Brookdale Beckett Meadows

7709 Beckett Road, Austin, TX, 78749

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based on 25 Reviews

Kim119753350 January 29, 2016

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The rooms at Brookdale Beckett Meadows are very nice, and clean. They come in various sizes depending on your budget. The food has been very good. The tables at the dining room are set up very nicely with tablecloths, and it has a fine dining atmosphere. They have different activities everyday, and my mom is complaining about being tired everyday from doing so much. The staff were all very helpful, and friendly. They get things done at reasonable times.



Loving Daughter15 December 21, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father is in his second month at Brookdale Beckett Meadows (formerly Emeritus at Beckett Meadows). It seemed like it was an attentive one-on-one caring place. They allow the person dependent upon their mental and physical condition to do as much independently as they can for as long as they can. I really appreciate that, because I didn't want them to just jump in and have to bathe him, especially since he can still do that on his own. He is suffering from dementia, and it's quickly progressing, and they would have some type of activities and things for him to do. They have artwork, various people from the communities come in and play music. Pets come in, and (there are) yoga sessions. The staff is very friendly. They allow him to do things independently until he does specifically ask for help. They're very patient with him, and I appreciate that. He says the food didn't have a lot of flavor to it, but they are good meals. I think he's just losing his taste buds. They also give him snacks. I wish he would lose weight, since he gained weight while he was there. He's in a different mental capacity than the Alzheimer's patients there, and it's a new condition to them, and they're learning about his condition as well. They have the memory care unit and assisted living. When we got there, all the ladies and gentlemen were sitting around the piano, and they were sitting in the front room and having their coffee and cookie time. They offered my dad coffee and cookies, and he was all happy. It is a perfect facility.



Anonymous114038050 November 11, 2015

I visited this facility

We liked that Brookdale Beckett Meadows is close to where my sister lives and that it’s a smaller community without a lot of residents. We spoke with some of the residents, and they all seemed really happy.



Catherine29 May 28, 2015

I visited this facility

Brookdale Beckett Meadows is actually listed as an assisted living, so the price for us was way more. I thought the rooms were very tiny. Potentially for someone coming from living in a house to moving, they would be kind of uncomfortable because the apartment was so small. They have what they call a one-bedroom, and even the two-bedroom was tiny. That and the price was a problem. When you go to a place officially called assisted living, they add about a thousand dollars to the place which is understandable. It was a quiet time in the afternoon, but they did have a busy looking schedule posted on the wall. It is a small facility, and there aren't as many people there, so that is why it seemed less lively. The cleanliness was good, and I saw no problem there. It is in a beautiful neighborhood. It is located near Dick Nichols Park, and some of the residents were out walking to the park. It looked like they were enjoying themselves.



Linda103915050 January 08, 2015

I visited this facility

Beckett Meadows was very nice. The staff was very friendly, and the people seemed to be very happy. It has a good mobility; they would go around with their wheelchairs or walkers in the living room, and I have seen some of them outside even walking with their walkers getting some fresh air. It looks like they care about freedom.

It was very new, but at that time my dad went, we would not be able to sell him on assisted living. I have talked to people who have been there, and they said it was exemplary. They have a piano in the grand entry room.



Rick25 October 16, 2014

I visited this facility

The Park at Beckett Meadows (Emeritus at Beckett Meadows) was great. They were nice. Again, it was assisted living only. My other concern was the parking lot came right through the buildings. They didn’t have any patios too. The food was very good. They had a great activity; nightly or once a week, they have a movie night. Everybody was great that I talked to. They had always someone that would meet me, carry me around, take me on the tour, and show me one of the apartments that was not occupied or even occupied if somebody was not there.



