Brookdale Blaine

1005 Paul Parkway, Blaine, MN, 55434

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commercesd May 27, 2011

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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.

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From Brookdale Blaine

Brookdale 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.

Features of Brookdale Blaine

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency Call System
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Hospice care

Room and housing options

  • Studio apartments
  • Companion suites: We offer companion suites


  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Shared space where residents can host parties

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Meals in a shared dining room


  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Wii sports competition
  • Gardening
  • Cooking

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens


  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • Minimum age: 65

Financial guidance

  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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