road and Wisconsin Avenue, Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights is in a fantastic location. Conveniently situated within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro station, fine shopping and dining, medical and professional offices and next door to the Friendship Heights Village Community Center, our residents and their families have ready access to a wide variety of resources. We offer individualized service plans to meet their individual needs - from customized services to assistance with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders. We also offer a specialized neighborhood for residents with Alzheimer?s or other memory impairments.
Discover our beautifully landscaped courtyard and gardens, enjoy our fine cuisine or join in an activity or social group. At Brighton Gardens, we have an abundance of ways to make your life here enjoyable. Here is Assisted Living committed to comfort and care: tastefully appointed apartment-style living, attractive and spacious community areas and daily assistance from an attentive, caring and trained staff. At Brighton Gardens, we take care to consider your needs as well as your wishes.
Reviews of Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights
Average Rating: based on 3 Reviews
I am a friend or relative of a resident
The facilities were clean and the decor was very nice. I thought that the staff was very professional and seemed to do a good job. The residents seemed cheery and were of many different ability levels, which the staff seemed to respond to. There were many options for activities such as a trip to the Eastern Shore and movie nights. I was impressed that there's also a social hour every day. The only criticism that I have is that there seemed to be a number of different instructions to help my grandma with her specific needs, some of which were in conflict with one another. I think that my grandma will be happy there as she no longer has to take care of an entire house al by herself. The food at the facility also appears to be of good quality and healthy, nothing fried or too high in fat.
I visited this facility
This assisted living proporty has a terrific location - right in the center of Chevy Chase with shopping and activites very close by. There is also a transportation service for those who are not up to walking the neighborhood which is very safe and welcoming. The apartments are small but fully serviceable. Brighton which is run by Sunrise after being originally operated by Marriott also has a very strong memory loss program and support for those with dementia. The minimum monthly charge is in the 5k range.
Friend or relative of resident
I, initally took a tour of the facility with my mother and her sister. My mother was becoming increasingly senile and needed to be in an assisted living place. It seemed clean, the staff was friendly, there seemed to be a lot of activities for the residents. I moved my mother into a 2 bedroom apartment which is what she wanted. She is not a joiner but the activity director made a valiant effort to get her to join in.
There did seem to be a lot of staff movement especially with the people who interacted directly with the residents. This caused some confusion for my mother and myself. Also, it was not stated plainly to me that there is limited skilled nursing available for the residents. If they get really sick, they get sent to the hospital. If the resident doesn't want to go, then they don't have to. This was a problem for me because she wouldn't go unless I was there in the middle of the night to make her.
All in all, I think that she did as good as she could do in an assisted facility. She missed her home very much.