Ginger6 October 16, 2014

I visited this facility

The staff at Emeritus was very friendly, and they showed us all the different units, we’ve got to tour the whole place. Everyone was very friendly, and all the workers were engaged with the people staying there, and it seemed to be homey. They go on day trips. We talked to the people there, and they were friendly. There was an outdoor area where they could go, and we really liked it. It’s clean, and I was impressed that they get the Alzheimer residents to get involved. They had three meals a day, and overall it was a pleasant experience.



Caring96172450 July 20, 2014

I visited this facility

Emeritus was very expensive. What I didn't like about it was that they are so huge. I think that my mom would be lost there. It's nice and clean. They have these programs where people can bring their pets and show their pets with the people that live there. That was nice because that gives them something to do with them, because they are able to pet them and help take care of them. I have nothing to say about it. It was just not something that my mother wanted to be in.



Pawpawhelper July 01, 2014

I visited this facility

We visited this facility for my father in-law. It was in a safe and really nice neighborhood. The facility was clean and the apartments updated. The activity areas were open and inviting. The dining area was very small, and they had very few food choices compared to the 6 other facilities we visited. We saw very few care givers, and most of the residents were absent. We purposely visited at meal time, and without an appointment as we have the other places we investigated for his placement. The person who gave us the tour never answered the specific questions we asked. Care giver/ resident ratio, turn over rates , average age of resident etc. The person just skirted around the details. If they did not know they should of just stated so and found the answers for us later. I would expect the higher management to know these facts. The facility was nice but I did not trust the level of care there. In my view they had a fancy place but level of care would need much more investigation before leaving a loved one in their care.



Caring84442750 June 23, 2014

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am quite happy here at Emeritus. The facility is fine. It’s kept very clean, and the people here are really nice. I have no problems whatsoever. I have one room, and it’s quite comfortable. I don’t do most of the activities, but they have fitness classes, tai chi, games, and you can keep occupied if you want to.



Alicia6 May 09, 2014

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have been living in Emeritus for a year now. It is small with a capacity of about 80 people in assisted living and the rest in memory care. It’s also community-based, and the staff is wonderful; they treat you like a person. They have little apartments, and they can let you do anything to the apartments. They allowed me to bring my plants, and I have around ten pots.

The food is good. If you don’t want to eat the evening meal, you can ask for a salad or a peanut butter sandwich or whatever you want, and they’ll make it for you if they have it. The staff is good. The director has a degree in geriatric administration, and the ladies who work here are just out of this world; they’re very nice. They’re happy with what you want them to do. We have crafts on Fridays, Bingo about two days a week, we have music, a band comes and sings, and we have gardening in the community. I like it here because they let me be active. Emeritus is a nice place to be, and it’s really like home.



Diane83532050 April 30, 2014

I visited this facility

I had nothing negative to say about Emeritus. I thought it was wonderful and organized. The staff seemed great. It impressed me most that the staff had been there for a long time, and they don’t seemed to have a lot of turnover. The rooms were big enough, and they seemed very nice. Everything seemed just fine. They had activities, like the staff baked cupcakes, and the people sat around in their wheelchairs; that seemed to be a little boring to me. They all had rubber gloves, and I didn't like that.



settle20 April 22, 2014

I am a friend or relative of resident

I have to say this facility is understaffed! The employees I talked to said they were underpaid and many residents complained about the food always being unhealthy. Although the food is SOMETIMES good do to the tons of butter or sugar they put in the food and desserts they never gained as much weight and had high cholesterol like they do here. I love the caregivers they seem to know the residents very well but also seem to be unhappy with their management and work opportunities. Although there has been some awkward and clueless people they have hired recently. The residents come and go here and often are neglected do to the low staff and other residents who need more assistance and seem to need to be in memory care or honestly a nursing home. Although the Director Brandon seems to be very persuasive if you spend about a week there all their faults come to light. The biggest excuse for extra charges on everything is to pay the employees more but the few I became close with opened up about being paid only minimum wage for all they do! Laundry which is a extra charge, Trash, serving our mother in the dinning room, or sending up a tray to her room when sick which is a extra charge (for what we already pay for! ) The poor maintenance, poor communication amongst staff, and quality in the building it self is horrible! The management in the front seem so disconnected with the caregivers who actually take care and build a relationship with the residents and family. I did not feel comfortable with my mother staying at this place!!!



Isabel4 December 27, 2013

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Beckett Meadows has a lot of activities going on, it depends on what the person needs. It would be very good for my dad because he can mingle during happy hours. They have bingo, ice cream and arts and crafts. The people were very nice, friendly and assisted us with our needs. The case worker was very knowledgeable. She was instrumental in giving me information on what to look for. The only thing there is they have an elevator to go to the second floor.



Joy12 August 25, 2013

I visited this facility

We didn't like Emeritus at Beckett Meadows because it looked and felt like a nursing home and it didn't have a welcoming feel to it. It didn't look clean and I didn't like the dining room. Nevertheless, they were very nice and cordial. Their rooms were nice, but I didn't like the setting.



Caring00021 August 13, 2013

I visited this facility

Emeritus had a really good, exceptional and nice staff. The rooms were nice. It was an older establishment but it had a very nice memory plan facility. It had a pool and a nice garden area, exercise equipment, and a nice dining area.



rbh1137 May 15, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff at this facility were very friendly. My great grand mother made many friends amongst the staff and residents. She seemed happy the final years of her life. The facility provided many activities for the residents to keep them occupied.



commercesd February 10, 2012

I visited this facility

We went to see Beckett Meadows as an assisted living option for our aunt. We really liked to hear that it was pet-friendly, since our aunt has an attachment to her beloved cat. It is a great neighborhood - in the gorgeous southwest Austin region. Our family lives nearby, so this would be an ideal place so that we could visit our aunt whenever we like.

We liked that this is a smaller community - with about 59 spaces for seniors. We feel this gives a better opportunity for the best and most individualized care possible. It also makes it a more homey senior living environment. They also have 15 memory care apartments.

The dining area was ample, bright and nicely decorated with comfortablle and easy-access chairs. The food we tasted was delicious, as were the many snack offerings which residents are offered many times throughout the day and a few in the evening if they like.

The library was lovely, too as was the media room. Residents may also gardening in the courtyard, which our aunt would really enjoy.

The residents can also visit the nearby Dick Nichols Park and Will Hampton Branch Library.

This is clearly a very well designed, nicely appointed facility, with competent and compassionate staff.



Lisa Carlson October 24, 2011

I visited this facility

This facility is lead by the director, Brandon. Beginning with the initial phone call to ask about services and amenities, he was very open and forthcoming about the facility. Best of all, HE asked questions about my mom's abilities and what special needs she has. That interest and caring was that first clue that the staff of Beckett Meadows is top notch. We are very happy with the care provided my mother. She feels safe and happy....the most important thing to me.



Caring453751 October 01, 2011

I visited this facility

I visited this facility in search of a place for my Mother to live. I was impressed with the staff at the facility and how accommodating they have been to fit my Mother's needs. I have chosen this facility for my Mother to move into in a few weeks and I am confident she will be happy living at this facility.

Pamela Busfield


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From Brookdale Beckett Meadows


We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a wonderful living environment everyday. Our genuine caring staff, home style meals, daily activities add to our residents' experience.

Through special events, activities, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, we offer unlimited opportunities for you to get to know other residents and us. Call to set up an appointment for a tour because we delight in showing you our home.

Amenities and Services
  • Daily assistance with bathing and dressing
  • Medication management
  • Dining assistance and special diets
  • Assistance with reminders and redirection
  • Escorts and assistance with walking
  • Emergency response call system
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry and linen service

*Rates subject to change at any time. Level of care not included.

Features of Brookdale Beckett Meadows


Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Companion suites: We offer companion suites

General

  • Pets: Small pets allowed

Licenses

  • State License(s): 010282

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